Gil de Biedma’s eventful life brought to big screen
Having kicked off on February 9, shooting is now halfway through on El cónsul de Sodoma (“The Consul of Sodoma”), the third feature by Valencian director Sigfrid Monleón. The film is set in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Manila.
El cónsul de Sodoma retraces the complex life of poet Jaime Gil de Biedma and is based on the biography written by Miguel Dalmau, which raised some controversy among relatives and acquaintances of the writer.
Gil de Biedma’s life revolves around three important poles: poetry, politics and eroticism. The poet – who died of AIDS in 1990 – led a life filled with contradictions between his wealthy social background and his rebellious and self-destructive lifestyle.
The poet is played by Catalan actor Jordi Mollà, who stars alongside Alex Brendemühl, Josep Linuesa, Vicky Peña and newcomer Bimba Bosé (granddaughter of Lucia Bosé).
El cónsul de Sodoma is produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez for Trivisión and Infoco. The film is scheduled for theatrical release in November.
(Translated from Spanish)
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