Magazine article Screen International

El Deseo to Produce Isabel Coixet’s Next Feature, Developing Netflix Series (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

El Deseo to Produce Isabel Coixet’s Next Feature, Developing Netflix Series (Exclusive)

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The Almodovar brothers also producing new Argentinian project.

Pedro Almodovar

Agustin and Pedro Almodóvar’s production company El Deseo is producing Isabel Coixet’s next feature Nieva En Benidorm (literally, Snowing in Benidorm) that will shoot in 2019. El Deseo previously produced Coixet’s My Life Without Me and The Secret Life Of Words.

Coixet, whose most recent feature the English-languageThe Bookshop screened in competition at the Berlinale earlier this year, is presently writing the feature, on which no further details are yet confirmed.

Nieva En Benidorm is one of many projects the Madrid- based El Deseo has on the go. It is also in post on Pedro Almodóvar’s new film Dolor y Gloria (Pain And Glory) that wrapped last week. “We have already seen a first cut, ” said Agustín Almodóvar of the film, which Pedro edited as he shot, as usual. “Next week we’ll have a very close version to the final edit.”

Dolor y Gloria is about a film director in the twilight of his career. It reunites Almodóvar with Antonio Baderas and Penélope Cruz and the prolific Alberto Iglesias is working on the music.

El Deseo is now developingLa Deuda by Argentinian director Gustavo Salvador Fontan with Argentina’s Lita Stantic Producciones, with whom it previuosly collaborated on Lucretia Martel’s The Holy Girl, and co-producers Motore and MaravillaCine. …

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