Penélope Cruz nominated for The Feroz Awards

The Feroz Awards, given by the Spanish Association of Cinematographic Informers, announced this midday the nominees in its 17 categories for the gala to be held at the Auditorio de Zaragoza on January 29. 

Pedro Almodóvar’s drama about historical memory, “Parallel Mothers”, has eight nominations (in addition to dramatic film and directing for Almodóvar, best actress for Penélope Cruz and supporting actor for Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Milena Smit), the same as Iciar Bollaín’s Maixabel. Libertad, Clara Roquet’s debut feature film, has four -dramatic film, direction, screenplay and poster-, followed by El amor en su lugar, by Rodrigo Cortés and Tres, by Juan Giménez, with three. La abuela, Chavalas, Las leyes de la frontera, El sustituto and La vida era eso start with two each. Seis días corrientes, by Neus Ballús, starts with a nomination for comedy film, a category that also includes Chavalas, by Carol Rodríguez Colás (with which Carolina Yuste aspires to best supporting actress); El cover, by Secun de la Rosa; and Un efecto óptico, by Juan Cavestany.


Photos: On the set of “En los márgenes” (November 22).

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Penélope Cruz Drama ‘On The Fringe’ Underway In Madrid For Morena Films; Amazon Prime Joins In Spain

 Principal photography has begun on Penélope Cruz drama On The Fringe (En Los Márgenes), directed by Juna Diego Botto, and written by Botto and Olga Rodríguez.

Currently filming on location in Madrid, the Spanish-language film stars an ensemble cast which includes Oscar winner Cruz (Pain and Glory), Luis Tosar (Miami Vice), Aixa Villagrán (Loco Por Ella), Adelfa Calvo (Madres Paralelas), Nur Levi (Hablar) and Christian Checa. Told over the course of one day, the movie will follow interweaving stories, including that of a woman (Cruz) who has 24 hours to prevent herself and her family being evicted from their home by a bank intent on repossessing it. Cell 211 star Tosar will play a passionate lawyer and activist.

The film is a Spanish-Belgian co-production and is produced by Cruz and Álvaro Longoria for Morena Films. The duo recently teamed up on Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes title Everybody Knows. Co-producers are Amazon Prime Video and RTVE with the support of Ayuntamiento de Madrid. Spanish distribution will be handled by Squirrel Media’s film distribution arm, Vértice Cine, which will release theatrically. Amazon Prime has first window rights in Spain after the theatrical bow.

Bankside Films is handling international sales rights, with Stephen Kelliher and Sophie Green of Bankside Films serving as executive producers. Bankside will continue to sell the film at next week’s virtual AFM. The film marks actor Juan Diego Botto’s directorial debut after recent performances in movies including The Suicide Squad and Netflix series White Lines.

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Photos: Penélope Cruz in “Madres Paralelas” (2022)

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Penélope Cruz and Luis Tosar will star in “En los márgenes”, a film with social content.

It will be the feature film directorial debut of actor Juan Diego Botto, who has already worked in this role with the segment “Doble moral” in ¡Hay motivo! He expects to start shooting in the last quarter of the year, although there is some uncertainty in this regard due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Insurance companies are reluctant to assume the risk of filming,” says Alvaro Longoria, producer of the film through Morena Films.

“It’s a thriller with several plots revolving around evictions,” says Longoria. It is known that Penélope Cruz will play Azucena, a woman trying to keep her family from being put out on the street, while Luis Tosar will play a lawyer and activist. A third segment follows the story of Teodora, a grandmother about to say goodbye to her family.

“I’ve been working on this project for seven years, but it has gone ahead thanks to Penélope Cruz herself, who proposed it to Morena Films,” says Juan Diego Botto.

Vertice Cine will distribute the film in Spain. Morena Films has achieved enormous success with Bajocero, released on Netflix on January 29, which became the No. 1 film on the streaming platform in 55 countries, including the United States.

Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Milena Smit will be the ‘Almodóvar girls’.

Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Milena Smit will star in Pedro Almodóvar’s new film, ‘Madres Paralelas’, which will begin shooting at the end of the first quarter of this year, the desire has announced.

The production company has shared the final casting of ‘Madres Paralelas’, which will be Sánchez-Gijón’s debut with the La Mancha filmmaker. Also the young actress Milena Smit, who counts for this edition to the Goya with a nomination for ‘No matarás’, puts for the first time under the commands of Almodóvar.

“With ‘Madres Paralelas’ I return to the feminine universe, to motherhood, to the family. I talk about the importance of ancestors and descendants. The inevitable presence of memory. There are many mothers in my filmography, those who are part of this story are very different,” explained the filmmaker himself.

Almodóvar acknowledged that, as a storyteller, at this moment he is “more inspired by imperfect mothers”. In addition to the actresses who will give life to the three mothers in the film, Israel Elejalde will be the main male character. “I also count on the collaboration of my adored Julieta Serrano and Rossy de Palma. Madres Paralelas’ will be an intense drama. Or so I hope,” Almodóvar concluded.

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