Formentera Lady: the cinema to discover the wonderful island

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Formentera Lady: the cinema to discover Formentera

Un feature film discovering the smallest of the Balearics. IS "Formentera Lady", The new film directed by Pau Durà, a famous Spanish actor and director, who has just finished filming on the island. It is a dramatic comedy filmed in the splendid Mediterranean scenery of Formentera. In this incomparable location lives the protagonist of the story told in the film with comic and dramatic elements, embodied by José Sacristán, a great Spanish cinema coveted by all filmmakers and recently seen in Las furias.

The film tells of how the protagonist, Samuel, arrives in the hippie Formentera of the 60s and takes root there. He lives without light and plays the banjo in a local bar. He is pure routine, until the day he receives a visit from his daughter Anna and his nephew Marc. Unemployed for too long, the woman has accepted a job in France which forces her to leave alone, so she has to leave her son to his grandfather.

Become an island within another island, Samuel will have to learn to live with a 10-year-old boy and, forced to review his past, he will embark on a journey into the shadows of his - seeming - paradise. In short, a story of discovery between a grandfather and a grandson, but also of two completely different ways of living. All in the beautiful scenery of Formentera where the crew shot for a month thanks to the help of the whole island and its inhabitants who will also appear in the film as extras.

Alongside Sacristán, the main cast includes Nora Navas, Jordi Sánchez and the very young Sandro Ballesteros, making his first appearance on the big screen. Formentera Lady is produced by Fosca Films and Sunrise Pictures, co-produced with Good Machine Films AIE and La Periférica Produccions. The film has the support of Televisió de Catalunya, ICEC (Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises), IVAC-Generalitat Valenciana, Balearia and the Consell Insular de Formentera. The cast is completed by Juli Mira, Ferrán Rañé, Pepa Juan and Nuria Mencía.

Filming, which was divided between the island, Valencia and Dénia, ended on April 15 and we do not yet know when the film will be available in cinemas. One thing is certain, however, the landscapes will certainly not disappoint the spectators.

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