BARCELONA — Spanish shingle Tesela is reteaming with helmer Daniel Sanchez Arevalo for his $4.7 million sophomore feature “Gordos.”
Principal photography kicks off in April, though Arevalo is currently shooting some preliminary scenes, said a Tesela spokesperson.
Pic will be ready for delivery early 2009.
“Gordos” is a choral dramedy, which riffs off weight loss to examine human frustrations and desires.
Pic’s eight main character cast include Antonio de la Torre and Raul Arevalo, who were both outstanding in “Darkbluealmostblack,” Arevalo’s debut.
Sanchez Arevalo is regarded as one of the most talented helmers in a Spanish new wave that began to break through at the 2006 Malaga Film Festival, Spain’s biggest platform for local films.
“Darkbluealmostblack” nabbed triple kudos (screenplay, critics and special jury) at Malaga in 2006 and went on to take three Goya statues in January (first feature, lede actor, breakthrough performance).
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Pic is a tragicomic tale about twentysomething Jorge, who cares for his stroke-struck father, inheriting his janitor’s job. But Jorge has larger ambitions for himself.
Other standout members of Spain’s new helmer generation include Rafa Cortes (“Me”), Felix Viscarret (“Under the Stars”), Jorge Sanchez Cabezudo (“The Night of the Sunflowers”) and Rodrigo Cortes (“The Contestant”).