Denia hits the big screen

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THIS MONDAY, filming of ‘Formentera Lady’ began – a new film written and directed by Pau Dura that will see some scenes recorded in Denia.

Starring Jose Sacristan, most of the film is recorded on the island of Pitiusa, but also includes four days of recording in Denia.

The scenes will be shot in the port and in the historical centre of the city.

Balearia ferries have collaborated with producers Fosca Films and Sunrise Pictures – whilst the port itself will be transformed into a large set where real-life passengers will be recorded, filming will also take place on three of the Balearia vessels.

The film, led by Jose Sacristan alongside Jordi Sanchez, Nora Navas and the young Sandro Ballesteros tells the story of Samuel, a 70-year-old hippie who lives in Formentera.

Samuel’s life takes a turn when his daughter Ana leaves him in charge of his 11-year-old grandson. Forced to take charge, he revisits old sentimental relationships for inspiration but soon finds that he is unable to take care of anyone other than himself, taking his grandson to a boarding school run by an old friend in Denia.

The film is produced by Fosca Films (Fill of Cain, Blue Lips) and Sunrise Pictures (22 Angels), in co-production with Good Machine Films, AIE and with the associated production of Televisio de Catalunya and La Periferica Produccions. The ICEC, IVAC-Generalitat Valenciana and the Island Council of Formentera have also participated.

Screenwriter and director Pau Dura is extremely popular in Catalonia for his stints as an actor in series Plats Bruts and Merli, but is also known across Spain for having starred in 7 Lives.

Recording will also take place in Valencia and Barcelona.

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