La Terraza films
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LA TERRAZA FILMS is an independent film production company created in January 2018. Despite being a young company, in this short time La Terraza has earned a place in the Spanish film & TV industry.
It was born out of the concern of three long term professionals: Cristóbal García, Edmon Roch and Javier Ugarte. They are responsible of some of the most successful Spanish productions of all time: EL NIÑO, TADEO JONES, SARA’S NOTEBOOK, YUCATÁN, SPANISH AFFAIR, and CAPTURE THE FLAG, to name just a few.
La Terraza Films’ main purpose is to produce high-quality productions, no matter the size; discover new talent; and contribute to the growth and good health of the Spanish film & TV Industry abroad. In 2018 – 2020 , already working together, La Terraza has produced five feature films: THE ROADS NOT TAKEN (Sally Potter, 2020) starring Javier Bardem and Elle Fanning, premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival; ADÚ (Salvador Calvo, 2020), with more than one million spectators in Spain; STAFF ONLY (Neus Ballús, 2019), a Spanish-French production that had its World Premiere at the Berlinale (Panorama); JUST BEFORE CHRIST (Pepón Montero y Juan Maidagán, 2019), an eight episode comedy series made for the Spanish Pay TV (Movistar +); TAXI A GIBRALTAR (Alejo Flah, 2019), a coproduction between Spain and Argentina starring Dani Rovira and Joaquín Furriel; and MALNAZIDOS (Javier Ruiz Caldera, Alberto de Toro, 2020), to be released in early 2021.
THE ROADS NOT TAKEN 2020
Format: Feature film
Director: Sally Potter
Screenplay: Sally Potter
Cast: Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Laura Linney, Salma Hayek
All his life, Yves dedicated himself to poetry, carrying his suitcase to any couch that would welcome him. When he storms into Dyane’s life, a graphic designer who falls for his charms, her son Marc immediately disapproves of this eccentric stranger in his mother’s bed. But the studious teenager soon finds Yves’ rebel ways contagious and begins to explore his own artistic side. Meanwhile, the poet feels increasingly trapped in his new life and decides to sabotage everything in a great outburst. Now alone at the end of the world, he realizes his words no longer mean anything. Freely inspired by the life and work of Quebec poet Yves Boisvert (1950-2012), À tous ceux qui ne me lisent pas (For Those Who Don’t Read Me) tells the story of a man’s quest for the absolute, fighting not to end up forgotten between two cookbooks.
Berlin International Film Festival: Golden Berlin Bear, Best Films (Nominee)
Format: Feature film
Genre: Drama, Immigration
Director: Salvador Calvo
Screenplay: Alejandro Hernández
Cast: Luis Tosar, Anna Cervantes, Álvaro Cervantes, Jesús Carroza, Miquel Fernández, Moustapha Oumarou, Zayiddiya Dissou
In a desperate attempt to reach Europe and crouching in front of a landing runway in Cameroon, a six-year-old child and his older sister are waiting to sneak into an aircraft hold. Not far away from them, an environmental activist witnesses the terrible scene of a dead elephant, with no tusks. He does not only have to fight against poaching, but will also have to face issues with his daughter, who has recently arrived from Spain. Meanwhile, thousands of kilometres to the north, in Melilla, a group of civil guards is preparing to face the furious mob of Sub-Saharans starting the onslaught on the fence. These are three intertwined stories revolving around a central theme, where the main characters are unaware that their fate inevitably leads their paths to cross, and that their lives will never be the same again.
STAFF ONLY 2019
Format: Feature Film
Director: Neus Ballús
Screenplay: Neus Ballús
Cast: Sergi López, Elena Andrada, Ian Samsó
There is nothing a rebellious teenager wants less than to be trapped on holiday with the family, but that’s exactly what happens to Marta (17) when her father takes her and her little brother to Senegal for Christmas. Looking to stir things up, Marta sets her sights on Khouma, a cameraman who films outings for tourists. Her relationship with her father was already strained, and now her interest in this young Senegalese man pushes it over the edge.
But what starts as a way to upset her father turns to true fascination. Through Khouma’s videos Marta discovers the inner workings of the exotic holiday business, but more importantly, a window onto understanding the world she lives in.
Berlin International Film Festival- Panorama / San Sebastián International Film Festival - Made In Spain
Málaga Film Festival - Competition - Best Film (Nominee) / London Film Festival (Bfi) - Debate
Seminci (Valladolid, Spain) - Spanish Cinema