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Almodovar casts Lola Dueñas, Javier Cámara and Cecilia Roth for The Brief Lovers

New film by Spanish director to be a “crazy comedy” with a flavour of the ’80s.

Producer Agustin Almodovar has confirmed new details about Pedro Almodovar’s The Brief Lovers. Lola Dueñas, from Volver, is back as Javier Cámara (Talk to Her) and Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother) in a film that is going to be very “choral”. Spanish well known comedians Carlos Areces (Extraterrestrial) and Raúl Arévalo (Cousinhood) will be also on the cast as well as mexican actor José María Yazpik (The Burning Plain).

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The film is going to be be shot this summer in Madrid and El Deseo wants it to be released in as many territories as possible at the same time (“to avoid piracy”) in spring 2013 without premiering at any festival. Consistent rumours have pointed out that the film is set entirely in a plane.

“It is going to be pure comedy”, said Agustin Almodóvar during an interview in Barcelona, something that his brother Pedro was willing after “two darker pictures as Broken Embraces and The Skin I Live In”. He added: “It will be a about a group of people who are on the verge of a disaster. It will be very fresh and brazen. Very much like the films that we did back in the ’80s”.

Agustin Almodovar was in Barcelona to pick the Rosa Prize for the Best Film of the Year at the Sant Jordi Awards for The Skin i Live In. Pedro Almodovar didn’t attend because he was busy with rehearsals for the new film.

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