DirectorGerardo Herrero, competing this week in the Spanish Film Festival of Malaga(April 22-30) with Heroine, is set to begin shooting on his nextfeature, Los Aires Dificiles, on June 6.
The Euros 3m film is a co-production between Herrero'sown Tornasol Films, Heroine partner Continental Films and Seville-basedMaestranza Films, producer of this year's Cannes Un Certain Regard closingtitle, Habana Blues.
The story of a man whose move to a small town in southernSpain brings old family secrets to the fore was scripted by Angeles GonzalezSinde (Heroine) and Alberto Macias based on the novel by popular authorAlmudena Grandes. It will star Jose Luis Garcia Perez, Cuca Escribano, RobertoEnriquez and Carmen Elias.
"I alwayshave projects in mind so if one falls through another is ready to go," saysHerrero, who has directed a film per year for the last five years. "It is aluxury: I have two other scripts in the works right now."
He says heis able to keep up this pace in addition to producing at least five or sixfeatures per year with Tornasol executive producer Mariela Besuievsky, "becauseof the infrastructure we've set up for the company, including localdistribution through Alta Films and international sales through[Tornasol-backed consortium] Latido."
Heroine(Heroina), the tale of a mother's crusade to save her addict son fromthe socio-political web supporting the drug trafficking business in Galicia,world premiered in Malaga on Saturday and plays Tuesday in Malaga's three-dayMarket Screenings for international buyers.
On Sundayin the festival's documentary competition, Tornasol and Continental premiered They'reNot Crazy, Nor Are They Terrorists (Ni Locas Ni Terroristas) by directorCecilia Barriga, a documentary inspired by the same real-life activistassociations of Galician mothers of drug addicts.