Latido sells hit songs from Raffaella Carrà’s musical Tornasol.
Latido Films has acquired the international sales rights to the musical “Explota Explota” (“My heart is booming!”), A Spanish-Italian co-production, based on the hit songs by Italian singer Raffaella Carrà.
Produced by Mariela Besuievsky at Tornasol Films in Madrid and Carlotta Calori at Indigo Film in Rome, the film marks the debut feature of Uruguayan-Spanish director Nacho lvarez.
“My Heart” brings together two Oscar-winning European companies: the producers of “The Secret In Their Eyes” Besuievsky and Tornasol by Gerardo Herrero with Indigo, the spearhead of “The Great Beauty” by Paolo Sorrentino.
Spanish broadcaster RTVE is also co-producing.
Amazon Prime Video will offer “The Heart” after its theatrical release, which will be managed by Universal Pictures International Spain.
The film entered production in early November and will be shot for eight weeks in Madrid, Pamplona and Rome.
Set in the 70s, it tells the story of María, played by Ingrid García-Jonsson (“Beautiful Youth”), a young woman with a desire for freedom who, after leaving her boyfriend alone in front of the altar of a church in Rome, travels to Madrid to fulfill her dream of being a professional ballerina.
With her inseparable friend Amparo, played by Verónica Echegui (“Trust”, “Fortitude”), María will begin to make her way in the world of television, working on the dance ensemble of “Las noches de Rosa”, the most successful television program of the moment, which is supervised by a television censor.
Other cast members include Natalia Millán (“State Secrets”, “The Time Department”), Fernando Guallar (“Patria”), Fernando Tejero (“La que se avecina”, “The Longest Stroke”). penalty of the world ”) and Pedro Casablanc (“ Pain and glory ”).
Álvarez wrote the screenplay alongside David Esteban Cubero and Eduardo Navarro.
“I always wanted to produce a film that had the format of a musical,” Besuievsky said. Variety.
“The biggest challenge we took on with this film was to get the audience excited, to have fun, to dance in their chair and go out wanting to see it again,” she added, calling the film “open to the public, but with a very personal author touch.
Besuievsky said that Tornasol had bet on a young director born listening to the songs of Raffaella and whose audiovisual experience is mainly in advertising, fashion and video clips, but whose passion touched us from the start, ”a she declared.
“After the success of ‘Campeones’ we were looking for a fun, young and exciting comedy that would appeal to the world. We were won over by this fantastic script and the incredible cast, and of course, by the songs of the great Rafaella Carrà, ”said Antonio Saura, CEO of Latido Films.
He added: “A very current film, which is about the love, passion, exhilaration and censorship of all of the above, should be a smash hit for family audiences around the world, produced by a company that is a guarantee of quality, being behind films like “The Realm” or “The Weasels Tale”, among others. “
Singer, dancer, TV presenter and actress Raffaella Carrà is a very popular figure in Italy, Spain and Latin America, widely regarded as a gay icon.