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San Sebastian winner Isaki Lacuesta unveils musical ‘Segundo Premio’ as next feature (exclusive)

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Isaki Lacuesta

Catalan director Isaki Lacuesta, a double Golden Shell winner at San Sebastian for Between Two Waters (2018) and The Double Steps (2011), is set to start shooting his new feature, musical Segundo Premio (English working title: Saturn Return).

The film is a co-production between La Terraza Films, Áralan Films, Ikiru Films and BTeam prods from Spain and France’s Capricci Films.

Although is not a biopic, Segundo Premio will tell the story of Los Planetas, an influential Spanish indie rock group. It will depict “a very special period of cultural effervescence in Granada between 1996 and 1998,” according to La Terraza Films’ Cristóbal García Ortiz.

Lacuesta adds: “The main characters will be played by real Granada musicians from the generation following Los Planetas. Some of them had a relationship with the original band.” Musical sequences will be played live on set.

“The film does not seek to be a reliable historical chronicle, but an almost fantastic vision. We don’t want to make a film about Los Planetas but about the legend of Los Planetas, as it could be told on a night a hundred years from now,” adds Lacuesta. 

The Segundo Premio script was written by Lacuesta and Fernando Navarro, the scriptwriter of Paco Plaza’s Verónica. Takuro Takeuchi is director of photography.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in the next weeks in Granada, and will continue in April in New York.

La Terraza and Ikiru previously produced Daniel Monzón’s The Laws Of The Border and Carlota González-Adrio’s debut thriller The House Among The Cactuses. Aralan’s credits include Carlos Vermut’s Quién Te Cantará and Benito Zambrano’s Intemperie.

BProds, the production arm of Spanish distributor BTeam, produced Pilar Palomero’s Schoolgirls, which won best film at the Goyas in 2021. Distribution and co-production outfit Capricci Films will also be on board as co-producer. Capricci was co-producer of Albert Serra’s Cannes premiere The Death Of Louis XIV.

Lacuesta also won Málaga festival’s best director, critic and special jury awards in 2016 with The Next Skin.

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