Lope

About This Project

Synopsis

A young soldier returns home from the war to 16th Century Madrid, a city under construction. Like so many young men, he wonders which road to take. As he struggles with his ambitions, he’s torn between the love of two women: one of them a liberal, successful businesswoman, the other a dreamer of noble origin. Along with love comes adventure, and as he discovers the true meaning of love, he’s pursued by the law, jailed, and threatened by hatchet men until he’s forced to hide out in the port of Lisbon, where the biggest naval fleet ever to set sail is about to take to the sea.

A story of love and adventure told in the present tense, about a young Lope de Vega who knew how to win hearts and tell stories like no one else.

Cast & Crew
Cast
Lope ALBERTO AMMANN
Isabel LEONOR WATLING
Elena PILAR LÓPEZ DE AYALA
Jerónimo Velázquez JUAN DIEGO
Brother Bernardo LUIS TOSAR
Juan ANTONIO DE LA TORRE
Claudio RAMÓN PUJOL
Marqués de Navas SELTON MELLO
Paquita SONIA BRAGA
Perrenot MIGUEL ÁNGEL MUÑOZ
Salcedo ANTONIO DECHENT
María CARLA NIETO
Porres JORDI DAUDER
Criado Velázquez JOAQUÍN NOTARIO
Urbina HÉCTOR COLOMÉ
Portero FÉLIX CUBERO
Comedian PILAR PERÁN
Crew
Director Andrucha Waddington
Screenplay by Jordi Gasull, Ignacio Del Moral
Producers Mercedes Gamero, Edmon Roch, Jordi Gasull, Andrucha
Waddington
Executive
Producers
Juan Carlos Caro, Leonardo M. Barros, Julio Ariza, Iona
De Macedo, Ángel Blasco
Line Producer Edmon Roch, Toni Novella
Director of Photography Ricardo Della Rosa
Production Designer César Macarrón
Art Direction Supervisors Lilly Kilvert, Carlos Bodelón
Costume Designer Tatiana Hernández
Editor Sergio Mekler
Original Music Fernando Velázquez
Song “Que El Soneto Nos Tome Por Sorpresa” Jorge
Drexler
Make-up Artists Martín Macías, Karmele Soler
Hair Stylist Paco Rodríguez
Sound Jorge Saldaña
Special Effects Raúl Romanillos
Still Photographer Teresa Isasi
Production Notes
Year: 2010
Country: España, Brasil
Genre: Drama / Romance
Format: 2:35 (scope)
Runtime: 109 mins.
Sound: Dolby Stereo Digital
Release Date: 3 de septiembre de 2010
Produced by: ANTENA 3 FILMS, EL TORO PICTURES, IKIRU FILMS,CONSPIRAÇAO FILMES
In association with: WARNER BROS., TELEFÓNICA, TELEIMAGE, INTERECONOMÍA CORPORACIÓN
With the participation of: ANTENA 3, TELEMADRID, CANAL +
Distributed by: HISPANO FOXFILM S.A.E.
Reviews

Jonathan Holland, Variety
“…the best Spanish period item in some time (….) The thoughtful script takes a decent stab at explaining Lope’s literary gifts, primarily his bravery in rewriting the rules to create a more ‘lifelike’ theater…”

E. Rodriguez Marchante, ABC
“…Agile and entertaining, it offers a most accurate portrait of what was one of the most controversial and complex lives and works of the Golden age…”

Lluis Bonnet Mojica, La Vanguardia
“…Thanks to its contemporary vision, the film escapes from the reverential and stagnant approach to the biopic…”

Desirée de Fez, Guía del Ocio, Barcelona
“…Elegantly flirtatious with the adventure genre (…), Lope the Vega’s verses are as essential to the description of the female characters as are the performances of the actresses that bring them to life…”

Carlos Marañon, Cinemanía
“…The film captivates with its pacing and its hero entangled in a plot line that is spiced up with carefully chosen supporting actors, where Juan Diego, De la Torre and Tosar stand out…”

Fernando Bernal, Cahiers du Cinéma
“…A spectacle that relies on carefully staged action, a convincing thesis, a great cast, and an adequate mise-en-scene that flees from the clichés of historic TV dramas… ”

 

Festivals & Awards
logo-pie GOYA BEST COSTUME DESIGN
GOYA BEST ORIGINAL SONG

GOYA 5 NOMINATIONS:
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
BEST PRODUCTION MANAGER
Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards,
25th edition (2011)
Festival-Internacional-de-Cine-de-Toronto-300x191 OFFICIAL SELECTION,
OUT OF COMPETITION

Toronto International Film Festival,
35th edition (2010)
mostra-internacional-de-cine-de-venecia OFFICIAL SELECTION,
OUT OF COMPETITION

Venice International Film Festival,
67th edition (2010)
oscar PRE-SELECTED FOR THE OSCARS
BY THE SPANISH FILM ACADEMY

83rd edition of the Oscars® (2010)
premiosGRIS-rojo-HORIZONTAL NOMINATED BEST SCREENPLAY
FOR A FEATURE FILM

Spanish Screenplay Writers Union’s Alma
Awards, 1st edition (2011)
Gallery
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