Daniel Guzmán has a new partner…
Madrid-based Aquí y Allí Films, one of Spain’s most successful auteur movie production houses, is joining forces with the 49-year-old popular Spanish actor turned writer-director to produce drama thriller La deuda.
Backed by Spain’s pay TV giant Movistar+ and public broadcaster RTVE, La deuda will be produced by Aquí y Allí’s Pedro Hernández and Guzmán at El Niño Producciones.
The film is scheduled to roll in Madrid by the fall.
Written by Guzmán, La deuda tells the story of Lucas, a 37-year-old man and the 86 year-old woman Antonia, who live together in a city too big to be alone. Lucas is looking for a job but the job seems not to be looking for him.
Despite the economic difficulties they are going through, and their generational difference, they live day to day with a certain enthusiasm. Until Lucas’ decision will change the rest of their lives.
“I share with Pedro a vision and a cinematographic style that is essential to develop and produce a project as personal as this one,” Guzmán said.
“Dani’s managed to bring together in La Deuda many of the elements that make a film work with the audience without losing auteurship,” Hernández added.
“It is a human story, with wonderful, deep characters. It’s tender, sometimes hard, and has a lot of rhythm. And most importantly, it has his stamp,” Hernández observed.
Guzmán’s directorial debut Nothing in Return scored best picture, director and a Critics’ Prize at 2015’s Malaga Film Festival, going on to scoop Spanish Academy Goyas for new director and breakout actor (Miguel Herrán).
Its follow-up, Canallas, a Movistar+ original movie production released by Universal Pictures, world premiered at the 2022 Málaga Festival.