Miki Esparbé in the comedy Una vida no tan simple
– With production by Lamia and A Contracorriente Film, Félix Viscarret’s new film is currently filming in Bilbao, also starring Álex García, Olaya Caldera and Ana Polvorosa
Miki Esparbé on the set of Una vida no simple tan
The shooting of the fifth film by Felix Viscarret (whose filmography claims outstanding titles such as Bajo las estrellas [+see also:
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interview: Félix Viscarret
film profile] and direct tasks on various episodes of the magnificent series Country [+see also:
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interview: Juanjo Giménez
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interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
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interview: Alejandro Amenábar
“Una vida no simple tan revolves around people who have become parents without feeling sufficiently prepared for it, and who are overwhelmed by the minor domestic disasters involved in juggling work commitments and living with children. They can’t silence that voice in their head by telling them that wherever they are, deep down, they’re doing it all wrong, ”says Viscarret, who also wrote the funny script for the film. “One night I had this feeling that the image of parents dragging their sleeping children on their backs through the city crosswalks, which was visibly empty at the time, could be a strong, moving, capable image. to justify any struggle, ”summarizes the filmmaker.
The plot introduces us to 40-year-old Isaías (played by Miki Esparbé), for whom the awards he received as a promising architect are already a distant memory. From now on, he spends his days between his office, where he feels sorry for himself in the presence of his colleague Nico (Álex García), and the park located next to the school entrance, where his children play. Wherever he is, he feels like it’s not where he’s supposed to be. Also, when it comes to his relationship with his wife, Ainhoa (Olaya Caldera), the passing of the years and the exhaustion caused by such young children have taken their toll. For her, the little time she spends in this life of work and children, she spends dreaming of being able, one day, to get a good night’s sleep. In this life that always leaves them exhausted, Isaías befriends Sonia (Ana Polvorosa), the mother of another child from the same school, who will show him that this business of raising his children and starting his life adult is not that simple. It never has been.
Una vida no simple tan is produced by Lamia and A Contracorriente Films. It benefits from the participation of EITB, R Telecable and Movistar +, as well as the support of the ICAA, the Basque government and the Navarrese government. Its distribution will be handled by A Contracorriente Films and its release is scheduled for 2022. The Madrid sales agency Latido Films will be entrusted with its international sales.
(Translated from Spanish)