Though he’s made a name for himself by directing films like The Last Circus and Witching and Bitching, cult Spanish filmmaker Alex de la Iglesia is next set to don the hat of producer, and we’ve got all the details for ya today. Dig in!
As per Twitch, Iglesia is producing a film called Shrew’s Nest, which will mark the feature debut of Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel. The filmmakers describe the project as being a character-driven horror story with a strong focus on drama, comparing it to films like The Shining, Misery and Repulsion.
Carolina Bang and Kiko Martinez will also produce with Blancanieves’ Pedro Ruigómez on as line producer, and it will feature make up effects by Pan’s Labyrinth veteran Pepe Quetglas.
Shrew’s Nest stars Macarena Gomez (Witching and Bitching), Nadia de Santiago (Niños Robados), Luis Tosar (Sleep Tight, Cell 211) and Hugo Silva (Witching and Bitching).
Spain, the 1950s. Montse is no longer a young woman. She lost the blush of youth caring for her little sister, holed up in a sinister apartment in downtown Madrid.
Their mother died giving birth to the little one and their father couldn’t handle it. He fled like a coward and left the girls alone. Forced to be father, mother and big sister, Montse hid away from life inside those four walls, feeding her obsessive and unbalanced temperament. She suffers from agoraphobia and cannot take a single step outside the house. Not understanding what is happening to her and the suffering that this strange disease causes her makes her take shelter within a world of Our Fathers and Holy Marys.
Montse works as a seamstress, and her only link to reality is her sister, a girl who will soon no longer be a girl. One day, the chain is broken when Carlos (HUGO SILVA), an irresponsible young neighbor, is misfortunate enough to stumble down the stairwell and looks for help at the only door he was able to drag himself to.
Montse takes him in.
Someone has entered the shrew’s nest… Perhaps he’ll never leave
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