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Cork

Country
Spain
Genre
Thriller, drama
Project Status
Post-production
Synopsis

A young, vulnerable couple inherits a cork-harvesting farm in rural Catalonia. As newly fledged landowners, they dream of building a fair and sustainable life, only to find their ideals clash head-on with their dire need to make money.

Directors note

Mikel Gurrea (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona; London Film School) is a young writer-director whose short films have been selected to festivals such as Venice, San Sebastian, and Montreal and his dramatic work for the stage as a playwright has opened in theatres like London's Queen Elizabeth Hall and Madrid's Fernan-Gomez. His feature film debut, Suro (Cork) – currently in post-production – was awarded at the San Sebastian Film Festival and developed at Ikusmira Berriak, Sources2 and the Jerusalem Film Lab.

Production company and producer:
In 2011, Laura Rubirola joined the film production company Rodar y Rodar (The Orphanage, Julia’s Eyes) where she was a production coordinator for several films. Later, she has worked as a freelance associate producer (The Body, God’s Crooked Lines). In 2016, she launched the audiovisual production company Malmo Pictures and the screenwriting and audiovisual creation school Showrunners Barcelona. She has recently worked as an executive producer of the TV series The Innocent (Netflix) as well as written and directed the short film Vera, which held its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in 2020.

Original title
Suro
Completion date
Budget
1100000 €
Financed
975000 €
Looking for
sales agents
Episode duration
110
Director
Mikel Gurrea
Screenwriter
Mikel Gurrea, Francisco Kosterlitz
Cast
Vicky Luengo, Pol López
Producer
Laura Rubirola, Sergi Moreno, Tono Folguera, Clàudia Maluenda, Xabi Berzosa
Cinematographer
Julian Elizalde
Production
Lastor Media, Malmo Pictures, Irusoin
Contact name
Laura Rubirola
Contact email
laura@malmopictures.com
Contact web
https://www.malmopictures.com/
Contact address
Malmo Pictures, Igualada Street, 20, local 1, 08012 Barcelona, Spain