France’s Les Films d’EC has issued a letter of interest to the board as co-producer of “Luis Mariano, All the Colors of the Rainbow”, a new feature-length biographical documentary from Spain will be featured in this week’s Contact Fiction Pitch Euroregion NAEN In the series section.
Vet Spanish producer Jos মার Marিয়াa Lara (“El Silo Gira,” “Aupa Extbeste!”) Is taking part in this year’s pitching of the Basque label Lumiিয়ারre Produkziak, dedicated to the project of the emerging Euroregion NAN, in France and Nuveli Basin Aquin and Nভveli.
A Lumiere Produkzioak-Films d’Ici co-production is exactly the kind of result that the Peach Euroregon series was conveniently established for: geographically and culturally similar, cross-border regional partnerships.
A NAEN partnership matches the theme of the film. Luis Mariano was born on the border of the three Euro-regions of the NAN and is probably the most famous person there in the 20th century, although his celebrity spans beyond the borders of the region. Mariano was a faithful superstar. According to Lumiere: “His image makes a co-production possible between the Basque, Navarre and French companies, and of course Latin Americans, without forgetting Canada.”
Mariano was in Europe from the late 1940s to the 1970s, especially in the operata style, for which he is best known. Born in Iran, on the beach from San Sebastian, he was exiled to France during the Spanish Civil War, where he sang in the Basque language – banned under the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco – making him a cultural hero for many.
After immigration, his fame flourished throughout the French-speaking world as well as Latin America and his native Spain as he starred in more than 20 films such as Carmen Sevilla and Annie Cordy. Off-screen, he recorded more than 850 songs in multiple languages that were distributed worldwide and still resonate today.
Previously unpublished documents and first-person testimonials, such as his drawings and designs, offer the project to shed light on the actor’s life and success. According to the film crew, this would suggest “the truth of a character whose songs were sung by millions of people. Luis Mariano: Star, myth, man.
A prominent force in documentary and live action, credits to the production of Les Films D’ICI include the 2008 “Waltz with Bashir”, which played an ear competition for acclaim, and Gianfranco Rosie’s 2016 Oscar-nominated “Fire at Sea.”