NETFLIX STARTS FILMING 'FUIMOS CANCIONES' ('WE WERE SONGS'), THE FILM BASED ON THE BESTSELLER 'CANCIONES Y RECUERDOS', BY ELÍSABET BENAVENT

 NETFLIX STARTS FILMING 'FUIMOS CANCIONES' ('WE WERE SONGS'), THE FILM BASED ON THE BESTSELLER 'CANCIONES Y RECUERDOS', BY ELÍSABET BENAVENT

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Netflix has begun filming its new original project, Fuimos canciones (We Were Songs). The film, based on the best-selling two-part series by Elísabet Benavent «Canciones y recuerdos», but maintaining the name of the first book, is directed by Juana Macías, nominated for a Goya award for best first time director for her film Planes para mañana (2010) and director of the successful film Bajo el mismo techo (2019), and is written by Laura Sarmiento. Fuimos canciones  (We Were Songs) will be filmed in Madrid and Lisbon with ZETA STUDIOS. 

The main cast includes María Valverde (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Three Meters Above The Sky, I want you,The Weakness of the Bolshevik), Alex González (El Príncipe, Unauthorized Living,Tierra de lobos), Elísabet Casanovas (Merlí), Susana Abaitúa (Patria,The Call, Journey to a Mother's Room, 4 latas), Eva Ugarte (Mira lo que has hecho, Afterparty, Embarazados, In Family I Trust) and Miri Pérez-Cabrero. Supporting cast includes Roger Berruezo, Ignacio Montes, Artur Busquets, Claudia Galán and  Carlo Costanzia.  

About Fuimos canciones (We Were Songs)

Maca (María Valverde)  is 30 years old, clumsy by nature, makes the most of life and strives to be happy. Maca’s talent is wasted working as an assistant for an oppressive and terrifying fashion influencer and she spends her time with guys with whom she never manages to establish an emotional bond. 

Together with her two unique and loveable friends, Jimena (Elísabet Casanovas) and Adriana (Susana Abaitúa), who are always prepared to do everything possible to make their problems not seem so bad, Maca has managed to make Madrid a city where everything is possible. 

All seems to be going well until HE, the unmentionable one, comes back into her life. Leo (Alex González), the love and biggest mistake of her life, the man who tore her heart apart, obliterated her self-esteem and her faith in men, comes back into her life to turn everything upside down.

Maca has tried to forget him, but now she has to accept that he has returned and she must face those emotions that have been kept under tight lock and key and deal with the unforgettable memory of what could have been and never was. 

The old wounds are reopened and Maca will have to be brave and confront her conflicts, fears and insecurities, in order to finally take control of her life.   

About Elísabet Benavent

Elísabet Benavent, known as Betacoqueta, is a Spanish writer of romantic comedy books and one of today’s most popular authors. Success has always accompanied the writer, now a best-selling author in Spain and abroad since her series Valeria. Since then, she has published books at a frenetic rate, and her gradual rise to fame has been a sort of social phenomenon: 20 books in seven years, more than two million copies sold, 264,000 Instagram followers and the recent premiere of the Netflix series based on her saga, Valeria, which has now confirmed its second season. 

About ZETA STUDIOS

ZETA STUDIOS is a leading audiovisual production company. It was created with the aim of designing, creating and producing fictional content for the main content platforms and distribution markets. Its most relevant projects include the production of the series Élite, a global phenomenon or the feature films Superlópez by Javier Ruiz Caldera, one of the company’s most ambitious and commercially successful projects; El vecino, the first original Netflix’s comedy in Spain, which is currently in post-production of its second season; the award-winning and critically acclaimed Sunday's Illness by Ramón Salazar; Smoke & Mirrors by Alberto Rodríguez or Three Steps Above Heaven and I Want You, film adaptations of the novels by Federico Moccia, which are among the highest-grossing films in Spain’s film history.

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