BASED ON THE NOVEL OF THE SAME NAME, TELLS THE STORY OF HOW LUCÍA TRAVELS TO LIBYA AS AN NGO AID WORKER.
PAMPLONA – The shooting of Promesas de arena, the new TVE fiction, finished this week in Madrid. The series, which tells a love story on the edge set in southern Libya, began filming three months ago in Tunisia, a landscape as much a protagonist as the actors in this adventure melodrama based on the novel of the same name by Laura Garzón.
“When you roll in a place like Tunisia and you leave your usual environment, space is very important. It’s a fascinating place, with a very special light, smell and texture that somehow contaminated us all. It created a wonderful working atmosphere and the space is as much a protagonist as the actors are,” said Blanca Portillo.
A similar description was made by the rest of the protagonists, such as Andrea Duro, for whom the scenery makes the series “much more special because it is different”, or Daniel Grao, who says that “filming in natural spaces always helps”. The Italian Francesco Arca is of the same opinion: “Tunisia has incredible landscapes, such as the desert or the Medina, which help you get into the character”.
Directed by Joaquín Llamas and Manuel Estudillo and scripted by Ignasi Rubio and Guadalupe Rilova, Promesas de arena is an RTVE production in collaboration with Atlantia Media that tells how Lucía (Duro) travels to Libya as an aid worker for the NGO Acción Global in a hospital, where she will meet Andy (Grao), the honest head of the camp who is overcome by his responsibility, and Julia (Portillo), a veteran in charge of supplies with a hidden mission. – D.N.