While not prolific in the vein of Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar usually doesn’t let two or three years pass without delivering a new movie. And right on schedule, his next effort, “Silencio,” is gearing up. Word first emerged on the project at the beginning of the year, and now much more has been revealed as casting has been put in place. And this time around, Almodovar is choosing new faces to work with instead of his usual ensemble roster of players.
Emma Suarez and Ariadna Ugarte have been cast in the lead roles, with Inma Cuesta, Rosy de Palma, Nathalia Pozo, Pilar Castro, Dario Grandinetti, Daniel Grao, Joaquin Notario, and Blanca Pares in support, with the film finding the director going back into dramatic territory following the frothy “I’m So Excited!” Here’s the synopsis via THR:
The film tells of a 30-year time span in Juliet’s life, starting from 1985 when it seemed like everything was much better than in the present, 2015, when everything seems beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Suarez and Ugarte will both play Juliet, with the story told through the eyes of the character’s daughter, played by Pares. Production will start in May, and my guess is that Cannes has already reserved a slot for the movie in the lineup for 2016.