- We spoke with Barbara Lennie about the film adaptation of ‘The crooked lines of God’whose filming has already finished
- With a cast completed by Eduard Fernández, Loreto Mauleón, Pablo Derqui, Fede Aguado and Adelfa Calvo, among others, it is scheduled to premiere in the fall
Starring in the adaptation of a novel is not an easy task. And even more so if we are talking about a classic of our literature such as ‘The crooked lines of God’, by Torcuato Luca de Tena. The book, published in Spain in 1979, already has its film version directed by Oriol Paulo (‘Contratiempo’, ‘During the storm’) and whose script he signs together with Guillem Clua.
Set in Spain at the end of the 70s, it tells the story of Alice Gould, a private investigator played by Barbara Lennie who enters a psychiatric hospital simulating paranoia to gather evidence for the case he is working on: the death of an inmate in unclear circumstances. However, the reality she will face in his confinement will exceed his expectations and call his own sanity into question. An unknown and exciting world will appear before his eyes. The course of events will take her from detective to suspect in a masterful game of clues, in which nothing is what it seems.
“I am super happy and very grateful that Oriol has called me to play this character, a woman that I had not played until now”, tells us the actress, who admits that she had not read the novel until the director sent it to her along with the script. In addition, she is aware of the ‘responsibility’ that comes with playing a character so present in the collective imagination: “I have many friends who read the book in high school and are fans. I guess there will be people who disappoint the film and others will like it even more than the novel.
The film, whose cast completes Edward Fernandez, like Samuel Alvar, director of the sanatorium; Loreto Mauleon (Homeland, The secret of Old Bridge), Javier Beltran (The Laws of the Border, The Innocent), Pablo Derqui (The invisible line, The hunt. Monteperdido), Faith Aguado (Plastic Sea, The Plague) Y bald oleander, “plays with a very fabulous code but, at the same time, it is very much in reality”Barbara advances.
‘Los renglones torcidos de Dios’, moreover, has meant a great display of production, which has included the construction of a set of 3,800 square meters inside the old Mercedes Factory in Barcelona and that simulates the interior of the psychiatric sanatorium where the film takes place. action. In addition, more than 1,700 costumes spanning all social classes have been used, including a hand-embroidered dress with 1,600 Swarovski crystals worn by the protagonist.
Distributed by Sony Pictures, the film is scheduled to hit theaters this fall.
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