In the mid fifties, the art collector an painter Fernando Zóbel arrives at Spain and he is astonished by the young generation of abstract painters who are practically ignored by their country. Convinced of their great importance, he starts collecting their work, and preparing international and national exhibitions.
This is how the Toledo Project was born, taking the name from the city chosen by Zóbel to place and show his collection, until a young engineer, amateur painter, proposed him to visit his city, Cuenca. “Cuenca? What can possibly be there for me?” – wondered Zóbel.
Direction: Antonio P. Molero
Script: Antonio P. Molero and Marta Gonzalez
Production companies: Inicia FIlms in co-production with TVE, and with Les films du grain de sable, with the collaboration of the catalan government, the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla la Mancha and the Cuenca city hall.
Executive production: Valérie Delpierre
Direction of photography: Antonio P. Molero
Locations: Cuenca, Barcelona, Madrid, Nueva York and Harvard
Founded in 2006, Inicia Films is an independent Spanish production company based in Barcelona. After many years of being involved in the audiovisual production industry, Valérie Delpierre decided to create her own company with the aim of developing projects, focused on international co-productions and the development of new talent.
Our feature films, short films and documentaries have been selected and awarded in many international festivals, including the Berlinale (Best Opera Prima Award 2017 for Carla Simón’s Estiu 1993) and La Semaine de la Critique of Cannes (Leica Discovery Prize 2017 for Laura Ferrés’ The Disinherited).
We have produced documentaries with different European production companies and with the support of TV channels such as RTVE, TVC, ARTE, ZDF and CBC as well as regional, national and European institutions.
At this moment, we are developing two fiction feature films, two hybrid short films and a television documentary with the support of TVE.