Rebecca Snow y Antonio Pérez Molero
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
At Inicia Films we understand that production is a way to influence society and connect emotionally with the audience. Since 2006 we have been working to promote new generations of filmmakers and thus give them a voice in today’s audiovisual world.
Through the eyes of our creators, the sensitivity of our authors, we accompany the development of international projects and multicultural talent, building bridges between their experiences abroad and their roots. We deal with topics that respond to current concerns and we believe that by connecting people and emotions we can help draw new narrative and visual horizons.
The films produced by Inicia Films have been selected and awarded at numerous festivals, including “Schoolgirls” by Pilar Palomero with four 2021 Goya Awards, including Best Film; “Summer 1993” by Carla Simón, Best First Film at the Berlinale 2017; “La Maternal” also by Pilar Palomero, winner of the Silver Shell for Best Performance, “20,000 species of bees” by Estibaliz Urresola, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance, two Forque Awards including Best Film, two Feroz Awards including Best dramatic film and 3 Goya Awards 2024; “Foremost by night” by Víctor Iriarte, premiered at Giornate degli autori in Venice and winner of the Feroz Arrebato de Ficcion Prize; “Unicorns” by Àlex Lora, with Premiere in the Official Section of the Malaga Festival and “Teresa” by Paula Ortiz, premiered in this edition of the Seminci in Valladolid. For documentaries such as “Singing on the Rooftops” by Enric Ribes, with Premiere at Sheffield DocFest. Also for shorts such as “Los desheredados” by Laura Ferrés, Best Short Film at the Semaine de la Critique de Cannes, “El bus” by Sandra Reina, premiered at SXSW, Nominated for the Goya Awards and winner of the Gaudí Prize.