Molina To Helm “Palm Trees in the Snow”

Spanish filmmaker Fernando Gonzalez Molina (“Three Steps Above Heaven”) is set to helm the $13.5 million period drama “Palm Trees in the Snow” for Antena 3.

Sergio G. Sanchez (“The Impossible,” “The Orphanage”) penned the script based on the best-selling novel by Luz Gabas. Mario Casas leads the cast.

The story is set on an island off the west coast of Africa. A Spanish colony until 1968, the narrative swaps between the 1950s in the latter years of the Spanish rule, and the present day.

The 1950s scenes follow a man and his brother as they travel from the snowy Pyrenees to the exotic island where they learn true lessons in life. The present day elements focus on the man’s daughter who travels to the island to learn about her father and uncle’s younger years.

Mercedes Gamero will produce. Filming begins next June around Costa Rica and the Canary Islands ahead of a Christmas 2014 release.

Source: Screen