A BARCELONA-based film studio has just acquired the world rights to the exciting drama Pan de Limon con Semillas de Amapola.
Translated to Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake, it’s described as an uplifting ‘second chance’ drama from the pen of Spain’s Benito Zambrano, the world-acclaimed writer-director.
The plot surrounds two sisters separated as teens, Anna and Marina, who meet up in later life on the island of Mallorca when they both inherit a bakery from a mystery woman.
As the pair try to uncover the secrets hidden behind their strange benefactor and her bakery, they are forced to confront old family disputes, uncovering an unexpected truth.
Additional backing for the film comes from Televisión Española, Movistar Plus, TVC, Spain’s Icaa film agency and Film Fund Luxembourg.
The 55 year-old director, Zambrano, admitted, “When a story is as powerful as this one, the most effective thing to do is place subtlety and elegance at the heart of the story and its characters.”
Filmax producers, Carlos and Laura Fernández, said the film is, “an inspirational story that has an uplifting and positive message [that] we must be courageous and fight for what we want and for what’s important in life.”
Ivan Diaz, Filmax head of International, hinted that the film may be ready in time for next year’s Berlin Film Festival.