Alejandro Suárez Lozano uses Monty Python as a reference in this debut feature that mixes drama, science fiction and humor
First feature in Alejandro Suárez Lozano’s feature film, ‘Kepler Sexto B’ (title that alludes to a home) is a feature film being shot in different locations in the Valencian Community, which crosses genres: drama, science fiction and humor that takes as a reference to Monty Python.
With Karra Elejalde as the main protagonist, Jonás, a modern Quixote, a mature and lonely man who believes that he has an interplanetary mission and lives in his own reality, convinced that his apartment is a spaceship on a strange planet, Kepler, and he He is a NASA astronaut. On the other hand, there is her neighbor Zaida, a lonely girl who lives locked up with her stepfather in a poor neighborhood. The cast is completed by Daniela Pezzoti, Jorge Bosch, Vicente Vergara and Pablo Molinero, among others.
The casual meeting between Jonás and Zaida will turn into a peculiar and special relationship in which both will discover, help and save each other embarking on a surreal and emotional mutual rescue mission that will save them from the inclemencies of life.
Against a background of complex realities, the director proposes a hymn to life, intergenerational friendship and -above all- hope, which he describes as “a surreal, comic, emotional and bittersweet space trip that tries to take off from a raw and heartbreaking towards a vitalist and optimistic proposal where life, despite all the difficulties, is always worth living». Suárez Lozano comes to feature films after triumphing with his short films ‘The Fisherman’ and ‘Hidden Soldier’.
Karra Elejalde confesses to having been captivated by the emotional and original script and by the interpretive challenge that a character like Jonás, who lives between lucidity and madness, represents for him. The actor is going through a very sweet moment in his career as an actor. This year he has the premieres of ‘They arrived at night’, by Imanol Uribe, which recounts the terrible massacre of the Jesuits in El Salvador, where Elejalde plays Father Elleacuría, ‘Vasil ‘ and ‘La vida padre’, always jumping from genre to genre: «I’m lucky because I’ve dared to do it. I could have stayed in my comfort zone, in comedy, and not try other things, but you have to be brave, even if the fear of failing is great, “the actor recently stated.
The film is shot for five weeks in locations in the Valencian Community such as Castellón, Vall d’Uxo, Valencia and Torrente. ‘Kepler Sexto B’ is a production by Turanga Films (Lina Badenes), Pincheforn Producciones (Gonzalo de Santiago) and Kepler Sexto B, AIE in co-production with Quexito Films and Noodles Production (France), with an official budget of 1.5 million of euros. It has the support of ICAA, the Institut Valencià de Cultura, TVE and À Punt Media, and with the participation of Crea SGR and ICO. The distributor Filmax will be in charge of its theatrical release in Spain, which is expected to be released in the second half of the year.