The Cover (El cover)

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The Main 3 Sat, Oct 9, 2021 9:30 PM
The Main 3 Thu, Oct 14, 2021 7:30 PM
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General Public:$10.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$5.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Original Title:El cover
Programs:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Romantic Comedy
Release Year:2021
Runtime:90 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Latido Films
Director:Secun de la Rosa
Executive Producer:María José Martínez
Producer:Kiko Martinez
Cinematographer:Johnny Yebra
Santiago Racaj
Screenwriter:Secun de la Rosa
Editor:Javier Frutos
Teresa Nuño de la Rosa
Composer:Nacho Mañó
Lucía Moníz
Principal Cast:Alex Monner
Marina Salas
Carolina Yuste
Lander Otaola
Juan Diego


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For waiter/musician Dani (Alex Monner), making a living covering the hits in the clubs and bars that line the Spanish seaside town of Benidorm’s main drag isn’t much of a life at all. The young singer fervently claims doesn’t want to waste his talents on covering other people’s material…but deep down, his disdain for covers and impersonators masks an intense fear of failure, driven by the sad fate of his parents, each of whom gave in to drugs and hopelessness. But when Adele impersonator Sandra (Marina Salas) and her Amy Winehouse-adoring cohort Margarita (Carolina Yuste, CARMEN & LOLA) come into his diner, Dani begins to sense his place within the global family of working musicians. With Sandra in town only for three weeks, the pair’s affection for one another grows and within the music running through their lives--including a joyous impromptu barroom medley of international hits that has to be seen to be believed—Dani realizes he must confront his fears in this fast, lively ode to youth, dreams and realizing that sometimes finding your own voice means playing someone else, from writer/director Secun de la Rosa, winner of the Young Jury Award at the 2021 Málaga Spanish Film Festival.

La vida para Dani (Alex Monner), un mesero y músico interpretando canciones de moda en los clubes y bares en la zona principal de Benidorm, en la costa española, no es gran cosa. El joven cantante afirma con fervor que no desea desperdiciar sus talentos cantando canciones de otros artistas…pero internamente, su desdeño por canciones de éxito y por los imitadores cubre su intenso temor de fracasar, afectado por la triste suerte de sus padres. Pero cuando Sandra (Marina Salas) imitadora de Adele y su compañera Margarita (Carolina Yuste, CARMEN & LOLA) llegan a su restaurante, Dani comienza a tener conciencia de su lugar en la familia global de músicos. Sandra permanece sólo tres semanas en la ciudad, pero el afecto entre los dos crece y la música domina sus vidas—incluyendo un alegre popurrí improvisado de canciones de éxito internacional que tiene que verse para creerse—Dani se da cuenta que debe confrontar sus temores en esta oda rápida y dinámica a la juventud, soñando y convencido que a veces encontrar su propia voz significa interpretar a otros. Del guionista y director, Secun de la Rosa, la película obtuvo el Premio Jurado Joven en el Festival de Málaga de este año.

Director Biography

Secun de la Rosa

In 1999, Secun de la Rosa wrote and directed a small-scale theatre staging called Radio Rara, which became a great success, and then turned it into a hit show, going from small venues to an extensive tour of the country’s main theatres. Since then, Secun has written and premiered 18 works of various formats. His track record includes, among others, the text for The Hole, directing the theatre company Animalario in Bola de Sebo and directing the artists of musicals Hoy no me puedo levantar and Los 40 principales. He has won several awards, including Telón Chivas to the Breakout Author. In 2019, he ended El disco de Cristal, after five years of performances; which he followed with Los años rápidos.