SPANISH director Daniel Monzón will end the shooting of the first part of his film El Laberinto de Kovac, a sci-fi thriller set in Majorca, on Saturday. The film stars American actor Timothy Hutton, who won an Oscar for Ordinary People and has also starred in films such as The General's Daughter, and Spanish actress Lucia Jimenez. Shooting started in Majorca on April 11 and will be completed in Madrid.
The script is by Monzón and Jorge Guerricaecheverria, and it has a budget of six million euros.
Monzón hopes to distribute it world wide, thanks to its international cast.
Hutton plays the leading role of a science fiction author who arrives on the island to give a lecture. Shortly after landing, a series of mysterious suicides take place, and the writer finds that he is trapped. The film is being shot in English because, Monzón says, “a mystery story is more credible if it takes place in an international atmosphere.” Monzón, who was born here, said that Majorca was the ideal setting for the plot and has chosen some of the most beautiful parts of the island for shooting: the caves of Arta, the Calatrava district of Palma, Cape Formentor and Son Marroig in Deya. The film will be released shortly after Christmas and Monzón hopes to present it at the Berlin and the Sundance film festivals.
The cast also includes David Kelly (Waking Ned) and Gary Piquer. Lucia Jimenéz won a Goya (the Spanish Oscar) nomination for her role in La Buena Vida.