Coproduction TVC – Focus Audiovisual and Escándalo Films. 2008
‘La Ruïna’ is an adaptation for television from the theatre production equally named.
In the original work, seven characters live a supernatural experience in a dining room of an old flat in Barcelona; while at the outside a sudden economical crack proofs the absurdity of the value scale that rules our lives. The audiovisual work parts from the original script and keeps its undeniable values: the tonality, the rhythm and the characters.
The possibility of travelling into space through a “dimensional hole” that has always existed underneath a dining table of grandma’s flat, is the non sense trigger where the main plot begins. The first movie’s challenge is to make this fact seem true, from where a surrealist comedy will be built up.
A referent of this kind of tonality on the Catalan script, similar to Charles Kaufman scripts; works that shield behind a realistic and contemporary surroundings, a world we all know and that looks familiar, but through which some functioning pieces is being changed.
Script: JORDI CASANOVAS
Co-script: MARTÍ ROCA
Direction: ELENA TRAPÉ
Production manager: TONI CARRIZOSA
Production head: INGRIDE SANTOS
Photo director: ALEX SANS
Art director: CAROL INGELMO
Sound: XAVI BARBERÀ
Editor: LIANA ARTIGAL
Sílvia: ROSER BLANCH
Laura: CLARA COLS
Toni: BORJA ESPINOSA
Mari: MIREIA FERNÁNDEZ
Ricky: PABLO LAMMERS
Abel: SERGIO MATAMALA
Carla Fortuny: ALÍCIA PUERTAS