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MADRID — Mexico’s Manolo Caro, creator-director-writer of Netflix hit “La Casa de las Flores” (“The House of Flowers”), will preside the jury of the first Iberseries, one of the Spanish-speaking world’s first TV festivals to be clearly staged not only for local audiences but the whole of Ibero-America.
Focusing on Spanish-language drama series and promoted by Spain’s Secuoya Foundation, the inaugural edition of Iberseries will take place over May 25-30 in Granada, Southern Spain.
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Backed by top TV networks and SVOD platforms across Spain, Latin and North America – Netflix, HBO, Movistar Plus, Atresmedia, Disney España and Azteca TV figure among operators that have already confirmed their support, according to the festival organization – Iberseries will present new details of its first edition at a presentation at next week’s Natpe market in Miami on Tuesday Jan. 21.
A symbol of and driving force in the new Spanish-language content scene, Caro was only the second show-runner from Spain and Latin America to sign a multi-year production pact with Netflix, in May 2019, after “The House of Flowers” broke out to become one of the U.S. streaming giant’s biggest hits in Mexico, ranking as the second most-watched series of any nationality on Netflix in Mexico last year according to Netflix.
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“The House of Flowers” is one of the first premium series from Mexico to break out internationally beyond the U.S., ranking as a cult item in Spain, and confirming the ability of Caro to transfer his auteurist personality from big to small screen, playing with melodrama and flamboyant aesthetics to tragicomic effect in five features and a documentary over six years in titles that constantly contrast social facade and reality.
“Lies are a recurrent element in all of Manolo’s work right from his first short. The idea of pretending to be one thing and saying another is...
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