It is curious that no matter how large a decoration is, and that of 45 revolutions in Arganda del Rey (Madrid) occupies the two floors of an industrial building, what is most striking are the details. What gives credibility to the sixties pub are the wrinkled napkins on the carpet. The room of Rober, the protagonist, a young musician played by Carlos Cuevas, is credible for the juvenile books on the shelves. The table in the recording studio is authentic and the ashtrays are full of cigarette butts in the offices of the record company.
45 revolutions is the new fiction of Atresmedia and premieres on Monday, March 18 (Antena 3, 22.45). Thirteen chapters of 50 minutes that narrate the birth of a pop label in the sixties. "It's not a musical. It's a series with music. I like to think, although people are scared when you say it, which is a series focused more on the characters than on the plot. This is important because it is what happens to the characters. It's a very aspirational series, about people who have a desire and want to achieve it, "says David Pinillos, one of the directors and creators of the fiction.
These characters are, in the words of this 45-year-old Segovian, winner in 2010 of the Goya for best new director Bon Appétit, "A boy who wants to play; a girl who wants to break with the future that has marked her, be a secretary, and produce records; a producer back from everything who finds a diamond in the rough and returns to the business. " Characters played respectively by Carlos Cuevas, a 23-year-old from Barcelona known for Merlí; Guiomar Puerta, 27 from Bilbao, who played Catherine of Austria, in Carlos, King Emperor and Iván Marcos, a Galician actor who participated in Fariña.
Three semidesconocidos that carry a story set in the incipient rock scene of Franco's Madrid in the sixties. But, and this is important, without pretensions of realism. "We did not want to take a photograph of that moment, but a translation. Adapt that time to the present as if youth were a kind of homeland. That's why there was a moment in which we considered whether to use themes from Los brincos, Los Bravos and other groups of that era or take current songs and take them to that moment. " They opted for the second option.
So versions will be heard beat from, for example, Lady Gaga. "We found it very interesting to move him. At the time of dancing, for example, we could make people do it as they did now or as it is now. In the end it is a mix with a current sensation ", explains Pinillos, who wants to make a difference with other fictions in which he has participated, such as Velvet or The girls of the cable. "The political and social context is very important for the characters. Velvet it is a whiter series, more island, where the historical context happens as if on tiptoe. It has a lot of weight here. "
Not only does he distance himself in the artistic, but also in the technical aspect. "In the tone, in the speed we wanted to formally break what we have done before. That the camera was much more alive, that everything was faster. " The result sought, says Pinillos, should be between Mad Men Y The wonderful Mrs. Maisel. "Maisel It is very funny when planning the staging, or the speed at which the characters speak. A dramatic dialogue at another speed is funny and the other way around. And that tone is what we are looking for. In the series there is a moment of mixing. That's why I say that 45 Revolutions It's a dramedia. "