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Children of the sun

Genre: Biopic

Running time: 90’


Format: TV Movie


Year: 2016


Language: Galician


Country: Spain


Coproduction: Galicia – Cataluña


Producer companies: Portocabo / Diagonal TV


Broadcast: TVG, TV3


Direction: Ramón Costafreda and Kiko Ruiz


Executive production: Alfonso Blanco and Albert Sagalés


Script: Ramón Costafreda, Pepe Coira, Alfred Pérez-Fargas, Roger Danès and Daniel Domínguez


Music: Xavi Font


Cast: Pablo Derquí, Xosé Barato, Vicky Luengo, Tamar Novas, Victor Duplá, Xúlio Abonjo, Roser Tapias, Celso Bugallo, Clara Segura, Xabier Deive


Production management: Ana Míguez and Albert Morera


DOP: Xavier Gil


Art direction: Antonio Pereira


Costume design: Saturna​


Makeup and hairdresser: Chicha Blanco and Vicen Beti


Sound: Juan González


Editing: Frank Gutiérrez


Fernando Calvet was a brilliant Catalan scientist who became the first Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela at the age of 23. In 1939, he co-founded the pharmaceutical company Zeltia and became the head of its research team. He embarked on this business venture alongside his friend Ramón Obella, a doctor and entrepreneur from Compostela with a great imagination and a savvy business mind, who had founded the Children of the Sun naturist group with him years earlier. They were also joined by the brothers José and Antonio Fernández López, the main investors behind the project. Their objective was to use flora and organic waste from the local area to produce pharmaceuticals for human, veterinary and agricultural consumption.

In times of war, their laboratories in O Porriño became the epicentre of modern science, laying the foundations of a business group that remains a benchmark to this day.

Awards and nominations

Nominated for 7 Mestre Mateo Award


Official Section Zoom Festival 2017

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