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INTRODUCING “SALÓN DE TÉ LA MODERNA”

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Introducing “Salón de Té La Moderna”

“Salón de Té La Moderna” (“Tea Rooms”) is an ambitious co-production between RTVE and Mediawan with Boomerang TV’s participation. The series is based on the novel “Tea Rooms”, by Luisa Carnés, a writer from the Generation of ‘27

Helena Ezquerro, Stéphanie Magnin, and Almagro San Miguel play the three protagonists in a series that also features Miryam Gallego, José Luis García-Pérez, Teresa Hurtado de Ory, Sara Rivero, and Berta Galo. Together with Llorenç González, Berta Castañé, and Barbara Mestanza, they head an ensemble cast that brings these compelling characters to life to tell the story of the employees and customers of a distinguished tea room near Madrid’s Puerta del Sol in 1930.

The series is shot in emblematic natural settings in Madrid's historic district and on two sets covering over 2,500 square meters that accurately recreate the Madrid of the 1930s. “Salón de Té La Moderna” has a team of highly experienced creative and technical professionals who are ready to give a new impetus to the format with new, carefully staged and technologically innovative daily dramas. Luis Santamaría and Humberto Miró are in charge of the production, while Liliana Bocanegra, Isaac Cantero, Pedro Martínez, and David Montoya are in charge of directing. The writing team, coordinated by Carlos Martín Eguía and Joaquín Santamaría, includes Miquel Peidró, Jose Antonio López (Kata), Remedios Crespo, Ignasi Rubio, Juan Manuel Beiro, Angela Armero, Neus Peidró, Sergio Barrejón, and Jose Angel Domínguez

The series is based on the 1934 novel “Tea Rooms, one of the best-known novels by Luisa Carnés, one of the most influential writers of the so-called Generation of 1927. The author based the novel's plot on her experiences working as a waitress in a pastry shop in Madrid. The novel is a chronicle that focuses on the real-life experiences of women of the time. 

Set in the 1930s in Madrid, the story offers a portrait of an exciting period through the day-to-day lives of the female workers and customers at a tea room near Puerta del Sol. It is a time of new beginnings and major transformations with room for a life of glamour

 and luxury.

We glimpse life's paradoxes and contradictions in the tea room where the story is set. The opulence of the tea room and the elegance of its clientele strike a sharp contrast with the reality of life for its employees. "Salón de Té La Moderna" is the story of a group of vivacious women who are determined to fight to change their fates and are fully capable of suffering, loving, laughing, and profoundly moving audiences.

One of the main strengths of the series is how relevant its stories are to our present-day context, with emotion-driven story lines that reflect society at the time.

The music in “Salón de Té La Moderna” plays a prominent role. The song "La Moderna"—especially composed for the series and Pastora Soler by Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson—tells the story of a love affair that blossoms in the tea room that lends its name to the series.

Introducing “Salón de Té La Moderna”

Madrid, 1930. Matilde (Helena Ezquerro) is a young woman of humble origins who lives with her mother, Rosario (Miryam Gallego), and her three siblings. She goes to the La Moderna Tea Room, one of the most elegant cafés in Madrid, looking for work. Before entering the café, she runs into her former sweetheart, Iñigo (Almagro San Miguel), a young man Matilde has not seen in eight years since her father's tragic death interrupted their fledgling romance. Iñigo is now a well-positioned young man as the right-hand man of Don Jaime (José Luís García Pérez), one of the city’s most influential businessmen. The passion between the two youngsters is rekindled. But Don Jaime's wife, Carla (Stéphanie Magnin)—Iñigo's former girlfriend and still has her sights set on him—is not about to let them get back together.

The series is based on the 1934 novel “Tea Rooms”, one of the best-known novels by Luisa Carnés, one of the most influential writers of the so-called Generation of 1927. The author based the novel's plot on her experiences working as a waitress in a pastry shop in Madrid. The novel is a chronicle that focuses on the real-life experiences of women of the time.

Set in the 1930s in Madrid, the story offers a portrait of an exciting period through the day-to-day lives of the female workers and customers at a tea room near Puerta del Sol. It is a time of new beginnings and major transformations with room for a life of glamour

 and luxury.

We glimpse life's paradoxes and contradictions in the tea room where the story is set. The opulence of the tea room and the elegance of its clientele strike a sharp contrast with the reality of life for its employees. "Salón de Té La Moderna" is the story of a group of vivacious women who are determined to fight to change their fates and are fully capable of suffering, loving, laughing, and profoundly moving audiences.

One of the main strengths of the new series is how relevant its stories are to our present-day context. The stories in RTVE's new drama reflect the society of the time with emotion-driven story lines.

 

FACT SHEET

 

Director of Film and Fiction, RTVE - José Pastor

Executive Producer, RTVE - Fernando López Puig

Executive Production, Boomerang TV Luis Santamaría and Humberto Miró

Directing - Liliana Bocanegra, Isaac Cantero, Pedro Martínez, and David Montoya

Screenplay — Carlos Martín Eguía, Joaquín Santamaría, Miquel Peidró, Jose Antonio López (Kata), Remedios Crespo, Ignasi Rubio, Juan Manuel Beiro, Angela Armero, Neus Peidró, Sergio Barrejón, and Jose Angel Domínguez 

Production Supervisors – Tedy Villalba and Laura Jaraiz

Production Manager: Gabriel Nieto

Casting Director — Juan León

Art Director — Paco Redondo

Wardrobe Head — Marta Gómez (Margo)

Makeup and Hairdressing Head — Paula Sanabria

Director of Photography — Antonio González Méndez

 

CAST

 

HELENA EZQUERRO is Matilde

STÉPHANIE MAGNIN is Carla

ALMAGRO SAN MIGUEL is Iñigo

MIRYAM GALLEGO is Rosario

JOSE LUIS GARCÍA-PÉREZ is Don Jaime

TERESA HURTADO DE ORY is Antonia

SARA RIVERO is Teresa

BERTA GALO is Laurita

CARLOS LIBRADO is Cañete

XABIER MURUA is Elias

BARBARA MESTANZA is Trini

LLORENÇ GONZÁLEZ is Miguel

BERTA CASTAÑÉ is Luisa

RODRIGO SIMÓN is Pablo

LOREA CARBALLO is Marta

MARÍA JOSE PARRA is Esperanza

CARLES SANJAIME is Don Fermín

KINO GIL is Manuel

COSETTE SILGUERO is Clarita

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