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The Dutch inequality of the XVII in a house of dolls

Filmin premieres the BBC series that Guillem Morales has directed on Jessie Burton's novel

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The Dutch inequality of the XVII in a house of dolls

The young Nella arrives at house of her husband, merchant Johannes Brandt. Everything is new to her in her huge home in late 17th century Amsterdam. Neir her sister-in-law nor service receive her with open arms. Adaptation will not be easy, especially when your husband does not show too much interest in helping her. Brandt tries to compensate for that lack of affection giving a dollhouse for whose outfit Nella receives mysterious shipments of a miniaturist that seems to know many details of life of inhabitants of house, some even before y occur.

The BBC has adapted in series of three chapters House of Miniatures novel homonym that Jessie Burton published in 2014. Guillem Morales has directed three episodes. "When I read first chapter I flipped; It was a kind of infatuation. I intrigued a lot. A series that happens in Amsterdam in 17th century is such a special entrance thing... I read novel that night, because I wanted to know how it ended, "says director of Barcelona to El PAÍS. The series is released today exclusively on online platform Filmin (dubbed and original version subtitled).

Director Guillem Morales, during filming of ' The House of Miniatures '.

The filmmaker of Julia's eyes, based in London, faces House of Miniatures, which British public chain issued last Christmas, a drama of period in which he has tried to show a reflection of world today. "The society that Nella is in Amsterdam is very vibrant, a city of super-powerful business. They are merchants doing international business, but also a very Puritan society, with a religion and a very repressive moral, " director emphasizes. "If in a society like that you were homosexual, black or single mor, orphan or woman, you had it very badly. What interested me was that it is not only miniatures; It also goes from minorities, that instead of living in a society that protects m, y live in a society that attacks m because y are different, ' he adds.

They lead cast Anya Taylor-Joy, as Nella; Alex Hassell in role of her husband, and Romo Garai, as her sister-in-law, Marin Brandt. "I'm a director of actors and I like to be close to m. I asked for a very rare thing here, which is a week of rehearsals and y were delighted. It was great to bring this group of actors toger and I am very proud of work y have done, "points out Morales, who praises atrical discipline of British performers. "Here it is very rare for an actor to make only cinema or television; They go back to ater once in a while. "

To recreate that Amsterdam, filmmaker had no more reference than paintings of Dutch Masters. "That time no longer exists, neir here nor in Amsterdam. The city has changed so much, it has modernized so much, that re is nothing of that time. " For this reason, exteriors were shot outside of Amsterdam. And for interiors y had to resort to only building in United Kingdom that corresponds to architecture of that time, located in south of London and that has protection, so most of it was shot on set. "You have to recreate a world almost from scratch."

Morales refore recognizes obvious influence in visual invoice of series. In fact, pre-production started with a visit from team to National Gallery in London, which houses a collection of Dutch paintings, including a score of Rembrandt works. In Amsterdam y visited Rijksmuseum, where original dollhouse was inspired by author of novel.

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The Filmin online platform is betting in depth on exclusive premieres of series, especially British. In first half of year, it will add to its catalogue titles like Strangler of Rillington Place, produced by BBC and starring Tim Roth and Samantha Morton. In addition, it will release new deliveries of some of fictions that more pull have had among its subscribers, like Durrell, based on books of writer and naturalist Gerald Durrell; Detectives Endeavour's fiction or period drama set in World War Two ladies of war. Outside of Great Britain, platform will also issue third season of Nordic Young and promising, focused on a more youthful audience.

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