Carles Porta returns to Movistar Plus + with a new true crime, Light in the darkan original Movistar Plus+ airing on Tuesday, October 31.
After the success of The crime of the Urban Guard y Crimes (both are on the platform), Carles Porta started a long-running series that changed the genre with a clear premise: “it looks like a movie, but it’s real.”
Light in the dark It will begin with two criminal cases: Daniela, Dulce y Bella and The Painter Boy, each told in two episodes with the usual rigor and narrative style of Carles Porta.
Light in the dark, an original Movistar Plus + in collaboration with True Crime Factory and Goroka, another step in the genre that combines the experience of Carles Porta and his respect for the victims and those involved in the cases with an elegant and subtle narration and filming, Be very careful. soundtrack and editing. The title of the series is the narrative and formal concept that governs the chapters: shedding light on the dark parts of our society with the story of crimes that have occurred in recent years in Spain.
Serielizados Fest Madrid 2023 hosts the premiere of Light in the dark with the screening of the first two episodes, the case of Daniela, Dulce y Bella, and with the subsequent discussion.
“In Light in the dark We guarantee a lot of work and energy in every plane, in every note of music, in every statement, fighting to have witnesses, to have civil guards not covering… All this is an effort looking for a good consequence. Then, for the audience to share it, talk about it, it’s theirs, and from there they grow it and become something more, that’s great,” said Carles Porta during the presentation.
“Our purpose is to tell, to tell stories. And if they are solved and sentenced, so much the better, because in the end what you get is a good story. Then, solving the cases is the responsibility of Civil Guard, the Ertzaintza, the Police, the prosecutors, the judges. They are doing very well. Most of the cases have been solved. We must say this. In the Light of Darkness there is no blood, no dead, no gruesome and violent adjectives. Yes, there is tension, there is narrative power. And that is not easy to achieve.
“We always follow the rule of three Rs: Rigor, respect and narrative rhythm. Rigor because everything is true. There is investigative journalism behind it that makes everything we say true. That already challenges a direct hook the viewer. And this fact is insurmountable. And you also have that fact of the researcher, who tells you. Respect is very important, even for murderers, we can destroy them, but no, this is truths that put each person in their place. And above all, respect for the victims. The rhythm of the narrative includes many things. There is an excellent narrative vocation here, from the first sentence to the end . From the first image to the last. Everything has a meaning, everything is thought, everything must have a reason.
Daniela, Dulce y Bella – In the summer of 2019, three men believe they are dating online. A woman promises them a beautiful night if they take her to a lost town in Ribera Alta del Ebro. But Daniela, Dulce and Bella are not who they say they are. The promise of sex and fun can be kidnapping, extortion and violent robbery, at best. Josetxu, a Basque computer scientist who traveled almost three hundred kilometers to reach his appointment in Zaragoza, disappeared for several days without anyone recognizing him. The Civil Guard and the Ertzaintza must coordinate to find him. And every minute counts…
The Painter Boy – On April 6, 1987, in Malaga, David Guerrero left his home and disappeared. At the age of 13, he was a child prodigy at painting. That day a journalist was waiting for him at the gallery where he exhibited a painting for the first time. But David did not appear. How can a child leave his home and disappear without anyone seeing? Almost 40 years later, this question still remains unanswered. The police continue to investigate and David’s family continues to hope that one day their son will return home.