Movistar Plus+'s original miniseries "The Left-Handed Son," created and directed by Rafael Cobos, will compete in Canneseries. The International Series Festival will be held from Friday 14 April to Wednesday 19 April. "It is a privilege to participate in Canneseries with my first project as the sole creator, screenwriter and director," Cobos said. "And I am proud that in an international festival of this category I can present a story that is closely linked to the personality of my city, Seville, talking about identity and the fact of being different."
"The Left-Handed Son," an original Movistar Plus+ miniseries created and directed by Rafael Cobos, premieres on 27 April on the platform, and will take part in the Short Form Competition. It becomes the fourth Movistar Plus+ original production to compete in Canneseries following "Félix" in 2018, "Perfect Life" in 2019 and "El Inmortal" in 2022. The cast includes María León, winner of the Concha de Oro at the San Sebastián Film Festival, as Lola heads a cast with Tamara Casellas as Maru, Alberto Ruano as Rodrigo, Marisol Membrillo as Pilar and the young ones Hugo Welzel, Numa Paredes and Germán Rueda.
The original soundtrack for "The Left-Handed Son," for which Rafael Cobos has relied on Julio de la Rosa in partnership with other artists, such as Bronquio, Nita, Rocío Márquez and Dalila, adds another narrative layer to the story and endows the miniseries with a rhythm and a tone that are in themselves a statement of intent by the author. Rafael Cobos has constructed the creative and esthetic identity of the miniseries in collaboration with Paco R. Baños, who directed four out of the six episodes.
In "The Left-Handed Son," Lola is a high-class Sevillian mother who attends the drift of her youngest son towards the obscurities of a radical group. In an attempt to understand and recover her son, Lola will relate to Maru, a mother of a different social class who lives in a similar situation to hers. The production, starring María León, addresses the complicated relationship of a mother with her son, the unexpected friendship between two women from very different worlds, and the search for a second chance.
It is a privilege to participate in Canneseries with my first project as the sole creator, screenwriter and director. And I am proud that in an international festival of this category I can present a story that is closely linked to the personality of my city, Seville, talking about identity and the fact of being different.” Rafael Cobos