Filmmaker Clara Roquet is a lucky star for several of her Spain filmmaker contemporaries as we just learned that she has contributed to one more project currently in prep mode. Carlos Marques-Marcet reteams with his 10,000KM co-screenwriter for a project that puts a twist to the typical euthanasia end-of-life in Switzerland film treatments. Screen Daily reports that They Will Be Dust will go into production this year with Lastor Media’s Tono Folguera producing. The interesting move her is that the film will fall under the musical drama sub-genre. Folguera is quoted as saying this is, “a reflection on the right to a dignified death, with a musical part. I am convinced that this film will be one of the most talked about in European cinema next year.”
They Will Be Dust is about a woman diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour who decides to undertake a last trip to Switzerland to decide how and when to end her life with the help of an assisted dying association. Her partner and daughter must work out where they fit in.
Marcet’s debut 10,000KM was awarded the Goya Prize for Best Novel Director, five Gaudí prizes from the Catalan Film Academy and more than fifteen awards from international festivals. Roquet helped pen Que nadie duerma by Antonio Mendez Esparza and Elena Martín’s Creatura – both should be released in 2023.