Writer: Ramon Campos
Directors: Carlos Sedes, Silvia Quers
Music: Lucio Godoy
Costume design: Helena Sanchís
Stars: Yon González, Amaia Salamanca
1905, Northern Spain.
A young boy of humble background Julio Olmedo came to the luxurious Grand Hotel to look for his sister Cristina, who worked there as a maid and had not written to him for too long. Although he was told Cristina was fired for theft, Julio thought something has happened to her and was determined to find her.
He mader himself a waiter under the name Julio Espinosa to investigate his sister's disappearance, thus met Alicia Alarcón, the younger daughter of the hotel's owner Doña Teresa who decided to help him.
And they fell in love.
Original idea and screenplay
1975, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
He is co-founder of Bambu Producciones, which is the creator of some of the most elegant spainish tv series including: Gran Hotel, Velvet, Seis Hermanas, Gran Reserva.
"Dicen por ahí que el cine es como las carreras de coches de época y la tele la Fórmula Uno, a toda ostia, y eso es lo que me entusiasma".
1982, Ferrol, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
1980, Galicia, Spain, producer, writer
She is co-founder of Bambu Producciones, which is the creator of some of the most elegant spainish tv series including: Gran Hotel, Velvet, Seis Hermanas, Gran Reserva.
The time: 1905-1907
The place: The story took place in a fictional place in Northern Spain called Cantaloa, which is in reality Cantabria Province, and the main location for Gran Hotel is the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander.
Helena Sanchís is the director of costume design for the series, whose seamstresses make most of the outfits of the characters in her workshop in Villaviciosa de Odón, a small town close to Madrid.
According to her, her main inspiration and reference point are the artworks of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (Valencia; 27 Februray 1863-Cercedilla, 10 August 1923), which is most obvious in the wardrobes of Alicia.
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida ( 27 February 1863 – 10 August 1923) was a Spanish painter. Sorolla excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works are characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the bright sunlight of Spain and sunlit water.
Spanish-Argentinian film composer & music producer
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