La Extraña premiers in the Marina Casa de Campo
Outstanding. Forget the star-studded after-party and the endless champagne. The real star of the premier of La Extraña celebrated on Friday May 9th at the Marina Casa de Campo, was without a doubt, La Extraña the movie. It was outstanding in every sense of the word.
As the first ever movie to be filmed almost exclusively in the Casa de Campo resort, La Extraña has set the gold standard. La Extraña is not a good “Dominican movie” it is an excellent movie, punto (full stop). The perfect blend of romance, excitement, thrill and surprise. La Extraña is honestly the best movie I have seen for a long time. And I can’t wait to go see it again. (It opens this Thursday May 15th across the Dominican Republic, including here in the Marina Casa de Campo.)
The acting was excellent. Frank Perozo’s portrayal of a man caught between guilt and lust, as a struggling writer called Jean Louis was not only convincing, but also captivating. While Evelyna Rodriguez’s interpretation of the alluring and mysterious Rosa was perfect. Also to be commended is Yorlla Castillo who played Lucy, the jealous mistress of Jean Louis, and Laura García Godoy, as Gaia the wheel-chair bound ex-wife, as well as of course Crystal Jiménez Vicens, who played the pushy, yet efficient secretary.
Meanwhile the direction and production cannot be faulted. It is clear that when executive producer Sergio Gobbi’s more than 40 year’s experience combined with Cesar Rodriguez’s passion as director, as well as the expertise and energy of Leo Proaño as producer, we had a recipe for success.
And finally the fact that the entire enthralling story enfolded right here in Casa de Campo, over a long weekend within a series of events not dissimilar to those we enjoy on any given weekend in paradise, added a wonderful level of intimacy to La Extraña. Think a night out in the Marina Casa de Campo, a day trip to Palmilla, a round of golf on the Dye Fore and breakfast by the pool. Who hasn’t enjoyed at least one of those activities on a recent weekend in Casa de Campo? For those of us who know and love Casa de Campo, seeing the story unfold literally in our backyard allowed us to connect and identify with the characters as if they really were part of the Casa de Campo community.
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