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At PortAventura Business & Events, we wish to congratulate the whole Son of Cain team on the news that Jesus Monllaó’s debut film has been selected to take part, from 22 August to 2 September 2013, in the Focus on World Cinema section of the prestigious Montreal World Film Festival in Canada. The celebration is twofold since “Son of Cain” has also been selected as a finalist for the La Violette d’Or award at Cinespaña, the Toulouse Spanish Film Festival, which will take place from 27 September to 6 October 2013.

PortAventura Business & Events continues to support the film “Son of Cain”, the last 20 minutes of which were filmed in our Convention Centre. Based on Ignacio García-Valiño’s novel “Dear Cain”, this Mediterranean thriller, starring José Coronado, Maria Molins and David Solans, was shot in Tarragona, birthplace of the director.

The PortAventura Business & Events Convention Centre provided the cinematic location for the final weeks of filming of a “Mediterranean thriller” starring Jesús Coronado, María Molins and David Solans. Following the presentation of “Son of Cain” at the Malaga and Tarragona festival and the screenings in Madrid and Barcelona, the two main screening locations, the movie had its big screen premiere on 31st May 2013 and was a resounding success both at the box office and with the critics. Jesús Monllaó, said to the publication TravelManager (June 2013, no. 12) that: “The Convention Centre was chosen as one of the locations for the shooting of Son of Cain due to its ample spaces that adapted fully to the demands of the scenes filmed there. Its natural light, which can be found in almost every room in the centre, was also of vital importance, and also particularly noteworthy is the building architecture, the precision of the technical and human services, continually available and of high quality”.

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After the success of the film Son of Cain at the Malaga Festival and its presentation in Tarragona, the city where this “Mediterranean thriller” was filmed, the team led by the director Jesús Monllaó will be at the long-awaited film-screening in Barcelona today, the 28th May 2013. Part of the cast will be at the “Club Coliseum” cinema (Rambla de Catalunya 23) to enjoy the screening of this film alongside guests and members of the press. Based on Ignacio García Valiño’s bestseller “Dear Cain”, it tells the story of Nico Albert (David Sloans), a difficult and exceptionally gifted teenager with a unique obsession: chess.  Concerned by their son’s strange attitude, his parents decide to hire the services of child psychologist Julio Beltrán.  From there on, the plot traps the viewer in a story where discovering the truth in time will be the only way to avoid the essence of evil taking over the main characters’ lives. With the last scenes being filmed at its Convention Centre, PortAventura Business & Events, together with Life & Pictures, are supporting the promotion of “Son of Cain”.

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Tomorrow, “Son of Cain” debuts in the cinemas.

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PortAventura Convention Centre welcomed onsite the Mediterranean Thriller “Son of Cain, in its fifth week of filming, to shoot the final scenes of the film.  Yet again the PortAventura Business & Events Convention Centre demonstrates its versatility and flexibility as a multi-functional space that adapts to the different needs of clients. Today, Friday 10 May 2013 sees the film’s premiere in Tarragona, which will be attended by the stars and main crew members. 

Son of Cain is a film based on Ignacio García Valiño’s bestseller “Dear Cain”, finalist in the 2006 V City of Torrevieja Novel Award. It tells the story of Nico Albert, a difficult and exceptionally gifted teenager with a unique obsession: chess. Concerned by their son’s strange attitude, his parents decide to hire the services of child psychologist Julio Beltrán. Through therapy and their common love for chess, Julio will enter Nico’s disquieting inner world and complex relationship with his apparently model family, where discovering the truth in time will be the only way to avoid the essence of evil taking over their lives. 

The film’s director, Jesús Monllaó, has written, produced and directed 3 short films, all receiving national and international awards.  The film-maker, born in Tarragona in 1967, chose PortAventura’s Convention Centre as one of the main locations for his first feature film. The cast includes the actors: Jesús Coronado (Nico’s father) who has recently been awarded the Malaga Sur Prize at the 2013 Malaga Festival  in  honour of his professional career;  Maria Molins (Nico’s mother), star of the film “El Bosc” for which she received the Gaudí Award for Best Leading Actress; Julio Manrique (Nico’s therapist), an renowned actor of cinema, television and theatre; David Solans (Nico), who has made his acting debut at the age of 16 years old with this film;  Abril García (Laura, Julio’s niece); Mercè Rovira and Jack Taylor.

PortAventura Business & Events is ready to welcome a wide variety of activities and events. PortAventura clients can enjoy multi-functional and exclusive spaces that adapt to any kind of event. Its premises offer a broad range of settings for work and leisure, notably the PortAventura Convention Centre, 2 parks, 4 four-star hotels, 2000 bedrooms, Beach Club, Golf and Teambuilding activities, etc. All of which epitomise the versatile nature of PortAventura Business & Events.

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The cast of the film: Jesús Coronado, Abril García, David Solans, Maria Molins and Julio Manrique.

The cast of the film: Jesús Coronado, Abril García, David Solans, Maria Molins and Julio Manrique.

The director, Jesus Manllaó, directing the scenes recorded at PortAventura Convention Centre.

The director, Jesus Manllaó, directing the scenes recorded at PortAventura Convention Centre.

The actress Abril García during the filming of "Fill de Caín".

The actress Abril García during the filming of “Son of Caín”.

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