Barbara Mori, Ricardo de Montreuil, Christian Meier back for ‘Mistura’
Mexican Barbara Mori and Peruvian Christian Meier and Helmer writer Ricardo de Montreuil reunite for culinary drama Mistura, some 17 years after their box-office hit La Mujer de Mi Hermano (My Brother’s Wife). 2005
They will be joined by Magaly Solier, known for her starring role in Peru’s Oscar-nominated and 2009 Berlinale Golden Bear winner The Milk of Sorrow.
“Mistura,” meaning mixture or mix, is set in 1960s Peru, where Mori plays Norma, who, after being abandoned by her husband (played by Meier), must face the scorn of Lima’s elite high society. She reinvents herself by teaming up with people from communities she previously ignored to open a restaurant that will help her rediscover Peru, its cultural diversity and spectacular cuisine.
Peruvian gastronomy has always been a major draw for both culinary enthusiasts and serious food critics. Three Lima restaurants made the annual list of the world’s 50 best restaurants, with chef Virgilio Martinez coming second in Central’s ranking. The successful combination of the popular cast of “Mistura” and the Peruvian cuisine could only increase the international appeal of the drama.
Meier (Fox’s “El General Naranjo”) also reunites with his “Magallanes” co-star Solier, who plays Norma’s home cooking from the Andes. Marco Zunino, whose credits include Chicago, West Side Story, Rent, Cabaret and Javier Fuentes-Leon’s Las mejores familias, takes on the role of a legendary television host.
Mistura is produced by Ivan Orlic of Peru, founder of Seine Pictures who produced the biopic Pele: Birth of a Legend, Larry Flynt for President and the comedy The Space Between starring Kelsey Grammer, and Paramount Pictures was released in 2021.
The latest production from Seine Pictures, Eating Our Way to Extinction, is narrated by Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and recently won Best Documentary at the 2022 Environmental Media Awards.
Among other things, Mori is known for her career-launching role in the globally successful telenovela “Rubi”. Aside from La mujer de mi hermano, which was widely distributed in the US by Lionsgate and Fox in Latin America, Mori has starred in a number of films including Dolor, amor y viceversa, Cometas and Cantinflas. .”
In 2012 she founded her production company Lua Producciones and since then has produced films such as Alicia in Marialandia, Treinta soltera y fantástica and the TV series Dos Lunas.
Both Mori and Meier are executive producers on Mistura.
De Montreuil also directed the Sundance 2008 Official Selection’s Mancora and Universal Studios’ Lowriders, produced by Imagine Entertainment and Blumhouse. Most recently, he completed production on the pilot of Amazon’s latest drama, Once Upon A Time in Aztlan, directed by George Lopez. De Montreuil is represented by Brett Etre on Untitled.
DOP Karina Silva, who also served as first cinematographer on the Disney+ Lucasfilm series The Mandalorian and received the 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Award for her work on Doble 9, is set to film the drama, with principal photography slated for 2023.
https://variety.com/2022/film/global/barbara-mori-christian-meier-ricardo-de-montreuil-1235429127/ Barbara Mori, Ricardo de Montreuil, Christian Meier back for ‘Mistura’