'Hogar' by Alumnus David Pastor '04 Begins Production wit Netflix
January 7, 2019
Hogar, a feature directed by David Pastor '04 and his brother Alex Pastor, has begun production, and will premiere on Netflix in 2020.
Variety called the film Netflix’s, “highest-profile Spanish original film to date,” and said that the Pastor brothers, “have carved a reputation for upscale genre films or thrillers, working with leading U.S. and Spanish companies such as Paramount Pictures (Carriers) and Morena Films (The Last Days).”
In Hogar, Javier Muñoz was a successful executive, but after a year of unemployment, he and his family make the decision to leave the apartment that they can’t afford. One day, Javier discovers that he still has a set of keys of his old home and starts spying in the young couple that now lives there. Little by little, Javier will start to infiltrate the lives of the new owners, determined to recover the life he has lost...even if it means destroying anyone that comes in his way. The film stars Javier Gutierrez (Foreign-Language Oscar Contender- Champions), Mario Casas (The Skin of the Wolf), Bruna Cusí (Goya Award winner for Best Actress for Verano 1993) and Ruth Díaz (Tarde para la ira). and is produced by Nostromo Pictures (Palmeras en la nieve, El Guardián Invisible, Contratiempo).
“Hogar is a project we have been dreaming about for years that explores some of our favourite topics: desire, ambition and the insanity that is hidden beneath the peaceful surface of the everyday life,” the Pastor brothers stated in an interview on Netflix, “Javier Muñoz, our leading man, is the broken mirror where the most materialistic aspirations of modern society are reflected. It is an honor that Javier, Mario, Bruna and Ruth have decided to join this adventure and that Netflix and Nostromo Pictures have bet on our most personal and bold proposal.”