last March 10 NATURCYL collaborated with the Castilla and leon meeting, the Salamanca Provincial Council and Wanda Nature at the movie previewDEHESA, The forest of the Iberian lynx».
After two and a half years of filming, this took place at the Teatro Unicaja Banco de Salamanca, which has become the only preview that could be held due to COVID-19, since the production company wanda nature se has been forced to cancel all premieres of this fantastic film until this pandemic passes.
The new feature film from the director of 'Cantábrico' takes us to the great unknown of the Iberian Peninsula, the pasture. A unique forest in the world in which we will discover very diverse sensations. Holm oaks, cork oaks and gall oaks give rise to a battlefield where large herbivores compete, where elegant and stealthy Iberian lynxes and formidable eagles hunt, where flowers hide predators with surprising camouflage. But it can also be a friendly place that receives thousands of long-distance travelers every year, who have their winter quarters in these places. They look for a warmer climate and the most precious food, the gold of the pasture: acorns. The bargaining chip that these trees use with animals to preserve their existence.
After two and a half years of filming, we announce that now we have to wait to see it in theaters and we will announce the new release dates in advance. After the success of CANTÁBRICO, which has become the most watched documentary in cinema in recent years with 110,000 viewers in the rooms, the director Joaquin Gutierrez Acha and the producer Jose Maria Morales They return with this new spectacular film about our nature that closes the trilogy formed together with GUADALQUIVIR and CANTÁBRICO.
The impressive images shot by Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha and his team, captivating in themselves, are exalted thanks to the meticulous sound of the naturalist Carlos de Hita, who also writes the texts of the locution, and the wonderful music of the Spanish woman living in the US, Victoria de la Vega.
The new feature film by the director of CANTÁBRICO takes us to the great unknown of the Iberian Peninsula, DEHESA. A unique forest in the world where we will discover very different sensations. Holm oaks, cork oaks and gall oaks give rise to a battlefield where large herbivores compete, where elegant and stealthy Iberian lynxes and formidable eagles hunt, where flowers hide predators with surprising camouflage. But it can also be a friendly place that receives thousands of long-distance travelers every year, who have their winter quarters in these places. They look for a warmer climate and the most precious food, the gold of the DEHESA, acorns. The bargaining chip that these trees use with animals to preserve their existence.
A unique forest model in the world where man and wildlife walk together.
The undisputed protagonist of this film is the ecosystem itself, La Dehesa, an exclusive ecosystem of the Iberian Peninsula. The most exclusive species of Iberian fauna are concentrated in the Iberian pastures: black storks, black vultures, Iberian lynxes, imperial eagles, are just some of the most representative. The last two, the Iberian lynx and imperial eagle, do not exist anywhere else in the world, they are endemic to the Iberian Peninsula.
Surprising images, very complicated to shoot and on many occasions never seen before.
La Dehesa is a place inhabited by man and easily accessible, where amateur and professional cameras have collected huge amounts of images of its landscapes and inhabitants. The challenge for the film crew has been to show La Dehesa in a different way, like it had never been filmed before. For this, sophisticated filming equipment has been used, an excellent human team both for filming and support, scientists, naturalists, etc. And more than two years of filming to try to achieve excellence in each sequence.
These are some of the impressive images for which you cannot miss DEHESA at its premiere:
* Surprising images of the behavior of the Iberian lynx have been collected.
* We will stealthily sneak into the privacy of the griffon vulture: we will be able to see them bathing in groups, in secret places where they become extremely vulnerable due to the impressive load of water they carry in their bodies, which would prevent them from flying in the event of an eventuality.
* We will be surprised by the fight for survival of our protagonists when we see the incredible images of the dispute between foxes and vultures for food.
* We will see unpublished images, such as the sequence of a buzzard hunting frogs on the edge of a pond. In this case, the particularity is that frogs are not the usual prey for this bird of prey, which bases its diet mainly on small mammals, birds and reptiles.
* We will witness, during the bellowing, the fights between male deer, common, but complicated to film. In DEHESA we will be able to see a spectacular sequence where violent fights between these deer are shown in slow motion.
* The Time Lapse technique also leaves us with spectacular images that have probably never been filmed before, such as the opening of one of the most beautiful flowers in La Dehesa, the peonies, also known as the Alexandria rose.
As soon as this crisis is over, we will notify you of the press passes and theatrical releases where you can discover DEHESA, The Iberian Lynx Forest.