HBO Europe Unveils Spanish Anthology Series 'At Home' From Directors in Isolation

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'At Home' directors from left to right: Leticia Dolera, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Paula Ortiz, Carlos Marqués-Marcet and Elena Martín.

It will feature five scripted shorts shot in the living quarters of five Spanish filmmakers.

HBO Europe is tapping into the coronavirus crisis for an innovative new anthology series. 

At Home (En Casa) will feature five stories about isolation, born from the unprecedented situation caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic and filmed by five Spanish directors. The episodes will be shot in the homes where the filmmakers are confined, their only collaborators the people they are isolating with. They have been provided with some basic equipment, including a smartphone.

Leticia Dolera (Perfect Life, Requirements to be a Normal Person), Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Mother, The Candidate, May God Forgive Us), Paula Ortiz (The Bride, Chrysalis), Carlos Marqués-Marcet (The Days to Come, Anchor & Hope, 10,000 Km) and Elena Martín (Julia ist) are each set to create and direct an episode. 

The series will span several genres, including romantic comedy, drama and even fantasy. Through each director's point of view, At Home will pose questions about living through this situation: What would happen if your boyfriend left you the morning the confinement was announced? Could being quarantined at home be a brutally liberating experience? What if isolating with your partner makes you see they are not who you thought they were? Is it possible to travel in this context without leaving the same room? What would it be like to live this experience in a commune with seven friends? Each episode will be approximately 15 minutes long.

At Home, which is scheduled to be made available in Spain in the next few weeks and in other HBO Europe territories at a later date, is created by Warner Bros. Itvp España, in collaboration with Caballo Films, exclusively for HBO Europe.