publicado el 25/02/2021 por Vaca Films
SKY HIGH, released on December 18, 2020 in Spain, has already grossed 2 million at the Spanish box office and 315,000 spectators have come to theaters to enjoy Vaca Films‘ latest theatrical release.
SKY HIGH has starred in the second best opening of a Spanish film since the reopening of theaters last June 2020, only surpassed by Santiago Segura’s “Padre no hay más que uno 2”. It is also the highest grossing Spanish film in the first two months of 2021.
The new fast-paced robbery thriller directed by Daniel Calparsoro is thus confirmed as one of the greatest successes of recent Spanish cinema, having been widely chosen as one of the favorite titles by the audience since its theatrical release on December 18, and since then it has remained at the top of the ranking of the most watched films. Critics have also endorsed it, considering it “the director’s best film in recent times”, “brilliant”, “perfect for returning to the cinema” and “highly recommended”.
Vaca Films, producer of the film, as well as the distributor Universal Pictures International Spain, thank the film exhibitors for their support in such a complicated and uncertain period, allowing the public to choose and enjoy SKY HIGH as a cultural leisure option.
SKY HIGH stars Miguel Herrán (Goya 2016 for Best New Actor for A cambio de nada and starring in Money Heist and Elite), Carolina Yuste (Goya 2019 for Best Supporting Actress for Carmen and Lola), Asia Ortega (Tu Hijo) and Luis Tosar (Quien a Hierro Mata and winner of 3 Goya Awards for Cell 211, Te doy mis ojos and Los lunes al sol), seconded by Patricia Vico (To Steal from a Thief), Fernando Cayo (Money Heist), César Mateo (El accidente) and debutants Richard Holmes or rapper Ayax, among others.
SKY HIGH counts with the participation of some of the most followed artists in the national urban music scene: Ayax, Dollar Selmouni, Jarfaiter, Ramseys, Carlytos Vela or Rukeli, in which is their first incursion in the cinema. His soundtrack has been composed by Carlos Jean, and combines electronic and urban rhythms with songs by C. Tangana or the new single by DJ Nano, “El Tridente” (feat Costa). The tracklist includes “Hasta el cielo”, the main theme of the movie, which is already available on all digital platforms.
Ángel is a boy from the suburbs of Madrid whose life will change forever the day he meets Estrella in a discotheque. After a fight with Poli, the girl’s possessive boyfriend, he discovers that Ángel has a talent for getting into trouble and, more importantly, for getting out of them. That’s why he encourages him to join his band of robers who have the entire police force of Madrid in check.
Ángel’s ambition will make him dive into a pyramid of robberies, easy money and shady deals, which will take him from Madrid to Ibiza. His skill will also make him the protégé of Rogelio, a capo who controls the black market in the capital, and Sole, his daughter, will be infatuated with him.
Ángel’s climb will be unstoppable, and he will soon become one of the country’s most wanted robbers. And as the police siege intensifies, he will have to decide between Sole or the love of his life, Estrella.
A journey that began in the humblest of suburbs and has as its goal the highest thing: the sky.
SKY HIGH is a Vaca Films‘ production (The mess you leave behind, The Unit, Eye for an eye, El Niño, Cell 211), directed by Daniel Calparsoro (To steal from a thief), written by Jorge Guerricaechevarría. The film counts with RTVE, Movistar+, Telemadrid, Canal + and Netflix‘s participation and ICAA (Culture’s Ministry) and Programm Media‘s participation. International sales by Playtime. Universal Pictures International Spain distributes the film in theaters in Spain.