Cecilia Alvear: Coming Soon to a Screen Near You: the Saga of the Empress of the Galapagos
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(The "Baroness" and her two lovers on Floreana Island, Galapagos)
There are many legends about the "Enchanted Islands" as some call the Galápagos, none more intriguing than the saga of several Europeans who arrived at the archipelago in the 1930's in search of "Paradise." Among the most fascinating yarns is that of a woman who called herself "The Empress of the Galápagos" and billed herself as a "Baroness." It is the stuff films noirs are made of. A tale of adventure, love or lust triangles, betrayals, violence, perhaps murder?
No wonder that all these years later those events inspired documentary film makers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine to co-produce and direct The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, featuring the voices of Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Josh Radnor, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann and Gustaf Skarsgard. As reported in The Wrap, The film is now in post-production and will be released later this year.
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