“Wait until I get on a boat, I’m going to fall into the water, and I’ll call you.”
In dialogue with Clarion after the gala operate, Gaston duprat inform how was the gala operate of Official competitors, the movie he co-directed with Mariano Cohn, and starring Oscar Martinez, Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz, and which had simply been screened within the official part, in competitors for the Golden Lion on the Venice Movie Pageant.
Duprat mentioned that the projection was “very, very good, there was a very good reception, warm, with the Sala Grande at full capacity (although at 50%, due to the sanitary protocol). There was Bardem (for Javier, Penélope Cruz’s partner), Chloé Zhao (the director of Nomadland, winner of the Oscar and awarded last year at the Mostra with the Golden Lion) and the director of Parasites”(Bong Joon-ho, President of the Jury)”.
Mariano Cohn, Banderas, Cruz, Martínez and Gastón Duprat, on the crimson carpet. Photograph EFE
On the way in which to Venice -the Mostra takes place on the island of the Lido, which is crossed by vaporetto or boat taxi- to dine and have fun on the restaurant of the Resort Cipriani, the director of My masterpiece slipped that he obtained “comments and criticisms very good from American magazines, and from Italian and Spanish media ”.
-Now Toronto and San Sebastián await you.
-We aren’t going to the Toronto Pageant, we’re already seeing San Sebastián. This was a tamer, we solely got here 4 moches, and to Toronto for certain we won’t go. It’s tremendous heavy to be on a regular basis with the chinstrap, they cease you to ask you for the proof of the vaccine. Right here, the Palazzo del Cinema property is all fenced off, for those who exit to eat at evening there’s a police and well being checkpoint, it is not like earlier than you walked free. It’s tremendous nicely organized, however there may be that impediment. On Monday we’re going to Argentina. Nothing, that is it.
Marina Borensztein and Oscar Martínez, earlier than the premiere. Photograph EFE
Hours earlier than the screening, he and Mariano Cohn spoke with Clarion.
What’s “Official Competition” about?
The movie “deals with the backstage of the acting creation, how the actors create the emotion that they then transmit to us on the screen,” says Cohn. And that was by no means seen within the motion pictures. There are motion pictures that discuss how a film is made, in these circumstances they’re at all times nostalgic. Ours is the other, it doesn’t communicate with romanticism and focuses on displaying how the actors do, the mechanisms or methods they use to later transfer us by way of the movie, plus the technique of a director, of the character of Penelope on this case. The director can be a way more complicated character, she is just not vulgar, she is nearer to a conceptual, avant-garde or elite artist. She is greater than a filmmaker ”.
Gaston Duprat: -And the whole lot that he proposes in order that they rehearse and perform the movie might be labeled as performances to work with.
Antonio Banderas and his companion, Nicole Kimpel.
Mariano Cohn: -And so they undergo a number of cases, this director throws gasoline on the hearth when this duel of vainness arises between the actors. It’s that they’ve two totally different strategies of motion. One is an mental, a instructor of actors (the character of Oscar Martínez) and the opposite is extra charismatic and widespread, he comes from mainstream cinema. That’s the reason they face one another, they’re from totally different colleges and perceive appearing another way. And, on the identical time, the director has that technique of dealing with them.
Gaston Duprat: -It is a frequent method. It’s not ours.
Producer Jaume Roures and the movie’s employees, competing for the Golden Lion. AFP Photograph
-They’re already accustomed to the Lido. Do you discover one thing unusual, one thing totally different?
Mariano Cohn: -This 12 months there is sort of a wall that separates the crimson carpet from the folks, you can’t witness the tour of the staff to the room. It’s unusual, there are a lot of restrictions, that the PCR, the swab for everybody who goes to the room.
– Does not it matter to you not having the ability to return to Venice, in case you are advised that you’re successful a prize?
-We want to come back to the presentation, we got here to the necessary factor, what occurs subsequent with the award is left to 3rd events, and we now have to return to Argentina on Monday afternoon. We’ve a allow to come back for work, which is 5 days, 120 hours, and if not, we develop into a pumpkin.
-How are they doing?
Gaston Duprat: -Excellent, we had a thousand issues to do, all of us, the actors, the producers, my brother (Andrés, co-writer). A number of exercise on the identical day.
Oscar Martínez is the actor “of the method”, who’s against the character of Antonio Banderas. Photograph EFE
-They’d an excellent day for the screening: on Saturday and on the 19:30 show.
Mariano Cohn: -Tremendous good, and the whole lot is offered earlier than we arrive. The general public in Venice has at all times handled us very nicely.
-With what earlier expectations had they arrived?
Mariano Cohn: -Properly, Official Competitors is a unique film in itself. Already the suggestions we had with the press who had seen the movie in Milan, or in Rome, they had been enthusiastic.
Gaston Duprat: -The efficiency of the actors could be very excessive. They did one thing very exposing. It’s a movie of actors, solely doable to do you probably have nice actors.
Banderas and Nicole Kimpel. The movie will proceed by way of the Toronto and San Sebastián festivals. AFP picture
Mariano Cohn: -If the official competitors was in one other part, we needed to decline the invitation … Right this moment at a press convention everybody commented how good it’s that in Venice they will program a comedy. That is our third comedy, an uncomfortable comedy… It’s not typical for these kind of movies to be invited to compete. That additionally speaks to the connection with the pageant and ours with the general public, that we at all times had an excellent reception with our movies.
-When do they premiere in Argentina?
Gaston Duprat: -In Spain originally of subsequent 12 months, in Argentina we nonetheless do not know.