VENICE (EFE) .— Óscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain reverse gender roles within the adaptation of “Secrets of a Marriage”, Ingmar Bergman’s unique collection from 1973 that they introduced yesterday on the Venice Movie Competition that HBO will premiere on 13 of September.
The Guatemalan actor makes a triplet on the Mostra as he additionally stars in “The Card Counter” by Paul Schrader, which is competing for the Golden Lion and “Dune”, Dennis Villeneuve’s sci-fi superproduction, introduced the day earlier than yesterday out of competitors.
“I feel overwhelmed,” Isaac admitted at a press convention, “now I am filming in Budapest – the” Moon Knight “series – and it gave me a lot of energy to come here to share these projects that were held up for so long” by Covid-19.
Isaac and Jessica have been pals since school and labored collectively on movies like “A Most Violent Year” (2014) by JC Chandor, which gave them many benefits when it got here to tackling this new model of “Secrets of a marriage” that he wrote and directed Hagai Levi (“In Treatment” and “The Affair”).
“It’s been a blessing in the sense that there is immediate trust and you know that you can be completely honest,” Jessica stated, “but it surely’s additionally difficult as a result of typically you wanted a break, we have been on a regular basis studying our minds and it was like ‘ Get out of my head now. ‘
Isaac agrees: “It is great not to have the usual worries when you do such an intimate work but on the other hand it is very intense and you constantly worry so much about the other that it is difficult to have your space”.
Levi reevaluates the dilemmas posed by the unique collection: love, want, constancy, coexistence in marriage and divorce, by way of the gaze of a up to date American couple and reversing roles.
If within the unique collection he was the untrue one and the one who took the cash house, right here she is. Mira (Jessica) is an formidable and assured tech government who’s dissatisfied along with her marriage and Jonathan (Isaac) is a complacent and cerebral philosophy professor determined to take care of their relationship.
“For years I thought that making an adaptation was pointless, but the idea of reversing the roles made me see that it had a new angle and it was a very interesting genre experiment,” stated Levi.
Isaac expressed his want that the collection resonate with the viewer and that they really feel trustworthy. “That there is some catharsis about what a relationship means,” he stated, “typically residing collectively is unbelievable and stylish, and different instances you need to kill your self if you need to speak to that particular person once more, I believe it is one thing that many will be capable of join with. ”.
One other distinction with respect to the unique, in keeping with Levi, is that that collection was a full-blown assault on the establishment of marriage: “Today marriage is no longer an institution, it has been so attacked that in any case I felt that it should tend to on the contrary, to emphasize that a separation is also something very traumatic ”.
For Jessica Chastain, probably the most attention-grabbing factor about “Secrets of a marriage” was the gender experiment and the exploration of what it means to be a lady right now “in terms of salary, who supports the family or the relationship with sex”, very completely different from the time of Ingmar Bergman.
The American actress says she felt very uncovered on this work. “Hagai (Levi) asked me to write a morning diary to share with him, I felt very exposed and it was hard to go home and leave work because part of myself was there.”