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With Mirtha Legrand in the audience, Juan José Campanella reopens the Politema Theater

And finally, the big night arrived. Juan Jose Campanella and his colleagues gave themselves joy in cutting ribbons and opening Teatro Politema, dozens of members of the artistic community in the audience (actors, directors, producers, journalists) and a special guest – as director of “Almost My Aunt”, secret in their eyes-: Mrs. Mirtha Legrand.

About what In 1958 it became an empty lot. In the center of Buenos Aires, Winner Argentine Film Producer Juan José Campanella, an Oscar, has once again built a theater that was officially inaugurated on the night of Tuesday, June 21, aspires to be a place to reunite after the pandemic.

the actors Luis Brandoni, Mauricio Dayab, Lizzie Tagliani, Roberto Moldavsky, Oski Guzmánentrepreneur Carlos Rotemberg and Gustavo Yankleevich (Politema, in charge of the first staging of the play La Verdad), City Culture Minister Enrique Avogadro And many more representatives of the artistic world saw the ribbon cutting with which the legendary chamber was inaugurated.

Of course the notes, and the applause took them Mirtha Legrand, young 95 years oldwho arrived with his daughter Marcella Tinere to enjoy theater and staging Truth,

Juan José Campanella (at right), with his colleagues from the production company 100 Bears, at the Politema Theater ribbon cutting.

Juan José Campanella (at right), with his colleagues from the production company 100 Bears, at the Politema Theater ribbon cutting.

pure history of the city

Thought to release in 2020, The Politema theater was stuck in long imprisonment due to the covid facing Argentina, But two years later, Campanella wishes to become more involved in the theatrical circuit that surrounds her in the famous Corrientes Street.

The theater was initially inaugurated in 1879, with a . was the presence of Domingo Faustino SarmientoNayak who was already the President of the Republic and then served as a Senator for the San Juan Province.

Among the roommates (“Their Ghosts, Who Are Among Us”, revived Campanella) are actors such as the brothers. Armando and Enrique Santos Dicapolo, Narciso Ibáez Mantas -that directed there dirty handsby Sartre, in which famous alfredo alcon– You tita marello (Mirtha Legrand reminded Campanella while he was giving the inaugural address).

And also the popular comedian Pablo Palitos, whose family had two representatives, today’s actresses, in the room: His daughter Graciela Pal and his granddaughter Manuela Palli,

The hall of the Poltema Theater gathered together with the entire theatrical community of the city of Buenos Aires.

The hall of the Poltema Theater gathered together with the entire theatrical community of the city of Buenos Aires.

Campanella’s desire

“I feel like after the pandemic and especially the quarantine, people to meet again, go back to community activities where we are with others. I need it and I think a lot of people do too,” Campanella said.

Next to the seats, Campanella pointed out that, unlike the cinema, Theater “All over the world is healing”.

“Probably because in the theater you meet not only with the public, but you also get along with the actors. We are all a part of it and it is like a celebration that brings a lot of joyVery happy because the acting we had come to see is also with us personally,” he explained.

Buenos Aires offers dozens of works in Corrientes Street’s larger theaters and smaller alternative theaters, which operate at full capacity. It is undoubtedly a dramatic city.

Dario Barsi at the opening of the Politema Theater.

Dario Barsi at the opening of the Politema Theater.

62 year old Campanella won the Oscar in 2010 By secret in their eyesHe It also earned him the Goya Award, In his filmography he also highlights bride’s son, story of wolves and animated film foosball, On television in the United States, he has directed episodes of the series. Dr Ghar You Law and orderamong other.

but believes that theater is inseparable from its existence,

“It is very difficult to say what is the place of theater and which is the place of cinema in my life. Because it is the place of my mother and that of my son, or the place of my wife and that of my brother. Each of them occupies 100% of the spaceR. They’re like gas, not like a body, they mix and occupy all the space,” he says.

Sebastian Battaglia.  Boca Koch also gave gifts at the Politema Theater.

Sebastian Battaglia. Boca Koch also gave gifts at the Politema Theater.

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Campanella proposes to solidify this union in this new Politema room 705 spectator capacity and which will also be used for the launch of films,

“We hope that this theater, in addition to being the place where you come to see a certain play, turns that very room into the place you want to go,” he says.

The theatre, originally named Politema, is one of the oldest in the city of Buenos Aires. Built in 1879, it was demolished in 1958, but Its destruction led to such disapproval that a law was enacted that required the reconstruction of a theatre.Nothing but the place where there used to be one, Campanella explains.

Annibal Pacano, one of the artists present at the opening of Politema.

Annibal Pacano, one of the artists present at the opening of Politema.

“Politema is a type of theater that had many themes. They were theaters that could change their configuration. In this, in the original, the seats were raised and it was a ballroom, you could do a circus … all that He was a cop because he had many forms,” ​​he says.

“We also want to work in multiple disciplines. It won’t be different in form, but there will be a screen, a cinema, a little poly prefix will continue to be validated,” he adds.

On stage, Campanella stood out for his adaptations and directing lasama parkA work by Herb Gardner who, in addition to presenting in Argentina, moved to Spain in 2019 with Luis Brandoni and Eduardo Blanco, a very good friend of the director and also present at the theater’s reopening,

But the spirit of the new theater does not make him forget what he calls his “worst fear”: that the cinema and its halls have been left behind.

“Sometimes in my worst fears because I’m a film person, sometimes I say” What if cinema was a thing of the 20th century, that technological advances made people choose to watch it at home?“He was amazed.

“It’s a fear that I have. I expect people to come back, but the production system is already feeding back so that doesn’t happen. Movies that aren’t great action or superheroes are supposedly great shows.” They already have plans to release in cinema as well as on television, so they make it difficult for the audience,” Campanella laments.

work more guests

for the function of Truth (the director Cyrus Zorzolic and starring Tomas Fonzi, Candela Vetrano, Marie Del Cerro and Agustin Cache Sierra) actors also participated Dario Barsi, Pachu Pea, Emilia Atias, El Turco Nayeem, Gustavo Luppi and also Boca Juniors Technical Director, Sebastian Battaglia, The Argentine Theater is all set to celebrate an unforgettable night.

Source: AFP / Nina Negron

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