The Oscar nomination as a producer for Alfonso Cuarón, for the short film “Le Pupille”, reaffirms his interest in continuing to promote the talent of other filmmakers.
“I am a fan and cinephile of the directors I work with. As a director, the best way I work is when I have complete freedom, so as a producer what I try is that (the filmmakers) are free to create. It would be a selfish act to dictate how they have to do things”, mentioned the author of “Gravity” (2013).
Cuarón is nominated in the category for best short film for having served as “a tool” for the Italian director, Alice Rohrwacher, to create a beautiful 40-minute Christmas movie.
The tape portrays the story of a group of girls who live in an orphanage run by nuns and the preparations they carry out for the celebration of Christmas.
Children’s games, dancing and the desire of the little girls to taste a beautiful red cake are mixed with guilt and the prohibitions of their tutors.
However, the most misfit of girls will be innocent and brave enough to defy the rules that are imposed on them.
“The film has a purity to its characters and leaves a sense of faith in the human spirit within all of today’s complexities. Alice has a very particular look, a very feminine vision, but also a very humanist one,” the producer described.
Reflecting on the subject of the Italian short film makes him think of the parallels that the story has with the film “Pinocchio”, by his dear friend Guillermo del Torowho in this edition is also nominated for the Hollywood Academy Awards in the category of best animated film.
“Somehow in both there is a question of celebrating disobedience and skepticism with power. I think that this questioning of the powers in our lives is very important”, acknowledged the director.
The Mexican filmmaker believes that the nomination for “Le Pupille” does generate progress for the development of international cinema, since As it is an Italian story spoken in its language of origin, intercultural cinema is promoted and promoteddemonstrating the new global trend.
How they approach cinema in the world
For Cuarón, “we are living in a time of transition, the interesting thing about the platforms is that they have brought films from different cultures closer together and have accustomed the public to seeing works from other countries.”
On the other hand, the artist from the capital confessed that the only expectation he has for Sunday, March 12, when the Oscar Awards will be held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, is “celebrate with Alice, Guillermo and other friends” with whom you will meet that night.
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