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Jack Rico

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2011/02/10 at 12:00am

Michael Cera to act in a Spanish language movie

02.10.2011 | By |

Michael Cera to act in a Spanish language movie

New York (USA), February 10 (ShowBizCafe.com) – Michael Cera, one of the most popular young actors in Hollywood, will head to Chile to film a movie completely spoken in Spanish with Chilean director Sebastián Silva (The Maid) very soon.

The news has surprised more than one, including us. The revelation came at the hands of Puerto Rican filmmaker Miguel Arteta, who directed him in the very funny and intellectually stimulating ‘Youth in Revolt’.  According to the director, Cera is in intensive Spanish classes. “He’s spending six hours a day to learn Spanish. He follows his own heart,” says Arteta who was quoted by the website The Playlist.

The criticisms on Michael Cera, whose last film was ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,’ is that he always plays the same character over and over again. This high concept project would give him the opportunity to shock the industry and prove his versatility. However, asking an actor who has never spoken Spanish, to be fluent in a language that is not his for the duration of an entire film, is perhaps asking too much. The expectations are tremendous and the pressure to not ruin the language or puncture the ears of the Latino audience is enormous.

Cera is not the first comic talent to cross-over to the Hispanic world. Will Ferrell has already agreed to act in the soap opera parody ‘Casa de mi Padre’ with Mexican icons Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal. Let’s hope for the best that these projects are quality comedies worthy of attracting more attention to the US Hispanic landscape.

Alex Florez

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2010/06/22 at 12:00am

La Nana

06.22.2010 | By |

Rating: 3.0

Rated: Not available.
Release Date: 2009-10-16
Starring: Sebastián Silva
Director(s):
Distributor:
Film Genre:
Country:Chile
Official Website: http://www.themaidmovie.com/

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Alex Florez

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2009/10/15 at 12:00am

The Maid

10.15.2009 | By |

The Maid

La Nana’ llega a tierras estadounidenses como un mensaje dentro de una botella. Silenciosamente remitido por el cineasta chileno Sebastián Silva, el mensaje es sencillo y sincero.  Es un relato de mucha idiosincrasia y a la vez, un estudio de la condición humana para compartir dondequiera que la corriente lo lleve.

Silva nos cuenta de Raquel (Catalina Saavedra), una mujer agria e introvertida, que lleva 23 años trabajando de nana para una familia de un estrato social alto. Un día, Pilar (Claudia Celedón), su patrona, contrata a otra nana para ayudarla. Raquel, sintiendo peligrar su lugar en la familia, marca su territorio espantando a la recién llegada con crueles e infantiles maltratos psicológicos. A partir de entonces la película toma un tono jocoso y por momentos pierde el norte haciéndonos esperar más de la cuenta para saber como termina todo. No obstante, sale uno del teatro sintiéndose parte de la familia.  

La película se inspira mucho en el ‘cine de realidad’ o ‘cinéma vérité’, el estilo de cine que comenzó a mediados del siglo XX como una reacción europea hacia el sistema clásico de hacer películas. Un estilo que utiliza muchas técnicas naturalistas que muchas veces resultan en una fotografía temblorosa.  Piensen en esos vídeos caseros que tenemos todos guardados de alguna fiesta de cumpleaños donde la cámara no deja de moverse. Les advierto: si fácilmente se marea con los movimientos, ¡aléjense de esta película!  

Realmente es una lástima porque cine latinoamericano como este es raro y no debería arriesgarse a dar pretextos para no verla.

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