MSU Cinema International continues its 5th Spanish-language film festival with “The Return”
Murray State Cinema International continues its cycle of genre representation and festival of 5 Spanish-language films back, or later back, End of this week. Show director Dr Thérèse Saint-Paul spoke to Tracy Ross about the upcoming film and its director, screenwriter and star Hernan Jimenez.
from the MSU Cinema International website:
“back This is the story of a delicious and heartbreaking trip to Costa Rica after ten years in New York for 30-year-old Antonio. Actor and director Hernán Jiménez not only wrote, directed and wrote this second feature film, but also funded it with proceeds from his first feature film, his comedy work and America’s most successful Kickstarter campaign. On this day. Far from the image of Costa Rica promoted by the country’s Ministry of Tourism, back It became Costa Rica’s highest grossing film of all time and the first to gain international recognition. “
“[This film] It’s almost like an autobiography, “San Pablo Begins”. [about] A writer who lived ten years in New York… Nothing was right for him in Costa Rica. It turns out there are questions: why did he really leave? Was it just being a writer or were there other reasons? I think this movement [raises] Lots of questions, like why do people live in their home ports? Some people never leave… Some people go back and forth… Some people never come back. In this case, we discovered that something may have leaked. “
Saint Paul continues: “When he returns, he changes. “You’ll never be the same when you come back, but are you better?” Are you more tolerant than you were when you left? Do you like your country more after seeing something else? All of these questions appear in this film. It’s a very beautiful film. It’s funny. There are serious problems in family relationships, with friends… so this is an interesting movie for many reasons.
“There are certainly a lot of Jimenez in this film. In fact, she says that. It’s its own story. When he comes home… he’s actually in culture shock. He is shocked by his culture. In the chaos of Latin life: extroverted, sometimes crazy, sometimes completely incomprehensible to a foreigner. In a way, he has become an outsider in his own culture. Jimenez really wanted to explore these points of view. He writes about them in the movies, and he writes about them in real life. Saint Paul explains a lot of things. .. Find your soul here.
“I think if you know the culture of the Latin Caribbean, you probably know this author and actor,” continues St. Paul. “It has certainly attracted a lot of attention in Costa Rica because of its image, it has encouraged tourism. Costa Rica is one of the most successful stories in Latin America. We know that many cultures in Central America have faced political difficulties, revolution…. But Costa Rica comes from a very stable culture… compared to others. In many ways it’s a country that really attracts tourism, but he definitely liked the movie because it portrays [Costa Rican] Cultivation not only under a pink light, [but] As if.”
“Come here and take it all. There is a good thing … but there are things you might not like because you are weird. [or] You think it’s too messy. [Jiménez] Wants to show that reconciliation from various sides. It’s like your family. You return to a family you love, but sometimes you hate it too. As it appears in the film, ”concludes St. Paul.
Limited capacity, free offers for the community back It will take place Thursday September 3 and Friday September 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kurris Center Theater. For more information on Murray State Cinema International, visit the website.