The actress Clear Lake is considered “an absolute privileged“because, he claims,”I can afford to choose (projects), which there are many people who cannot “.
When attending this Tuesday to the Sample of Spanish Cinema of Tudela to present the film ‘Chronicle of a storm‘, Lago (Madrid, 1990), with twenty-three movies behind his back In the almost twenty-one years that she has been in the profession, she has assured that she is “very grateful” and is “a lucky person”, well, she has detailed, “I have never stopped working, but I cannot say that I have been drowning, splicing one thing after another ”.
“If you think about it, I have made one movie per year, some year two have fallen, but really mine has been a race without hurry, but without pause, also because I started very smallFor eight years she combined school, and then high school, with work as an actress ”, she added.
The Madrid actress has been accompanied in Tudela by Mariana Barassi, the director of ‘Chronicle of a storm’, a film based on the play ‘Testosterona’, by the Mexican Sabina Berman, and that also has the actors in the cast Ernesto Alterio Y Quique Fernandez.
Barassi’s debut feature, which premiered this Monday in Tudela, is filmed in Navarra, takes place in the newsroom of a newspaper (Diario de Navarra) and, as explained by the director of the Spanish Film Festival, Luis Alegre, “shows some of the changes that the world of journalism has experienced in recent times, also talks about the truth in journalism and fakenews “.
However, Alegre continued, it is also “a story of the relationship between two people, in this case the characters of Ernesto and Clara, and it talks about the human condition, ambition, power, the feminine condition within the world of work, glass ceilings, loyalty, betrayal and unresolved sexual tension. ”
Barassi stressed that it was a “gift” to be able to shoot in a real location because “the newspaper and the spaces of a newspaper are super magical places “.
It was only three weeks of filming, but “very intense, we squeezed them out well. There was some of that tension that helped when shooting,” said Barassi, who has acknowledged that the team “also appreciates these express shoots, it usually works better “.
“There was no time to burn,” said the filmmaker, who recalled that “they were very long scenes and very dialogue and the great effort had to be made by Ernesto and Clara, mainly“.
In this regard, the actress explained that it is not difficult for her to memorize texts, but she has stressed that she has proven that, if she memorizes very quickly, it is because it is very well written.
“If it costs me, something is wrong, it is not well written. I do not know why the brain is impregnated better of the good and, in this case, we had a few pieces of dialogue, since it was not only the extension, it was the type of dialogue , which was not colloquial, and yet it was relatively simple for me and that is Mariana’s merit “, he stressed.
Lago has highlighted that the role of Macarena, an idealistic writer who believes in the nobility of the profession and in being able to tell the truth, it was “a gift” and at the same time “a huge challenge”.
“As a spectator, I am very attracted to these types of films that are almost in real time, with very few characters, and as an actress it is not so common to be able to do this type of role, it was a huge opportunity and a lot of enjoyment. You don’t always have so much a journey to be able to play, enjoy the interpretive part and all the nuances of a character “, he declared.
The actress explained that the theme of “power” in the film can be looked at from a “gender perspective” or simply from a “human perspective”.
“There are cases where it coincides, but it is a reality like a piano that women have fewer opportunities to access positions of power, you just have to look at the numbers; but as a society you also have to look at what we are selling, what qualities are there to have to be successful, “he added.