Eduardo Casanova’s emotional goodbye to Itziar Castro: “I would have liked to make her happier, but it couldn’t be” | EUROtoday

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The director, who made her well-known with Skinsunderlines the significance of Itziar Castro’s willpower to turn out to be seen, for the movie trade and for everybody’s life.

Itziar Castro
Eduardo Casanova and Itziar Castro pose on the Berline with ‘Pieles’, his first time as a director, and she or he, with a number one position.LOAN EDUARDO CASANOVA


That is the primary phrase that got here out of the mouth of Itziar Castro should you suggest one thing. S am, and that is virtually all the things. Sometimes, his willpower may make you doubt… Why does he do all the things? Does it matter what it’s? What nonsense, what absurd concern we now have of individuals with willpower. Now I perceive it completely. He s of Itziar Castro to be in all the things attainable is the s extra obligatory than this trade, our public and this nation didn’t know we wanted.

Before she grew to become well-known for the position she performed in my first movie, Skins, Itziar He had been preventing for years to achieve a foothold within the trade. He labored in films, in collection, in musicals, he additionally sang. She already had a profession, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient: she knew she deserved extra. And I received it. It was tough to not obtain it, as a result of the tireless drive of Itziar to struggle, to belong, is simply typical of elite athletes.

Why was it so vital to her and all of us?

First, as a result of an appearing expertise like that ought to be seen by everybody. Everyone needed to see how a fats, lesbian actress, unafraid to take a political place, usually appeared within the prime time of their televisions enjoying characters that didn’t at all times need to do with their physique (one thing very tough to realize): in additional movies mainstreamin films extra indiesposing bare, posing dressed, briefly movies, in photocallson tv collection… Hacindose seen.


It looks like a joke that Itziar Castro It was tough for him to turn out to be seen, however that was his harsh actuality. Like the character he performed in Skins, he stated: “People don’t like to see people like me.” She made certain, with successes and errors, that we noticed her, of exposing herself, even of overexposing herself in order that we understood that her presence was fully obligatory. Because sadly, there are only a few seen actresses like her and now, after this tragedy, she won’t be there to reveal to these of us who attempt to adjust to the merciless canons of the system that actresses like Itziar Castro They are fully obligatory in our lives and in our trade.

Luckily his legacy stays, for which he labored onerous. I hope that helps us perceive the s of Itziar Castro.

I’d have favored to make Itziar happier and have filmed extra along with her after Skins. It couldn’t be. But since I do know her, I do know that what could make her happiest now could be for all of us to make her VISIBLE. Let’s submit your photographs on Instagram; Let us keep in mind that she was nominated for the Goya Awards as a revelation actress, and though she did not win it, everybody understood that she was the winner; Let’s discuss in regards to the quick movie she simply directed, Quote; and let’s return all these favors that she at all times did for us, even with out asking, once we wanted to make ourselves seen. That can be pure poetic justice.

Thank you Benja de la Rosa for introducing her to me, and to José Cerqueda for suggesting her to me for the quick movie that grew to become Skins.

Itzi, Thank you and sorry.
I like you, Edu.

Eduardo Casanova He is an actor, screenwriter and movie director. He directed Itziar Castro in Pieles, a job that earned him a Goya nomination for finest new actress.