Javier Cmara: “I have already done several things wrong, but nothing happens, people forgive you” | EUROtoday

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At first it appeared like a joke to me. Javier Camara had labored with Pablo Remn within the tv saga 'Vota Juan' and in a theatrical present, 'Los farsantes', premiered on the National Dramatic Center in 2022. The actor knew the screenwriter, playwright and director nicely; additionally his explicit concepts about working with interpreters. But what Remn supplied him that afternoon was unusual even coming from him: he was going to jot down two texts of 'To Vania', de Chjov, which might concurrently characterize the identical forged of six actors. Between one montage and one other, small and enormous variations to approximate a worldview of the Russian writer. It appeared like a joke to me, sure. But coming from Pablo… Already within the technique of Los farsantes I instructed myself: there aren’t any jokes right here, that is true.

The result’s 'Vania x Vania', a present divided into two variations that premieres tomorrow on the Sala Fernando Arrabal in Las Vegas. Spanish Ships in Matadero Madrid. They are two 'Vanias' that complement one another, that feed one another, that come from the completely feverish and adoring thoughts of Pablo Remn in entrance of the textual content by Antón Chjov, Javier Cmara summarizes throughout a break from rehearsals.

To Vania is, he continues, one of many pinnacle characters, one of many pinnacle works of theatre. And when a pal like that gives it to you, you possibly can't say no. First, as a result of an actor has to play the characters once they correspond. That is, for somebody a little bit extra enticing than me, first Romeo, then Hamlet and Sigismund, and then you definitely die doing King Lear or the mayor of Zalamea. So Vania is ideal for her, she says. I’m 57 years outdated, the identical age he could be.

Plus, you are feeling coated. I really feel prefer it's a dream forged, he's pleased with it. I go searching me and say: how great. Its T Manuela Paso, which is an actress who cuts with a personality. Afterwards, Marta Nieto and Marina Salas, that are the final Max awards of this yr, 'ex aequo'. And of Juan Codina and Israel Elejalde What can I let you know… The one who has accomplished the least theater from there’s me, I laughed.

Together, they’ve composed an strategy that goals to transcend the requirements. We have thought that, basically, Chjov writes comedies and 'To Vania' is one. Well, sure, there are lots of moments the place not, as a result of, As Chaplin stated, life up shut is a tragedy, however should you get away it makes you a little bit humorous.. Camera abounds: I believe there’s a wild comedy inside all of Chkhov's works. We see a tragedy, sure, however they’re very comical. Above all they’re pathetic. They are characters who are sometimes making absolute fools of themselves, who’re asking for love in an extreme method. It jogs my memory of Woody Allen, very effective and really tragic movies in that vein. I believe that Vania, specifically, makes plenty of herself ridiculous by making an attempt to please somebody who won’t ever love her. And it's horrible.

Without desirous to fall for one thing low-cost, the actor from 'Hable con ella' or 'Living is straightforward together with your eyes closed', establishes a musical comparability, as if this twin Vania have been the 2 takes of a music: The first has extra of the fragrance of classical music, a chamber live performance of six actors. And the second is extra alien to that entire world, there is part of a village orchestra, extra pandemonium. And even recognizing the abundance of variations, Camara believes that this one(s) is(are) extra Chekhov than ever and likewise extra Pablo Remn than ever. In truth, on the primary day he instructed him: I believe Chkhov could be very pleased with you, of this model you’ve got made.

Accustomed to cameras and filming, Cmara says he feels out of his consolation zone. Authors like Lorca or Shakespeare after all give me huge respect, he concedes. But worry makes me. Before it affected me extra. However, I’ve already accomplished a number of issues improper, it's okay, individuals forgive you. At this level, nobody reminds you.

It is, he assures, the identical factor that occurred to him when he agreed to play the Colombian physician Hctor Abad Gómez within the model he directed. Fernando Trueba from 'The oblivion that we’ll be', from Hctor Abad Faciolince. One day he took a photograph with the actor, who was going to say no the challenge, and instructed him to ship it to his sisters: They're going to be very moved by how a lot you seem like my dad, he instructed her. And then there I clicked. He hugged my again tightly. He checked out me as if to say: you realize it's you. And there I screwed up. If this man who wrote this e book tells me that I’m his dad and that I can play his dad, then possibly that entice was extra of a want than the rest.

It is, he sighs, the uncontrollability of cinema: There are movies that I beloved have moved me to hell and to heaven… after which they’ve handed with out ache or glory. And others which have been successful and that I had suffered to the utmost or thought it was going to be a catastrophe.

But Cámara, father of two six-year-old youngsters, has deserted catastrophism: There are many issues which might be structuring individuals's opinion and freedom proper now. Social networks, evidently, are an incredible double-edged sword. But there are great issues occurring on the earth proper now. The second of ladies, for instance. Millions of ladies have stated: 'it's over'. And instantly they’re taking large steps and are reworking society and us, males. Just like Chjov does, they lead us to marvel about all of the instances we’ve got been sexist. In that sense, he praises the function of the world of interpretation with MeToo: I believe it's great. There is criticism, however what occurred within the US I hope will translate right into a change in everybody's heads.