Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, on the preview of 'Damsel': “It is a declaration of love for the stories he read as a child” | Culture | EUROtoday

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An obedient princess agrees to marry a prince from distant lands to save lots of her individuals from starvation and chilly. As quickly as the wedding happens, the protagonist of this story discovers that, in actuality, what her household's in-laws need is to supply her as a sacrifice to settle an outdated debt. “What she proposes Damsel It is updating the traditional story,” explains Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (56 years outdated, Santa Cruz de Tenerife). The director of the movie, which premieres on Netflix this Friday and which stars the star of Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown solely introduced the movie this Wednesday to a gaggle of EL PAÍS subscribers, on the Yelmo Luxury Palafox Cinema in Madrid.

Fresnadillo is the Spanish creator who has acquired essentially the most funds from Netflix to hold out a venture, 70 million {dollars}, as EL PAÍS journalist Gregorio Belinchón recalled within the dialogue that adopted the screening of the movie. Production has been prolonged for 5 years, however the Damselin its Spanish translation, guarantees to be one of many fantasy movies of the 12 months.

The director defined that the movie is for him “a declaration of love” to the tales he learn as a toddler and “a tribute” to medieval literature. “But what interested me in the script was the unexpected twist, the sacrifice of the princess,” he famous. Together with Bobby Brown he constructed a personality that turns into greater than a survivor.

The paradox happens {that a} good a part of the movie takes place inside a labyrinth of caves and the actress suffers from claustrophobia. The director shared that for her the recording was “like therapy” and that whereas her character confronted her fears, the actress did the identical with hers. “It was very brave because there is also an important physical demand,” she stated.

This isn’t the primary time that Fresnadillo has labored with worldwide artists. His touring nature and the truth that he’s from the Canary Islands served to justify this element on this and different movies, reminiscent of 28 weeks later o Intact. “We are a pottage of cultures and identities,” he summarized his origins.

The public was within the coordination of multicultural groups with totally different languages, in how they handle to share the identical targets and imaginative and prescient, in addition to in working with a extremely popular actress. “We found ourselves in Elodie—the character—and in creating her, we both wanted to build a new paradigm, the story of this rebel united us.”

The effectiveness of the pictures within the movie, loved on the large display screen on the event of this screening that’s a part of the EL PAÍS+ expertise program, impressed viewers. The director thanked the additional time that the pandemic gave him to work meticulously on the plans, in addition to his inventive staff. He stated that his inspirations have been as diversified as the sunshine in Goya's work or medieval recreations of dragons, that are removed from some extra present ones.

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