Not everything is drama in the lgbt cinema community – El Sol de Mazatlán

Friday 5 August, 2022
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Because not everything is drama and suffering, the panorama for the visibility of the LGBT+ community in the mexican cinema has been changing and an example of this are the ribbons ephemeral by director Luis Mariano García, and Life is a party by the filmmaker Fernando Colin Roque.

“Undoubtedly it is necessary that there be films that reflect the realities of people and conflicts that exist in the real world, but it’s also cool that they exist films even a little aspirational about how we expect the world to be,” says García.

The director whose movie along with that of Colin Roque are part of the selection of Mexican feature films of Guanajuato International Film Festival portrays in her debut film the story of a young woman who dreams of being an architect and who begins to see a luminous halo outlining the figure of people who are about to die.

The sexual diversity between the protagonists, Emilia and Renata, it is articulated naturally in the narrative without major conflict, letting other philosophical issues prevail, such as life and how it should be lived.

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“It was very natural when conceptualizing the characters, they were both born female, this automatically led me to say: ‘Ah well, if it’s going to be a couple of two girls, how do we represent it, what do we say about it? ‘”, narrates the director, who was advised by lesbian friends who gave the story the go-ahead.

Fantasy and duality take center stage in the movie. On the one hand, García shows with the first the complexity of the human being in a beautiful way, while the second responds to his particular way of making life more complex.

“I love that the fantastic (genre) has the possibility of metaphorizing and capturing these realities that normally only live in our outside world,” he says.

Life is a party

Also, the film Life is a party rethinks the forms of representation of the community by reflecting on the centralization of the LGBT+ rights while criticizing the superficial way of living “pride” solely from the annual celebration of an event.

Colin Roque’s proposal follows the story of four people from the town of Ixtlilco el Chico, in the central state of Morelos, in their search for identity.

is the trans actress Dana Karvelas who arrives “as a catalyst” to help them and guide them on their path from a deeper perspective.

“What I wanted was to show this topic of how sexuality you only live in that town once a year, in which many can make noise and say ‘I am trans’ and the other 364 days they can’t,” Dana said.

Although it is a fictional documentary, Karvelas confessed that what is portrayed is very similar to reality and that it was shocking for her to know that in communities so close to México City there was an abysmal difference in terms of community rights.

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The actress of lonely stars (2014) also believes that although there has been progress within the film industry in representation and diversity of stories, efforts are still not enough.

“The distributors need to take what they are doing seriously and I say this with all due respect. There is also part of the community that once a year asks for visibility in the media and for everything to be seen with dignity, (but) a film like lonely stars and they won’t see it,” he said.

“May there be more and more stories LGBT+ it means there is something to talk about. In addition, there are many stories to explore, not everything is drama and horror, there are many funny things that can also be explored, many realities, “added Karvelas.

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Source: from El Sol de Mazatlán | Noticias Locales, Policiacas, sobre México, Sinaloa y el Mundo – frontpage on 2022-08-04 02:00:00

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