First, it was a ship in Castaways, by Hitchcock. Decades later, Spain made that lonely ship look like a paradise next to the coffin in which Rodrigo Cortés imprisoned Ryan Reynolds in Buried. And, from here, the captivity of a protagonist in an increasingly smaller and uncomfortable place became a fashion: the trunk of a car in Brakean elevator in Phase 15 and a tube in… The tube.
This trend had been attenuated in recent years but, once again, it was a Spanish director who was in charge of resurrecting it. These films are essentially based on two pillars: the chosen space and its hostage.. If both choices are the right ones, the story will not be closed by any means, but if only one fails, it can be considered dead. And this, in Nowheredoes not occur.
Anna Castillo, to the container of the stars
Netflix has just added its own title to its catalog, Nowheredirected by Albert Pintoauthor of Malasaña 32 and one of those responsible for The Money Heist. The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in which, due to a lack of resources, women are prohibited from getting pregnant. But the protagonist of Nowhere She breaks this rule, so she must escape to Ireland, where motherhood is allowed. The only way to do it is to stuff yourself, together with his partner, in a sea container. However, the company will not last long: a storm throws the receptacle into the ocean and the woman is left alone, at the mercy of the waves and in complete darkness.
In an interview for eBillboardAlbert Pintó pointed out that These stories are usually starring men.: to remember a similar to Nowherein which the survivor is, in reality, a female survivor, we would have to go back to 2002, when it was released The panic roomwith Jodie Foster and a twelve-year-old Kristen Stewart.
“We saw a lot of girls for this role,” explains Pintó, “since, at first, it was going to be on a more international scale and it was going to be filmed in English. Even Zendaya and Ana de Armas were tested”. However, the mediation of Netflix was definitive for Pintó to decide to bet on a Spanish cast (or, rather, two actors). The chosen one was Anna Castillo, which, during a section of the film, supports Tamar Novas.
“I was surprised to realize how important it is to have a partner, because the partner builds you“, also points out to the same medium, Anna Castillo, whom Pintó defines as “our Meryl Streep”. For the actress, this role has been “a learning experience”, since, at the beginning, the lack of an ally on screen caused her a certain “limp” that, as the footage progressed, she was able to alleviate.
Curiously, Anna Castillo is filming a film by Rodrigo Cortéswithout which films like Nowhere They probably wouldn’t exist, so if you’ve ever felt lost in the bin, you’ll have had someone to turn to for advice.
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