Guadalajara (Mexico), June 17 (EFE). Mexican director Guillermo del Toro confirmed Friday that he has chosen a rebellious and disobedient version of Pinocchio, in the new animated film about the classic character, due out in December. this year.
“I was very concerned because it wasn’t in favor of good habits and the structure of most of the ‘Pinocco’ that if you’re disobedient that’s bad, and that (character bets) it’s good to be naughty and not follow orders,” he said in a hypothetical conversation, “I don’t think it’s in this.” Transformation, I believe that in order to be who you are you must not betray your nature.”
Del Toro, winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Director for his multi-award winning film “The Shape of Water,” has a video chat as part of the Guadalajara International Film Festival that concludes tomorrow in this city, the capital of Jalisco and who is the founder.
The director gave details of the film, which was shot in the US and Mexico, and emphasized that his new film “couldn’t be more personal” and was interested in touching on topics like love, death and what it means to be human.
“What I care about is whether it moves me, if it makes me laugh, if it makes me cry, if I understand that; the movie couldn’t be more personal, it’s obviously about life, death, love,) what it is to act like a doll and what it means to act like a human.”
The film is a musical animation using the stop motion technology set in Italy by Mussolini based on the classic story by Carlo Collodi and directed by del Toro and American Mark Gustafson.
Del Toro said it took 15 years to finish this project, a return to his cinematic origins, when he made clay-animated shorts in Super 8 format with his friend Rigoberto Mora.
The film featured 20 animators and more than 60 groups, part of which was based in Guadalajara, del Toro’s hometown, where he founded “El Taller del Chucho”, a production space to promote local talent through international projects in “stop-motion”.
“It’s more complicated for us to shoot in Guadalajara but it was worth it for me, because my love for animation is not a passing thing, Super 8 was my first love which is defending the origin of what I believed in was cinema and for me it was a very long comeback, for 14 A year ago I was thinking of an idea that I actually managed to do,” he said.
The Guadalajara International Film Festival runs until June 18 with a wide selection of 166 films in official competition and parallel programmes.
Nearly a hundred films are part of the official selection to compete in the feature, short and feature documentary categories in both the Mexican and Ibero-American divisions, as well as the Sexual Diversity and Animation Film Program and the new Socio-Environmental Film Division. EFE
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