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Mexican designer Mayes C. Rubeo asks to listen to women in cinema

This content was published on Oct 02, 2021 – 18:31

Guadalajara (Mexico), October 2 (EFE). – Mexican fashion designer, Oscar-nominated in 2020, Maiz Rubio, said on Saturday that it is time for the film industry to listen to women and eliminate the “status quo.” discrimination that has prevailed for decades.

“It doesn’t change (the situation) much in the US or Italy or China or here, it’s global, we have inherited the status quo of discrimination and seeing very poor women. You have to start letting women have their say and be full professionally and artistically,” she said at a conference. .

Speaking as part of the initiation of the activities of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), in the western state of Jalisco, Rubio (Mexico City, 1962) noted that only 1% of the teams in Hollywood’s filming departments are women, due to the mentality that they should occupy certain positions Just.

“It is imperative that we change this vision and not put signs that if you are a woman who should be in the wardrobe department, it shouldn’t be there anymore. It is important to be able to keep talking and to have a voice about it, before be a subject that has not been touched upon. We demand that we be seen with equal eyes and respect.”

The designer is the costume creator for Jojo Rabbit, which earned her an Academy Award nomination in 2020. In addition to her work in films, she won an Emmy this year for “WandaVision.” “Avatar”. (2009), “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017) and “World War Z” (2013), among others.

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Rubio noted that his Oscar nomination did not change his career or his pay for projects arriving at his office. In this sense, he emphasized that he would prefer to stay as usual to have a “more productive” career.

The famous fashion designer emphasized that she tries to be flexible when collaborating on a project regardless of whether it’s low budget or mass production, as she envisions her work as a service rather than something to be imposed.

“I don’t like being stubborn, I do a favor, I take my ego to serve the film and what a director or production is looking for as a vision, even when it comes to a superhero is ownership, because the production has paid so much for the rights.”

The designer shared some anecdotes of her career in which she collaborated with characters such as the late Enrico Sabatini, a costume creator for films like Seven Years in Tibet (1997) and whom she considers her mentor.

“It represented a little bit what the renaissance and the artistic part of what I was looking to learn in terms of costume art making, artistic person who didn’t sacrifice anything, I learned to make costume in detail which is vital to the business.”

With over 200 films, 100 of them in the competition section, FICG opened its 36th edition on Friday and will continue the events until October 9 with Guatemala as the guest of honour. EFE

mg / ia / cpy


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