The life of the poet from Guayaquil, Medardo Ángel Silva will be shown from this Friday in the Ecuadorian cinemas.
Written, produced, and starring Julio Ortega, who originally wrote it as a play presented in New York. And directed by the Cuban Nitsy Grau.
In Guayaquil was the premiere on Cinemark’s Mall del Sol, with the cast, production team, media and special guests. They were the first to see the film that chronicles the intimate details of the life of Medardo Ángel Silva, as his love not corresponded to Amada Rosa Villegas and his obsession with death.
Julio Ortega said that his fascination with Medardo is since her teens, “he caught my attention as a mysterious character”. He added that “it was an amazing experience, Medardo is a character very controversial, rich in many nuances, and is portrayed in intimate way the misadventures and love affairs of the poet who lived with the figure of death”.
The shooting lasted 12 weeks. Penalties, historic park, Park Seminary, the old building of the Telegraph in Guayaquil were the locations.
“A character very complicated is a film that stands between the real and unreal, and has many challenges at the visual level. To me as Director, was a hard work to recreate the life of Medardo, said Nitsy Graus, Director of the film.”
For Pepe Sánchez, who plays the Chief of Medardo in the Telegraph newspaper, said that participate in a period film “is always a very pleasant experience for an actor because it requires part of interpreting the customs of a particular time.”
National actors involved include Vanessa Ortíz, Pepe Sánchez, Andrés Garzón, Edison career, Gloria Ospina, Malisa Macías, among others. And international ones like Lupita Ferrer and Edna Lee Figueroa.