Paint your village and you will paint the whole world.
Leonardo Favio knew that very well. It is as if it were impregnated in his DNA, because he did nothing more than shout to the world the trifles, the details, the most intimate of his “village”. With Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf the Argentine director’s bet was quite risky. Now he was not talking about the oppressed children’s victims of a political and social system like in Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965), nor about the legendary gaucho of Juan Moreira (1973), now he turns to a character that comes from the Guarani mythology. And we say risky because it is not one of those classic figures from Greek or Norse mythology, it is a figure that has limited relevance within a less widespread culture.
I started writing about movies in 2011 but my passion with films dates way back. As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster…Oh wait, that’s not what I meant. That was the old Henry Hill from Goodfellas (1990) taking over. But in a more serious tone as far back as I can remember I have been connected to the movies. Every aspect of my life tend to revolve around a movie line, a frame or a character. From remembering the first movie I watched on the big screen to recall what movie I was watching when my beloved father passed away.
Even when I have been expressing my opinion about films in print, radio and tv for a long time this is the first time I will be posting in English. My reviews and articles have always been in Spanish, my native tongue, but now I have decided to get out of the comfort zone and try to reach a different audience. Hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship and that at some point we could say that we are going to need a bigger boat!