With the presence of Roberto Smith, president of ICAIC (Spanish acronym of the Cuban Film Institute) and in a room full of people, the independent short film ¨Tarde para Ramón¨, by young filmmaker Daniel Chile, starring Jorge Perugorría and Maydely Pérez, was premiered this weekend at Infanta movie theater.
Over three hundred spectators confirmed last Saturday that Daniel Chile’s third short film arrives without trouble or delay to the Cuban young filmmaking panorama through this release.
Mirapaká independent production company, which has conducted Daniel’s previous works, received this time the support of Mexican- American Company Beret Films, also in charge of the distribution of the film. According to its own director: “They are trying to distribute it in some festivals in the United States, Mexico and Spain, but first they would like to present it in Cuba in the Young Sample, at Gibara Festival, Almacén de la Imagen Festival …”
Able to fill ten minutes with a tremendous emotional charge and put us thinking a lot more time in solitude we sometimes build based on resentment and isolation, the experienced Jorge Perugorría and the young actress Maydely Perez commented on Ramon and his daughter Laura, characters they embodied with absolute credibility.
Perugorría said that one of the reasons for which he agreed to participate in the film was precisely Ramón: “it was a very nice, very human, very sensitive character, with an interesting conflict. It is really a luxury to work with youth, “and acknowledged the director’s work:” He has many ideas, is eager to work and is very talented. Daniel is clear about what he wants and therefore he managed to write such a nice character like Ramon. “
While Maydely added, “I was extremely terrified because I was going to work with people whom I had never worked before, Perugorría, Daniel, but I felt very good, like in family, very comfortable … I appreciate the opportunity to share with Daniel, Roberto Chile, with each of the team members and of course, with Perugorría, who helped me a lot with the character of Laura.”
Daniel Chile studied acting at ENA (Spanish acronym of National School of Arts) and Social Communication at Havana University, but he puts all his studies and vocation in terms of what he really likes: making cinema. ¨Tres puntos¨ and ¨Tunel¨ were his earlier works, now Daniel confesses: “I’ve grown a lot since the spiritual and professional point of view. I take short films as a school where I learn to direct actors, all things that happen to me in the filming process, tangles, shooting situations, teach me a lot. “
“Directing Perugorría was a great experience, he is a very dedicated actor, with whom you can establish a good communication. Sometimes I had to do several takes for different reasons and there was Jorge Perugorría waiting, quiet, focused on his character, I transmitted him what I wanted from the character, he suggested me, but mostly he listened to me a lot. “
During the premiere, a second room had to be fitted out given the amount of people who attended the cinema. Then, the applause, for all, a frank ovation to a product made with as much passion and talent, later, the whispering, conversation in small groups in the lobby, adjectives and considerations that escape into a higher tone: “very interesting”, “well done”, “terrific”, “I really liked it “…
The works by the scriptwriter and director was assessed by one of the best known Cuban film critics, Frank Padron, who was responsible for the presentation words of the film: “I think that Cuban audience won an excellent audiovisual producer, with concerns that have passed from one text to another, isolation, loneliness, anguish, the fact of facing life situations that have dualities and always allow second chances though sometimes we do not want to use them, they are invariant now in this new short film and are exploited in an extraordinary and admirable way by a young man who, although with experience, with tools, still has a long way to go. “
MIRAPAKÁ Productions supported by BERET FILMS
Producer: Roberto Chile
Co-producer: Gabriel Beristain
Screenplay and direction: Daniel Chile
Performers: Iorge Perugorría, Maydely Perez Yaniel Castillo, Yasmany Guerrero, Omar Franco, Lyn Cruz, Gina Morales
Dramatic Advisor: Hubert Barrero
Director of photography: Roberto Chile
Edition: Lenia Delgado
Sound design: Ruben Valdes
Original Music: Alexis Bosch
Art Direction: Michel Mesa
Assistant Director: Susana Patricia Reyes
Lighting: Jorge Luis Armengol
Colorist: Nancy Angulo
Ramon, a Havana taxi driver has had a distant and broken up relationship with his daughter Laura for several years. Ramón goes to meet her; a instant will decide their lives.