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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The essence of a sufferer in the film

Source: EL INFORMADOR.COM.MX, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 ''The boy who smells like fish'', the return of Gonzalo Vega to motion pictures.

The Iberoamerican featured film, "The Boy Who Smells Like Fish" premiered in the Sala Ernesto Gómez Cruz de Expo Guadalajara in the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (FICG) on March 5, 2013 [The Guadalajara International Film Festival].

The Mexican actor, Gonzalo Vega celebrates his return to cinema giving life to a peculiar character in this movie (México-Canadá, 2013), which premiered last Saturday in Miami, Florida. He tells us,

The movie deals with acceptance of persons whom, for one reason or another, "we marginalize sometimes voluntarily or involuntarily...For this I sing to hope, to love, to the I don't care what you smell of, what I care about is who you are. To me this is fundamental in the movie.

This article describes how the Film Director, Analeine Cal y Mayor worked with the main actor, Douglas Smith, who played Mica. She points out that it is not so important that the film strive to present that he is a man that smells of fish, but rather that she wants the character be a solitary man, and that he would be disagreeable, but not visually.

That he smells of fish is not as important, I want to create a rare and solitary person. I liked the fact that the disorder is not something visible. Douglas worked on his movements. These are people with very low self-esteem - those that have Trimethylaminuria. He worked on how to walk; he's a bit hunched. He worked on this, and I was interested in it not being visual.

Douglas said that the disorder of his character is very sad, and that one of the goals of the script was to give him a bittersweet and solitary quality throughout the story.

I had the distinct good fortune of having been invited by Analeine to the World Premier of the Film, "The Boy Who Smells Like Fish” in Miami. To have had the privilege of meeting such a kindhearted person as she, was for me an extraordinary experience. I don't know how to express my gratitude to her and to those who took part in the creation of this movie for the good they have done in giving us an avenue with which we can present our cause to the world. Analeine, Doug, Gonzalo and all who participated in this work do understand us well - we are people with low self-esteme, and it is extremely difficult for us to express our pain and to utter our dreams. But luckily, this film presents them all completely, and aspires to tell them to the whole world. A million thanks to all!


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