The Authority of Alejandro Gonzalez Ińarratu
I didn’t know what a real character was until I watched “Biutiful” 2014. I didn’t know what a Filmmaker can really make me feel until I watched Biutiful, I didn’t see the magic that there is, really, in everything until I watched Biutiful.
The consolation of a “Fairy Godmother” to a dying man, afraid of leaving his children alone in the world, her words reached me deep inside…
“Do you think they will be alone? Do you think it is you who looks after them? No, you know you don’t, God looks after them. Make your peace.”
As a mother; I felt the relief, the peace as if a heavy load was lifted off my shoulders. I don’t do anything, God does. Only a Master of the 7th Art Craft can make you find consolation so profound and so real in the face of a desperate situation, in the face of death, hey! It’s fine to die.
Call it an obsession, infatuation, passion or love, when it comes to Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarratu’s Mastery in Filmmaking it is all the same to me.
I want to open him, look inside the source and absorb it. The cause is a life of dreams and memories worth remembering in detail, to then luxuriously recreate.
The luxury of “Creating a Master Piece” know that it is the only focus in a Filmmaker’s mind.
I could spend my life thinking, writing, talking about Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarratu’s Biutiful and other works.
Not only about the fearless ferociousness in “Amores Perros” (2000) and
the courageous taking of the intimidating city of Barcelona. The honesty of the story, the uniqueness of the characters, the subtle magic in Biutiful (2010),
But also the cleverness in the writing, the playful and mischievous deceit in the plot, the melancholic elements that speak of a part in me, the sheer authority of “Birdman” (2014), the Untapped Universe in the “Revenant” 2015.
Ińarratu, when we dream of you, we create. SJ.
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