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James D'Arcy and Ingrid Garcia-Jonsson: "This movie talks about many things"
Series.On Day September 8, 2016 By Maria Reinoso
As you have seen by our social networks, we have had the honor of attending press passes made as part of the promotion of the upcoming movie in this last week starring Maria Valverde and James D'Arcy and directed by Koldo Serra: Gernika . If you want to know a little movie, check out the previous production at the end of interviews Koldo and Carlos Clavijo (Co-Writer) and Ibon Perez , a journalist who participates in the film.
The film talks about the tragedy that devastated the Basque town of the same name more than seventy years ago, censorship fruit of dictatorship in the country lived, and especially how the media handled with alliances of different sides.
We have been able to speak with James D'Arcy , actor Broadchurch and Agent Carter, and Ingrid Garcia-Jonsson in the act of Madrid on the film. James D'Arcy in the film plays Henry, a renowned war reporter who has lost his vocation and all he wants is to finish his work. Ingrid Garcia Jonsson plays Marta, a photographer looking to get his coat
SERIES ON DAY: Our own history is erasing apace events that took place in Guernica, and I guess that is not well known outside our borders. How did you hear about the bombing?
James D'Arcy: For me, the first contact with the story was reading the script, if I'm honest. I think he had seen the painting of Picasso, but not something you figure out immediately. Certainly I did not know that Guernica was the first time that civilians had been chosen to be bombed, the first city that had been wiped off the map. I knew I had something to do with the Spanish Civil War, but not much more. Logically, it also taught in British schools, so one of my first impressions when you read the script for the first time was "wow, this is an important story. The world needs to hear this story. " That did it , I will not say exciting, because it seems inappropriate given the background, but I did feel it was a good project that part.
SOD: I do not know much about the attack, how you met with this project and decide to be part of it?
JD: I'm not sure, but I think Jack Davenport, who is my friend, was involved in the project for quite some time, and when he thought about who could play Henry, sent an email to Jack to ask "What would you think James? "and he said "would be great, it's very good friend of mine , "so they sent me the script. But I think Jack had told me about it before, had an inkling about it, although he had not paid much attention.
SOD: Ingrid, how has it changed your perception of the tragedy from the making of the film?
GARCIA-JONSSON INGRID: I really was a disaster at school, well above, and what he knew was to study the picture of Pablo Picasso and little else, so good, I know more about the conflict. The more you know about a subject in which many people died, the worse you put it , is the side that is. I know more, but it still seems just as bad, and I hate to not learn from these things and they are repeating.
Ingrid Garcia Jonsson posing with her costar Alex Garcia.
SOD: One aspect that makes the film so rich a ribbon has been the plurality of languages based on the characters. Did you have any trouble understanding the script or relacionaros with your colleagues?
IGJ: I think my script was all in English, so I had not much problem. Really only it acted in one language, so I do not mentally cocoa as played by Mary, who was working on three or Barbara.
JD: If I had been given the script with Spanish I would not have understood a word. I think even the parts in Spanish and German were translated my script when I read it , to understand everything, thank God. In addition, luckily all my classmates were pretty good with English and were very kind to me, because they could have talked all the time in Spanish, but spoke mostly in English to understand almost everything.
SOD: Ingrid is bilingual, have you learned some Spanish?
JD: The truth is no. At first I tried, I said "I will learn Spanish while recording hard" but the runnings are so tired that you can only think of the recording. The idea of learning a language while going about your mind almost at once.
SOD: Marta jumps to the battlefield, literally a constant war journalist, but have you been able to get into the skin of professionals that time with what made your character?
IGJ: I talked a lot with journalists war now, to understand a little that means to you personally to be in a conflict like this: how do you separate yourself from your family for an indefinite time, you are seeing atrocities, and are there as part of the conflict but not part of it. You are in a very difficult line, choosing to tell the story, help ... well, get involved personally at something and if that will help you as a journalist, because sometimes the journalist 's work has to be as objective as possible. If left much affect it'll probably end up going home or crazy. I worked with now because I did not have much time to get me further, to know what supposed to be a journalist at that time.
Yes it's true I worked much the subject of photography, because I have lucky that my dad is a photographer and gave me a hand with that, with the times ... I think I felt at times what was to be a journalist at the time.
SOD: Apart from talking to journalists war and practicing photography, how you have documented for the role?
IGJ: I have to say I came very late to the project, a week before we started shooting, so I could not prepare me everything I wanted, it is a thorn that I have stuck there. But I did research on the character of Gerda Taro, who was also a war photographer and was partner of Robert Capa, in fact was taking pictures with him for a long time and am inspired much of her and portraits about her to carry out my character.
James D'Arcy plays a journalist who has lost the illusion at work.
SOD: What has been the hardest for you, James, when preparing your character?
JD: For me was reading a lot about history before shooting began. I knew nothing about how it was the Spanish policy in the thirties, so that enough research needed, look at it from an objective point of view and decipher everything. Actually you could sum up in trying to tell the truth, no sides, but in a way it was also entertaining.
SOD: As you said Koldo in a talk we had some time , the story of Guernica had never been to the big screen. How do you think the film can help to remember events?
IGJ: I think this movie talks about many things, not speaking only of the conflict. A portrait becomes quite objective what was the conflict , and I think that helps us a lot to understand because it is true that the school is not much studied, and is not a subject to talk to day in day history of Spain, usually. I do not know if this movie is made with the need to generate this movement or not, complaint, that would have to ask Koldo and producers. But I think the movie aims to tell the conflict and a love story that happens in this conflict. It is also very objective, not compromised both the cause and to generate a movement around Guernica, but that's my opinion. But hopefully this will open the closure, because it is always good that films generate debate and make us reflect, whether the topic is.
SOD: After seeing the end result of Gernika, what was your first impression? Do you think that has anything changed by adding post-production, such as special effects?
IGJ: The truth is that it was much better than I thought. Because the shooting was very difficult, I think for all was a movie that despite having a very large budget is shot with minimal resources. We all had to put much of our part to make this film, there were millions of things against which did not help to get it and the truth is that seeing the finished process, those two months we were shooting almost blind because sometimes Alex and I not seen nor the camera and did not know what we were doing. Seeing the finished movie gave me tranquility.
JD: I have not seen the movie (laughs), but I do not think that changes anything. The special effects put them later, so I just have to pretend you are there at the time to act. Really all that involves acting is pretend.
SOD: James, both Dunkirk and The Snowman, your next projects, you will conduct a dramatic role. Do you feel more comfortable in that genre?
JD: Not exactly. Jobs simply are coming. I love doing drama, but for example Agent Carter was fun, I loved working and simply playing the fool.
SOD: We feel the obligation to ask the following. All the news saddened by the cancellation of Marvel's Agent Carter. Do you see possible Jarvis play in the future?
JD: Maybe, yes. I do not think this series is finished. I think we can do more. I do not know how, but I know Hayley continue, Dom continue, Enver showrunners continue ... and also would like to continue. Okay, because you can continue the story five years later and have more adventures, if people wanted. So we'll see, maybe. A I loved playing that character, you may do it again.
We would like to thank James and Ingrid for giving interviews, Betta Pictures to distribute the film by Koldo Serra and especially the director in the background is the one who made all this possible. This was all in the actors stop in Madrid, but soon you can read another interview stop in Barcelona. On September 9 Gernika comes to billboards. Do not miss it!