What would happen if a character wasn't satisfied with the role he was given by the author? What if he could free himself from the constraints of the book or script that he has been given and claim his right for change, meeting his creator face-to-face? What if he made a decision to live his life and rebel against the script? These and other questions were posed yesterday by students from Francisco de los Cobos Institute during the screening of La rebelion de Bernarda'. The award-winning short film was made by Jorge Pastor of IDEAL. He also had the opportunity to talk with students about some aspects of his work. Today, Pastor will be exhibiting himself in several passes that have created great anticipation.
Thanks to the Ubeda City Council's collaboration, the event was held at the Ideal Movie Theater. It allowed students to see 'La casa di Bernarda Alba', Federico Garcia Lorca’s greatest work, but from a completely different perspective, that of the second chance. This means that they can skip all the rules and seek their own destiny. Not the one written for them. This message was received well by the young audience.
This is what "La rebelion" (or Bernarda) is all about. It's a film where the director and author imagine the protagonist, tired of being someone she's not, and ready to make a change in her life. He wants to stop being the evil character they made him. She is determined to change her dark past and no one will stop her. She claims she is not her creator.
From the very first moment, the story is engaging. Jorge Pastor has also managed to tell the story with great sensitivity and many nuances. He shows great affection in every scene and shot. This is why the short film works. It arrives and it excites. It focuses in less than 20 minutes all of the love that can go into a work.
After the presentation, he said, "It doesn’t matter what your do, but do it in love." He then went on to explain the process of making the film, including the creative process and the subsequent successes. It was very entertaining to see the questions section. This showed the enthusiasm for the film, which boasts a talented technical team and an artistic cast.
A small audiovisual was also shown to the attendees. It included a clip that was recorded for the beautiful rendition of "La tarara", a song that is used as the soundtrack. The story was so popular that many people requested a second screening to see more details.
Produced in 2021 by Oktana–Casa de Cultura, with Carmen Ruiz–Mingorance as the main actress. 'La Rebelion de Bernarda' was shot in June 2021 at two important locations for Federico: The museum house of Garcia Lorca's family in Valderrubio where Federico spent most of his childhood. (In some scenes, the same furniture the poet used such as a bed and a mirror has been used) and the house where Francisca, which Garcia Lorca was inspired to create his famous work. Exteriors were done on the Paseo de la Constitucion, Granada.
After an impressive premiere at the Lorca Centre in Granada in November, which saw three full houses (1,200 spectators) at each screening, the film is now arriving in Madrid. It will be shown in three sessions at the Artistic Metropol Cinemas.
It has received seven nominations for important festivals in Brazil, India, Brazil, and the United States in the five months it has been out of distribution. He also has three awards. The Best International Actress Award at Rio de Janeiro Short Film Festival was one of them. These are the last. Because this rebellion is just beginning and Bernarda, as everyone else, deserves another chance.