Oriol Paulo (Barcelona, 1975) a fact extracinematográfico life-changing film. Something impossible to control and, probably, of cause. With a career in crescendo from the television, and a good debut in the movie The body (2012), the process was going to their natural rhythm with Syncopation (2016) until news came from China: there had been downloaded illegally a million times. What led to that Setback was premiered in 7,000 screens, and raising nearly 30 million euros. Paulo was already preparing for his third over, then with the provisional name of the Mirage, finally titled as During the storm. "I didn't I searched for that success, so that hasn't affected me much in the production. In fact, the script was already written before rolling Hitch, and I think that in China this film has a greater risk, because of the carriage travel space-time there is scarce".
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Neither have altered the economic conditions, the size of the production, by the china phenomenon. "Because there Misadventure premiered a year later. In fact, I was promoting in China at the end of September of 2017, and I started the pre-production of this film in October." In the end, Paulo has found a part of your public where, nor imagined that he could have. "[Laughs] Or will you put it, because the chinese market is very closed. When I was there I just wanted to cut the umbilical cord with Setback and learn about the culture of that country for three weeks. And suddenly I had a blast. What has changed Me? No, but it has opened a door". Paulo turned at the end During the storm to China, and his thriller there will be a premiere powerful. "Well, I have proposed a co-production agreement, although it does not have to be a project in chinese or in chinese. Want to enter my movies, but I don't know tell you much more as it is not clear. I do know what I want it to be my next project, and he is not going to China. Probably in English".
Meanwhile, Paulo is promoting During the storm, which for a time was raised to shoot in English. "The movie has an ambition narrative very big and I wanted to have absolute freedom to do it as I had raised it. Above all, because it has a component-personal, emotional, which draws on own experiences. I felt more confident playing at home, and so at the end I close a trilogy with Goldenbahis their points of connection. Now I'm going to make a jump to the search of new stories and tones." In reality, During the storm was going to be their second movie; Paulo decided to gain confidence. "And in that moment enters Hiccup".Trailer of 'During the storm'
The script of this thriller is born of an experience of the director: "I raised if to be a father or not. And the decision is taken, with the time, you go back to it, you ponder the life you have, you could have had. And therefore, about who you are and who you could have been. All of that filter for the thriller to delve into the consequences of the decisions. I confess that I give him a lot of turns to it." Because the character of Adriana Ugarte seems to live in two dimensions: in one has been a mother, in another, not. "Because we talk about convictions in the characters, of how you should defend yourself when do you face the world, how decodificas the truth and the lie." And at the same time Ugarte wants to solve a crime from the past, with whose protagonists connecting and communicating through a video camera and a television. "On the contrary that in Syncopation, I knew that the twists of script were to be born of the emotions and not the plot"; and then ask for please do not delve further into the subject, by either of the viewer.
Paulo plays with references such as Frequency, and, above all, the cinema of Robert Zemeckis, who paid tribute in countless winks (from how a child gets a scooter up to where a lightning or what movie to go see at the cinema). "I grew up in the eighties, so that at the time the action comes at that time. I went to Zemeckis. Not only is he, but in addition the group Transvision Vamp -I was enamoradísimo Wendy James-, and when I was a kid, as I wanted to be a musician, I recorded playing... I've gotten a lot of mine in the film, and therefore Zemeckis was supposed to be. My generation will recognize it, and I will understand".