Monday, June 5, 2023

Fantastic cinema joins forces at Cannes to claim its role in the industry

Guisa is responsible for Mórbido, a conglomerate of great importance in the dissemination and promotion of Spanish-speaking fantasy and horror films, which now also wants to produce films.

“We need to organize ourselves and become community businesses,” Guisa said in an interview with AFP this week. “We can have enough to move the industry right.”

The producer for the first time this year in one place in the Market (called the Fantastic Pavilion) all the specialized industry, Spanish or not, to “make a visible community that has always been and can give place. together and be calm to do a better business.”

Traditionally relegated to the background at major film festivals such as Cannes (where it is usually found in the “midnight sessions”), the so-called genre of cinema is nevertheless one of those that bring the most business to the entire industry.

This fall of the recent horror saga “She” (2017, with the second part in 2019) has turned into an immense box office success and by Argentine Andrés Muschietti, or Guillermo del Toro’s film, in “the lighthouse she illuminates the genre, according to Guisa.

The Mexican also claims that he had a fantastic role after the pandemic (“horror movie fans knew exactly what was going to happen,” he says with a laugh).

“Who brought back the movie theater business, revived it, brought it back from the grave, like Frankenstein? Genre cinema. All movies should be welcome to us,” he says.

Guisa is also very critical of some of the themes that, according to him, are associated with fantasy cinema, such as excessive violence.

“If one takes advantage of the complex conditions of Latin American nations, film art and cinema,” he says, he denounces the “pornomishness” of some of the films that have won awards at major festivals.

He also claims that fantasy cinema in Latin America is experiencing “a great moment” with “the two biggest poles of production”, Argentina and Mexico, with directors such as the Argentine Laura Casabé or the Mexican Michelle Garza Cervera.

Among his works, he must participate precisely in the production of another film by Garza Cervera, the director of “Huesera”, considered one of the frontiers of modern Latin American horror.

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