After a trip around Mexico City, where she proved she’s another Swiftie by sharing with Taylor Swift after her successful concert, Jessica Chastain came to the European continent to be present at the Venice Film Festival, a project directed by the renowned Mexican director Michel Franco.
Despite the controversy sparked by the presence of great actors like Jessica at the festival during the actors’ union strike, it was clarified that despite the union’s strict restrictions, they would be allowed to attend the event and promote new productions as long as they were not part of major Hollywood studios but were part of independent production companies.
In this case, the Oscar winner shares a cast with Peter Sarsgaard and stars in ‘Memory’, Michel Franco’s long-awaited new film, with which she hopes to win the Golden Lion and marks her third nomination at the festival.
The director hasn’t revealed many details about the plot, as he likes to keep the mystery and anticipation up until the time of the projection, which will happen exactly on September 8th.
At the moment, it is known that, like his well-known feature films such as Después de Luca, Sundown, or Nuevo Orden, it is a story that shows human fragility from a place of rupture where the director finds something wonderful that he can tell from his own or very close experiences, and as he himself said, “I’ve always been interested in broken people and dysfunctional families.”
Jessica Chastain joined the project because of her admiration for Michel Franco’s work, because, as the director himself previously noted, there is great interest in Mexican cinema in the American industry, and the actress belongs to that group of supporters of Franco’s work, and so he didn’t hesitate to join the band when he received the invitation.
So far Jessica has not commented but it is known that she is already on Italian soil and as can be seen in her latest Instagram post, she is in Treviso to seize the opportunity and prepare for what could be a great triumph: the premiere of the new volume