Don’t dub my work a psycho movie: Mexican director Carreras
Story Dated: Sunday, December 9, 2012 21:30 hrs IST
Thiruvananthapuram: Mexican director Lucia Carreras says her latest movie "Nos Vemos Papa" (See you, Dad) is the reflection of her own fears about complexities of life and death.
"The movie is about life and death and complexities to handle them. The fear about death is something fundamental. Through 'Nos Vemos Papa', I tried to convince my own fears about them," she told a 'Meet-the-Press' on the sidelines of the ongoing International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) here today.
"Nos Vemos Papa", an intimate contemporary story that talks about love, loss and solitude, evoked good response when it screened here on Saturday as part of the festival.
However, Carreras said she does not want her film to be termed as a psychological movie though critics see Freudian kind of analytical background and 'electra complex' in it.
"I do not want to term it as psychological. It is all about fundamental human emotions," Carreras added.
Emmanuel Quindo Palo, a Filipino director whose "Sta. Nina" was screened at the festival, said showing his movie in India was one of the happiest moments in his life as it was from this country that he took his degree in film direction years ago.
"I was a student of Film and Television Institute (FTII) Pune. I lived in India for three years as part of my studies. I know how much Indians love and promote good films," he said.
Palo also said in "Sta. Nina", he focused more on common man's life and issues of Philippines than spirituality.
"Sta. Nina" revolves around the body of two-year-old Marikit, that was dug out years after her death caused by a volcanic overflow, by her father Pol and his co-workers in a quarry.