Thursday, 11/15/2018

Meet the Filmmakers: SIMON CRIES

Interview with director Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento

Director Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento


Which film was the first to deeply impress you?

"La estrategia del caracol" (The Strategy of the Snail) by Sergio Cabrera. You didnt' ask me why, but I will tell you anyway: The film is about a group of people living in an abandoned house. After many years, the owner of the house, Mr. Holguín, wants them out. One of them is against that. In a scene he is beaten by Holguín's men. He's beaten so hard, he loses his memory. Then a friend from the house tries to make him repeat the days of the week. He asks him: "The days of the week are...?" and he responds with a sad and hesitant look: "The days of the week are... sad". I was a child, but his sadness and his way of answering the question was very touching.

A new TV series about studying film needs a title – which would you choose?

"Driver's License"



Which actor or actress would you love to work with and why?

Owen Wilson and Bill Murray because they are deeply sad but happy but sad but happy people. They are perfect for a sad comedy.

 Scene from SIMON CRIES

If your film was an animal, what animal would it be?

A dodo bird (Raphus cucullatus)

What would you be if you weren’t a filmmaker?

Toilet paper illustrator (someone has to do this job)