The Authority of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarratu



I didn’t know what a real character was until I watched Biutiful. I didn’t know what a Filmmaker can really make me feel until I watched Biutiful, I didn’t know the magic that there is, really, in everything until I watched Biutiful.

The consolation of a fairy Godmother to a dying man, afraid of leaving his children alone in the world, her words reached me deep inside…

“ Do you think they will be alone? Do you think it is you who looks after them? No, you know you don’t, God looks after them. Make your peace”

I as a mother, I felt the relief, the peace, as if a heavy load was lifted off my shoulders. I don’t do anything, God does. Only a Master of the 7th Art Craft can make you find consolation so deep and so real in the face of a desparate situation, in the face of death, hey! it’s fine to die.

Call it obsession, infatuation, passion or love, when it comes to Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarratu it is all the same to me.

I want to open him, look inside the source and absorb. The source is a life of dreams and memories worth remembering in detail, to then luxuriously recreate, the luxery of “Creating a Master Piece” know that is the only foucus in a Filmmaker’s mind.

I could spend my life thinking, writing, talking about Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarratu

Not only about the fearless ferociousness in Amores Perros (2000) and

the courageous taking of the city intimidating city of Barcelona, the honesty of the story, the uniqueness of the characters, the subtle magic in Biutiful (2010) ,

But also the cleverness in the writing, the playful and mischievous deceit in the plot, the melancholic elements that speak of a part in me, the sheer authority of Birdman (2014).

Alejandro you are my inspiration, when I dream of you, I create. SJ

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