As arts enthusiasts, we must learn to feel captivated and moved in many different ways. I remember that since I was a child, I’ve always been caught up in the art world; I’ve had painted, danced, and so on, but it wasn’t until I discovered the magic of cinema that I finally felt like a part of something. Writing is indeed a part of me, but films can take me to a completely different world, and after a long time, we finally have a space in Yo Amo Barquisimeto to dedicate a space to this art. Let’s start with a story by Sergio Pellín.
Great talents can come from anywhere, we have been well taught by that famous quote from a beloved animated film, and through Hastío, Sergio reminds us the same thing. Indeed, you can find art in life, but it doesn’t mean it has to be pretty. The story that the young director hopes to get us into is about every day of a woman locked up in her reality; the way that solitude can be so loud, without even saying a word.
In someone else’s eyes, she could be a typical woman: she sleeps, she eats, she showers, and she does it all over again the next day. But in just twelve minutes, the story leads you to understand how this monotony can wear you out; that way you have to live by facing your reflection in the mirror of who you were, what you are and what you could have been. Through the dry landscapes, we also notice the drought in her life; the hope that has been fading in her eyes, the losses she has had, and the broken heart with which she has to try to survive.
This masterpiece was filmed in three days in El Suspiral, Bobare, and the great minds behind the scenes in production and technical equipment are from Lara and Mérida. The film managed to win the appreciation of the local people from Bobare, who supported the crew during the making of.
México, Bolivia, and Turkey have been the lucky countries that have enjoyed the screening of Hastío during movie festivals. The short film shows that not only Barquisimeto can be known for so much more than being a nice city with pretty sunsets, but also being a showcase for the women out there.
Hastío takes you on a journey of desperation to find that sun ray that will save you from the enclosure, to end the pain you feel with your inner self and take control of what will happen in your life. This is the story of so many women on the outskirts of Barquisimeto, Venezuela and around the world. Although we only see the story of one woman in front of the camera, in reality, we can see how this same story can be heard again and again in different faces, ages, and ethnicities.
Between light and shadows, Sergio Pellín tells a visually impeccable story that reminds us of one of the many struggles of women in their daily lives. From the art of cinematography, we have a lot to learn, but we don’t doubt that talent is already here. Thanks to Sergio and Hastío for daring to tell great stories that shouldn’t be hidden, and let’s hope for Barquisimeto to keep growing with more paintings, more dances, and a million more good stories and films.
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