It is very interesting to see how the public responds to your films
# 04 OCTOBER 2011
Q&A with Luisa Romeo, Producer, Frida Films
How did you get started with Frida films? I had been working for 10 years for big production companies in the UK and Spain as an executive producer, and I decided I wanted to make my own movies. There were a lot of stories that we wanted to tell and we thought…why not? We know how to do it! How many films has the company produced? We have produced three documentary feature length films and we are now working on our first fiction movie. What other festivals have you participated in?
We know one of you films is going to be shown at the Sitges Film Festival. Could you tell us a little about the film and what you hope
As a producer, I have been to all the major festivals (Cannes, Berlin,
will happen at the festival?
Venice, San Sebastian). With “El Eternauta” we have just started the “festival season.” We are hoping to participate in many others, maybe
Yes, we are very happy! “El Eternauta’s Wife” will be shown as part of
Buenos Aires, maybe Amsterdam, maybe Rome. We are still waiting for
the Official Section in Sitges with very important names (Kim Ki-duk,
the festivals to confirm if they are interested in our film.
James Marsh winner of an Oscar for Man on Wire), Alex Gibney (one of the most important American documentary film makers, winner of an Oscar for Taxi to the Dark Side). I don’t know what is going to happen, our competitors are very talented. The film explores the life of Elsa Sanchez, wife of the Argentine artist, Héctor Oesterheld – the author of “El Eternauta.” He was one of the victims of the military repression and, to this day, he is one of the many missing people that fill Argentina’s memory with sorrow. But Elsa Sánchez, his partner is still with us, a woman who survived Héctor’s disappearance and the murder of their four daughters. A woman who managed to overcome a dire situation and to forge ahead during those difficult years. A woman who proved to be full of courage and who, today, is willing to talk about those distressing events.
I don’t know what is going to happen, our competitors are very talented.
What has been the most exciting part of traveling with the film? It is very interesting to see how the public responds to your films and gives you energy to keep going. Could you give us any insider information about future projects? We are working on a new documentary “The Incredibles,” which will hopefully be ready at the end of this year. Thanks so much and we can’t wait to see the film!
Luisa Romero, producer of the Frida Films production "La Mujer del Eternauta" talks to MCH Training about the film, which premieres this wee...