Interview with Manuel Martin Cuenca, director and co-writer of the movie "Andrea's Love", interviewer Lennart Mathias Männik.
"The renowned Spanish director Cuenca has been nominated for and awarded tens of international and domestic awards. Now he has entered BNFF with “Andrea’s Love”.
With evident delicacy and clarity, the film looks into the uncomfortable subject of a dysfunctional family. Dad has started a new family and doesn’t want to be reached, Mom needs the children’s help herself when she gets home after work. Alongside attending school, Andrea is the de facto caregiver of her family. We make our way carefully through this torn landscape, following characters who are looking for the right choices between expectations and reality, feelings and reason.
Nature often plays an important role in Cuenca’s filmography and so is the case in “Andrea’s Love”, a film otherwise breaking away from Cuenco’s earlier features with its brightness. The film is written and filmed entirely on the windy seaside landscape of Cádiz, using a lot of natural light in the shots. The end result is pure and soothing. The entire film was shot in chronological order to enhance the natural flow of the film as well as make the process easier and more exciting for the young inexperienced actors.
“Can you demand love?... Your father has to love you, he is responsible for that, but love, you cannot buy that or push anybody to love you.”
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