Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 12:02
The first stutterings as a filmmaker of Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Madrid, 1981), the director of the successful ‘As bestas’, which won nine Goya awards last Saturday, were given as a child in his room. «When he was seven or eight years old, I gave him a camera for Reyes, he took photos of his dolls, his clicks and his ‘GI joes’ in different positions, then I developed them and placed them in a strip, created sequences and put together his story. “It’s something I still have.”
It is told by her mother, María Jesús del Amo (Madrid, 70 years old), a resident of Llerena since 2016, where she came looking for “a house with a patio” after her retirement as a photographer and documentary filmmaker from the National Museum of Decorative Arts in the capital. “We were looking for something on the coast, but on the Internet we saw a house near Llerena, not in the town.” That was not the place she stayed with, but another property in the town, where María Jesús admits that she is “great, I enjoy it a lot.” Integrated into the life of this town – a “small town”, she specifies – she says that there are people who know her as “Sorogoyen’s mother” and that this bond is lived with emotion in the town. “They are happy, they live it, every time he has an award, has been on television or has been talked about, there is always someone on the street who tells me.”
This almost casual life choice has meant that the Madrid director has also been able to breathe the air of the Southern Countryside. “He rarely comes because he is busy, I usually go to Madrid more, but he has been, of course, although the last time was a long time ago, in May of last year.” There is a 2018 video on YouTube from ‘Llerena TV’ in which the film director says he supports the local Matanza Festival. “Since I have known Llerena I have only received nice things from it and its people,” he explains.
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