22 Jan 2013 - Milenio
The nomination of Watts has revived the promotion of "Impossible" in United States, "which is still very funny but very tired," said the filmmaker, J.A. Bayona.
[Translation - original in Spanish]
"Impossible" director, Jose Antonio Bayona, has shown today "very happy" the nomination to the Oscar of the actress in the film, Naomi Watts. "It's a surprise", because "you have to take into account that (the film) does not have the promotional campaign for its competitors," he stressed.
The nomination of Watts has revived the promotion of "Impossible" in United States, "which is still very funny but very tired," said the filmmaker, who made these statements in the Albéniz of Barcelona Palace, along with the other nominees for the Gaudí prize of the Academy of Catalan cinema.
"The other day I was at the Golden Globes and I spent it very well," recalled the director, whose film has broken box-office records in Spain and is being very well received in the United States and other countries.(...read more after the jump)
"In United States it is very difficult to promote a film made in Spain, but I'm enjoying much," said the director, who received praise from Steven Spielberg, who told him that he had seen the film and had liked him at the Golden Globes.
However, "the numbers are of infarction in the world, which shows the mouth to ear is working very well", according to Bayonne.
The director intends to attend the gala of the Oscar for supporting actress and trusts in the match with some of his cinematic idols.
While "everything is very funny," Bayona has wanted to "finish the promotion" in order to boot 'new projects, that will surely be simpler, because it is impossible to make something more complicated than 'The impossible',' as stated.
"We have two or three projects in portfolio, most of them with boulders in Spain and Spanish actors, but we still don't know what will be the first to start," he said.