Panaji. Carlos Echelman Kaiser, director of Mexican film “Red Shoes”, said on Saturday that his film tries to open up a conversation about masculine energy and how to harness it in a positive way, but the principle theme is violence against women. ‘Red Shoes’ is one of the 15 films competing in the International Competition category for the prestigious Golden Peacock Award at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
Casar interacted with the audience on Saturday’s ‘Table Talks’ program along with producers Alejandro de Icaza and Gabriela Maldonado and lead actress Natalia Solian. He said that the main idea for the film originated from his relationship with his own father. The film tries to open up a conversation about masculine energy and how to harness it in a positive way, he added. But the principle theme is violence against women.
Focus on violence against women
The title was inspired by activists who used to occupy public spaces wearing red shoes to highlight the prevalent gender-based violence against women in Mexico. Kaiser said, this film is very special for me. It has touched me deeply. More than applause, it is the personal journey of the artistes that is more important to me.
The film revolves around the life of a farmer
The film revolves around the life of a farmer who is living in isolation and what happens after he gets the news of his daughter’s death. The film progresses as the farmer tries to navigate through an unfamiliar and alien world to try to bring his daughter’s body home. Producer Alejandro de Icaza said that the film has a wonderful story.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 27, 2022, 08:00 IST