A group of actors was preparing to play Don Quixote de La Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes, at the theater, when the new coronavirus pandemic began. With the isolation, the preparation became online and thus the idea of the movie “Down Quixote” was born, with a cast formed only by actors with Down Syndrome.
Actor Diego Junqueira and the film’s director, Leonardo Cortez, were at the Popverso CNN studio and talked about representation in audiovisual.
“This is the first time that a person with Down Syndrome has played the role of a person without Down Syndrome. The film has no characters with Down Syndrome. This resizes the artistic potential and talent of these actors,” Cortez said.
Diego Junqueira, who plays the Spanish knight who fights against windmills and other ghosts in his imagination, spoke about his role as an actor:
“I go on stage, I go backstage, I can let go, I can express myself. That’s when I felt happiest.”
The movie “Down Quixote” is showing in Sesi cinemas and tickets are free. Reservations can be made through this link.
The full interview can be seen in the video above.
The CNN Brasil program is hosted by Mari Palma and airs from Monday to Friday, first on YouTube and TikTok, at 8 pm, and on TV, at 11:30 pm. In addition to following the daily news with another look, Popverso CNN also provides coverage of the pop world.
Source: CNN Brasil