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DÍAS BORROSOS Press Conference: An Intimate Look at Cinema at the 20th FICM

Laura García

Días Borrosos (2022) is the debut feature by Marie Benito, a director who is participating for the third time in the Official Selection of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and addresses issues such as loneliness in big cities, the limit of time, pregnancy, and COVID-19.

Marie Benito
Marie Benito

Present at the press conference were Flavia Martínez, Director of Photography; Mariana Monroy, producer; the cast Sophie Alexander Katz, Enrique Barruel and, of course, the director Marie Benito.

This feature film combines the imperceptible and synchronous reality lived by Felipe, an 80-year-old man, and Emilia, a biologist who wants to get pregnant and feels that her biological clock is about to run out. Both go through a common moment that will make them reflect on life and death.

Días Borrosos, was produced over approximately 11 years and, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Marie Benito decided to make changes to her script with the help of her co-writer Paula Markovitch, to portray the loneliness accentuated during the period from 2019 to 2021.

Marie Benito

The execution of the feature film focused on the interiors, creating a retrospective look, “that intimacy of getting to know the characters through their spaces, it is an interior film that works a lot with design, light, and color palette. How we were building these worlds, because this is also a film that talks about day to day, about life and what happens to all of us,” shared Flavia Martínez.

Marie Benito showed a story that presents a sensitive reality and finds a reason for the audience, who identify with the characters, to connect. This feature film is added to the director's filmography, made up of the short films Stella Maris (2010), Surf o tronar  (2009), and El Deseo (2008).