Artemio Narro and Manolo Caso gave us the scoop into the source of inspiration for ColOZio, a Mexican production, part of the Rotterdamerüng selection of this year’s International Film Festival in Rotterdam.
This feature film narrates the epic of two friends, Diego and Gael, who later encounter Edmundo, a bureaucrat whose life couldn’t be more than ordinary. Narro assures it is Orlando Moguel‘s character, Edmundo, who is the man of the show. Edmundo reflects the reality of a vast majority of Mexicans while the two friends enact the leftist elite. ColOZio is not only the second feature film premiered in Rotterdam by Narro after the premiere of his opera prima, Me quedo contigo, in 2015 but also Caso’s acting debut as Gael. The protagonists’ journey untangles complex issues not only in Mexican society but human behavior such as nepotism, elitism, and confronting defeat. Listen to Medium’s newest podcast to hear all about Narro’s experience being back in Rotterdam and Manolo’s 15 minutes of fame.
Cover courtesy from IFFR and Artemio Narro
Host: Dalis Robinson
Producer: Adel Al Khoozae