“It is a film that we start in Cannes, which is where any film you want to start, then in San Sebastian, we got the Horizontes Latinos award, has been a flight full of satisfactions and pretty,” said Zegers, who will be present at the Goya awards gala next Saturday.
A ceremony which is taken as the coronation for this movie directed by Marcela Said and which Zegers plays Mariana, a woman of the upper class who knows John (Alfredo Castro) an exmilitar under investigation for abuses of human rights during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and is now its riding teacher.
A story that weigh from something a priori very local, out nationally because it is a portrait of the ambiguity of the contradictions of the protagonist and as a reflection of the human being in general.
These elements were that attracted Zegers. “We are not surrounded by heroes, we are all contradictory beings, with might and fears at the same time,” said the actress, who especially values said the fact that brings “a very particular, oblique and female look” to issues of his country.
“Enter into dark areas” Said look “for the back window, from where our reality has never looked”, highlights Zegers, whose main challenge in this film was “entering dark areas”.
Because Mariana “in a woman not definable, strong but not enough as to break, fragile but not so much as to be submitted by its class”, price Zegers.
Full of subtlety, the film delves into a complex world, the implications are still present in Chile by the tolerant attitude of many during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
The so-called ‘passive accomplices’, which came out unscathed despite its collaboration with the dictatorial regime, many of whom belonged to a middle-class which is to which portrays “Dogs”.
Observe human nature “I think that it is the never ending story, fiction serves the story and the history of fiction,” said Zegers, who believes that we must continue to do this kind of movie about Nazism or dictatorships because “see them is interesting to understand human nature”.
And make them from a certain distance is important “because it lets you watch without wanting to be witness, only to observe human nature to try to understand it but not to judge it”.
That is what is Said in “Dogs”, where the protagonists are neither good nor bad. Not even the Colonel is portrayed as a monster, but as someone with a normal life while waiting to be tried.
Acting together with Alfredo Castro a portrait in which the eyes and the face of Alfredo Castro are essential and much facilitated the work of Zegers.
She joined the film when Castro was already in the project and was something that loved it because it has with it an intimacy and trust that allowed them to develop their complex relationship to fiction.
“When I’m rolling with it know will things happen and that I don’t have them to plan, I just have to hang from his eyes, he’s an actor that he gave me in body and soul,” said Zegers, who already worked with Castro in “Post Mortem” (2010).
Another story which, like “Dogs” are the type of film that you like to the actress, who seeks to tell different stories and from different angles.
“The exercise of my profession I love, be witness to our history, the complex nature of human beings and share it with the audience”, he sums up.