San Sebastian, September 22 (EFE) .- Cesc Gay (Barcelona, ​​1967) today presented his latest film, “Stories not to tell”, which will be released in theaters in November, a comedy in which approaches women.

“I was clear that I wanted to do it, after ‘Truman’ and ‘Félix’ and ‘A gun in each hand’, because women’s stories have something. It costs me more – confesses the director in an interview with EFE -, but when you find it it is very gratifying ».

With incredible actors playing very small roles, from Anna Castillo to Jose Coronado, “Stories not to be told” takes up the pattern of “A gun in each hand”, of small and funny stories that somehow tie together, only in this case, “instead of focusing on men and how we get along,” he says, “it portrays the most ridiculous parts of people and why we lie and manipulate so much.”

There are five chapters, each with its own title track, which begin in style with the three-part story of Chino Darín, Anna Castillo and Javier Rey, with a vaudeville tone, “a world of doors and a dog in between. “. explains Gay. .

“Ricardo (Darín) is already retired,” he says with a laugh. “No, we stayed with Chino because he made a great couple with Anna, and I liked the threesome with Javier because it generates tension, that rigidity of him, that Galician thing of not knowing where he is. Even luck that could come ”, says the director, aware that these“ great actors ”say yes because he takes little time.

The director of “In the city” tells Efe to never think about a role for an actor, because he prefers not to write for people: “I think it’s better to create characters and then you can’t trust them.”

Sometimes, because the stars can’t, sometimes because they fail. Gay says Pepón Nieto called him to tell him he had covid the day before shooting. The director was at the Gaudí Awards with Javier Cámara and told him “tomorrow you will stay in Barcelona”.

“In the end he played the role of Pepón, but he worried all day about the question of being a replacement,” laughs the Catalan.

“The nice thing about comedy is that it has so many tones, I always say it’s like painting, you have to find the color, especially in films like this, with five different episodes, to balance everything, which don’t have very different tones”.

Alexandra Jiménez, Nora Navas and Maribel Verdú are three friends, actresses who have known each other for a long time and who coincide in a casting. “All three have a great comedy,” says Gay.

The director and playwright is now at a point where he knows he has to write, he says: “I still don’t know what (…) You have to get it out and then decide if it will be a vase or a plate, find the best place for that material” .

So far, he says, he is “at ease” in comedy, even if he doesn’t know “how long” it will last.

“Let’s see, these are times,” he says. The same age puts you in less intense places, at least in my case. You relativize yourself, what you feel at 30 is different than at 50. I don’t know, there is something about comedy that I like more, but every time it goes somewhere, there is something behind it ».

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