Gustavo Galvao, Brazilian Director of the film ‘We Still Have the Deep Black Night’, says that his movie is “a story of passion for music and art; and finding identity through music”. He was addressing a press conference on Wednesday at the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India. The film had its Indian Premiere at IFFI, in the Festival Kaleidoscope section of the festival.
The film is a story of a trumpet player who struggles to get due recognition for her talent. Speaking about the choice of characters, Gustavo said, “I chose it to be different in approach to music in the rock band. Learning trumpet takes 10 years; that is why I chose a trumpet player rather than anyone else”. He said the movie was completed in 2019 and that public funding is the only source of finance for movie making in Latin American countries; unlike in India, private funding for films is not allowed.
Sharing a response to the movie, he said: “once a woman told me that she dislikes rock bands and its culture but said she liked the movie, the way it has been presented”.
Lead actor Vanessa Gusmao who played the role of the trumpeter in the rock band said: “Being a musician, I was chosen as a part of the band; I know how it is to be a musician and what it takes when one is not recognised”.