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Salma and a great cast in Mexico with 'In The Time Of The Butterflies'

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In the occasion of the shooting of the film 'In The Time Of The Butterflies', which is carried out on locations like Mexico City, Veracruz and Morelos, the distributors of the film as well as the director and the producers talked about the details of this new coproduction between the United States, Canada and Mexico that will be aired on the Pay TV channel Showtime in 2001.

The film is directed by the Spanish Mariano Barroso and is the result of the participation of Mariposas Productions, Ltd., Amaranta Productions, Showtime, MGM, Phoenix Pictures, Barnstorm Films and Ventanarosa Productions. The shooting will last about six weeks.

Based on the novel of the same name by the Dominican writer, living in the United States, Julia Alvarez, In The Time Of The Butterflies narrates the story of the four Mirabal sisters, founders of the movement "14 of June", who lived during the dictatorship onf Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. Dede Mirabal, the survivor, recalls their story. A case of dictatorship in Latin America, a history of freedom and love in which these women obtained that one of most brutal regimes fell. Played by Salma Hayek (Minerva Mirabal), Edward James Olmos (the dictator Trujillo), Mia Maestro (Mate Mirabal), Demiàn Bichir (Manolo Tabares), Pilar Padilla (Dede Mirabal), and Lumi Cavazos (Patria Mirabal), this tape also includes the participation of the actors Ana Martín, Pedro Armendáriz and Marc Anthony. The script was in charge of David Klass, Judy Klass, Jenny Wingfield and Rodrigo García. The cinematography is done by Xavier Perez Grobet and the executive production by Helen Bartlett, Tony Bill, Mike Medavoy and Salma Hayek.

How joint elenco and as they planned the leases? Mariano: " He took like 5 years of gestation, and makes like 1 year and means that Salma entered the project. The production, the search of elenco was taken and leases. People as Helen Bartlett has been years working in him. Thanks to the similarities between Dominicana and Veracruz, I proposed to film it in Mexico." - the actress explains. " I came with the intention to support to my state and me top with the surprise of which already they are filming 20 films there. Until work cost to find hotel us." - it added. What contact have had with the writer? " we have always had contact with the writer and Dede (the only survivor of the Mirabal sisters), and it has advised to us during these years the script and when we showed to him the final version was very contented." Why not to do it in Spanish, with Mexican Mexican capital and elenco? The director Mariano Barroso answers: " There are two forms to see the things, one is to look for the problems and the other to look for the advantages. I believe that she does not matter if she is filmed in English, Spanish or arameo, although the English is certain is not our language, if is the language of the cinema. That is to look for the problem to him, when in fact it is a luxury that history can be seen around the world ". Salma supporting to its director responds: " the original interest was of the Americans, they bought the rights of the novel and Helen (the producer) obtained the capital with Showtime. Later they showed the project to me and they asked to me if it interested to me. This type of histories we know them in Latin America and it seems important to me that sajones knows them and they find out that the Latin women we are brave and we have anger ". With the projects in which you have become jumbled as the colonel does not have who writes to him, Frida and this film, you have been created certain vision on Latin America? " I would like to discover many ways to always see it this that I do and I will be yet in contact with my roots." They will look for to exhibit this film in the great screen? " If the possibility occurs, yes." What power of call you think that you have Salma, with the American producers and to that you attribute it, to your " sex appeal " or your talent? " I believe that I have something to be able of call, but not more than the one than it has the talent of my companions