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Diogo on TVI's Cinebox
Diogo was recently on TVI's show "Cinebox" discussing his upcoming film, "Virados do Avesso" ("Turned Inside Out.") Once again, the incredible, amazing Dina translated the short be sweet interview for us, found right below the video.
Diogo on TVI's Cinebox
Voice Over/Host: Diogo Morgado is returning to Portuguese cinema. “Virados do Avesso” is the film that shot in just three weeks. It was the possible thanks to a break before returning to the United States, where the actor is filming a science fiction series, which by the way, is very different from this new project.
DM: João is an absolutely normal guy, with his life, his work, and suddenly wakes up almost in someone else's life, despite it being his own life. Wakes up with his best friend for ten years, in bed, much to his surprise. He (João) asks "Carlos, what is this? We've been friends for ten years..." and he says "Yes, we've been friends for ten years, but boyfriends for five." And he is suddenly shocked. Does not realize what is happening. We only realize later, that he has amnesia and forgot that he was gay.
Voice Over: Behind the camera is Edgar Pêra, an unlikely choice to make a romantic comedy, but only in theory.
Edgar Pêra: You may think that I do not like romantic comedies, but it's a genre that I quite like. What I like in romantic comedies is that they are more than a comedy than a drama, but have the complexity of the two. The idea that someone loses memory of their sexual orientation, for that, it looks like a science fiction movie and then on the other hand, it's an opportunity to challenge the attitudes and roles that people are expecting. The expectations that people have with respect to each other.
Voice Over: Nicolau Breyner is one of the supporting actors, but not only. He is also behind the scenes as a producer, with a very precise goal.
Nicolau Breyner: I think what the Portuguese want is to laugh, which is normal. We are in a time of crisis. It's a good time to resurrect the Portuguese comedy, to the liking of the Portuguese.
Voice Over: "Virados do Avesso" with Nicolau Breyner, Diogo Morgado, among many others, is scheduled to debut on November 20th.