Artist, political thinker, and community builder Gael García Bernal sits down to discuss his inspiring career and present his latest performance in Joan Chemla's If You Saw His Heart.
In Conversation With... Gael García Bernal
Gael García Bernal has long been a commanding presence in world cinema. Since his breakthrough performances in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Amores Perros (and later Babel) and Alfonso Cuarón's Y Tu Mamá También, Bernal has collaborated with such contemporary auteurs as Pedro Almodóvar (Bad Education) and Pablo Larraín (No, Neruda). Bernal's subversive spirit continues to chart revolutionary ground, from Che Guevara (Fidel, The Motorcycle Diaries) to real-life Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (Rosewater) and his latest role, inspired by Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel, in Mozart in the Jungle. In 2005, Bernal, his long-time collaborator Diego Luna, and producer Elena Fortes launched a documentary film festival (Ambulante), screening films across Mexico (and later, the United States). Two years later, Bernal released Déficit, his directorial debut produced by Canana, a company he founded with Luna. Do not miss this rare opportunity to sit down with this artist and community builder as he presents his latest performance in Joan Chemla's If You Saw His Heart at this year's Festival.