Dia Siete – Your crush.
I’m not going to lie. I crush hard on Diego Luna. Not just for his insatiable good looks but for his genuine passion for film and all the work he does for Mexico.
His production and distribution company, Canana, not only works with an assortment of up-and-coming Mexican writing and directing talent, but the company also supports the directorial careers of its partners. Subjects that interest the co-founders, in particular, (Diego runs it with fellow Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz) are those that show the injustices in the country they live and the real problems that exist. The company focuses on projects natured in Latin America with a worldwide perspective. This includes the development of films both in Spanish and English.
Canana also looks to the international market and represents and distributes fellow ‘indie’ films (‘art house films’, call them what you will) from countries all around the world that also seek to tell a heartfelt story, rather than generate huge amounts of money.
When he talks about film it’s really a thing to behold. It’s a shame we don’t have more actor-turned-directors like this in the film industry. Most are just out there to throw in bits of dialogue amongst car chases, explosions, and strings of CGI.
For those that haven’t seen it yet, I couldn’t urge you more to go see his recently-released, directorial debut, Abel. It’ll make you laugh and cry.