Juan Carlos Oganes' film-making and work blog.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Timotea Vernal

Met tonight with Paloma Yerovi thanks to a common friend who introduced me to her while doing the casting for the few female roles my film has.

I want her to play Timotea Vernal, Alfonso Ugarte's fiancee and love interest. As history tells, they were supposed to get married but he decided to stay in Peru while sending her to Europe fleeing from the war.
He wrote her a heartbreaking letter days before he died stating how destiny was delaying his promise to come back alive as he knew the end was close and probably wouldn't make it.

Touching indeed.

Can't seem to find an online picture of Timotea. Have it only in print. I'll post it as soon as I have it scanned.

Lima in 1937!

Another off-topic regarding my film. I just had to post this!
Found an awesome video of Lima made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1937 as part of his show TravelTalks. It showcases some scenarios of Lima and the provinces of Peru.

Wish I had a time machine to travel to those times and enjoy how Lima was in those days. Now, many parts keep the same beauty as before, but one thing is simply horrible lately: some people in power allow other people with money to destroy and demolish old and historical buildings to simply make buildings or markets.

A total insult and blow to our history and a complete lack of respect for our past. The past that made us be what we are today.

Here is the lovely video.