Robert DeNiro came to Buenos Aires to participate in the series “Nada”, of which they will also be part Luis Brandoni and Guillermo Francella. This Sunday, the legendary American actor was photographed with the protagonist of “Waiting for the Float” during a tour of possible locations for the production, which will be directed by Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn.
De Niro and Brandoni were photographed this afternoon when they attended the Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, in the Recoleta neighborhood. There, they could be seen, along with a part of the cast, when they entered and left the building through the door of Avenida Del Libertador 1473.
The news, which is in itself fortunate for the local show, however, had an adverse side, although minor. It transpired that the intention of the filmmakers was to record scenes in an apartment of the Kavanagh building, but they met the opposition of a part of the inhabitants of that mythical Buenos Aires construction, among them, of the ex-unionist and ex-kirchnerist diplomat Alicia Castro.
The news of the refusal of Castro and other residents of the emblematic Retiro building upon the arrival of the filmmakers was revealed this Wednesday morning by Edward Feinman in your program someone has to say iton Mitre radio. “There is a scandal in the Kavanagh building”, Said the journalist, after making the introduction about the arrival of De Niro in Argentina. Then the driver pointed out that the problem between that building and production of the series, to be called Any, it had to do with “the stewardess”in reference to Castrowhich was, years ago, Secretary General of the Argentine Association of Aeronavigators.
Then, mercedes nincichronicler of the program, who was precisely at the door of the Kavanagh Taking testimonies from his neighbors, he expanded the information: “The idea of the production was to rent two apartments, one would be the house of [el personaje de] Brandoni, where does he come to visit Niro, and another department is needed for production. They were looking at which apartments they rented, and on which floor.”
The journalist added that there was a meeting between the neighbors and that there were many who did not want production access to the building, a difference of 60 to 40. “It was not Alicia Castro only the one who did not want Robert De Niro”, assured.
So, Feinmann recounted what the former Argentine ambassador would have said in the United Kingdom and in Venezuela during the government of Cristina Kirchner. “No, Robert De Niro in no way in the building, because Robert De Niro is with (Joe) Biden and Biden is against (Vladimir) Putin”, assured the journalist that Castro said in that meeting of the inhabitants of the building. “Besides he doesn’t want him Brandonibecause it is from Together for Change”added the journalist.
Later, Ninci gave more details about the position of the owners of the Kavanagh apartments in relation to the presence of the filmmakers and actors of Any in the building. “The neighbors say that, of 107 owners, two thirds in the assembly voted against. It wasn’t just Alicia Castro.”the chronicler of the program resumed.
“There was an argument over the sum of money, apparently They were offered between four and five million pesos, when a rent would be much more. They say that Disney (which produces the series), did not give guarantees of conservation of the place and that the insurance was not enough. 90 people entered for five days and they did not give a list”, the journalist listed the reasons for the refusal to let the film crew enter.
In short, the neighbors they assured that it was not a political problembecause if so, Alicia Castro would have lost the election, and that it was not something neither against Robert De Nirobut to use the building for a filming.
Fortunately, the iconic and luxurious Retiro building was not the only location chosen by Duprat and Cohn -directors of the distinguished citizen Y My masterpiece (with Francella and Brandoni), among others – for the De Niro, Brandoni and Francella miniseries to be seen on Star+. The neighborhoods of San Telmo, Once and Puerto Madero, will also be the scenes of this filmingwhich will begin in the middle of May.
The story tells the life of Manuel (Brandoni), an expert in gastronomy who lives one personal crisis for the death of his assistant and receives the visit of a foreign friend (DeNiro), who comes especially to Argentina to give his downcast friend a book. Precisely, the department in which Manuel would receive his surprise visitor would, in principle, be in the building Kavanagh.
Alicia Castromeanwhile, an inhabitant of one of the properties of that building, is one of the referents of the hardest line of Kirchnerism. Currently, it forms the recently created political space called sovereigns, which also includes the former vice president Beloved Boudou and the former vice-governor of Buenos Aires Gabriel Mariotto. Recently, the former aviation unionist and former ambassador was highly critical of the policies of President Alberto Fernández: questioned health policy during the pandemic, criticized the agreement with the IMF and criticized the executive’s policy regarding the media.
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Robert De Niro and Luis Brandoni toured locations in Buenos Aires to record the Nada series