The new tape Steven Spielberg “The Fabelmans” arrives this coming November 11 to the movie theaters, where it will tell in a way autobiographical his childhood.
The director has joined a long list of directors who want to tell his life through his own stories and movies, and in this one he will talk about his parents and their divorce.
Although it is not about a way to say goodbye to his fathere, who passed away in 2020 at the age of 103, is actually a work full of vulnerability, recreations and nostalgia.
The relationship between father and son was not easy, because for 15 years they distanced themselves and then managed to meet again to rebuild their history.
Without a doubt, Spielberg has accustomed us to other types of productions, mainly science fiction and even horror, such as “Poltergeist”, “Jurassic Park”, “Schindler’s List”, “Jaws”, “ET”, among others. others.
But it was in 2020 when he assured that he would put these types of films aside for make a more personalbecause “there was only one story I wanted to tell”.
The film stars great figures such as Michell Williams and Paul Dano, who play the screenwriter’s parents and tell about their first approach to cinema at age 5.
“The first coming-of-age story I’ve ever told,” that’s what the producer calls his new film.
“When does a youngster begin to see his parents as human beings? In my case, because of what happened between the ages of 7 and 18, I began to appreciate my dad and mom not as parents, but as people,” he added.
For the production, he rebuilt the home he had in his childhood and adolescence and shot in states such as Arizona, California and New Jersey.
The filmmaker’s mother used to ask him when they would do a story about them, he told the 60 Minutes program, so for him it is more than a gift and not a criticism of his family.
Likewise, Steven called his film “cathartic“: “Well, it was cathartic for me, certainly. I never took it for granted. I mean, it’s a tremendous privilege, it’s like making a movie, you know, and realizing with this movie, what did I just do? Was it $40 million worth of therapy?”
He also stated that his mother is “the heart of the story” and she was the one who motivated him to give more and more of himself since his childhood, so it became an inspiration for him.
With this new film, we will be able to see a new facet of Steven Spielberg, a more intimate look at his life and with a first class cast that is already being considered for the next Oscar awards.