Jorge García was "Lost," but we finally found him
From shipwrecked in Lost to singer- the wonderful gift hidden by the burden of trauma in the superb Chilean film Nobody Knows I'm Here, has been released on Netflix.
The path to super-stardom can often turn into a "maze," a tricky labyrinth that many artists never manage to get out of. It happens, above all, when the actor is swallowed up by his own charming character, as seemed to have happened to the Cuban-Chilean Jorge García, whose comic alter ego "Hurley" in Lost turned him into a castaway on the film scene, with a series of performances that left him forgotten and hidden on a small professional island.
However, Garcia has managed to come out of it. He has done so by showing off his great acting talent in a film that seems to be tailor-made for him and that also takes him back to his roots, since his director, debutant Gaspar Altillo, is Chilean, as is Jorge's father. But Nobody Knows I'm Here is about much more than roots, it's about the weight of fame, stereotypes and the fear of being exposed and rejected.
The film shot in Chile tells the story of Memo, a frightened and fleeing man who lives with his uncle on a farm in the middle of nature, gripped by the trauma of having been a young singing promise that a producer rejected because of his physical appearance, used his voice and gave it to a young and graceful pop artist.
Memo continues to dream of the stage, isolated and protected from the world, while he makes himself a sequined suit with elements he finds in other houses. Until one day he is discovered and must face the ghosts of the past and his own insecurities at last.
The film, emotional and of great psychological depth and beauty, was acclaimed at the Tribeca Film Festival, where Antillo, the filmmaker, won the award for Best New Director. A story about the fear of life and the contradictions of success that has rediscovered García as an actor of great expressiveness, as well as a colossal singer. Do you dare to watch it?