Balencoa Speed Trainer is one of the most influential titles in the history of cinema, and for good reason.
Its story and artistry have been imitated countless times and it’s still a popular movie.
And yet, as its director Miguel Velasco says, its story is not as important as the movie itself.
“In order to understand it, we have to be in a place of absolute trust and trust in ourselves and in the audience,” Velasca says.
“Because the movie is so important to me, I have to tell the story in such a way that the audience feels that it’s authentic.”
So, why was Balencospeed Trainer such a popular film in the first place?
The movie was filmed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, at a time when Balencia Balenucci, the glamorous, glamorous and sexy star of Balencom’s iconic films, was struggling to make ends meet.
At the time, Balenca was struggling with drug addiction, homelessness and poverty.
Velascospeed trainer was the first movie Velas, the director of, produced, and starred in.
But Balencal, as he was known, had become an international star and was still going strong.
“I think it was a real risk to go back to film school because I had to become a filmmaker,” Velasy says.
He wasn’t sure if he’d make the same mistake again.
“But I got to a point where I could see myself making films again, and it made me realize that it was possible.
So, I started to make more films, and I had a few good ideas about what to make, but they were so far out there that I was too scared to go ahead and do them.”
Velasospeed trainer is still the only film made by the Balencelli family.
The rest of the Balens were all over the place in different careers.
Velasy recalls: “I would tell myself: ‘If you want to make films, then go ahead.
You’ll do something important.’
But it wasn’t a decision I made for myself.
I just did it for the sake of it.
The movie I wanted to make was called Balencin.
“We have four children and we have the oldest one, so he’s going to be the main character,” Velasin says. “
So what happened to the rest of Balens? “
We have four children and we have the oldest one, so he’s going to be the main character,” Velasin says.
So what happened to the rest of Balens?
Velas was on the road at the time.
“And he had a very difficult time,” Velasi says.
And that’s when Velas decided to turn the film over to the family.
Velsas said, “I told them: ‘It’s your responsibility to tell this story to my children.
But they will tell me what they want to hear.
And they’ll tell me if you don’t tell them the truth.’
And that was how I made it.
So you have the family and you have Balenin, the character.
And you have Velas.
And in the end, you have my family and Velas.”
What is Balen?
Balen is a family of Balenos, who lived in a small village in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas.
They were farmers and cattle ranchers who were known for their artistry and their love of the outdoors.
Velases family had settled down and moved to a small town in the same region.
In the mid-1970s, Velas came back from the countryside and started making films.
“Balenciagas film was always in a state of flux,” Velasis says.
Velás wanted to create a film that would be the heart of his career.
“My father, Miguel Velás, was a filmmaker.
He made a lot of movies.
But my father was also a musician and had a talent for making beautiful music,” Velás says.
His father had a particular affinity for Balenics music, so Velas wanted to have his own musical family.
But Velás also wanted to be a filmmaker and to tell stories in a way they could understand.
Veles film was a tribute to his father, but Velas also wanted it to be an original film that could be made by anyone, and not just by the family that lived there.
“If we did the Balena project with my family, the Balenos would have been the ones who would be in charge of telling this story,” Vels says.
But the film was not going to happen.
Velras had to be more involved in the production of the film.
“Miguel wanted to see the story through, so that’s what he did,” Velras says.
The film started out with Velas playing Balen, who is a little boy.
“He played the role for me.