Pepe Flores, Patxi Bisquert
Cano first saw Antonio on stage in Edward II
and was impressed with the young actor. Cano says, "I
was very pleased to work with Antonio. He was very disciplined
and he got along well with everybody. Pepa Flores, protagonist
of the film, was charmed with him and told me: 'Is it possible
that I don't have any scenes with the boy?'"
Pepa Flores remembers
that Antonio "had a face that attached itself to the camera.
He was a good actor, but above all had a special charm. He had that
type of charm that either you have or you don't. And he had it,
it was clear to see. Juan Cano and I commented on it always: 'This
boy is going to arrive where he wants to arrive. Because I don't
know what it is but it pierces the camera.'"
Antonio has a small role as a convict
in this film.
Antonio made the
following movies in 1985: Requiem por un campesino espanol
(Requiem for a Spanish Peasant) which was his first
starring role in a film, the musical La Corte del Fararon
(The Court of the Pharoah) which he filmed alternately
with Requiem, and Caso Cerrado. For his
work in these three movies he is awarded the Silver Fotogramas award
which is given annually and determined by popluar voting among the
readers of Fotogramas magazine.
His first photos
for Fotogramas were taken by photographer Hervé Timarché.
"When I photographed him he had the face of a boy. He was very
free with his body. He moved, he gesticulated, like the actors of
the theater. He was clearly photogenic. In his last photos you see
him with more weight, with more body. He brings out the attraction
Antonio made his first trip to the
United States (New York) in 1985 on behalf of The Ministry
of Culture to promote the movies.