Jessica Chastain is already in San Sebastián to present the new film in which she stars, ‘Los ojos oe Tammy Faye’, which is participating in the Official Section. The American actress, who already visited the film festival in 2014 to show the feature film ‘Eleanor Rigby’ on that occasion, arrived at the Hotel María Cristina around five thirty in the afternoon. Simple, elegant and friendly, she has posed for the cameras with naturalness and professionalism at the same time.
Jessica Chastain (Sacramento, 1977) has an outstanding distinguished filmography with two Oscar nominations (best supporting actress for ‘The help’ and best actress for ‘The darkest night’). It is common in large Hollywood productions such as ‘Interstellar’, ‘The martian’, ‘Molly’s game’ or ‘Iron man 3’.
Chastain’s film presents an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of evangelist telepreacher Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 1980s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, set up the world’s largest network of religious networks, as well as a theme park, virtually out of nowhere, and enjoyed immense popularity for their messages from love, acceptance and prosperity.
Tammy Faye was legendary for her indestructible eyelashes, her original way of singing and her generosity in welcoming people of all kinds. But it wasn’t long before financial irregularities, rivalries and intrigues, and scandals toppled a meticulously built empire.
The play, directed by Michael Showalter, and which also has actor Andrew Garfield in its cast, will be screened this Friday at the Zinemaldia.