Directed by Mexican auteur Michel Franco, Reminiscence stars Chastain as Sylvia, a social employee who lives a easy life structured round her daughter, her job and her AA conferences. Her routines are disrupted, nonetheless, when Saul (Peter Sarsgaard) follows her residence from their highschool reunion. Their encounter profoundly impacts each of them as they open the door to the previous.
Chastain and Sarsgaard are on the exceedingly brief record of Hollywood stars touching down in Venice this 12 months because of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA. Like Adam Driver, who appeared early within the pageant to assist Michael Mann’s Ferrari, Chastain and Sarsgaard acquired interim waivers from SAG-AFTRA, that are being made accessible to union members concerned in qualifying impartial movies that shall be launched exterior of the studio system.
Talking about being in Venice towards the background of the strikes, Chastain admitted she was “extremely nervous” to attend, including that “some folks on my group suggested me towards it.”
However she stated that she was right here to assist SAG-AFTRA and observe its clear directive, whereas sending a message to the AMPTP.
“I’m very conscious of how fortunate I’m. It’s an exquisite occupation what we get to do as actors. And we’re very often due to that made to really feel like we’ve to be quiet to be able to defend future working alternatives. And we are sometimes instructed and reminded how grateful we ought to be. That’s the surroundings that I feel has allowed office abuse to go unchecked for a lot of a long time. And it’s additionally the surroundings that has saddled members of my union with unfair contracts,” she stated.
“I’m right here as a result of SAG-AFTRA has been explicitly clear that the best way to assist the strike is to publish on social media, stroll the picket traces and to work and assist interim settlement initiatives. It’s what our nationwide board and our elected management has requested us to do. And when impartial producers like those right here signal these interim agreements, they’re letting the world know and letting the AMPTP know that actors deserve a good compensation, that AI protections ought to be carried out and there ought to be sharing of streaming income.”
Chastain concluded: “So I hope being right here in the present day encourages different impartial producers and encourages actors to indicate up and assist our union members. And hopefully we’ll see an finish to this strike quickly. And hopefully the AMPTP will return to the desk.”
The star wore a T-shirt saying “SAG-AFTRA on strike” to the press convention.