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Lie well to me, Jackie Chan

Chan Lee is a serial murderer photographer who meets Gloria a very gorgeous young Cuban girl in a Chinatown Downtown bar. He seduces and incites her to go with him to his house. Ingenuously she accepts the invitation. Chan Lee succeeds on seducing his victim throu- ghout the culinary art. While he prepares the delicious dishes, he imagines that he is courting Gloria, who remains distracted enjoying a good wine and Chinese art. After the table was set and wishing to start dining, Gloria, hungry and rude, takes a shrimp with her hand, this causes Chan wishes to evolve from lustful and carnal into a strange unavoidable revol- ting and disgusting sensation.

  • Grethel Castillo
  • Adolfo Mena Cejas
  • Adolfo Mena Cejas
  • Grethel Castillo
  • Pablo Agüero
  • Yudith Leiva
  • Victor Leon
    Key Cast
  • Elizabeth Devesa
    Key Cast
  • Susana Ortega Iglesias
  • Lorenzo Casadio Vanucci
  • Miguel Garces Noguera
    Production Desinger
  • Denis Colina
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Miénteme Bien, Jackie Chang
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
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    Full HD
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  • Opener of the Muestra Joven ICAIC 2014
    La Habana, Cuba
    April 11, 2015
    National Premiere
  • Official Competition of the 36th Internacional Film Festival of New Latinoamerican Cinema of Havana
    December 10, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Almacén de la Imagen
    September 16, 2015
    Better Fiction Film, Best Edition, Best Sound
  • Cinema Press and Critic Committee
    La Habana, Cuba
    Better Fiction Short Film in 2014
Director Biography - Grethel Castillo , Adolfo Mena Cejas

Graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA) with a focus in acting, Grethel Castillo is positioned as one of the strongest new Directors in film to come from Cuba. Director and scriptwriter of several projects, among which is the award winning fiction film Chinatown Downtown, in process of search for financing. In 2010 she cowrote and co-directed the short film Cara Fantasía, that was selected to compete in the Muestra Joven ICAIC 2011 and San Rafael in Short Film Festival in Islas Canarias, Spain. In the year 2013 she produced the short film Nani & Tati, directed by Adolfo Mena Cejas, which obtained the award Best fiction Short film in Muestra Joven 2013. She has received several places in cinematographic workshops for direction, production, and film script.
The fiction short film co-directed with Adolfo Mena Cejas, Lie Well to me Jackie Chan, was in The Official Competition of the 36th Havana Film Festival and Trinidad y Tobago Film Festival. It obtained various awards in Cuban film Festivals as Best Fiction Film, Best Direction, Edition, Sound and others. Lie Well to me Jackie Chan was selected by the Cinema Press and Critic Committee as the Best Fiction Short Film in the year 2014 in Cuba. In 2014 she directed the Video-clip: Son # 6, from Pauza, and in 2015 she also participated in the 11th Coproduction Meeting with the project Chinatown Downtown during the 30th Guadalajara Film Festival.
In 2015 after relocating to Mexico City, began working on Tv and commercial such as Sanofi Pasteur Campaign, codirected ̈Tailor Shop ̈ for Levis. Also Produces content to Fabrica de Garra, a Reality Show, also Yolo University, a TeleHit Production.

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Director Statement

Getting near to the Chinese Neighborhood in Havana was what attracted me to write Chinatown Downtown. Telling three stories to show the exotic and marvelous character of the Asian culture. From my vision, which I considered a little surrealistic, intense and full of excesses... but also humanistic... To be able to reproduce a story without aesthetic transcendentalisms and with a sensorial and hedonistic way. Asia is a continent that in our country has a lot of cultural influence. It's usual to find people with big interests in Chinese customs. My case is not exempt of this circumstance. This realization is my way to channel an interest that I have, since I was a little girl, for a culture that no matter that in many features is different from the idiosyncrasy of the Cuban, it has settled and transformed itself in such a way that nowadays shows an overlapping with our own culture. The interest consists in representing another form, but at the same time to contrast it with the Cuban one, thus making a kind of bump or perhaps contact between both of them, but in turn dealt with from very universal conflicts, such as love, emigration, fantasy, wishes... My characters hovered around my head in an exotic way with the silence that characterizes them, but with the intensity of their acts, I show a lot of what I feel and see in their text lines. Standing by my apartment window looking for inspiration so as to tell about a film, I discovered a downtown that led me further than its surface, and took me into a heavy ambience that constitutes my day by day life, which is my Chinatown where I gave to deal as a common fellow as I walk along the long alley with different characters who after arriving to the house at 405 Dragones St. turn to be my exclusive main characters, among which I feel like another one. That’s how I developed the project where this little urban district is nothing more than the land where it lives the faith about something imaginary within this big city which is Havana
Chinatown is an invitation to live the experience of what I would like to feel and say. I do not want to leave a pessimistic flavor in the spectator's mouth, but only a little of its bitterness, the bitterness and sweetness of the stories of Chan Lee, Yin, Yang, and Chitico.