The Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar today expressed his “absolute rejection” of the act of violence of Will Smith at the Oscars and his subsequent speech, which he defines as “fundamentalist”: “The family is not defended or protected based on hosts, and no, the devil does not take advantage of the culminating moments to make his own.”
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In a first-person chronicle published today in elDiario.es, Almodóvar relates that he was barely four meters from where Smith’s controversial attack on comedian Chris Rock took place: “In the chopped general shots I am the little white head that you see in the photo”comments.
“I was very close to the protagonists and what I saw and heard gives me a feeling of absolute rejection”, says about the incident triggered by a joke about Smith’s wife’s alopecia, and about his justifications when he picked up the award for best actor.
in a speech “which rather resembled that of a preacher”according to the filmmaker, Smith tearfully stated: “Denzel Washington warned me: at the highest moment is when the devil comes for you.”
“The devil, in fact, does not exist”ditch today Almodóvar on “a fundamentalist discourse that we should not have heard or seen.” And add that “Some appreciate that it was the only real moment of the ceremony, they refer to that faceless monster that is social networks.”
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“For them, hungry for carrion, it was without a doubt the great moment of the night”emphasizes Almodóvar, who says he refuses to “That episode marked the gala and was the protagonist of a ceremony where many more things happened and of much greater interest.”
Among other things, remembers that he won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film “Drive My Car”, which for him is “Without question the best film of the year” and also the documentary “Summer of Soul”, his favorite.
In addition, he highlights how he took advantage of his trip to Los Angeles to meet some actors. “thinking about the casting of the film by Cate Blanchett based on five stories by Lucia Berlin (taken from her “bible” “Manual For Cleaning Ladies”)”.