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The award Bille August meets the audience in Ischia

Posted in Festival history - Twelfth edition 2014

Bille August Delfini

Inside the stunning backdrop of the Strand Hotel Delfini Cartaromana, the Danish director Bille August has met the press to answer questions about the film "Goodbye Bafana" tribute to Nelson Mandela and to talk about his upcoming projects.

At the question why he made ​​a film about the life of Nelson Mandela August he replied: "I have always been fascinated by the personality of Nelson Mandela; His greatness was given to me by the enormous moral strength of his soul. In this film I tell Mandela  through the testimony of his prison guard James Gregory during his imprisonment. Gregory's story is emblematic about the communicative power of the message of peace of Mandela; In fact, Gregory and his wife were convinced supporter of Apartheid, but after meeting with the former president of the Republic of South Africa, totally converts his thoughts. I am convinced - continued August - in Iraq today that if there was a personality like that of Nelson Mandela, the conflict between Shiites and Sunnis finally stopped; Unfortunately, today I do not feel I can say that there is an equivalent heir. "

About  the Italian cinema, the Danish director said: "I am a fan of Italian cinema in fact I voted for Sorrentino Oscars:" The great beauty "is a magnificent film. Having won this award will ensure that Sorrentino has a chance to destroy the film wide-ranging and a higher visibility in the world. "

Finally about his upcoming film projects August said: I'm running to make a film with an all-star cast Danish and from September will begin in the United States, the shooting of a film denouncing the pharmaceutical drawn from a true story; The film's protagonist is a woman intoxicated by farmici that with the help of a lawyer starts a legal battle against a large pharmaceutical company, including an adventure and one can vincere.Nel actor cast will include: J. Goodman, H. Bonham Carter and V. Farmiga. "

Finally August was keen to thank the Ischia Film Festival, conceived and directed by Michelangelo Messina, for the hospitality reiterating that a suggestive location of projections as that of the Castello Aragonese did not really ever seen, "this island is truly wonderful and if I could make a movie here »

 

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