Steve mcqueengave a talk in front of a crowded auditorium during the cannes film festival.
- McQueen said his films always involved serious themes because he doesn’t “do
- The director joked that all
the Avengerswould die in his version of the superhero movie.
Steve McQueen gave a talk
McQueen, who won the Camera d’Or for “Hunger” at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, was asked about the serious topics he explores in his films by the Cannes interviewer, all of which involve wrestling in some form or form. other.
The director explained that his films revolve around the theme of wrestling because it is “a search for freedom” and a search for understanding of the world. But clarified that in order to do this you must look at the difficulties in life and “not be blinded”. âOpen your eyes and look at it. Sometimes it’s ugly. It’s not particularly pleasant, but we have to look at it to understand it and move on. It’s like that,â McQueen said.
McQueen’s films have all followed some sort of struggle, whether it’s a prison hunger strike in “Hunger” in 2008, sex addiction in “Shame” in 2011, a black man kidnapped and sold. as a slave in the best film of 2013 which won “12 years”. a slave “, or a team of women taking matters into their own hands to settle the debts their criminal husbands left them in” The Widows “of 2018.
âI don’t do Disney,â McQueen said. “That’s all. I’m not interested. Because it’s one of those things where it’s how the world is rather than how people want the world to be.”
McQueen, whose film ‘Lovers Rock’ screened on the Cannes waterfront on Thursday night, continued: “It’s the difference between filmmakers and filmmakers. Or content and art. You decide.”
This was one of the many times the audience erupted into screams, cheers and applause. The interviewer joked that he’d like to see what McQueen’s version of “The Avengers” looked like, to which McQueen joked, “They would all die.” Of course, more cheers followed.