Martin Scorsese, honored on the Berlinale: “Let's not be slaves to technology” | EUROtoday

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Martin Scorsese (New York, 1942), one of the crucial influential filmmakers on the earth, animated immediately in Berlinalewhich supplies him its honorary Golden Bear this 12 months, to lose his worry of expertise and put it on the service of “the individual voice” in cinema.

“Technology changes so quickly that the only thing you can hold on to is the individual voice and that voice can be expressed the same on TikTok, in a four-hour movie or in a miniseries“stated at a press convention the director of titles equivalent to Taxi Driver (1975), wild bull (1980) o One of ours (1990).

“I don't think cinema is dying, cinema is transforming,” he continued. “Let technology not frighten us, let's not be slaves to it, let's control it and put it in the right directionat the service of the individual voice,” he requested to applause in a packed convention room.

Scorsese receives the honorary Golden Bear tonight in a ceremony after which Infiltrators (2006), a movie with Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson for which he acquired the Oscar for finest movie after 9 nominations.

This motion, Scorsese has achieved 10 Oscar nominationswhich might be delivered on March 10, by The Moon Killersamongst them these for finest movie and finest path.

In a press convention wherein every journalist took benefit of their intervention to precise their deep admiration for the filmmaker and one even requested permission to symbolize a scene from Infiltrators (and he did), Scorsese made clear what, in his opinion, is the position of movie festivals: “Pay attention to these new individual and artistic voices,” he insisted. “You can watch a movie once and remember it your whole life. And I'm not saying remember in a nostalgic sense, but rather it has an effect on your way of seeing life, others and your behavior,” he stated.

He spoke concerning the work of preserving cinema that he has carried out since The Film Foundation and remembered that it’s a ardour that goes again to its beginnings, when along with Brian de Palma, Steven Spielberg y Paul Schraderthe group I grew up with, really helpful films to one another and it was usually troublesome to search out copies.

And though on this event the honoree was simply speaking about his cinema and what it has influenced others, he assured that he by no means thinks about it. “Maybe when I was younger, with more ego and ambition, You don't lose ambition but ego… maybe neither, even if you try.“, he said together with his attribute velocity and humorousness when talking.

“The more people tell me those things, the more I reject them,” he stated, as a result of it's about ranging from scratch in every movie. “Free yourself from the restrictions of what something is supposed to be like It's great, because your biggest problem is yourself.”

Regarding the position of criticism, I thought of that it may well nonetheless be related to information younger individuals in instances when all of the cinema on the earth is inside attain. “What is fashionable dies in a day, stronger values ​​must be instilled“, opin.

And about his latest assembly with the Pope within the Vatican, he revealed that they established a relationship after Silence (2016), his movie about two Jesuit monks in Japan within the seventeenth centurywhich Pope Francis noticed within the Vatican.

“We talked about fresh ways to approach christianitywhich is a topic that interests me,” stated Scorsese, who didn’t need to give many particulars about his subsequent characteristic movie challenge primarily based on the lifetime of Jesus Christ.

“It's an idea that's always been there, I'm interested in Catholicism,” he stated, “but I'm still looking at What kind of movie do I want to make?“, be one thing distinctive and totally different and that provokes thought and likewise leisure.”

The 74th Berlinale also hosts the world premiere of Made in England: the films of Powell and Pressburgera documentary directed by David Hinton and produced and narrated by Scorsese for the BBCin the style of his legendary series on American cinema of the 90s.

Scorsese reviews title by title, stopping at the most significant scenes, the films by Michael Powell (1905-1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988) that he discovered as a child and that marked his way of seeing and making films, from 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp' to 'Black Narcissus' or 'The Red Shoes'.