Oscar-winning French actor Marion Cotillard talks about the women-led “revolution” since the launch of #MeToo at the San Sebastian Film Festival where she received the Donostia Award for her career on Friday’s opening night.
“Over the past few years, women’s subjugation has become increasingly unacceptable in the eyes of the public; It always has been but we’ve been talking about it a lot since #MeToo today. It has given women the opportunity to speak freely, it is a real revolution, an intense one and I am very happy to live in it, “said Cotillard, who starred opposite Adam Driver in the latest Lewis Caracas musical drama” Annette “which won the top prize in Cannes.
“Today, as women, we know that we can be supported by a community of women and men and that is an important issue. The result is that there are actually more women, more roles for women, and the more we talk about them, the more we change our attitude towards them, ”she said.
“There are some things that are no longer tolerated today. We didn’t accept them before, but a large part of the population tolerated them,” Cotillard said.
Cotillard argued, “Today we are having a great discussion and re-evaluation of the patriarchal system, where women have a relative place.
Cotillard also discusses his character “Annette” who won the Cannes Best Director Award for Caracas. She has acted as a famous opera singer with a painful family life. I think we live in a different world than in the 1940s or 1950s where stars were being ‘built’ and their family life was denied, ”Cotillard said.“ Today, it’s much more celebrated and things are more balanced, if we have a Personal life and a family are needed but we can do it with a career. “
The actor said that “living a somewhat normal life” is his inspiration and “drives the desire to play characters that are completely different from (him).” “The more a character is different from me, the more I get some satisfaction from the part.”
Cotillard, who co-produced and described Floor Vesuer’s environmental documentary “Bigger Than Oz” in San Sebastian, which he co-produced and described, said he was involved in philanthropy because he “felt the need to fight a system or inequality.” And to use his notoriety to shed light on the work of the artist or staff depicted in the film ‘Bigger Than Us’. “
Talking about his work skills in Hollywood and Europe, he mentioned that the Oscar he won for his role as Edith Piaf in “La VN Rose” was a turning point in his career. “There was a mark before and after the Oscars, because it opened the door to more international film worlds, especially British and American films,” he said.
“I came from a generation that grew up watching American films (that) even if I didn’t really dream of a career outside of my country, American cinema was part of my culture. I admire many filmmakers in the United States and in the vast English-speaking world The Oscars gave me access to these people, “said the actor, who has worked with Michael Mann, Robert Jemekis, Christopher Nolan and Steven Soderberg. Other.