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As few times in his long film career, William of the Bull He had the opportunity to talk about his present, past and future as a filmmaker. During the closure of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival 2022, which took place last weekend, the director, who was one of the most besieged by the international press, He left locals and strangers stunned when he revealed the reasons why he left his native country: Mexico.
The winner at Oscar for Best Director and for Best Film for “The shape of water” pointed out that he would have loved to reside “all his life in Mexico”, however, the violence in the country and the kidnapping of his father – an event that changed his life – forced him to leave.
“I would have stayed in Mexico all my life, but my father’s kidnapping in 1998 changed my life. I started making films in the United States because I had a lot of money from my first film in Mexico, “Chronos”. Later I thought that I would continue making Spanish films, so… it was never planned, it just happened”, the 57-year-old also a screenwriter recalled with notorious nostalgia.
William of the Bullwho has been characterized by creating cinematographic works about monsters and demons, also mentioned that Among his future plans as a screenwriter is to write a version of the play by playwright Mary Shelley: “My dream would be to do my version of ‘Frankenstein’he declared.
“Those two works represent what I dreamed that I wanted to do when I was a child, when I was very young,” emphasized del Toro, who was moderator in a series of debates organized in Cannes with great filmmakers on the future of cinema.
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