“In Brazil, not only cinema is in danger but democracy. We must shout as loudly as possible against this danger. Together we cry: we are all anti-fascist!” Brazilian director Pedro Harris, winner of the Venice Grand Jury Prize for the main square, addressed the audience at the closing ceremony of the 79th Venice Film Festival. Needless to say, the South American meeting was met with long applause from the Sala Grande audience at the Palazzo del Cinema in Lido di Venice.
On the opening day of the festival, he discussed the documentary “March to Rome,” directed by Mark Cousins, which provided a kind of parallel between the rise of fascism and the rise of Giorgia Meloni, leader of Fratelli d’Italia: “Today there are more right-wing governments than I can remember in my entire life, and I I am 56 years old. Hungary, Poland, India, Brazil, America are with Trump and now the pendulum in Italy also swings to the right. This is a very dangerous case, ”said the director, which sparked a bitter controversy. The VIPs who landed in Lido love shooting Meloni. Singer Elodie, actress in the movie I Eat My Heart, said the FdI leader is “a woman who speaks like a man in 1922.”
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