Fernanda Montenegro Oscar evaluates Brazil’s absence at the Oscars: ‘They do not talk about the bourgeoisie’
Fernanda Montenegro evaluates Brazil’s absence at the Oscars: ‘They do not talk about the bourgeoisie’. Brazil has not competed for the Best Foreign Film Oscar for 16 years. The last time the country entered the dispute was in 1999, with “Central do Brasil”, by Walter Salles. At the time, Fernanda Montenegro, protagonist of the film, also competed for the award for Best Actress, but unbelievably lost to Gwyneth Paltrow. Fernanda Montenegro oscar
In conversation with Purepeople, the artist evaluates this long absence of the country in the category of Best Foreign Film. This year, Daniel Ribeiro’s “Today I Want to Go Back Alone” was not among the five finalists, while Argentina – which owns two statues – issued “Relatos Selvagens”.
“There is a lack of Brazilian cinema to do what the Argentine does, which is to tell the story of people who go to the movies. It is not that you should not make films about the landless, homeless, breadless, But this theme must give a chance to talk about the bourgeoisie, the men who run the country, the ruling class, “Fernanda says.
“We do not talk about the middle class, the high bourgeoisie or the middle bourgeoisie. We do not talk about the powerful people in Brasilia … Then we will see Argentine films because we barely see each other there,” concludes the artist. 2013, won the International Emmy for best actress for the year-end special “Doce de Mãe”, by TV Globo. Fernanda Montenegro oscar
“The authors who have invited me to soap operas have been friends for many years, I know they will not leave me in the hallway waiting to record, or summon me for nothing, I do not recall calling me to a soap opera and I have not had a She does not need to be a protagonist, “she adds, who had previously played a homosexual in German playwright Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s” The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant “(1982), which earned him the Molière and Mambembe awards.