Pablo Larrain : Cinema is personal. If there’s no perversion, there’s no beauty. Forget it. The word perversion comes from Latin. It means to see the reverse. Per-version: a different version of the story
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FilmComment - Do you see your films as being personal in that sense, as a way to explore darker parts of yourself?
Pablo Larrain : "You wouldn’t believe how fast it happens. You’re telling a story that has nothing to do with you, and then suddenly it gets down into something extremely personal".
FilmComment - I ask because there’s a deep perversity at the heart of your films.
Pablo Larrain : "If there’s no perversion, there’s no beauty. Forget it. The word perversion comes from Latin. It means to see the reverse. Per-version: a different version of the story. It doesn’t necessarily refer to the actions of what we typically call a perverted, evil person. A bad priest, say. Or Donald Trump. It’s an oblique way to understand reality. And it becomes personal. Cinema is personal, man. The filmmakers that you or I admire were very personal".
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Natalie PORTMAN : Les grands réalisateurs ont toujours une forme de perversion dans leur façon de voir les choses. Ils sont inattendus. Ils voient les choses sous un angle particulier. Pablo Larrain est un des plus grands.(SAG-AFTRA FOUNDATION, 20 janvier 2017)
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