Spanish actor Javier Bardem posing on the sidelines of the Nantes Spanish Film Festival in western France on April 1. Photo: AFP

Javier Bardem on macho Latin males and avoiding the director’s chair

  • A quarter of a century after playing roles ‘sending up’ chauvinistic Spanish men, the Spanish actor says their behaviour has not changed much
  • He is not tempted with becoming a director, but would happily work for a streaming platform like Amazon or Netflix – if the project was right
Topic |   Cinema

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Spanish actor Javier Bardem posing on the sidelines of the Nantes Spanish Film Festival in western France on April 1. Photo: AFP
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John C. Reilly (right) and Joaquin Phoenix in a still from The Sisters Brothers.

Why this director doesn’t want you watching his films on a mobile phone

  • French director of The Sisters Brothers, Jacques Audiard, says: ‘If I’m going to make a film to be viewed on a mobile phone, what are films for?’
  • Filmmaker also talks about women’s representation at film festivals, his ‘French Scorsese’ nickname, and his biggest influence – Fritz Lang’s silent films
Topic |   European films

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John C. Reilly (right) and Joaquin Phoenix in a still from The Sisters Brothers.
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