[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11198″ img_size=”900×500″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Guillermo Del Toro was speaking at the Marrakech Film Festival, where he is set to give a masterclass this week. Talking about his upcoming film, Pinocchio, talking about how this iteration of Pinocchio will not be for all the family.
This is what Guillermo Del Toro had to say,
“He’s a creature that is created through unnatural means from a father that he then distances [himself] from, and has to learn about failure and pain and loneliness,” Guillermo said, noting that he chose stop-motion animation for the project because it’s “more expressive” than working with actors.
“There’s no fable without politics,” he said, citing the gender and class struggles of stories such as Cinderella and Snow White, and even the message of his own The Shape of Water. “Rarely can you get in productive discussions in real life right now it’s so tense,” he said. “It’s much easier for you to listen to me if I tell you ‘Once upon a time …’”
“Hatred is an incredibly useful tool to dominate,” he said. “And if you know a little bit of history you see it used effectively every century.” “Othering,” the practice of blaming structural problems on a marginalized group, was a theme in The Shape of Water, and he’ll be dealing with it again in Pinocchio.
This is why Guillermo is one of my favorite directors today. He always thinks outside the box and in every film he does he something to say that is relevant in the real world. Some people accept what he is saying and other just ignore, but one thing is for sure when he wants to say something he does it in an entertaining yet powerful way.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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