Chloe Chow, director of award-winning movie “Nomadland”: “Political correctness in cinema can be dangerous”

Projections are pointing in your direction. BedouinIn a few days, it’s very likely to be consecrated as the best photo at the blurry and epidemic Oscars. But the person who actually made history is his manager, Chloe ChowTo nominate him in that category.

His film – which premiered in Argentina on Thursday with the exception of AMBA, as it will be watched when theaters reopen – is based on Jessica Broder’s non-fiction book about Old people who live on the road, From side to side. Follow the line that Zhao started with the advantage of his demarcation, The songs my brother taught me (Moby). And the cross between fiction and documentary, and Attention to the neglected and marginalized groups of backward capitalism and the system to get rid of them.

There are two main themes in your movie that have more resonance in the event of a pandemic. The old standing in these societies is evidence that late capitalism reveals aspects of its greatest cruelty to vulnerable groups like them.

It’s true, but when I’m making my films, I don’t really think about the topic, the topic you’re talking about. So the funnest part is this, when I get comments like yours. Of course, some topics interest me more than others, but I try not to influence my work as a director. These two issues are very interconnected, and there is a cause and effect in between. We are slaves of this capitalist economy to the point that the structure of our societies has changed: If you are not financially beneficial to her, then you are of no value. You are useless. This is what happens to the elderly. A reality that became especially visible during the pandemic and is heartbreaking. I think it was partly because of that, that many people took their lives into their own hands and broke that scheme imposed by the system, trying to live an alternative life.

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Nomadland director, in an interview with TN.com.ar, Mariana Maktas (Photo: Capture).

We are moving fast, and the world is moving so fast, that the planet can no longer stand it. Then all of a sudden everything stopped. Suddenly we are locked in our room and wondering if everything seems so important to us, success, money, makes us happy, if it’s worth it. For all of these things I think the movie got a special look at this time. Then I just filmed the movie about the characters the book had discovered, thanks to an author who spent a lot of time with them.

What do you think of the political correctness prevailing in the film industry that is so evident this award season? Sometimes it seems there is more emphasis on diversity than on movies and their virtues alone. Is something happening good or worrying?

“I think it’s a mixture.” Sometimes there is a lot of correction in the speech, and then there are so many valuable films, varied in origin and appearance, regardless of who made them, that they deserve where they can get it. In my case, I made the films I wanted to make that caught attention without responding to the expected cultural or political stereotype. Look what happens with Bedouin: They didn’t look for me because I am a woman of color, but because of what I wrote, what I did. I think the viability of your profession, of any profession, depends on how loyal you are to who you really are.

Chloe Chow and Frances McDormand, on set for “Nomadland” (Photo: Press).to: Courtesy of Scout Pictures

For the industry, I think it’s an interesting and dangerous road. I understand the frustration with the lack of diverse voices, however You cannot think of everything in terms of results. As if it were enough that a certain group of people representing minorities were nominated for awards. It has to start with education, by changing the way we raise our children, in schools, with NGOs working in America to reconstruct some of the preconceptions. I spent a lot of time in an indigenous reserve and saw that many people expect fast results. When, in fact, it takes a long time, perhaps from generation to generation, for change to be real and real.

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“Nomadland” has been identified as one of the favorites this award season (Image: Press).to: Searchlight photos

-from Bedouin a Eternal, Already in post production. The film is based on comics, about a fictional genus of superhuman, and began publication in the mid-1970s. And from working with non-professional actors, on a documentary record, to the Marvel Universe, Kit Harington, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek, among other Hollywood stars. How was this change?

-it’s a pleasure. It’s not a dry and different field for me, because I grew up reading comics and manga. I am familiar with the world of fantasy and action, now in the imagination of Jack Kirby (creator of comics) EternalAnd my amazing creative team. People who dream. Seeing your dreams come true is a very enjoyable process.

“So Marvel takes you back to your childhood.”

-Yeah. I grew up in China, and we had manga, but we also had wuxia, fantasy, and martial arts narratives, which are a powerful genre full of people flying in the air. Then all those pictures are on a line Tiger and dragon, With this kind of cool item it also intersects like amazing pieces. The challenge with this project was to go in all of those directions.

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