If there’s a filmmaker who made a specialty of going against the current, it is Oliver Stone. It persists and signs in its commentary to the case of Weinstein.
Currently the head of the jury of the Festival of Busan, in South Korea, the director of Killers born, JFK, or more recently Snowden has the habit to speak of him to kick positions, trenches, and strong political commitments, often polemical. One remembers and the surrealists interviews that he has conducted a few months ago to rehabilitate Vladimir Putin, who had made squeak a few teeth.
And it should cause a stir with the point of view that he shared during a press conference of the Festival, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
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“I think it would be fair to expect that this leads to a trial. A man should not be convicted by a system based on a people’s court. Especially as what he has been through, it is difficult. At one time, it was a rival. I’ve never done business with him and I don’t know really. I’ve heard awful things about everyone in this business, so I’m not going to comment on gossip. I’ll wait, observe, what seems to me the attitude is the most correct. “
If refuse to ” howl with the wolves “, or be doomed to the gibbet solely on the word of individuals is a concept which is of course respectable and if respect for the principle of the presumption of innocence is not to be blamed, a priori, Oliver Stone fails a fundamental element of the scandal Weinstein.
It is precisely the near-impossibility of the victims to be heard and reach up to a trial which has made the situation problematic, the secret collective that has caused the size of the case, Weinstein, much more than a so-called witch-hunt.