Pablo Berger says he's hoping for more silent films

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 06, 2013 04:50 hrs

Mexico City, March 6 (IANS/EFE) Following the success of silent films in black and white like "The Artist" and "Blancanieves" (Snow White), Spanish filmmaker Pablo Berger said in Mexico that he's convinced there will be more hit movies of this kind in different countries.

"I'm hoping for more silent films. What we have achieved, Michel Hazanavicius (the French director of 'The Artist') and I, is to make successful silent movies. Cinema is an industry, aside from being an art, and since it is an industry producers will say, `I was an imbecile when I said no to Pablo'," Berger said in a press conference.

The director is currently in Mexico taking part in the 28th Guadalajara International Film Festival, which will go on until March 9 and in which he is competing in the Ibero-American Feature Film/Fiction category with "Blancanieves", winner of 10 Goya Awards including Best Film.

"What a silent movie does is force spectators to participate more, it demands more of them. Spectators are hypnotized, in a trance. By the end of the projection a silent film is much more rewarding than one with sound," Berger said.



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