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Kevin Costner mortgaged his property to show his film at Cannes

Kevin Costner mortgaged his property to show his film at Cannes

“I mortgaged my property”: Like Francis Ford Coppola in “Megalopolis,” Kevin Costner committed his own money to… Horizon: An American EpicIt is a Western film that will be shown on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival and aims to be divided into several ambitious sections.

“person [à Hollywood] He was passionate about making these films. They said, 'Let's do one and see how it goes. No one even does two, Kevin. Why do four?'

“So at some point I said, ‘Okay, I’ll do it myself.’” I mortgaged my property and collected the money. There are no more excuses, these are my decisions. If you don't like it, you can come and complain to me.”

According to the American press, the budget of the film, which was screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival, was $100 million.

to Major citiesIt is a film that strongly divided critics between success and failure, and Francis Ford Coppola sold his property for up to $120 million.

Costner returned to the “adventure” of his “crazy” project, saying: “I started the script in 1988. It was supposed to be done in 2003. But at the last minute, the studio no longer wanted it. I was really disappointed, because Open field [western qu’il a réalisé, sorti la même année, NDLR] It worked really well.


“I'm a little strange and I don't know exactly why,” the translator asked. JFK, 69 years old. “Maybe it's because I don't want people to manipulate the story I want to tell, and I'm willing to stand up and say no.”

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He participated in many Western films as an actor and/or director (Silverado, Wyatt Earp or Open fieldThe American said he was “very excited to be able to come to Cannes.”

“It might have helped [pour la visibilité], with such a place in the programming this weekend. I dreamed of coming here and bringing my own film […] I am very happy that Cannes has maintained its traditions and that I have the opportunity to be part of it.

The man, who can be seen holding a rifle in his hands in the film footage, commented: “We are a nation of weapons and we have decided everything with weapons since our beginnings.”

Costner finally demonstrated his commitment to portraying indigenous people “correctly” in cinema, adding that during the conquest of the West, these peoples were unfortunately “simply erased.”

Rachida Dati, French Minister of Culture, also presented him with the badge of Officer of Arts and Letters on Sunday in Cannes.