Facts about Walter Salles

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Walter Salles is a famous Director from Brazil, he/she is 63 years old and still alive, born April 12, 1956.

Our collection contains 26 quotes who is written / told by Walter.

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Famous quotes by Walter Salles (26)


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"That's why I have always admired documentaries, because they open windows that can make you understand much better where you come from, much better than fiction, I think"
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"I did documentaries for maybe 10 years before I turned to fiction films"
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"Also, there are now new laws in Brazil which create incentives for Argentine and Latin American films to be premiered and distributed in Brazil and vice versa"
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"So I feel a responsibility to help first-time film-makers in Brazil, but also to increase the dialogue between film cultures which are really wonderful and so much closer to us than what we do see on our screens"
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"The other aspect is that you become much more aware of the structural problems that pertain to that continent. You feel the need to act to try and solve them"
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"No, I worked a lot for European television, doing documentaries in Brazil"
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"It was a complex endeavor so without Robert Redford's constant support we wouldn't have gotten to the end"
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"I went to Cuba maybe eight or nine times"
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"I come from Brazil, which is a Portuguese speaking part of the continent"
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"A filmmaker can never be distant from his roots"
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"The Sundance Institute has been vital to the film communities of Latin America"
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"The Peruvian faces are completely different from that faces in Argentina and in Brazil"
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"On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity of imperfection coming into the film"
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"My father was a diplomat for part of his life and I jumped from country to country and culture to culture"
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"I'm much more interested in living specific experiences in films"
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"We all knew the book well because it's the cult book in Latin America. For me, this was a sacred territory. I would not have ventured into it by myself"
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"The necessity to conceptualise has to come very early on, and defining a vector of development for that film also at the beginning of the process will allow you much more freedom as you go along"
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"So the search for a father in Central Station is also a search for a country"
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"There are still 500,000 persons afflicted with leprosy in Latin America, so it is still very much present"
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"The films that I've done before were original stories most of the time, I did two adaptations before this, but they were mostly original stories where I had complete freedom to evolve in the direction I wanted"
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"I come from a country and also a continent whose identity is in the making. We're a very young culture, and I think that things are not yet crystallised"
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"And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo. So we're echoing what's been done way in the past"
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"So when I was very young, I longed for Brazil"
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"But I also think that the more you reason collectively about what the project should be at the beginning of the process, the more you can improvise later"
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"When I come to London, I always like to see what's playing at the NFT"
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"Also, I knew that the impact of Motorcycle Diaries was going to be so resonant for all of us who went through the experience of making it that I didn't want to do anything that could reflect it"


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