Peter Mullan - actor
The Scottish actor and director talks about European cinema in multicultural society as today's
by Federico Greco
Peter Mullan, actor and director, talks about how he first discovered Italian New Realism cinema. He explains that when he was young only the English and American cultures were know in Glasgow, and the only way to get in contact with other realities was reading books.
He believes that today the world is invaded by the American power, which often uses films to influence the audience, politicizing cinema that has never been so politicised since the Second World War.
He continues talking about the importance of keeping cinema non political and maintaining a European identity. An identity that he believes will become, with the new generation, synonymous of "no war or no fighting", where people will try to understand each other in a "multicultural culture", composed by a multiplicity of cultures and languages.