Just wanted to thank everyone that have posted birthday wishes to me on this blog, on my e mail and via text. I spent my birthday on a flight to London, on my way to Marrakech. Where I am on the jury of the film festival. The chairman of Jury is Milos Foreman, who has made some of my all time favourite films…..
… Ragtime, One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest, Amedeus. To spend time with him analysing films is reason enough for me to be here. The actor John Hurt is also on the Jury. I feel humbled in this company.
Of course there is a very fuzzy line between judgement and prejudice. Or even a sense of what is contemporary. For that changes from culture to culture. But I have done this before and the most exciting part of this is when the jury does not agree. That ensures a completely healthy and hugely educative debate. especially when the people involved are the likes of Milos Foreman and John Hurt.