Harvey Weinstein, the 70-year-old former American film producer, used to be a regular spectator of the New York Film Festival, which ends its 60th edition this Friday. In 2020, he was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault by a New York court, and since Monday he has been sitting in the dock again in Los Angeles, where he responds to other charges. feminist Ashley Judd, one of the first to denounce that she was a victim of sexual harassment by Weinstein, was cheered by the audience in one of the rooms at Lincoln Center.In Maria Schrader’s film, Judd plays her own role, that of an actress who refused to fall for the producer’s blackmail and paid the price during his career, until he decided to speak. “It is very important to have our truth and have a clear conscience about our history”, he said, before paying tribute to his “sisters”. , the other Weinstein victims present at the exhibition.
On October 5, 2017, after months of work, the report by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey was published by The New York Times and broke the silence of women, initiating the movement against sexual violence #MeToo, which went beyond the cinema. “She Said”, adapted from the book of the same name by the two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, is not at all concerned with the repercussions of her investigation. The Spotlight Affair”, about pedophilia cases in the Catholic Church, this film is a recognition of the patient and astute work of investigative journalists. About half a century after The Washington Post duo were represented by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman (” The President’s Men”), two powerful journalists and mothers confront each other with essential help from editor Rebecca Corbett and the unwavering support of editor-in-chief Dean Baquet. and that sums up our ideal of journalism”, explained Jodi Kantor after the screening. “We’ve been journalists for a long time, but the Weinstein case somehow highlights everything we believe in,” he added. The duo are played by Zoe Kazan, who plays Kantor, and Carey Mulligan, who plays Twohey.Com a sober set and script and music by Nicholas Britell, “She Said” is an intense story until the final clash between The New York Times and Harvey Weinstein and his lawyers, at the time of publication of the report. by Universal Pictures and has Brad Pitt among its producers. It can be seen in theaters in the United States from November 18th and then in Europe.