Jonathan Glazer’s speech received some support from Hollywood actors and creators

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After Jonathan Glazer’s Oscar acceptance speech area of ​​interest Her Oscar win for Best International Feature Film has drawn condemnation from more than a thousand Hollywood actors, creators and executives over the past few days, but there are some in the entertainment industry who have spoken out in support of Glazer and her speech. (For full details on Glazer’s speech and response, click here.)

For reference, here is Glazer’s entire speech:

thank you so much. I’m going to read, I’m scared.

Thank you to my producers, actors, colleagues, to the Academy for this honor and to our partners A24 Films and the Polish Film Institute, the Steed Museum for their trust and guidance, for the access.

All our choices were made to reflect and confront us in the present, not to say look what they did then, but look at what we do now.

Our film shows where dehumanization goes at its worst. It has shaped our entire past and present. Right now, we stand here as those who deny their Jewishness and the Holocaust have been hijacked by an occupation that has caused conflict for so many innocent people.

Whether it’s the victims of October – whether it’s the victims of October 7 in Israel or the victims of the ongoing attack on Gaza, all the victims of this dehumanization, how do we protest? Alexandria, the girl who shines in the movie as in her life, chose to do so. I dedicate this to their memory and their resistance. Thank you.

Tomorrow, He said Star Zoe Kazan shared a series of tweets, reading in part, “Kind of shocked that anyone who watched Area of ​​Interest could be shocked by what Glazer said at the Oscars.. .A film so rigidly intent on not allowing its audience to escape into emotions or self.” -Congratulations, it becomes a mirror, asking us to look at ourselves and think… that the person who made that film could ask the same of us when accepting an award for his work… It makes me so sad that this could even be considered a political stance.”

There were other people who spoke in support I am a Virgo Manufacturer Boots Riley. “Hats off to Jonathan Glazer,” Riley wrote on X. He praised Glazer for, among other things, “speaking out against the atrocities in Gaza and saying that his film is about the present day”.

The band Massive Attack also said, “Jonathan Glazer is a filmmaker of the highest integrity, craft, and bravery. A filmmaker who painstakingly researches his subject, and weighs his artistic decisions with high care and deep humanity. That care, judgment and humanity carried through to the conclusion of his speech. Solidarity.”

According to Variety, directors Asif Kapadia and Jesse Peretz also expressed support for Glazer’s speech.

Perhaps the most surprising response was posted by Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywinski, director of the Auschwitz Memorial, on that organization’s official X page.

The statement begins, “In his Oscar acceptance speech, Jonathan Glazer issued a universal moral warning against dehumanization.” “His intention was not to descend to the level of political discussion. Critics who expected a clear political stance or a film entirely about the genocide did not understand the depth of its message. area of ​​interest There is no film about the Shoah. “It is primarily a deep warning about humanity and its nature.”

Additionally, someone has started a petition in support of Glazer. At the time of this writing, it has 176 signatures.

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