John David Washington: “I did Malcolm and Marie because I am a great romantic”

INTERVIEW – The star of Tenet changes register and scale with Sam Levinson’s evening and minimalist camera. The opportunity, like the experimental film from Netflix, to talk about love and cinema.

John David Washington, symbol of the transformation of cinema in spite of himself. In August, the actor, nominated at the Oscars for BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee, stepped back in time in Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster supposed to revive dark rooms that had just reopened after a first confinement. Six months later, their doors closed again. The studios keep shifting their releases. But the actor and former professional footballer is starring, along with Zendaya, in Netflix’s marital and experimental lock-up, Malcolm & Marie. The story of a long dispute over cinema and the couple between a self-centered director and his misunderstood muse. This stormy night, sublimated by an absolute black and white, was born from the envy of Sam Levinson, creator of the HBO teen series on edge Euphoria, to make a feature film while integrating health constraints, while all of Hollywood was at a standstill last spring. A challenge, a disturbing cry of rage that we decipher

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