Nobody is disappointed, but the Mr. Wolf of PULP FICTION, or the legendary
at 83, is moved a step away from tears and talks about angels.
Despite this, its charm remains intact as well as its Mephistophelic face.
All this at Tiziana Rocca's Filming Sardegna Festival where the actor is this year honorary president.
Meanwhile, the angels. "When from New York I followed with great attention and apprehension what was happening in Italy with Covid (I grew up in Brooklyn), I appealed to the angels and wondered where they were. Then the first responders, doctors, nurses appeared, who took care of sick people, who gave help risking their lives. And then the people who sang at the window and then I understood that there was nothing to look for: "The angels were around us, around me".
As for the book that changed his life, Keithel says that after a turbulent adolescence he enlisted in the marines at sixteen, with whom he took part in the intervention in Lebanon, called Operation Blue Bats: "A young actor friend of mine who he was studying acting with me in New York, and who sadly died too young - and here Mr. Wolf stops in emotion -, he gave me a book called The Arrogance of Power by J. William Fulbright which helped me understand how stiff I was and how narrow-minded I was. I started noticing the protest of people on American street corners and for the first time I was rooting for them. I realized I was just stupid and ignorant. "
What is for Mr. Wolf the thing that today could 'solve' (like the famous line in Tarantino's film) for the benefit of all? "I think it was Plato who said you don't change people just by talking to them. So from Mr. Wolf I think the only way to change things is ultimately just art."
As for the film just shot for Davide Ferrario, or Blood on the Crown, he explains: "I am the English governor of Malta who really lived, Hunter Blair, when the island was under the British protectorate. An indecisive guy, he doesn't know how to get there. out of the independence movement. This is how the film recounts the revolt in Malta on 7 June 1919, the day they celebrate freedom from the British ". And then he adds: "It is a film that has already been broadcast in America, but only on TV, which I hope will soon hit theaters".
Finally, of his beginnings with Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro melancholy underlines: "We were all very young. It was 1967 and I was 28. Martin was then looking for young actors willing to act for free. Not only that, he was forced to shoot for this reason. only on weekends since we did various jobs, waiters, dishwashers to survive. It was Scorsese's first film and had the title Who is knocking on my door ".