Feminine filmmakers are decrying the upcoming honor being offered to embattled actor Johnny Depp.
It was introduced this week that the 58-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star would obtain the Donostia, a lifetime achievement award, through the 69th annual San Sebastián Worldwide Movie Pageant in Spain.
Cristina Andreu, the president of Spain’s Affiliation of Feminine Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media, stated she was “very stunned” in an announcement.
“This speaks very badly of the competition and its management, and transmits a horrible message to the general public: ‘It doesn’t matter in case you are an abuser so long as you’re a good actor,’ ” Andreu advised the Related Press.
Andreu added that her group, which works intently with the occasion, is “learning subsequent steps” to take.
Depp is predicted to just accept the prize in particular person on September 22 — his third dwell look through the competition in northern Spain, which lasts from September 17 to 25.
In an announcement to the Hollywood Reporter, San Sebastián’s competition director José Luis Rebordinos stated “the function of a movie competition is to not choose the conduct of members of the movie trade. The function of a movie competition is to pick out probably the most related and fascinating movies of the yr and to increase recognition to those that have made a rare contribution to the artwork of movie.”
The Depp stays embroiled in lawsuits over allegations of home abuse by ex-wife Amber Heard as of late, with a British choose ruling that the fees have been “considerably appropriate.” Final yr, a libel case Depp introduced towards British tabloid the Solar, which had characterised the actor as a “wife-beater” to Heard, was dominated in favor of the newspaper. The British court docket additional refused Depp’s enchantment, saying his preliminary listening to was “full and truthful.”
In 2019, Depp filed a defamation go well with towards Heard in Virginia for $50 million after the “Aquaman” actress wrote an op-ed for the Washington Submit on home violence, drawing on her expertise with Depp.