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Director Nicolas Winding Refn Addresses Being Booed at Cannes

Nicolas Winding Refn with Kristin Scott ThomasThough Ryan Gosling wasn't at Cannes to share the brunt of the boos following the premiere of Only God Forgives, director Nicolas Winding Refn kept his cool about the negative response to their film.

When asked about whether or not he was aware of his movie being booed, Refn's initial response was, "Oh, cool." When pressed further about how he could be happy about it, the Danish filmmaker expressed that he still didn't care all that much:

"I mean, how can I expect someone to not react like this when on one hand you are dropping what you do in everyone’s face and at the same time saying, 'Love me, please,' you know? You’re going to get that. You know, great art — horrible thing to say — but art is meant to divide, because if it doesn’t divide, it doesn’t penetrate, and if it doesn’t penetrate, you just consume it."

You can judge Only God Forgives for yourself when it hits theaters July 19.

Read More | Vulture

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