Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen called Argentina’s president a “neoliberal braggart” on Wednesday in a video supporting leaders of the national film industry who fear funding cuts. Actors, directors and producers in Argentina have been protesting a decision by the government of center-right, austerity-minded President Mauricio Macri to fire the head of the national film institute. “State film-support systems in countries such as Argentina and France are unique and successful examples of cultural development admired around the world,” Mortensen, a New York-born Danish-American who lived in Argentina for part of his childhood, said in Spanish in the video on the Twitter account of the Argentina Association of Actors.Culture Minister Pablo Avelluto asked last week for the resignation of Alejandro Cacetta… Next »
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