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    “I Don’t Feel The Need To Try To Balance The Story…”: Kevin Costner On The Role Of Native Americans In His Movie ‘Horizon’

    Many movies were premiered at the Cannes Festival by some exceptional directors. But Kevin Costner has “knocked on every boat” at the Cannes festival. The director, 69, received a seven-minute ovation from the audience during the premiere of his movie, ‘Horizon: An American Saga’.

    Kevin talked about how he put his whole fortune into making the movie a $100 million-plus film. He added how he tried to make the movie as real as possible to represent the Native Americans.

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    Kevin Costner Wanted ‘Horizon’ To Be An Authentic Representation Of Native Americans

    Kevin Costner
    Kevin Costner

    Kevin Costner got candid about talking about his movie during a  Cannes Film Festival press conference on Monday. He put a lot of effort and money which sums up around $100 million including mortgaging his ranch.

    Horizon’ is a four-part movie and Kevin is currently gathering resources for the other parts of the movie. Talking about the film, Costner said that he feels his movie is better than anyone. He has invested his time and energy in it. He has a rather positive outlook towards it. He said, “You saw the movie. I don’t know why it was so hard to get people to believe in the movie that I wanted to make”.

    The director continued, “You know, I don’t think my movie is better than anybody else’s movie, but I don’t think anybody else’s movie is better than mine. I don’t go out into the world with something I don’t think is good.”

    Kevin Costner talked about representing Native Americans in his movie and he wanted it to be authentic. He said, “I don’t feel the need to try to balance the story. I just try to make it as real as I can.”  

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    Costner represented the real side of Native Americans through his project. The film took an expansion from the point of view of cattle ranchers, farmers, and soldiers building a future for themselves in the region, as well as the Natives who lived there first.

    Talking about the movie Kevin said, “The movie is a journey. It’s not a plot movie, and the Native Americans are represented”. Costner is attached to the movie as during the standing ovation he got visibly emotional which was heartfelt.

    He was also questioned about racism in America He responded: “I’m conscious of race. I live in a place called Compton, Calif. I funded a movie called ‘Black or White,’” he said. “It was my version of a level of racism that exists in our country.”

    ‘Horizon’ opens up in theatres on June 28 in The US and second part on August 16.

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