- Title: Michael Caine talks about Brexit as his 1960s documentary screens in Venice
- Date: 6th September 2017
- Summary: VENICE, ITALY (SEPTEMBER 6, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, MICHAEL CAINE, SAYING: ''Well the energy that you have today goes into technology, I mean everybody has got a phone they've got a camera they've got an iPad they've got a computer, they know everything about everybody everywhere you know and it seems to me it's a generation who will shortly find exactly what they want to do.''
- Embargoed: 20th September 2017 18:28
- Keywords: My Generation Michael Caine talks Brexit Michael Caine David Batty Beatles Rolling Stones
- Location: VENICE, ITALY AND VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- City: VENICE, ITALY AND VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA0076XGLGST
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine on Wednesday (September 6) said he felt positive about Britain leaving the European Union, telling Reuters ''you have to make your own decisions about your own life''.
The 84-year-old star who is promoting a documentary about life in the 1960s at the Venice film festival said it was the job of the prime minister to tell people in the UK what to do and not ''this other man I have never seen before".
Caine is one of only a few creatives so far to come out in support of Brexit.
Caine was joined by director David Batty in Venice where their film ''My Generation'' is screening out of competition.
Through detailed interviews with Caine and other celebrities who made their names in the 60s, including Paul McCartney and model Twiggy, the film uses archive footage to explore the cultural changes that took place at the time.
Commenting on the younger generations today, Caine said he believed their energy was going into technology. He was upbeat about the future, however.
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