- 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) DIRECTOR, DAVID BATTY AND ACTOR, MICHAEL CAINE, SAYING: BATTY: ''We found in the end about fifteen hundred hours of new material.â€ CAINE: ''And looked at it..'' BATTY: ''And looked at it, because what we were always looking for was just tiny little moments of, obviously looking for things like Michael, but all the other characters in the film and what was lovely was we uncovered some real gems from the 60s.''
- 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: LVA0056XGLGST
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- 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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