Wednesday, March 23, 2011
'Miral' //Julian Schnabel Discusses His New Film, a Palestinian Story
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By Deborah Sontag
At an exhibition opening in Rome in 2007, Julian Schnabel, the burly artist and filmmaker known for his enormous canvases and outsize personality, met a svelte, stylish journalist who was born in Haifa and lived in Italy. As they chatted, Mr. Schnabel tried to place her accent.
“I said, ‘Are you Indian?’ ” he recollected. “She said, ‘No, I’m Israeli.’ I said, ‘So, you’re Jewish?’ She said, ‘No, I’m Palestinian.’ And then I hesitated for a moment. She said, ‘Are you scared?’ I said, ‘Should I be?’ ”