The San Sebastian Film Festival guards its choice to give Johnny Depp a renowned acting award in the midst of the ongoing discussion among him and his ex Amber Heard. Depp made his acting presentation in the 1984 Wes Craven-slasher film A Nightmare on Elm Street and afterward rose to fame on the TV series 21 Jump Street. Depp proceeded to turn in many acclaimed performances all through the 1990s, like Edward Scissorhands, his first coordinated effort with chief Tim Burton, which has demonstrated to be a productive one over his profession. Depp’s incredible business achievement, however, has come from playing the swashbuckler Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.
In an explanation on their site, the San Sebastian Film Festival shielded their choice to give Johnny Depp the esteemed Donostia Award. The festival maintains its “obligation to fighting inequality, the maltreatment of force and brutality against ladies,” yet they likewise guarantee to be represented by two essential principles, “the assumption of innocence and that of the right to reintegration.” The assertion unequivocally states, “Depp has not been captured, charged nor sentenced for any type of attack or savagery against any woman.”
It was certainly surprising when the festival declared last week that Depp would in any case get the Donostia Award considering everything that has come out during his fight in court with Heard and his resulting stepping down from Fantastic Beasts. It’s justifiable why some would not want to see him regarded with the award, however the festival is right in stating he has not been accused of nor sentenced for any violations.
It’s additionally important that the San Sebastian Festival is situated in Spain, and the Depp-Heard contention might not have been making headlines internationally as it has in the United States. The festival’s choice to respect Depp will without a doubt continue to get backfire following this articulation defending their choice. Maybe the possibly question that remains is if any of it will make them reverse course.