Lily Gladstone, who was raised on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and plays the betrayal of white society in Martin Scorsese’s film, said the director was a tremendous ally in letting the world know what communities like hers had always understood.
Gladstone portrays Mollie Burkhart, an Osage Nation member whose family members mysteriously pass away in Oklahoma in the 1920s, in the movie “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Scorsese was in a unique position to clarify the falsehoods that have predominated because of his international notoriety, she claimed.
“Except for this individual here, who else is going to urge people to question their own role in white supremacy? People pay attention to what this artist says even when other artists are producing similar work, she claimed. “We require these partners.”
Gladstone questioned why in the globe the world does not know about the deceptions that have flourished. Our communities have always.
Gladstone marries her white chauffeur Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the movie, whose uncle is William Hale, the “King of the Osage Hills” (Robert De Niro).
Hale poses as a friend of the oil-rich Osage while planning their murders in order to profit from the deaths.
The director, who shot the nearly four-hour movie entirely on location in Oklahoma, said the more he discovered about the Osage, the more he wanted to include in it.
He remarked, “I wanted to learn as much as I could about the Osage, and it’s overwhelming.
The Osage Nation’s principal leader, leader Standing Bear, declared that Scorsese had rebuilt trust.
My people endured enormous suffering. Those impacts continue to have an impact on us now. Chief Standing Bear told journalists in Cannes, “But I can declare on behalf of the Osage that Scorsese and his crew have reestablished confidence and we know that trust will not be betrayed.