Viggo Mortensen joins actors criticizing Argentine president

By Maximiliano Rizzi | BUENOS AIRES

BUENOS AIRES Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen called Argentina’s president a “neoliberal braggart” on Wednesday in a video supporting leaders of the national film industry who fear funding cuts.

Actors, directors and producers in Argentina have been protesting a decision by the government of center-right, austerity-minded President Mauricio Macri to fire the head of the national film institute.

“State film-support systems in countries such as Argentina and France are unique and successful examples of cultural development admired around the world,” Mortensen,

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