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Anthony Hopkins says bigger festivals are like 'circuses'

Speaking at the Locarno Film Festival this weekend, Anthony Hopkins revealed that he bypassed several other European festivals, including Rome and Venice, to bring his directorial debut Slipstream to Locarno.'We lost the Rome Festival but we thought it would be better to come here,' Hopkins said. 'It is much more civilized. I have no disrespect to Rome or Cannes or Venice. They tend to be circuses, like Berlin. It's crazy.'

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