Not quite Robert. They did gave them both shelter. Should they be blamed for not having set up film opportunities for both? I mean, no they're not perfect but they were American filmmakers, who chose France to live and at least they were respected for what they have done, how many films were co-produced in/by France in Welles career? Many. As for Stroheim you may be right but France is known for loving all directors and for creating the best chances for even the renegades (American and otherwise) to create as freely as they can. France is not heaven tho, France is not a perfect country, nor is USA or Portugal no one is trowing stones at the US the point is that some of us are pissed at the way mainstream american film studios treated some film geniii that's all. No one's perfect. That being said the country where Pedro Costa is most appreciated is undoubtedly the USA, so I rest my case. There's room for all of us. Americans, French, Portuguese, Martians.