Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
The filmmaker, aged 61, spoke to us after the ceremony: "I never received any awards at Cannes as a director, and I was never been on the scene. It's very moving. I did not dare hope, but the direction, in a way, this is the best prize. It touches me more that film directors friends have had it in previous years: Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Edward Yang, André Téchiné. There is something very exciting in Cannes. There is also an incredible tension. This is the reverse of a festival where people snooze while watching movies. We fight for convictions. And I've never made films to produce consensus. And I am in good company: Cristian Mungiu, Andrea Arnold , Xavier Dolan , and Ken Loach , our eldest. Not to mention Jean-Pierre Léaud, which means a lot to me. This award, in my mind, goes half to Kristen Stewart without her energy, talent, imagination, I would not have turned Personal Shopper like that. The staging makes sense if it gives life to the work of the actors, and then I shot with an exceptional actress. "
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Click on the photo to watch the interview (in French) at the source.
Nice to see Kristen's photo for the Eye Makeup campaign in the background.
How was your collaboration (with Olivier Assayas)?
Wonderful. I was already glad that he would contacted me for the role. And it allowed me to go look for valuable things I could never hope to give that point of my career. He left me in place and freedom to propose huge things. Our relationship was based on trust and we understood each other without having to talk much.
And with Kristen Stewart?
She's so intense. On the set, there was a form of benevolence and trust. We knew what we would talk together. With her, our first contact was very strong. We started with a scene from the end of the film, in a Parisian cafe. It was tight in the arms and we realized that something was happening.