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A few days before the realease of his new movie Personal Shopper, which won the director award at the Cannes Film Festival, we met with Olivier Assayas – to whom we are dedicating a passionnating and rich retrospective for a few months.
You said : “I never reasoned with female character in the center of my movies. It’s an independent move that takes me to it, I listen to my desire, to my curiosity.” You meet again with Kristen Stewart, two years after Sils Maria. Can you tell that your desire, your curiosity to film her was not completely satisfied ?
Olivier Assayas : Absolutely. I would never had said it quite like that but, in reality, it was a choice that imposed itself. I hadn’t written Sils Maria thinking of Kristen, but more of Juliette Binoche. It turns out that I was looking for an actress to play that young american assistant and it came clear really fast on Kristen – who brought something really particular to the movie. It wasn’t thought. She plays a more unidemensionnal character, she doesn’t have Maria’s complexity (Juliette Binoche’s character NDLR). Continue reading Olivier Assayas mentions Kristen in a new interview
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“Good filmmaking is by people who need to get their films made, and will do anything it takes to do that,” Kent Jones, New York Film Festival director and selection committee chair, told reporters Tuesday morning, as the Film Society of Lincoln Center unveiled the 2016 fest’s main slate.
While the lineup’s three world premieres have nabbed the fest’s gala slots —Ava DuVernay’s The 13th (opening night), Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women (centerpiece) and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z (closing night), as previously announced — its main slate features a slew of titles that made memorable impressions at festivals earlier this year.
Selections from Cannes include Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or-winning I, Daniel Blake, Olivier Assayas’ Kristen Stewart starrer Personal Shopper, Jim Jarmusch’s Adam Driver title Paterson, Maren Ade’s father-daughter film Toni Erdmann and Paul Verhoeven’s rape comedy Elle, among others. The fest will also a screen a new cut of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Cannes premiere, The Unknown Girl — one that “changes the pace of the action in terms of the lead character,” said Jones.