All roads lead to Tilda. He was already in Cannes, where he brings five titles, two of which are in competition, when the rest of the cast di French Dispatch by Wes Anderson (she is art critic and collector JKL Berensen). He had already submitted The Souvenir Part II by Joanna Hogg, where her daughter Honor Swinton Byrne also plays, she had with the playwright John Byrne, the doc of Mark Cousins who opened the festival (“Five? I haven’t counted them”, he joked opening the meeting dedicated to her for Women In Motion, an event organized by the Bering Foundation). And prepares for the first, Thursday, of Memory by the Thai directorApichatpong Weerasethakul (winner of the Palme d’Or in 2010), of which she is also executive producer.
«Not an edition like the others. A year has jumped and it was not said that we would make it. Cannes has been able to adapt, even cinema must do so if it is to have a future. It is a hard road but we have to follow it ». Without anxiety. And giving more space to everyone’s voices. “When we ask for more space from women it’s not something new, there have always been some since the creation of this medium. It is often forgotten how many women work in each role in the crew. It’s about amplifying their voice. Women make movies. It is a fact ». His own idea of work, totally superimposed on life. «Art and particular cinema is a land without borders, of absolute freedom. I’m not interested in the acting itself, but the performance. I don’t feel like an actress, I don’t think like an actress, I don’t know how to act in a professional sense. Why not play the role of a 150-year-old woman or a man? I’m actually an amateur. And I’ve never chosen a role, but people. For example, I have always dreamed of working with Apichatpong Weerasethakul, I met him at a festival ten years ago and we became friends ».
Also with Luca Guadagnino (“We’ve known each other for twenty years”) and Johanna Hogg everything starts from the meeting. “We’ve been friends since we were ten. When you know a person so well, you can afford to follow paths that scare you. You don’t have to explain, you understand yourself instantly. My daughter plays in the movie. I shouldn’t say that, I’m biased, but she’s very good. ” Very loving also with Timothée Chalamet: that of French Dispatch it was the first stairs in Cannes for the actor (expected in Venice 78 with Dune) and she offered him her shoulder, guided him down the red carpet. But he couldn’t resist putting him in the middle, on the night of the premiere: he attached the sheet with Tilda written on his back to be able to say to the photographers: Call me by your name ». His friend Guadagnino will have been happy.
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