Night cap with Une place dans l’avion (A Seat on the Plane)
What is your background as a filmmaker? What made you decide to direct films? Would you like to focus purely on fiction?
I have had lots of different experiences on set, costumes, scripts, make-up artist. From there, I became interested in directing. I took training courses and began to make documentaries, then fiction, all in short film format. Being a director gives me the opportunity to express myself and share my viewpoint on issues that I am drawn to. I must admit that I am becoming more and more interested in fiction.
Is the desperation to escape to the US based on an idealized version of the US? What did you want the audience to get out of this?
I wanted to show the false illusion that motivates people to leave everything behind for that “mirage” on the other side, whether it be America, Europe, or elsewhere: it’s like in a dream, we stubbornly refuse to see reality and insist on going, no matter what the conditions may be.
If you’ve already been to the Clermont-Ferrand, could you share with us an anecdote or story from the festival ? If not, what are your expectations for this edition?
I have never been to Clermont-Ferrand. I expect to see lots of films, meet other professionals and to enrich my cinematographic knowledge.