Leo and my Chinese one is Dragon. Cool, right?
You were born on…
The hottest Summer ever on record in France (1976).
Your three all-time favourite films?
by David Lean. by Ingmar Bergman (the TV version) by Charlie Chaplin.
What can we expect from your company/ organization at Cannes this year?
Julia Ducournau’s first theatrical feature, premiering at Critic’s Week on the first Saturday. A genre-agnostic piece that I think will rock the Croisette.
When do you usually go to bed on a typical night during the Festival?
Each year it’s one hour earlier than the previous year. So, this year I expect it’ll be around 2 AM.
Where are your favourite spots to dine in Cannes?
Anywhere that is cheap, nice, eatable and close by (or is that too much to ask?).
Your weirdest Cannes moment?
A famous French banker rushing towards me to congratulate me for my incredible performance as an actor in a film she had just seen. She was so embarrassed when I told her that she was mistaking me for someone else that I never got to know which film it was…
Majestic, Carlton or Airbnb?
None of those. We have been renting the same flat for ten years and the owners are lovely people, and they make very good marmalade.
What would you like to say to George Miller?
I would probably ask him what are his three all-time favourites in order to guess which film will win the Palme d’or. Because just from his filmography, I must say I have no clue.
Outside of Cannes what is your favourite film festival and why?
Palic, in Serbia. Because it’s like Cannes: gorgeous weather, lots of films, lots of booze, but without the business and it’s organised and curated by good friends.
What does “VR” mean to you?
Virtual Reality. I never tried an Oculus Rift before. I secretly hope that I will run into Michel Reilhac during the festival so he invites me to see his VR film that premiered in Sundance.
What are your post-festival plans?
Going back to my family, going to a wedding, shooting two films and preparing Puentes, the Eave workshop I’m in charge of that will take place in Locarno.
What’s on your ipod/ipad/ Tablet?
Books, scripts, production packages. That’s a boring answer, right? I also have Kendrick Lamar’s do I sound cooler now?
How long did it take you to answer these questions?
Way more than I expected. They were more fun than I thought they would be. Truth is, I fell right into the trap and gradually turned into a narcissistic prick.