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Jerome Bonnell

Jérome Bonnell

Director of Just A Sigh, France

Q: What film inspired you to start a career as a filmmaker?

A: Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock (1946)


Q: Did you make Just A Sigh with a specific audience in mind?

A: I must confess I never think of the audience when I’m working because I – deeply – believe it’s the best way to be honest and respect them.


Q: What memorable events happened during the production of Just A Sigh?

A: The two main actors of my film, Emmanuelle Devos and Gabriel Byrne, had never met before the first day of shooting, which was a scene about love at first sight.


Q: What did you learn from working on Just A Sigh?

A: I learnt that we need a film to see ourselves. In a mirror, we can’t see anything.


Q: If you could work with any actor, living or dead, who would it be?

A: Ingrid Bergman, Montgomery Clift, Dustin Hoffman, and Michelle Williams.


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