It is the director
’s first visit to Budapest on the occasion of the screening of his film at Titanic and he started out by claiming that though he has been invited to around forty festivals altogether due to this movie, he has never been to such a beautiful screening room as the one in Uránia
claims to be passionate about the time that goes by. In this film he tells the unfolding of the life of a family through the events of five days from the point of view of each family member. As an answer to the viewers’ question, the relationship between the generations in France was indeed influenced by ’68, as his parents for example, having belonged to the rebellious generation, were already much more relaxed in their principles related to his grandparents. “The biggest difference between today’s age groups is in the changing of communication, in my opinion; this is what most often creates the gap between them.”
The scenario was under the writing process throughout one year and as he said, he didn’t have precise actors in his head while working on it, and during the casting he first picked Zabou Breitman
and Jacques Gamblin
playing the two parents. The selection criteria weren’t really based on the physical similarity but more on a personal closeness between the family members. The inspiration for such a bitter-sweet representation of family life came from the Italian comedies of the same theme, as according to Bezançon, the best pieces of this genre are made in Italy.
Finally the director also revealed that he is already working on his next project based on a novel adaptation which he starts shooting in September, “so meet you here in 2 years” – he said.
Those having missed the movie can still see it at 16.45 in Toldi