After Pierre Lescure, his teammate in C à vous and happy president of the Cannes festival, the host notably receives the very rare Jodie Foster, who this year receives the Palme d’Or of honor.
Anne-Élisabeth, what does this Cannes festival presided over by Pierre Lescure inspire you?
I am happy with this reunion between Cannes and cinema, a sign of rebirth for many actors. To work every day with Pierre Lescure (C to you on France 5), I know what his pleasure is, after the impossibility of holding the event last May. Cannes is rarely wrong. The ultimate proof of this is the success of Parasite, Palme d’Or without the 2019 festival. Cannes is an incredible, priceless spotlight. I went there for the first time with Pierre to It rocks in Paris, in 2006 ! This year I can’t wait to see Annette by Leos Carax, at the opening and to receive François Ozon and André Dussollier for Everything went well, on the question of euthanasia, and Sandrine Kiberlain in her first production, Une jeune fille qui va bien (Critics’ Week).
How did you approach Jodie Foster? What does it represent for you?
I sent her a nice little email and she accepted the principle of the interview. I will have met her the day before at the gala dinner. Jodie Foster (at 13, she was already climbing the stairs to Taxi Driver, editor’s note) marked me deeply in The accused, the story of a victim who takes power by legal means. This American actress is a model, notoriety has never devoured her. She has always maneuvered well in Hollywood (two Oscars, four achievements, fifty roles), herself at the heart of a system without being the victim. She is an inspiring woman in many ways.
Have you also been able to avoid pitfalls while respecting the codes of a system?
For a long time I was told “Do you still want to be a columnist for a long time?”. But I like it when things happen naturally, without necessarily having sought them out and I have done well to wait. At the start of the school year, C à vous will last two hours because it will also be a big meeting of the presidential election with Patrick Cohen and 6 at home continues on its way.
Besides Jodie Foster, who will be your guests on July 16 in Cannes at home?
I should receive Leïla Bekhti, who discusses with Damien Bonnard the problem of bipolarity in The Unquiet and who forms with his companion Tahar Rahim, member of the jury and on the poster of Designated guilty, alongside Jodie Foster, a real concentrate of talents. Mathieu Amalric ( Hug me tight ) and Elsa Zylberstein, juror of the section ” In some perspective ”, Should also join our living room.
Cannes at home at 7 p.m. on France 2.