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  • This week, with Travelling, we are going to The Museum of Fine Art, following LS and AE footsteps

  • Two actresses who have got grace in BTWC.

  • This was an adventure... yes, of outstanding importance.

  • And I'll never forget that, for sure.

  • The same way my character is learning, I have learned a lot of things... to give and to receive.

  • The school of fine art where we are, is an allusion to one of BTWC heros.

  • Even before its theatrical release, the AK movie was so much talked about...

  • : Cannes Golden Palm, harsh words between the director and both actresses.

  • But finally, a film which let you flabbergasted, guts wrenched.

  • Meeting with the two actresses who wear that story: LS and AE.

  • It was told you in Cannes, and we have read a lot about how long and difficult the shooting was. So, what's thischiche Method?

  • It's difficult... you can't sum up easily in few words, but he is somebody,..., he needs time.

  • ...who...so...even before pre-production, you take a lot of time talking with him about a lot of things, not only about the movie.

  • ...there is a lot of training...physical one, usually.

  • He asked us, both, to make sport because he likes bodies like this......

  • some presence, toned bodies.

  • ...Then..., I had to take painting lessons, I had to...

  • he gave me a lot of books to read, movies to see.

  • And then on set, he can take an enormous amount of time to shoot a scene.

  • And sometimes...It occurred, it took him may be one week to shoot one scene.

  • He, he, so, he does a take, he redoes it...

  • Throughout the shooting, he can come back and redo it when there are new ideas. That's it.

  • So its... its...

  • So its Method is that way.

  • It's a terrific way of working, but it's not at all: you have to come in the morning at this time.....

  • There will be this close-up on you. We'll do 4 takes. Technique is crucial.

  • No there is no make-up, no hairdressing, ..., he wants you to take off the masks...

  • He wants to go, he wants to capture something like... just sort of a moment of grace...

  • something spiritual, a piece of your soul, so obviously it is quite intense!

  • Did you want to stop sometimes or to say no, I can't stand this pace any more...

  • or it was... You were knowing what you were getting into.

  • You never know what you are getting into.

  • Especially with Abdel!

  • Yeah.

  • But really, it is... it is..., it was like a passion.

  • There were highest highs and lowest lows and sometimes I was telling myself, maybe we have to stop it, I just can't stand this any more...

  • And I'm going to fuck up it all, I'm going to disappoint him, and at the same time, the day after...

  • We so wanted to...to... to succeed.

  • Such a film, you can't make it ONLY with joy and ONLY with pleasure.

  • It's an intense movie, an intense story, an intense matter.

  • The resulting film, when you have discovered it in Cannes...

  • What were your first feelings?

  • First it's a film that lasts with you, that's something I like in this movie.

  • That's not a movie, when you're going out, it's like wow lol, wow cool.

  • It's a movie lasting with you, the day after you can work on it and everybody can connect with someone from it.

  • I do, and it's hard to have a distance, to be objective when you were fully committed body and soul

  • for five months...

  • then I thought that Abdel has done all the right things for the film, to make it lighter...

  • focusing on the passion instead of focusing on...

  • all the consequences occurring about your life.

  • and I loved poetry he puts in it, transmission, and then... you have to process it!

  • Have you both processed it or are you still inside?

  • Yeah!

  • But it's true that, when I'll see it again, there will be something new for sure, it's different...

  • and when you are yourself naked for 6mn, it's not the same for the other people beside you...

  • telling they are uncomfortable, but but but, she is not the one on the screen, so it's totally different, involving..., it's intimate.

  • even if you can make nudity a disguise, here, you can see yourself in a lot of different positions, so it is not necessarily comfortable.

  • and it's not shot... for us... We as young women having our hangs-up.

  • it's it's not easy to look at yourself, like this, for 6mn

  • it's not like there is a super glamorous light and you can see us from rear, arching our back for just 2mn.

  • Here you are talking about that sex scene which is one of the more powerful one in the movie with both of you...

  • The shot is very beautiful still very raw...

  • Do you were expecting such a result on the screen and how was it shot?

  • We... we were knowing what we had shot!

  • So yes, for sure, when you are shooting, when they are shooting you, yes we...

  • you are not fully aware of the result, hopefully in fact, because if you were, you could not play it!

  • So it's true that when you are seeing it on screen, you can't keep from...

  • ...yes...from being touched, excessively.

  • But however...

  • however, it was, well, it was, so..., Abdel wanted to shoot...

  • love in this way. And so it was take-it-or-leave-it.

  • It was Abdel's choice to shoot this scene like the other ones.

  • and...I think for him it's like an experience that the spectator has to go through in order to understand all the process.

  • BTWC is a love story but it's also a coming-of-age story...

  • Do you have grown up while shooting, do you feel that...

  • well it's...

  • I, ..., I,...well, , I, yes it made me progress finally.

  • Yeah, you're more mature, I think .

  • Even if it's done in an unspeakable way.

  • That's it. When people ask me what playing Adèle brought me, what the film gave me.

  • it's touching a so a so personal area...

  • but I couldn't say that... there are things you can't explain to yourself but you can feel it's there.

  • I don't know. It's special.

  • Thanks a lot.

  • You're welcome...

This week, with Travelling, we are going to The Museum of Fine Art, following LS and AE footsteps

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