"The world that we live in can be very fake, but the stories that we want to tell are real," observed director Cédric Klapisch in a video interview with Reverse Shot's Eric Hynes. "I think that very often I try to show that combination."
The director of "L'auberge espagnole" met up with Hynes at the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in New York City, where "In-Eyes," an exhibition of actress Juliette Binoche's artwork, is currently on display. Binoche stars in Klapisch's latest film, "Paris," which opens in theaters today. "Paris" explores the city--and the often romanticized cliches that are associated with it--through the eyes of a bedridden dancer, played by Romain Duris.
"I try to be honest and say, 'OK, I'm not going to get rid of the cliches because it's a fake life,'" Klapisch told Hynes. "I think it's part of life... There's a truth in cliches."
Reverse Shot Talkie: Cédric Klapisch
Interview by Eric Hynes
Produced, filmed and edited by Jeff Reichert
Sound: Damon Smith
Reverse Shot Talkies is a series of unconventional, site-specific video interviews with filmmakers, programmers, critics, and more. Informal, playful, and always revealing, Talkies are not just antidotes to the traditional Q&A format but also unique short films in their own right.