THREE QUESTIONS FOR AUDREY TAUTOU
So far in your career you have played roles of unusual, slightly eccentric, but very striking characters such as Amelie Poulain in Amelie, Coco Chanel in Coco Before Chanel and Irene in Priceless. How do you choose your roles? For me it is a very instinctive choice - the part somehow comes in the right moment. I like parts that are unusual and present a challenge. I like characters that are not the same at the end of their story as they were at the beginning, that change and develop. I like the process and how the events enrich them. You once said that you don't dream of a Hollywood career? Is this still the case and why? Is European, French, film your “home”? I don’t dream of a Hollywood career because it comes with a life that might not be good for me. Also, it’s a huge industry and I don’t really think that I would fit into those kinds of projects. I think European movies are my home, but I like to “travel” to different cinemas. You have been at Kustendorf for two days. What are your impressions of the festival? It’s great! Kustendorf is very unique and original; it has a very rare spirit in a very authentic place. It’s great that young directors can be honored and have the opportunity to show us their work while meeting each other and having fun. It’s a very cool place and so is the area. The village is wonderful. It’s a very special festival and I am very happy to discover it.