Thierry Fremaux

We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Thierry Fremaux is associated, including Marty and Kusturica. Most recently, Thierry Fremaux has been quoted saying: “Both films are not ready. Scorsese's film comes out December 2016 at the end of this year. And Marty must not delay the post-production. The same goes for Kusturica, whose film has been three-to-four years in the making. He showed me a very long version and I think we'll see his film in the autumn.” in the article Cannes Film Festival is the place to be. An other article where Thierry Fremaux has been quoted is Ingrid Bergman adorns the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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I spoke to him last night and I think it's not necessary to add more problems to the problem. He is devastated. It's a case one needs to be really familiar with to comment on it. I know the situation very well, but still, I will not comment on it.

Both films are not ready. Scorsese's film comes out December 2016 at the end of this year. And Marty must not delay the post-production. The same goes for Kusturica, whose film has been three-to-four years in the making. He showed me a very long version and I think we'll see his film in the autumn.

I like and I don't like that discussion about female directors. I don't like it when Cannes is accused because Cannes is equal. Cannes is the reflection of what cinema is and obviously the number of female directors is too low. It is not good. We need more female directors as we have a lot of female writers, novelists and so on and that discussion I like it, because we need to fight for that.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan could be compared to one of his countrymen, Ohran Pahmuk, who win the Nobel prize. And saying oh la la, this film runs for three hours is like saying oh la la, aren't there a lot of pages!

You can find, in the official selection, a lot of what you can call big names, but also young, new directors. And it is also one of the missions of a festival like Cannes – to introduce and put new names on the map of world cinema.

I had dinner last night with Baz Luhrmann and he is so happy to be back and to me it means a lot. He was with 'Moulin Rouge,' my first opening, a little more than ten years ago and it will be a great moment with him and Nicole Kidman on the jury as well.

We have to find a way to give the people dreams. Even in the 1930s, after the big crisis (the economic Great Depression), cinema was in very good shape.

There's no controversy with Italy. Cannes has selected two Italian films, one of them didn't please the culture minister, who hasn't actually seen it. He's simply seen an extract and he's complained publicly but not to us. We're free to schedule films as we see fit.

The prize which we are awarding is a lifetime achievement award… but as part of the historical nature of the festival, it is a prize which rewards a film-maker whose work often references the roots of cinema. Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarentino do the same of course, but Clint Eastwood is less well-known in this regard – but he often makes nods to previous film-makers and it was he who suggested we spotlight the work of Sergio Leone and Don Siegel.

We are lucky in Lyon that we can launch this festival of the history of cinema by showing the very first films ever made. And of course we had to do it on the first night of the festival. We could only do it then, and you know the effect it had on the film-makers who were there, and the actors… the same effect happened with the general public… there were 5,000 people there and suddenly the film-makers weren't film-makers any more; watching these old films, they just went back in time and became an audience of 1895.

This year we wanted to get across what was most important about the festival. Yes, there are parties. Yes, there is the cote d'azur, the business and the glamour. But it's the cinema that is the most important.

We often said in these past few months that the 60th Cannes has to be the best one. As for the selection of the films, well that has been a year's work for me.

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