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The Drive of Hope: Mathieu Amalric on Maintain Me Tight | Interviews


That’s how I began to shoot the movie. We shot it … due to the seasons, the movie wanted the seasons, in three durations of time. Beginning in spring, beginning on the finish, beginning when she finds the our bodies. Then autumn, then winter, February 2020. We might edit with François [Gédigier] every time, between the durations, six months aside. And after the primary shoot, I felt we had been too removed from what, in truth, I used to be in love with … which was the gesture of creativeness of that lady. Observing anyone, being a puppeteer, figuring out me, figuring out that we’re the individuals making the movie, fabricating the movie, it was not the appropriate feeling! She was too mysterious, or an excessive amount of of a saint, and I used to be disgusted by that! It was apparent in truth that it was the character of Clarisse who was making the movie. She’s doing the photographs, she’s modifying. What attracted me was to be in her head. After all if you enter a head the storytelling goes [loud crashing sound] goes as loopy as what we have now in our head even now. We’re fascinated with one thing else proper now, too. It turned fairly thrilling to discover that with the instrument of cinema. How come we’re in intuition, sensation, smells, sounds, gentle, every thing! All the pieces! These issues turned thrilling. 

Then what I do, I all the time have a really exact chronology so the actors and the crew know precisely the place we’re in time. In case you put the story so as it’s: she receives a cellphone name, your husband and children didn’t come again from this night time, she comes, the avalanche individuals say we received’t discover the our bodies till spring. I believe she went in a hospital. We did movie a scene in a hospital. However we took it out as a result of in truth, it was too apparent. If she was loopy the viewers could be too protected. So then I believed she’d keep in that home. Not transfer. Her pal who owns a gasoline station says “You must transfer. You’re not gonna wait til spring.” She takes her automotive, she takes that automotive as a result of it’s his automotive, as we uncover in a flashback to the discotheque, it’s the automotive that introduced her household to dying. That’s the story! And for me it’s like if she might … [he puts his hands in the air feeling vibrations] … if there was a radio she might … [he turns imaginary dials and makes static noises] … take an area journey, she might join with them, like an antennae. And she will be able to say, “Wow … what if my daughter was an ideal pianist? What if my husband that I didn’t need anymore, what if I need to see him bare once more?” She will be able to do no matter she needs. And naturally we do precisely the identical factor she did. We choose to neglect that it’s actual. This denial. That’s how we might be nourished. By getting near her gesture. 

You talked about how Alain Resnais, who you labored with a variety of instances, was at the back of your thoughts whereas filming this. And clearly there’s a number of his film “Windfall,” during which an creator revisits and revises recollections as he dies and is then confronted with the truth he’s been combating. It’s been fascinating to see within the final decade or so how necessary he’s change into type of the important thing to this modernist second. Why do you suppose he’s change into so necessary?

You realize, you’re proper. I didn’t actually take into consideration that! Possibly … what involves thoughts if you stated that’s that [Resnais] was a man who was having enjoyable. And wasn’t simply caught in concept. As a result of concept dies. And pleasure by no means dies. Possibly it’s this factor that he had about experimenting like a scientist. Working with trial and error. I consider Resnais, I had the prospect to satisfy him the final time he went to New York and it was so transferring. He cherished that metropolis. We went to see a Sondheim play. It was … it was his humor. Yeah. How he believed there wasn’t an mental world that wasn’t accessible to everybody. It was by no means about concept. However you’re proper, in fact I considered “Je t’aime, je t’aime,” “Windfall,” in fact. However it will combine with “Rain Individuals” from [Francis Ford] Coppola, and a number of Japanese cinema about phantoms. How phantoms are handled, how they’re actual. They know the right way to dwell with phantoms so superbly. 



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