When american distribution is in the middle of an identity and structural crisis, and where american independent cinema holds, more than ever, on a string, every opportunities to show some “films d’auteur” on big screen are necessary. Champs-Élysées Film Festival offers them one of the most beautiful stage. Not only for the filmmakers, but also to show that diversity and filmmaking commitment are stronger than ever. The selection is a proof of that statement.
I am extremely honored to be president of the jury along with Nicole GARCIA. Cinema is still an encounter for me, and I can’t wait to discover but moreover to share some beautiful and great moments of american cinema with the audience.