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Filmmakers Julie Gilbert & Frédéric Choffat

Filmmakers Julie Gilbert & Frédéric Choffat

 

Introduction to Julie Gilbert & Frédéric Choffat.  2:28 min.  Interview:  Raymond Elman.  Editing & Production:  Audriana Reid.  Recorded:  3/8/2020, Miami Film Festival.

 

JULIET GILBERT, writer, director and producer, born in 1974 in Grenoble of French and Swiss nationality. After studying literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, then scriptwriting at l’Ecal in Lausanne, Julie Gilbert writes numerous scripts for short and feature films, she writes plays and produces radio programs. Gilbert works regularly with Frédéric Choffat, with whom she founded Les Films du Tigre in 2009. Gilbert currently has 5 award wins and 4 nominations.

FRÉDÉRIC CHOFFAT, filmmaker and photographer, born in 1973 in Switzerland of Swiss and French nationality. He has been collaborating since 1997 with Julie Gilbert, with whom he writes and produces photography, radio and film projects. The Real Life Is Elsewhere (2006), his first feature film, was invited to festivals around the world; Mangrove (2011), his second feature film, was in competition at the Locarno International Film Festival and won the Best Independent Film Award at the CinegearExpo in L.A. as well as the Panavision New Filmmaker Program Award for Cinematography. He has worked on contemporary operas, and has also directed numerous short films and documentaries. He received in 2016 the Louise Weiss Award from the Association of European Journalists. His new feature film, My Little One (2019) is integrally filmed in Arizona, into the Navajo Nation, with Anna Mouglalis, Mathieu Demy, Vincent Bonillo and Ruby Matenko. Choffat currently has 8 award wins and 7 nominations.

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OFFICIAL TRAILER, MY LITTLE ONE. 2:00 min.

Official trailer for My Little One.  2:00 min.  Intermezzo Films.  A 2020 feature film by Julie Gilbert and Frédéric Choffat, starring Anna Mouglalis, Mathieu Demy, Vincent Bonillo and Ruby Matenko. 

 

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION: 2:04 min.

Where did you grow up and what was your first awareness of art of any discipline?

 

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:   3:13 min.

One of the actors in “My Little One” is Mathieu Demy, son of directors Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy. Did Varda’s film Le Bonheur influence your film?

 

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  2:27 min.

As a mother of two children, please talk about the wild freedom that Jade gives to her daughter.

 

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  2:31 min.

Describe the arc of the plot for “My Little One.”

 

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  3:51 min.

Talk about working with a blend of professional actors and non-professional actors.

 

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  3:59 min.

It was jarring to move from the vast open space of the Navaho reservation to the tight confines of a dreary casino. What are your thoughts about the casino scene?

 

 

EMPATHY: 3:03 min.

One of the ironies implied by your film is that indigenous peoples have long been oppressed and their land stolen, but now we look at them as spiritually pure stewards and saviors of our planet.

 

 

COMMUNITY VALUES:   3:26 min.

What are your criteria for starting a new project?