Friday, 11/10/2017

Meet the Filmmakers: THE ELUSIVE

Interview with director Ely Chevillot

Meet the Filmmakers: THE ELUSIVE

Ely Chevillot


Describe your film THE ELUSIVE in three words.

Complexity - Taboo - (Un)consciousness

Which film was the first to deeply impress you?

As a 4 or 5 year old kid, I watched a lot of films, and I was really into E.T. by Steven Spielberg, BACK TO THE FUTURE by Robert Zemeckis, and LITTLE RASCALS by Penelope Spheeris. But I think the first film, that impressed me so much, that I wanted to do something in cinema was THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN by Jeunet and Caro. Even now, I'm terrified and fascinated by the anxiety it offers.

Which actor or actress would you love to work with and why?

I always wanted to work with Isabelle Huppert because of THE PIANIST by Michael Haneke.

If your film was an animal, what animal would it be?

A jellyfish, stinging and frightening, strangely shaped, but also somehow beautifully glowing in the dark.

 Scene from THE ELUSIVE

What do your grandparents think you do as a job?

My grandmother believes I'm a director, assistant director or screenwriter, but she doesn't really know what that means...

What would you be if you weren’t a filmmaker?

A philosopher or a sociologist, or a very open, critical and creative teacher.

 Scene from THE ELUSIVE

Is this your first visit to Munich? What do you expect from the festival?

It's my first visit to Munich. The city looks gorgeous, and I can't wait to watch the films and meet all the people that are around!