This Tuesday afternoon, Claude Lelouch, the director of the fifty films, and Sandrine Bonnaire, the actress who notably embodied Jeanne D’Arc for Jacques Rivette (in 1994), were present at the Pathé d’Orléans cinema to present “Love is better than life“, which will be released in theaters on January 19. In the words of the filmmaker, it is a comedy “Not so dramatic as that”. Claude Lelouch and Sandrine Bonnaire visited the studios of France Bleu Orléans on this occasion.
Ten years after his last visit to Orléans for the presentation of his documentary “From one film to another, “the Oscar-winning director for”A man and a woman“repeated his love for France: “I love France, that’s why I shoot my films there all the time. For me, the center of the world, the most beautiful country in the world, is France, Italy and Spain, a single block cradled by the Mediterranean. I have been around the world several times, I have never seen anything more beautiful. “
Sandrine Bonnaire, for her part, therefore returned, at the microphone of France Bleu Orléans, on her role in “Jeanne la Pucelle”, in 1994, and evoked her memory of the city of Orleans: “I remain marked by this day of filming with Jacques Rivette, a kind of adventure, a very important moment “.
The actress also explained how much she enjoys filming for Lelouch : “it’s a joy, he’s a great director, I’m very proud to have him in my career, he’s already a very great man, someone who makes you beautiful, will look for you the best and most honest you have, and I love that, every time I shoot with him I’m happy “
“Love is better than life”, by Claude Lelouch, with Gérard Darmon, Sandrine Bonnaire, Philippe Lellouche or Ary Abittan, is released in theaters from January 19, 2022.