ATLFF Filmmaker Vania Leturcq Charms the Mix-and-Match Questionnaire

Complete this sentence: "If you liked _________ or _________, you'll love my film."

If you liked "Ghost World" by Terry Zwigoff, or "Les demoiselles de Rochefort" by Jacques Demy, you'll like my film!! 

Is your film for cat people or dog people? Why?

Actually it is perfect for both : there's a dog in it, but I'm a cat person... So welcome everybody!

What's the most challenging part of making a film for you? Do you enjoy the challenge or is it something to be avoided?

Being able to still want to do this film over the many many years and the many many discouragements is something that I'm quite proud off... But I'm not sure it was a challenge... Even when I thought about it for a second, I never wanted to give up. And I'm so happy today that I did not! 

Of the filmmakers working today, whose talent do you want to steal?

I'd like to steal the talent of the french director Claire Denis. But I also know that a talent like that is not something that is given to you, but something you gain over the years and experiences. 

Name three films you consider under-appreciated and explain their hidden genius.

- "13 going on 30" : I think no one understands the genius of Jennifer Garner!
- "Love Actually" : best script ever! And everyone seems to think it's just another romantic comedy... you fools!
- "La tour montparnasse infernale" : a French comedy that no one thought was funny in the whole universe but me... Impossible to understand for an American I think...

What are your three favorite ways to eat potatoes?

I could kill for a "gratin dauphinois" (au french specialty),
I like them baked in the oven,
And of course I can't say no to french fries, because I'm belgian, and what you call french fries is actually from Belgium!! ;o)

Vania's film, "Next Year (L'année Prochaine)," screens its US Premiere Saturday, March 28th at 2:15pm at The Plaza, and Vania will be in attendance. Don't miss this!