Author with writer and film critic Claire Vassé
of the book "Serrer sa chance" (Stock, 2007).
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I concerned with cruelty. I'm especially attuned to the suffering and maltreatment of children. It's not autobiographical--my parents were good people and I had a normal childhood. It's simply that my memories of powerful emotions, be it fear or happiness, come from childhood. Besides niceness bores me.
Served as a master teacher of film at the Columbia University, the City College of New York, and the School of Visual Arts for a program called On Set With French Cinema (2003).