He acted in Samuel Beckett's play, "Oh! Les Beaux Jours," and Marguerite Duras's play, "L'Amante Anglaise," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Madeleine Renaud, Michel Bertay, and Jean Servais in the cast.
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[on Luis Buñuel
] He was educated in fear. In the fear of religion. With all those processions, people in hoods, all of that, he must have been terrified by it when he was very small. Now, he always talks about God in his films. So he's a bit like Marguerite Duras
, who said, "I don't believe in God, but I talk about him."
In the documentary Delphine Seyrig, portrait d'une comète
(2000), he tells a very poignant anecdote related to Delphine Seyrig
: the actress had once made him a gift of a succulent plant that grew flowers about every two years. He claims that it kept flourishing for about 15 years, but never again after Delphine's death.
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