Interviewed in "World Directors in Dialogue" by Bert Cardullo (Scarecrow Press, 2011).
Along with his brother Jean-Pierre, he is one of a select band of directors to have won the Palme d'Or twice at the Cannes Film Festival. The others are Francis Ford Coppola, Alf Sjöberg, Bille August, Emir Kusturica, Shohei Imamura and Michael Haneke.
Personal Quotes (2)
That happens a lot with experienced actors. They close down and protect themselves, and then all you get are the same mannerisms, the same tricks, the same character.
Film-makers in Belgium are seen as arts and crafts makers. It is a small country. There is not really a film industry there at all.