Emmanuel Carrère: “Telling lives other than mine touches me”

INTERVIEW – The writer, who realizes Ouistreham, free adaptation of the book by Florence Aubenas, confides her desire to reconnect with the genre of the novel.

Emmanuel Carrère has a long history with cinema. Critical (Positive, Telerama) before becoming a writer, he saw several of his works brought to the screen, with or without his collaboration (The Opponent, The Snow Class, Other lives than mine). Sworn screenwriter of novels by Fred Vargas for Josée Dayan on television, he made a documentary in 2003, Return to Kotelnich, and in 2005 The moustache, based on his novel. With Ouistreham, he transforms the story of Florence Aubenas (The Quai de Ouistreham) in fiction by featuring Juliette Binoche and non-professional actresses.

LE FIGARO. – You return to directing by adapting The Quai de Ouistreham, by Florence Aubenas. This choice may surprise you.

Emmanuel CARRERE. – Surprise was also my first impulse. Aren’t there ten people better placed than me to do that? Then I thought it could be exciting. What can be called an order can touch something so personal…

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