Robert Zemeckis: “Witches have always made me laugh!”

INTERVIEW – The American director of Back to the future and of Forrest Gump stages with cunning Sacred witches, the children’s tale by Roald Dahl.

Childhood, humor and fear have always been the three great viatics of Robert Zemeckis’ cinema. From the trilogy Back to the future, Who wants the skin of Roger Rabbit? or Forrest Gump, which won him six Oscars in 1995, the 68-year-old American director continues to instill these three ingredients by varying the proportions. This is probably why, when Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo del Toro asked him to adapt the classic children’s tale by Roald Dahl Sacred Witches, he couldn’t resist. The opportunity to tackle the funny, creaking and moving story of a young orphan, who in 1967 in the heart of deep Alabama, will cross the road of witches as seductive as they are formidable, in a sumptuous seaside resort. Pandemic obliges, the film with Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci is released on VOD and DVD / Blu-ray.

LE FIGARO. – Why were you drawn to Roald Dahl’s novel Sacred witches ?


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