Last Sunday evening, I had the absolute pleasure of attending “Conversations with Vincent Lindon”. Hosted by the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, and UNIFrance festival (Closing night is this Sunday, the 21st).
For those not familiar with Vincent Lindon, born in Boulogne Billancourt, France- he is just extraordinary and well known actor in his native France and has worked consistently for the past 25 years, in over 50 feature films. For this event, the audience was lucky enough to sit down for a private, wonderful talk and watch a Q & A session hosted by the Walter Reade Theater.
During this time clips were shown of some of his amazing work, and his detailed experiences behind making his films, how he started out in cinema, and personal triumphs and tribulations. Two of his latest pieces of work- Welcome, and Mademoiselle Chambon are currently showing this week at the festival. I chose to feature Mr. Lindon in my weekly profile, because of his charm, wisdom, and for the incredible talent that he posesses. He was the most gracious actor I have ever met, and for a person of such “star power and fame”, this quality is rare-almost nonexistent. What a pleasure.
I’d like to share several of my personal favorites: include last year’s Pour Elle (trailer below) featuring Vincent opposite Diane Kruger, and the Hitchcockian La Moustache, from 2005, with Mathieu Amalric. This is a versatile actor who will be around for a very long time, and whether he knows it or not- he is certainly one of the best.