Let’s say that the relationship with directors it’s not always easy. I’ve worked with female directors and I see them more like allies. The male ones tend to idealize you and project their thoughts on you. Léa Seydoux
Léa Seydoux directed by women filmography: Mes Copines dir. Sylvie Alme - 2006 The Last Mistress dir. Catherine Breillat - 2007 Dolls and Angels dir. Nora Hamdi - 2008 Lourdes dir. Jessica Hausner - 2009 Dear Prudence dir. Rebecca Zlotowski - 2010 Sister dir. Ursula Meir - 2012 Grand Central dir. Rebecca Zlotowski - 2013
We tell ourselves stories in order to live, or to justify taking lives, even our own, by violence or by numbness and the failure to live; tell ourselves stories that save us and stories that are the quicksand in which we thrash and the well in which we drown, stories of justification, of accursedness, of luck and star-crossed love, or versions clad in the cynicism that is at times a very elegant garment. Sometimes the story collapses, and it demands that we recognize we’ve been lost, or terrible, or ridiculous, or just stuck; sometimes change arrives like an ambulance or a supply drop. Not a few stories are sinking ships, and many of us go down with these ships even when the lifeboats are bobbing all around us.
— Rebecca Solnit, from “Apricots,” The Faraway Nearby (Penguin Books, 2013)