Whit Stillman was recently an honored guest at the Champs-Elysees Film Festival.
Here’s what Karin Badt at the Huffington Post had to report:
Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco were two of the films that opened the Champs Elysées Film Festival this week in Paris, a festival devoted to showcasing independent American films which have not yet gained distribution in France, or an international seller. The audience enthusiastically greeted Stillman who spoke in fluent French about his past films and his new project, an adaptation of a posthumously published novel by Jane Austen that he will call Love and Friendship.
“We are here to welcome you!” cheered a fellow honored guest, veteran film director Bertrand Tavernier, clapping in the audience.