Interview with Chiara Mastroianni, actress in Making Plans for Lena
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Cineuropa met Chiara Mastroianni, who plays the main role in Making Plans for Lena by Christophe Honoré. In the film Chiara Mastroianni is a divorced mother suffering from depression and surrounded by a supportive but oppressive family. Written by the director, this family saga is set in Brittany and Paris. It centres on a woman who is full of contradictions and chained to her close relations, including two young children who witness her deterioration, a bitter, unhappily married sister, a sneering brother, excessively well-meaning parents and an ex-husband who embodies love-hate relationships, present throughout the film. A portrait of shattered pride battling with the breakdown of everyday life, Making Plans for Lena is particularly laudable for its sensitive depiction of the Breton countryside.
Watch the other interviews from San Sebastián 2009:
Tom Harper, director of The scouting book for boys.
Mikel Olacigueri, Director of the San Sebastián Film Festival.
François Ozon, director of Le Refuge.
Miguel ángel Jiménez, director of Ori.
Javier Rebollo, director of La mujer sin piano.
Isaki La Cuesta, director of Los Condenados.
Philippe Van Leeuw, director of Le Jour ou Dieu est parti en voyage.