By Ray Pride

Sally Potter In Conversation With Bilge Ebiri

“You can be Scorsese and think of yourself as a struggling independent. From my perspective of that moment, he was a giant of mainstream success doing interesting things. But every filmmaker struggles in their own way, struggling with what they really want to do, and how to do it and how to get support for it. So, that was a big lesson. Not what I’d hoped for when I walked in the door, but I came out with something else that was really interesting.”
Sally Potter In Conversation With Bilge Ebiri

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What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
To have to die.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

What is your favourite smell?
Fracas perfume by Robert Piguet.

If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
The lost plays by Aeschylus and Sophocles.
~ Isabelle Huppert at 65

“I come from a generation where men were men. There’s nothing soft or touchy-feely about any of us, where we were from in Wales. There’s a negative side to that, because we’re not very good at receiving love or giving it. We don’t understand it. After Richard Burton died, his brother Graham invited me to the Dorchester where they were all having a get-together, the wives and the men, all the sisters and brothers. All pissed. And I noticed the women were sipping their ports and brandy, but all the men were, ‘Come on, drink! Drink!’ I thought, ‘There’s something very Greek about this.’ Men together. You know, like the bouzouki dancers. It’s not homosexuality, but it is a sexuality, a kind of bonding. That’s what I was thinking of.”
~ Anthony Hopkins