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Cannes Classics: "Maurice Pialat, L'Amour Existe"


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Director Maurice Pialat always drew upon real life. Everything people say, do, or invent turns up one day in his films. The makers of this documentary devoted to Pialat, one of the all-time greats of French cinema, Maurice Pialat, l'Amour Existe, based their own film on his correspondence. Antoine Pialat and Gérard Depardieu attended tonight's official presentation in the Salle Buñuel. Depardieu gave an original homage to his co-conspirator from yesteryear: "I want to thank everyone for this event, even if he's not dead, as far as I'm concerned. (...) To quote him, 'Since you're starting to love me, well, we love you, too!' Thank you, and have a good evening. I think this documentary will be lovable."

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