|Tour host Ron Diamond (l) and Lavatory Lovestory's Konstantin Bonzit.|
written by Barbara Robertson
Nine of us gathered in the lobby of the elegant Sofitel Hotel in an industrial park in San Carlos, California somewhere south of the San Francisco airport, to begin the Bay Area leg of the Oscar Tour.
The nominees at this first meet and greet were: Kunio Kato, age 31, the director of “La Maison en Petites Cubes;” Konstantin Bronzit, age 43, the director of “Lavatory Lovestory;” and three “Oktapodi” directors, Olivier Delabarre 28, Quentin Marmier 26, and Francois Xavier Chanioux 26.
The other four were Ron Diamond, of course, Eric Riewer from Gobelins, the school in Paris where Delabarre, Marmier, Chanioux and the other three directors - Emud Mokhberi, Thierry Marchand and Julien Bocabeille - made “Oktapodi,” me, and Takizawa Tsuyoshi, Kunio’s terrific translator and the guardian of Kunio’s film on a 35mm reel in his carry-on luggage. Ron was enchanted with the idea of Taki walking through the airport carrying the reel and no one around him knowing they were that close to an Oscar nominated film.
Read the rest of this entry »
Categories : Films & Filmmakers, Lavatory Lovestory, La Maison en Petits Cubes, Oktapodi