France – Victor Courgeon, Luminor (Paris)

France - Victor Courgeon

Cinema for me is…

Victor in 23 Frames

1. Describe yourself in ten words.
I’m a better filmgoer than a filmmaker, aren’t I ?

2. Your best quality? Your worst habit?
Optimism. Making lists…

3. Your dream job?
The one I have, at the cinema Jean Eustache, in Pessac.

4. What do you like most about your country?
It’s cinema’s network.

5. Your favorite dish in your country?
The “teurgoule”, a rice pudding from Normandy.

6. Which word or phrase in your native language do you like the most and what does it mean?
“Boire un canon” – means to have a drink.

7. What European capital have you visited lately?
Not a proper capital city, but I was in Hamburg last week.

8. Other than your own, which European country would you love to live in?
Sweden (and I did).

9. What does Europe mean to you? 3 values.
Erasmus / Debate / Institutions.

10. What film made you fall in love with cinema?
Hiroshima mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1958, FR).

11. Your favorite film theatre? What do you like about it?
Cinema Jean Eustache in Pessac, best place to learn how to be an exhibitor.

12. Who is your movie hero?
Hugh Grant in Love Actually (Richard Curtis, 2003, UK).

13. Which movie director would you like to be?
None … (Bo Widerberg).

14. Briefly describe your favorite scene.
The “tears in the rain” monologue in Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982, US).

15. What are the 3 best European films you have seen in the last year?
Lazzaro Felice (Alice Rohrwacher, 2018, IT)
Kona fer í stríð (Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018, IS)
Nos Batailles (Guillaume Senez, 2018, BE)

16. Which film character do you most identify with?
Peter Sellers in The Party (Blake Edwards, 1969, US).

17. Your favorite soundtrack or song?
Mica Levi for Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013, UK).

18. If you had to live in a movie, which one would you like it to be?
On the Moonrise Kingdom island (Wes Anderson, 2012, US).

19. Your life becomes a bio-pic. Who plays the role of you?
Vimala Pons.

20. Which talent would you most like to have?
To be an amazing dancer.

21. What is your most treasured possession?
The original edition of Romain Gary’s first novel.

22. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
A thesis about the Grand Paris mixing urbanism, cinema theatres and local politics.

23. What is your motto?
A gentleman is a man who can play the bagpipe, but who doesn’t.

Victor Courgeon is the Ambassador of Luminor. Find out more about the Cinema here.