France – Helena Pokorny
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Helena in 23 Frames
- Describe yourself in ten words.
My head in the moon, my feet on the ground.
- Your best quality? Your worst habit?
Listening. Worst habit: Eating Nutella.
- Your dream job?
- What do you like most about your country?
- Your favorite dish in your country?
The hachis parmentier of duck of my grand mother.
- Which word or phrase in your native language do you like the most and what does it mean?
“En mai, fais ce qu’il te plait”. Means in May you can do whatever you like. It is the month of my birthday and this saying is always an excuse to make it the month of all the experiments.
- What European capital have you visited lately?
- Other than your own, which European country would you love to live in?
- What does Europe mean to you? 3 values.
Community – solidarity – freedom.
- What film made you fall in love with cinema?
Amores Perros, Iñarritu
- Your favorite film theatre? What do you like about it?
La Filmothèque du quartier latin. I love the program of this cinema, I am always very satisfied with their choices of old movies.
- Who is your movie hero?
Manuela in Todo Sobre Mi Madre by Pedro Almodóvar.
- Which movie director would you like to be?
- Briefly describe your favorite scene.
My favorite scene is in Chungking Express by Wong Kar Wai when the character is cleaning alone in the apartment of the guy she likes
- What are the 3 best European films you have seen in the last year?
Corpus Christi (Yann Komasa, 2020) PL J’ai perdu mon corps (Jérémy Clapin, 2019) FR Dolor y Gloria (Pedro Almodóvar, 2019) ES.
- Which film character do you most identify with?
Greta Gerwing’s Character in Frances Ha
- Your favorite soundtrack or song?
Heroes – David Bowie
- If you had to live in a movie, which one would you like it to be?
Arizona Dream – Kusturica.
- Your life becomes a bio-pic. Who plays the role of you?
- Which talent would you most like to have?
Singing and playing the piano.
- What is your most treasured possession?
The videos of my parents when they were young and of my nanny who raised me.
- What do you consider your greatest achievement?
To have succeed the entry test of the cinema school I am studying in.
- What is your motto?
“J’espère ce qui m’est interdit”. It is a poem from a book called Les Mains Libres by Man Ray and Paul Eluard. It means that we look for what we cannot see. It is about mystery, curiosity, and danger, taking risk.!
Helena Pokorny is the Ambassador of Jean Eustache. Find out more about the Cinema here.