It was obviously before the fire that ravaged the cathedral that Valérie Donzelli turned this hectic life of Maud Crayon into one. “I wanted to find something happy again, to reconnect with comedy,” says the actress and director.
“If I were completely pessimistic, I wouldn’t make films,” says the filmmaker, who has written a heartbreaking work, “Gloria Mundi”, where two cultures, two generations, the solidarity of the elderly and the selfishness of the youngest collide.
Jacques Deschamps filmed for a year “Les petits maîtres du grand hôtel”, students and actors of a musical documentary. The director followed the students of a school hotel in the kitchen, in the dining room and in the bedrooms.