The 2009 New York Film Festival opened with Alain Resnais' loopy and lovely film Wild Grass. You can read my Meniscus Magazine review here. Below are clips from the afternoon press conference on September 25, 2009. From left to right are Resnais, translator Lucius Barre, and actors Andre Dussollier and Mathieu Amalric.
In this clip, Resnais offers his thoughts on the future of film, which he believes is represented by one director in particular:
On Mathieu Amalric's performance:
And here, Alain Resnais discusses the theme of sexual desire in his films, and his disavowal of the label "auteur":