On 11 August, British actress Jacqueline Bisset received the Locarno Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award Parmigiani in the Piazza Grande, which was followed by a screening of Rich and Famous.
The Conversation with Jaqueline Bisset took place on 12 August. Carlo Chatrian, the Festival’s Artistic Director, introduced Bisset and Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The talk covered a wide range of topics on Bisset’s distinguished career. A delightful, humorous theme was food.
Here are some highlights from the afternoon’s talk.
Bisset: “I wanted to go to acting school, and I did a few modeling jobs, to pay for acting school. I never aspired to be a model. I met lots of photographers, and I learned a lot about light — as a source of love and illumination, light as a gift of love. On film, that’s a massive contribution. Light of a great cinematographer — to illuminate truth and bring atmosphere to situations.”
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