I was born in Paris in the mid-1960s, and by the time I was 12 I had started going to the movies by myself. Most of the movies of that period never appealed to me. I didn’t like the ‘naturalism,’ the sad or the ‘down-to-earth’ characters. What I wanted from film was fantasy, dreams, funny situations, extravagant decor – and beautiful women.
The Seine river flows through Paris from the south-east to the south-west. The north side of the river is the Right Bank, la Rive Droite, and the south side is the Left Bank, la Rive Gauche.