Interview with director Margarethe Baillou (LE PARDON)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Margarethe Baillou’s short film LE PARDON played to rave reviews at the October 2016 Horror/Thriller Film Festival.

It was a pleasure to interview her about her film and what’s next:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Margarethe Baillou: I love short stories so, naturally, I love short films. Unfortunately, people tend to think of short stories as little exercises, mostly done by students. That is not at all the case. As a filmmaker, collecting stories is a passion, and some stories are simply shorter than others. Le Pardon is a good example. It is a short story, an audio-visual poem, a moving picture and a love letter to New Orleans which I visited in 2007, not long after Hurricane Katrina when the city was still hurting. At that point, the story had already been written, but I was still looking for the right setting. Experiencing how…

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