YEREVAN.- French director Pierre Schoeller’s “Minister” movie is one of those included in the “Feature Films” program of the 9th annual Golden Apricot international Film Festival.
Talking to reporters on Thursday, Schoeller said his film tells about exercising the power on the background of crisis of democracy.
“Some government officials who have watched my movies were insulted and offended a little. The truth may hurt much,” the director said.
According to him, prior to shooting “Minister” he did not have any experience of communication with the officials. The first meeting with the real minister took place during the Cannes festival and lasted about a minute.
“The meeting ended before it began. Such people have no time for communication, discussion, they are always in motion,” Schoeller explained.
The director calls his movie “metaphorical” as it is not about a particular government. Filming began during the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, and ended when Hollande came to power.
“I’m not sure whether Sarkozy has watched the film, but I know that Hollande has,” he said.
”Minister” movie won the International Federation of Film Critics awards (FIPRESCI) in Cannes in 2011.