Even if I have a home in Paris and sometimes in New York, whenever I was saying I have to go home, it was going to my mother.
I am a woman, and I am Jewish; I'm a film-maker, and I'm a writer, so you cannot just put me in one box.
I grew up reading Proust all my life, and he's very dear to me.
I realized that my mother was at the center of my work, because now that my mother is no longer there, there's nobody left.
I was not interested by cinema when I was young.
My mother was totally different from the mothers of my friends. She would never separate from me. In a way, my life belongs to her. When I was a child, she complained that I was anorexic, so they sent me to places to get me to eat. When I look at pictures of myself, I was just a normal-looking child. It was her fantasy.
I am from a woman's family. My great-grandmother had three daughters and a son. My grandmother had two daughters, and my mother had two daughters. My sister had a daughter and then finally a son. You should have seen my father with the son. He could not believe that finally there was a boy in the family.