What is the best thing that I love about my work? The encounter.The openness and connection it invites us to co-create. Each artistic project is a renewal in itself. We confront personalities and universes as rich as they are varied, we discover authors, stories, characters and through them the multiple facets of our humanity are drawn and revealed.It’s like a permanent trip to the heart of what fundamentally connects us.
What is my idea of happiness? Contentment.The ability to marvel and simply rejoice in what is. Happiness always seems to me to depend much more on the way we experience things than on the things themselves.
What is my greatest fear? Not living up to my dreams. Not doing enough to move towards a better world.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My slowness to put things in place.I need time to think and cogitate.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Albert Dupontel, Tim Burton for their amazing world.Florence Foresti, Blanche Gardin for their amazing humor.Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood, Sophie Marceau, Mathilda May, Daniel Auteuil whose involvement and talent defy time. And so many others…
What is my greatest extravagance? My laugh
On what occasion would I lie? A lie always seems worse to me than a hard-to-tell truth. I still prefer not to say anything. Sometimes silence is the best answer.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Waiting for an answer that sometimes never comes.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Simply at home, facing the blank page… When I dared to go after my desire to write and share what was important to me to convey through my own words. .. my poems… my podcast… my short film…
If I could, what would I change about myself? My slowness
What is my greatest achievement in work? My first short film selected as part of the 17th edition of the Mobile Film Festival “Making Peace with Nature”, supported by the United Nations, and screened in particular as part of Cop 26 and at the Climate Academy in Paris.Official Selection / Mobile Film Festival: https://www.mobilefilmfestival.com/?vid=16129
Where would I most like to live? A little closer to the stars, those that warm hearts and illuminate the paths. Wherever stretches the sky and our dreams.
What is my most treasured possession? My children. I should say my most treasured creation rather than possession as they are not mine but apart from life itself I cannot think of anything more precious.
What is my most marked characteristic? My joy. Whatever I do, this is my driving force.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Located between sea and forest, the lapping of the waves soothe and inspire me as much as the beauty of a wild and preserved nature.
What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? Le Logis, a creperie whose specialty of the same name is a Breton “galette” garnished with a homemade preparation based on “Brie de Meaux” cheese with summer truffle oil, a delight with a jug of cider and a very friendly owner.
What books influenced my life and how? Croc Blanc by Jack London, which generated in me a love of wide open spaces, of the living and the wild.Les Misérables by Victor Hugo which, by awakening in me a strong feeling of injustice, made me want to change the world.The Misanthrope by Molière for the taste of the Theater and the stage as much as for the finesse of the speech.The Art of Meditating by Matthieu Ricard, which was my first real step towards meditation as well as towards the other books that he co-wrote with Christophe André and Alexandre Jollien.The collections of Baudelaire, Rimbaud, René Char, Jacques Prévert… and so many others who gave me a taste for poetry and literature.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Tibetan songs.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Wises, poets, philosophers, researchers, artists, committed and amazed people of all kinds…Known or less known, all those who work daily for a better world.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin
What role play stories in my life and work? They inspire me, open my eyes and my mind and help me better accept and understand all the complexity of our intertwined lives.
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? We move forward and create our own life every moment. Each inspiration is new, each step we take, each word we speak, each decision we make, shape our present and future life. Our tomorrow’s self depends on the choices and actions of our today’s self.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My men, “the big one” and our two little ones.
Which people or companies would I like to work with? Albert Dupontel, Florence Foresti, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Mathilda May, Grand corps malade & Mehdi Idir, Vincent Munier, Alexandre Jollien & Bernard Campan.
What project am I looking forward to work on? My next movie
Where can you see me or my work?
Demo Reel : https://vimeo.com/754868958
Short Movie : https://vimeo.com/668175523
Podcast : https://anchor.fm/delphine-ledoux