"Cannes for some reason has its own wave. It's really a matter of chemistry," says Assayas. "You can be extremely proud of the film that you've made and blah blah blah, but you never know how it will interact with the film festival, with the vibe of the festival. You have to cross your fingers."
"Actors are actors," says Assayas. "They are more or less the same in any culture."