“Golden Eighties may not seem much like a teen movie to some, but it is from this contemporary genre, more than from old musicals, that Akerman here draws her bemused tone, and her cultural purview.
“The documentary we have been shooting for the last seven or eight years hopes to recreate the natural features – rice, earth, water – and recreate the stories sleeping in the hearts of the villagers.
« Je veux bien faire des essais avec vous, mais avant, il faut que je fasse des essais avec l’humanité. »
“It’s rare enough that black people are seen in films, but even when we are, it’s always in stereotypical roles of making people laugh, or as singers and dancers. [...] Even the top stars like Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor never get to have any love interest in their films.