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Amira Casar
Actress

Amira Casar regularly comes to Salzburg for the Festival. This year the actress has just been performing at the Festival d’Avignon. Soon she has to be …

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Elizabeth Peyton
Painter

Elizabeth Peyton smiled when I asked if I could interview her, but was reticent. She told me that she had previous bad experiences.  But then she said …

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Vivienne Westwood
Fashion Designer

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood: “People have never been so poorly dressed.” Vivienne Westwood, what state is the fashion industry in? “I make avan …

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Isabelle Huppert
Actress

Isabelle Huppert is petite. She practically tiptoes into a salon of the Hotel de la Ville in Rome, wearing grey pants, a beige pullover and a red scar …

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ALAIN ELKANN INTERVIEWS

“I wish to say that an interview can be like a photograph, because in it is that moment in someone’s life, that unique moment that the interview catches forever.

“Sometimes when we read classic interviews from the archive it is great, because here are their very words; and in cases like Moravia or Versace there won’t be others. So every scholar or historian can value these interviews and treat them as rare documents.

“An interview with a great personality never gets old, just as much as they don’t. An interview can either be fresh news or the memory of someone that one should never forget.

“There are special people… that never pass even when they will be no more.”