Mia Hansen-Løve Announces Two New Films, One of Them ‘Inspired Partly’ by Husband Olivier Assayas
Art and Experience: In a new interview with Screen Daily, Mia Hansen-Løve mentioned two new projects either on her mind or in the works: “Maya,” which will star her “Things to Come” and “Eden” collaborator Roman Kolinka, and another film “inspired partly” by her husband Olivier Assayas. Assayas, himself a filmmaker, recently premiered “Personal Shopper” at Cannes.
The two have been married since 2009 and have a daughter named Vicky. Hansen-Løve has drawn inspiration from her personal life more than once, including her recent film, “Eden,” which is based on her brother Sven’s experiences in the world of electronic music; he co-wrote the script with her. “Things to Come,” which premiered in Berlin (where Hansen-Løve won the Silver Bear for Best Director), stars Isabelle Huppert as a character based loosely on the writer/director’s mother.
Of her working relationship with Assayas, Hansen-Løve tells Screen that, “from my first film, he was always the one I gave the script to and showed the first editing. He reads the script in a very early stage, even before I give anything to any producer. He never shows up during shooting and I never show up during the shooting of his films. But then, when I edit, I could not show the film to anybody before I show it to him.”
She sounds confident that he’ll be able to remain objective even on this untitled project dealing heavily with him, a trait she calls “ really impressive about him. However close to us the story, when he’s in the room, he watches the film.”