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Stephanie Cornfield

Prolog | (Interview in englischer Sprache) Stephanie, imagine if the pandemic did not dominate our lives at the moment and we could meet in your home or in your studio. Where do we speak together? Maybe we are sitting at your favorite place? We are sitting viewing the indian ocean from my beach house in Bombay facing a coconut tree , we can feel the breeze and delicate sun , it’ s a peaceful morning we hear mostly the waves and the ordinary sounds of Bombay that fuels its charm, an old autorickshaw passing by, the particular sound of the bus, the neighbourhood trinket-peddler, the bell of a milk vendor on his bycicle , the sound of mosques or temples, the sound of a wedding procession, close your eyes and feel the rich soundscape of the most vibrant city in India …Bombay, Bombay rocks ! Where do you come from, where were you born when? I come from Paris , I m french with mixed origins on my Dad’ s side it s greek russian romanian and on my Mum’s side it s french italian. How and where do you currently live and work? I m based in Mumbai but I work internationally from Paris to Mumbai Roma Bali LA Shanghai and so on. Which stations and people have shaped you? I think of all the visual art influencing me, like the choreographer Pina Baush with her unique expressionist surrealist style, inspiring greats like David Bowie or Pedro Almodovar. Some film makers inspire me a lot , Mikhail Kalatozov for Soy Cuba, Sergio Leone for Once Upon a Time in America, Wong Kar Wai for Happy Together, Days of being Wild, Chungking Express ,Barbara Loden for Wanda,  Monte Hellman for Two Lane Black Top, Ridley Scott for Blade Runner,Orson Welles for Citizen Kane, Jean Renoir for La Chienne, Darren Aronofsky for Requiem for a dream, Brian de Palma for Scarface, Francis Ford Coppola for the Godfather, Marcel Carne for Les Enfants du Paradis, Scorsese for Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Spike Lee Do the right thing, Pedro Almodovar for Matador, Kubrick for 2001 Space Odyssey, Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Aki Kaurismaki for The Man without a past, Victor Erice for El Sur , Michelangelo Antonioni for La Notte, Fellini for 8½, La Dolce Vita  , Luchino Visconti for Death in Venice, Kim Ki Duck for its exceptional poetic 3-Iron , Jean Luc Godard for The Contempt, Tony Gatlif for Latcho Drom , Emir Kusturica for Time of the Gypsies. My Dad inspired me also, as he was a great director who would transport you in another dimension. My three favorite of his movies were …

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