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March 4, 2021
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Jacqueline Bisset visits Bucharest again

Tonight, actress Jacqueline Bisset will meet film fans in Bucharest again. In a Q & session following the 10:00 PM screening of her new film, “Welcome to New York”, directed by Abel Ferrara, about the controversial IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at the Elvira Popescu Cinema, she will talk about the experience of being a part of this film, alongside co-star Gerard Depardieu. Vehemently contested by the people whose lives it is inspired by – Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and his wife, Anne Sinclair – the film was launched in a tent on the beach, in Cannes and afterwards, directly on VoD, which led to a total of over 120,000 viewers in the first few days. “Welcome to New York” is based on the scandal that occurred after Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of sexual abuse by a New York hotel maid and was arrested on the airport. As a result the public pressure, he resigned in 2011. Depardieu plays the part of Devereaux, a rude and boorish figure, addicted of sex and drugs. Simone, his wife, has to face political pressure and an extremely aggressive attitude from behalf of the press at his side. “The genuine revelation of the film is Jacqueline Bisset’s ferocious performance as the Devereaux’ wife, Simone. Her first major scene with Depardieu, in their luxurious rented house in Manhattan, is theatrical and claustrophobic, yet extremely intense”, The Guardian wrote. A major star of the big screen since the 60s, Jacqueline Bisset earned five nominations to the Golden Globes. Her impressive career includes over 80 appearances in cinema and TV productions. In 2010, she was offered the Legion of Honour Order by the French state.

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