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Variety - Q and A With Swiss Director Fernand Melgar Who Portrays Immigrants’ Plight In His Affluent Country


Fernand Melgar: "You have to have a lot of time to spend on the street. You just try gain their trust and you can do that only if you have time. I can’t make a film without loving the people who are in it, even the ‘bad guys’. I love all the characters in my films. If I had to defend the guy who runs the homeless shelter I would, because I respect the way he does his job. The law is bad, but I don’t think he’s a bad man. When they trust me, doors open. After that you just have to find the right way to go about it. You can’t be shameless. I always try to find a little shred of humanity in all situations. In every shot I’m waiting for a little miracle to happen."