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Alexandre Jollien: "If there are looks that hurt, others feed us"


BIG INTERVIEW - The author of Cahiers d'insouciance (Gallimard) appears in Almost, a dramatic comedy that the philosopher wrote, produced and performed with the ex-Unknown Bernard Campan. The opportunity to do with this father of three children with motor disabilities...


- You say you have unconditional love for Bernard Campan.

How did you meet him?

Alexandre Jollien.


Eighteen years ago, after appearing on a Franz-Olivier Giesbert TV show, he called me to tell me that he had been touched by my speech. It was incredible because in my eyes he represented the actor of my childhood, the one who had allowed me to escape, through humor, while I was living locked up in an institution for young disabled people. When I received this phone call, I had just lost my father and I realize today that I must have found in Bernard a form of filiation. All my life I have sought protection and felt He could bring me that comfort. But above all, there was something obvious between us: we talked about affection, death, fear, the gaze of others, difference, the body, sexuality... It's so rare ,this degree of truth from the first contact that very quickly…

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Source: lefigaro

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