GOA : As cine lovers await with bated breath for the official opening of the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the international star cast and crew of the opening film of the festival ,The Aspern papers made their presence felt at the press conference held by IFFI.
Julien Landais, the Director of The Aspern Papers, said, It is a real honour for me to be in India to present my film at this prestigious festival. My filmis an adaptation of a famous novella by Henry James, which is set in Venice in the late 19th century. I felt like it was the right subject for my first feature and fit in the incredible actors to embody these special characters. So I’m very happy to be here with my team.

One of the actors of the film, Lois Robbins was also present at the press conference. She said, I just want to say howthrilled I am to be here. It is my first time in India. It is a beautiful country;Goa is fantastic and thank you so much for having us all. Shooting The Aspern Papers was an experience I don’t think I will ever have again as an actor for so many reasons. Firstly, it was an extraordinary cast led by an exceptional director who had a beautiful vision for the film. Just the costumes alone, from the Dolce and Gabbana couture archives, were some of the most beautiful things I will ever wear in my life. It was quite exceptional to work with Jonathan (Rhys-Myers), Poppy (Delevingne), Nicolas (Hau), Barbara (Meier) and MorganePolanski.