The Key to the House – Charlotte Rampling

  • Charlotte Rampling (5 February 1946) is an English actress. Her career spans four decades in English language as well as French and Italian cinema.

    You have to be Brave – (the Talk com)

    How was that working in Italian cinema?

    It suited me. I didn’t want to be in England at that moment, so it suited me. And Italy is the most wonderful country to work in. They so love beauty and they so love what they’re doing, they so love the actual art of filmmaking. I don’t think Fellini’s films or Visconti’s films ever made any money. They just did it for the grand, operatic feeling. It was so different from the way the English and the Americans were working, there was such passion. And me coming from a rather cold Protestant family, I woke up! That was the beginning of things for me, really.

  • Charlotte Rampling made two great films Under the Sands and The Swimming Pool both directed by François Ozon

  • On Night Porter

    I did the film because of Dirk Bogarde, who I’d met when I was filming the Visconti film. We had this extraordinary relationship until his death 10 years ago. We became like soul mates. And he had this script of “The Night Porter” five years before. He turned it down. He thought: No, no, no, I’m not going there. I don’t want to do that, put it away. When he met me and when we worked together on “The Damned,” he went and got the script again. So it was Dirk asking me: “Would you do this film with me? I think there really is something there if we do it together. We’ll make it into something really special because of who we are.”

    Heading South excerpt on youtube
    Laurent Cantet – previous post.. directed Heading South.

  • The Key To The House

    Beautifully crafted by acclaimed director Gianni Amelio, THE KEYS TO THE HOUSE is a compassionate and rigorous exploration of fatherhood and the often surprising nature of disability. After the film’s premiere in Venice in 2004, it became a box-office hit in Italy and was selected as Italy’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards 2004.