Ankler Special Edition: Luc Besson Responds

Last I saw Luc Besson, the director was at the height of his world. I visited him in 2016 at his massive studio, on the outskirts of Paris for an article about the making of Valerian, then underway. Then considered the most successful force in European cinema, Besson was overseeing not just the sci-fi epic that was touted as the highest budgeted Euro-film in history, but also a host of other productions as well as a burgeoning film school on the campus of his studio.

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