Role of Noria in Les Nuits fauves by Cyril Collard (released 1992-10-21 France).
[Soares]: over-the-top AIDS melodrama, winner of four Césars, including Best Film.
[Kraft]: a powerful French autobiographical film by Cyril Collard, who died of AIDS last March .
Schneider plays a Moroccan psychic who appears to the HIV-infected man in a dream. She
describes it as a "very small, very strong part."
The film was hailed by critics in France as a courageously honest portrait of a bisexual, 30-year-old
man with AIDS who is torn between his love for a woman, 18-year-old Laura, and a man,
20-year-old Samy. French audiences were fascinated by Collard's willingness to portray himself as
an egocentric character who slept with a young woman several times before telling her he carried
the AIDS virus.
"I was touched by his true story," Schneider said. "It's quite admirable to be so honest. But I was
quite depressed after seeing it. I guess I live in this very romantic world. I had no idea people could
live like he did."
She considers Collard's film "a very interesting first effort," but she doesn't think it's a "masterwork.
It would have been interesting to see what he would have done after that."