The actress Alexandra robert has been established for years in Gommenec’h (22), between Paimpol and Guingamp. Married to the filmmaker Nicolas Guillou, a native of the country, she has appeared in several of his films.
Since September, the couple has started a new shoot, that of the film entitled (for the moment) ” Plogoff, 1980 “. With Nicolas Guillou directing and Alexandra Robert in the lead role, the feature film, which is scheduled for release in October 2022, traces the fight against the installation of a nuclear power plant in the town of Plogoff (29). From January to March 1980, this fight of a whole village had animated the media landscape. Activists from all over France, especially from the Larzac plateau, had come to lend a hand to the Plogoffists. They were up to 20,000 demonstrators to resist against the police, and to plead for the withdrawal of the project. Interview around the film, with Alexandra Robert.
Brittany adopted me
We know you for your main role in “The Shelburn Network”, a film which recorded 40,000 tickets in theaters, when it was released in 2020. A year later, Nicolas Guillou is back with a new film on anti-nuclear resistance in Brittany. He seems very attached to Breton activism …
Yes, he loves his region, his Brittany. He is attached to the historical events that took place there. It’s part of him. He heard about it in his childhood, because he lived in the region and was 11 years old in 1980. After the realization of “Shelburn Network”, which occupied him for several years of his life, he wanted to continue talking about the big boys. struggles that have marked the region.
What does Brittany represent for you who did not grow up here?
Indeed, I am from the Landes and I studied in Paris. But Brittany adopted me. I feel good there, and cinematically, it is a pleasant region. We are here to do our job. It is a land of solidarity, we are helped by people, helped by associations. To rotate our film production company, Vent d’Ouest Production, it’s easier than in Paris. And then, when you present a film in theaters, the public does not lie.
Can you tell us more about your character in this movie?
I play the role of Jeanne, widow and mother of a ten-year-old girl, Marie. Jeanne’s daughter fell into silence after her father’s disappearance at sea. My character resists with the entire population of Plogoff against this power station. Jeanne studied in Paris and she returns to the country after several years. She is really studying the power plant project file, the better to fight it. The story of Jeanne and her daughter is part of Plogoff’s history of resistance.
What are your plans for the future?
I can announce that I have my last role. After that, I stop. I have other plans. I give way to my daughter, Louison. She is also the one who plays the role of my on-screen daughter, Marie.