It is the war between Eric Zemmour and the heiresses of François Truffaut. In question, the first campaign clip of the presidential candidate, in which he used, among other images to which he does not have the rights, film sequences of the filmmaker of the New Wave. In a statement written by their lawyers, the two daughters of the director expressed their anger.
“They denounce the savage use of cinematographic extracts in defiance of the moral rights of which they are the guardians. In his campaign clip broadcast on November 30, 2021, Mr. Éric Zemmour believed himself authorized to use, among other things, images taken from the film Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard on an original idea by François Truffaut ”, we can read in particular.
The exact opposite of Zemmour
Laura and Eva Truffaut add that the ideas of the candidate, whose racist theory of the “great replacement” is the basis of his movement, go against those of their father. “The infringement of the moral rights attached to the work is a form of desecration all the more disrespectful as Truffaut, the exact opposite of Zemmour, loved people in their variety and for their weaknesses, he expressed a generous vision. and tender of humanity, ”they add.
At first, this open letter asks the team of the far-right candidate to stop using these images, recalling that they reserve “the right to give this situation all the consequences it calls for”.
Laeticia Hallyday, Luc Besson, or even Bernard Serf, Barbara’s nephew, all expressed their dissatisfaction with the illegal use of works in the video of the former journalist.