Tilda Swinton has fond memories of her first meeting with JULIA director Erick Zonca - after they both tried unsuccessfully to gatecrash a glitzy showbiz party.
The British actress stars as a desperate alcoholic who kidnaps a young boy in the forthcoming movie, which is directed by Zonca.
And Swinton admits it was a bizarre meeting outside a swanky party at the Cannes Film Festival in France, where they were both refused entry, that first drew her attention to the acclaimed French filmmaker.
She says, "It became hilarious, and it involved trying to storm the door with a fire extinguisher. I was left with the memory of a very jolly individual, and then I saw his films."