Posted on October 29 2011
I met Brigitte La Combe a couple of years ago at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. It was opening night and she was doing what she always does, constantly taking snap shots. A very congenial woman, I didn’t mind because just as quickly as she snapped she disappeared. We met again the next day when we both visited a falcon farm, then also went to an open air screening of the restored film The Mummy (Al Momia), at Souq Waqif. Since we both live in New York our friendship has blossomed and this summer, we were both delighted to find out that she would photograph me for New York Magazine’s fall cover.
This week it’s come full circle in Doha as Brigitte did a Q&A for the Doha Tribeca Film Festival’s Master Class programme and I got to moderate it. I had many questions for Brigitte but the audience was even more enthralled by her. Indeed The Doha Film Institute is offering a mentorship with Brigitte through a competition this year. The winner will get to travel with Ms. La Combe and stand behind her shoulders.