The first part from 1995 includes 15 interviews with protagonists of the Belgian and French cinema scene including Henri Storck, Dominique Païni, Jean-Pierre Gorin and Jean-Marie Buchet. Recordings of the talks are alternated with excerpts from films.
Mes entretiens filmés consists of three parts, filmed between 1995 and 2010. The films can be seen as a lesson in cinema, a manifesto for an independent cinema, free from financial and professional stress. The films present excerpts from Lehman's films and interviews with Freddy Buache and other film personalities such as Jean Rouch, Paul Meyer, Robert Kramer, Jonas Mekas and Noël Godin. These are not interviews in the strictest sense of the word, but rather small conversations between friends that are all part of the mise-en-scène.
“If I don’t film, I don’t see anything, I don’t remember anything, neither trees nor faces. If I film them, I can forget them. My film is my memory, a catalogue of facts and gestures, a (very incomplete) inventory of my life.”
“My films are like fables, and reality is their backdrop. They imitate the simple form of a diary, they are autobiographical, since they often deal with a quest for identity and a search for origins, and I often appear in them as a subject and as a character.”
“In making films, I am seeking to exist, to make myself loved. I need a camera to be able to see, meet people, to talk to them, enter their space, enter in a relationship. The camera gives me this power"