Mimi Plauché Answers Five Questions

Mimi Plauché Answers Five Questions

In the latest installment of our regular running column, Mimi Plauché, Programming Director of the 50th Chicago International Film Festival, showcasing more than 150 films from over 60 countries, October 9-23, answers Five Questions With SCREEN.

SCREEN: Can you cook? If so, what is your go-to dish?

Plauché: I love to cook. I lived in Japan for almost nine years, so my go-to is traditional, home-style Japanese food.

SCREEN: Describe your perfect Sunday.

Plauché: Sleep past 8 (am), go to the gym, meet a friend at Floriole for pastries and coffee, take a bicycle ride along the lake, and catch a show at Old Town School of Folk Music.

SCREEN: What's the last movie you saw in a theater?

Plauché: The Skeleton Twins

SCREEN: What's your favorite gadget?

Plauché: My stove-top espresso maker.

SCREEN: Who are you missing right now?

Plauché: Our Festival guests. (Well, none of them have gone missing yet). Every year, one of the biggest highlights of the Festival is welcoming all of the international, out-of-town, and local guests to present their films and interact with our brilliant Chicago audiences. I am looking forward to their arrivals starting October 9.


SCREEN: Favorite Halloween Costume ever?

Plauché: Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman’s character in Pulp Fiction)