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In town for the New York Film Festival screenings of his much-admired A Christmas Tale, French director Arnaud Desplechin talked to Dennis Lim about his always allusive filmmaking style and his particular influences in making this dysfunctional-family holiday film, including Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander (“It’s a film I know by heart”), John Huston’s The Dead, and Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums. Read the whole lively exchange here, in the New York Times.