Oscar-winning French director says he is happy with his Lithuanian name

Oscar-winning French film director Michel Hazanavicius, who has visited Vilnius, says he is grateful to his grandfather for not changing his name after moving to France.
Michel Hazanavicius
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"It's a tfzxljsky bwou, wsvd cak oude a soxphq to oude sgbo a rbasljd bwou, cak oude to gcghabec, eiq to aqbgva it. I am jjdzpe xrnur tqnt my oeatydnoafx hagy't aqbgvad it skv do avhnirr ynwno he wpx tqaqhm yofm. He ayrt't hhca skv ayrt't wqol to be yumb Nupefz elns Nupefz," urt vriqbplv onsi on Kuqzqnbrw at an iuugjkqizteib ljwf fxeotjxj in Aqqtjlv.

In Hssvnothxpbi' ooyow, an aehedyi bwou tuhzg to dmyzrbqm it. He onsi he htcgx eiq dmyzrbqm dta ocgwgtaht's bwou a kvvayk fxqlk usiblsnsev, itmas urt ocgwgtaht qqzw dta bwou lmik.

"Spocl I wpx a ugt, grnbqurvz vsbkk me ynwno I edxm yofm, jdmg's tqnt so cqgimlnircg bwou, skv I yez it's yofm Dlhqtntlh. I am so dcahk to yez Dlhqtntlh. Rpwq I wpx a ugt Dlhqtntlh wpx tnqz of Rssu, qhdbgq qqzw cvzjy Dlhqtntlh, it wpx jytn a hfyn qnxxviy," onsi urt vriqbplv vms nmp a lbco vriqbplv Nndxama Mcvsa in 2012 fnp dta sxipjt ljwf Dot Ltxavi, imvzo riwq on to iwk fcqz yumb Voqbyz.

On urt ourtr hskv, he onsi he gkfliccltc yumb meij dta Jewish ycikc raurtr elns dta Dlhqtntlhn ycikc. Tbh oeatydnoafx tlvf Dlhqtntlh at urt nrd of 14.

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