Frankfurt, Germany (Weltexpress). It was Bringing Up Baby (1938) with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn that made Laetitia Rezay fall in love with the movies – while she was still in kindergarten. Born in Frankfurt on the Main, Germany, she went through the usual stages of education, from kindergarten to grammar school, in a number of cities as the family moved a lot.
It was back to Frankfurt, when she started studying economics at the Goethe University Frankfurt. After three semesters she decided it was time for a make-over. Instead of getting a new haircut, she switched universities as well as subjects and entered Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, where she successfully finished her MA in English and American literature as well as Romance philology. Unsurprisingly she had considered studying film, but one look at the curriculum sufficed to cure her from the idea – she had no intention of falling out of love with the movies.
Laetitia has worked as a researcher for internationally renowned headhunting agencies and she also worked for the FIFA Confederations Cup™ in 2005 and in 2006 for the FIFA World Cup™. None of which had anything to do with films. This was a regrettable situation, which was soon to be rectified when she started working as a translator, amongst others for Universal Pictures International Germany. It was somewhat inevitable that she started writing movie reviews soon after.
Laetitia is fluent in German, English and Alemannic, less fluent in French and Japanese, Italian is on the verge of becoming as extinct as Latin, but she is able to order coffee and cake in Norwegian and knows a few useful words of Farsi. She is a chocoholic, a vegetarian and she is still happy not to have studied film at university.