"Elsa was an extraordinary girl. All those approaching her were immediately seduced. She was the symbol of intelligence, humanity and humour and audacity. She wasn't afraid of anything, she was nonconformist; she was surprising and fair. It is true, she was brilliant."
"She was spending (at Charlie Hebdo offices) maybe two hours per week, sometimes (only) two hours per month. Sometimes she was just emailing her article and she wasn't going there. That (her death) was a surprise, moreover because I spent New Year's eve with her, we were partying with all her and my friends. Who would believe that seven days later she would be reached in that way."
9. Tilt up from paper to Levy's face as he reads a song written for Elsa Cayat
Friends, family and officials paid their last respects on Thursday to Charlie Hebdo columnist Elsa Cayat, who was among the 12 killed in the January 7 attack on the satirical newspaper's offices in Paris.
Cayat, who was 54 when she died, was buried at Montparnasse Cemetery in southern Paris.
A psychoanalyst, Cayat wrote a column twice a month for Charlie Hebdo on various topics ranging from the origins of the Holocaust to parental authority.
The 54-year-old Jewish woman was a heavy smoker and wrote books on desire, love and sexuality.
One friend attending her funeral said she sometimes spent as little as two hours a month at the Charlie Hebdo offices
Among those who attended was Cayat's colleague at Charlie Hebdo, Renald Luzier, also known as Luz, the cartoonist who drew the latest Charlie Hebdo cover which shows a weeping Muhammad, holding a sign reading "I am Charlie" with the words "All is forgiven" above him.