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Writer, essayist, and translator Jean-Paul Manganaro analyses the work of one of cinema’s landmarks, Federico Fellini, using two of his works: "La Dolce Vita" and "8 ½".
Manganaro describes how Fellini realized that our world had become the world in films and went about creating a new persona: the filmmaker as an artist.
A theatre actress since the age of 15, Monica Vitti lit up the sky in Cannes in 1960 with her outstanding performance in the role of a protagonist uncomfortable in her own skin in Antonioni’s "l’Avventura".
Catapulted to worldwide fame as the muse embodying alienation of people in the modern world in Antonioni’s 5 films, this blond beauty with a raspy voice then shifts course to become, a few movies later, a great funny, dark-haired actress of popular Italian cinema with Monicelli, Risi, Scola and Fondato, and of the same stature as Sordi, Tognazzi and Mastroianni.
She is a woman of her time, always ready to challenge the traditional image of women through her roles, interviews and performances: "I am a woman of my time and in sync with it!"
Marguerite once said that: "Many people believe that it is not my place to talk about film. I believe everyone can talk about film". It was this type of forward thinking, this type of joyful energy that I wanted to communicate through this new film when I decided to show Marguerite Duras talking about film. She also said: "[film] is not an essential function, it is a grab-bag filled with derivative and failed aspirations and sundry bitterness. But at the same time, that is what makes it appealing". Dominique Auvray
The film is about Françoise Giroud, who in 1952 founded, along with Jean-Jacques Servan Schreiber, the French weekly news magazine l’Express which heralds an entirely new style of journalism and elucidates politics in France after the war.
The documentary is based on editorials and auto-biographical texts and combines elements of her private and public life which Françoise Giroud comments on and uses to talk about her life and to describe world events that she analyses with a keenness and depth of perception that remain current and relevant.
The film includes commentaries by her daughter and journalist Caroline Eliacheff and by the journalist Alix de Saint-André.
This film is part of a collection on current cinema ("Cinéma de notre temps") and consists of an interview by Bernard Benoliel of Jacques Nolot (French actor, screenplay writer, and director) who talks about his autobiographical work in cinema.
Jean Yanne is a happy humorist who from the 1950s to the 1980s used derision and satire with unshakable composure.
Dinner theatres, radio, television, and cinema: he was workaholic who promoted his image of a boor and a nag who makes people laugh and sometimes gets on their nerves, but who never leaves them feeling indifferent. He was an exceptionally talented actor; he worked for Chabrol, Pialat, Wargnier, Costa Gavras, and numerous others.
The film is also the portrait on an era where mass unemployment did not exist, where the economy was growing by almost 6% per year, and where it was "forbidden to forbid".
A film in three parts that chronicles the first decades of French television using Ina archives and without additional commentary.
Communion: television adopts age-old rituals taken from religion and authority.
Commotion: under the direct influence of emotion-at-any-price, television invents its own rituals.
Connexion: the last part falls under the sphere of addiction, the future of television and the world. Watching television has become a universal ritual.
Scientific Advisor : Olivier Widmaier Picasso.
Centered on the public figure that was Picasso, this film narrates how this exceptionally gifted artist, who mastered his destiny and the mass media, helped forge his own self professed legend, including his private life, to become the universal incarnation of the creative genius.
Chilean director Patricio Guzmán gives us a lesson in filmmaking during the preparation of his latest feature-film "El boton de nacar" ("The Mother-of-Pearl Button").
Writer, poet, rector of the Academy of Amiens and that of Paris (regional administrative bodies for schools) after the events of May 68 and founder of the University of Picardy, Robert Mallet (1915-2002) was a man of conscience whose life spanned the twentieth century. He launched the first public discussions on the moral duties of scientists. Mallet was a humanist who was deeply rooted in his native Picardie, where he fought numerous battles to protect Somme Bay and to preserve the region’s cultural heritage. Mallet was a brilliant intellectual who sparked globalist thinking (a unified world order) and who left his mark in a domain that straddles the transmission of knowledge and creative writing. Through him, we get a glimpse at France during the post WWII economic boom that lasted thirty years, les trente glorieuses.
For the last 20 years, Vincent Dieutre has been creating on the converging edges of fiction, of the documentary and of plastic art. Through his work the aesthetics of film and its form are re-thought and explored, in depth.
This film is a long look at his daily work. It is a critical analysis of his work, structured like an alphabet book read out by Françoise Lebrun.