Besides the schools, in your opinion, what can be done to create more interest in the young people for the kind of movies that you broadcast? Although French people spend their time criticizing their country the truth is that they love it. I could not accept to only screen movies at the cinema, our mission to educate is really important to me. For example, the thought of watching movies with subtitles can be repulsive for them. All of these things have an impact on our choice of movies. Recently the director Lucas Belvaux released a movie called Chez Nous which is a fictional account of the rise of the far right party in the Northen part of France. The French are very proud of their food, their history, and their social system.
Today with the digital format, it is easier to help young directors. This film has not been screened in the towns where the Front National far right party is in charge. But we also have to fight against the short life that information can have. Our system is a little bit pernicious because there are subsides for a little bit of everything. Important changes can happen if a town is suddenly ruled by the far right. Thanks to Stephane for his time. It is a movie that was released in the middle of the summer and had so much success that we had to keep screening it again and again! It is important to keep good relations with the distributors.
France was a dominant country with a dominant language in international relations. If someone comes to us with an HD movie, we can transform it in what we call Cpups, meaning a format of the film that can be screened in a movie theater.
In general we know right away when a movie will work or not.
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For foreign films, an additional criteria to obtain the classification is whether the original version of 4000 film is broadcasted with subtitles in French. For them it is absolutely natural. How many movies do you screen per year? Today with the digital format, it is easier to help young directors. Personally I have this objective and many of my colleauges do too. The French cultural exception is a principle that casts the culture as more than a typical good.
When we broadcast a movie with political content for example about ecology, programm, or women rights; the people coming to the screenings are already generally concerned about these topics. Because the Poitou Charentes region disappeared and now we are part of the region called Nouvelle Aquitaine, the association will probably take another form.
It helps to bring them here and make them think about certain topics.
French Cultural Exception : Cinéma “Art et Essai”
It requires effort to be cultured, you have to make it happen, discussions are an important part of that process. It is a real French particularity like in many other artistic fields.
To understand why the French are so proud of their culture, it is important to put things cnema perspective. We screen between 4 or 5 movies per week so between and per year.
I could not accept to only screen movies at the cinema, our mission to educate is really important to me.
Notify me of new comments via email. Pascal carries out many important tasks for our cinema, such as coips screenings and film festivals. The combination of these different elements sometimes gives the French the impression that they are superior to the rest of the world.
From your point of view, what is the main difference between French and American cinema? A movie can also be part of the selection because during the negotiations, the distributor often provides us the film that we want and will include another film in the deal even if our interest in the second film is more limited. For the French, culture should not be part of the free market and subsidies should be allocated towards the development of French cultural goods.
Word of mouth is also important.
I think that the kind of discussion that we are having today is the type of thing that can help to spread the word and to increase the interest of the younger generation. Subsidies are also an important part of the required arts budgets. It is difficult to say because we do not keep statistics on our audience, but it appears that the renewal is very limited. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
Although French people spend their time criticizing their country the truth is that they love it. It is that sense of French willpower that makes art et essai a part of the French identity. Once again the French responded to this dilemma by providing subsidies to the various cinemas houses that screen the French lanaguage movies and documentaries. For example, the thought of watching movies with subtitles can be repulsive for them.
France was a country exporting its culture. In general, it ranges from one week to sometimes fifteen days. Thanks to Stephane for his time. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Do you feel empowered by an educational or informative mission?
To promomote these French language films requires a place to screen said films on a regular basis, knowing that such 40 are rarely money makers. It is a movie that was released in the middle of the summer and had so much success that we had to keep screening it again and again!
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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: But we also have to fight against the short life that information can have. But since their loss of global prominence, the French have been constantly fighting against the culture of American domination particularly since the end of the second world war. Unfortunately, the only way that we can show this kind of movies to a young audience is by using the schools. The same person can be on TV, do a one-man show, sing and be a cinema actor.
One particularity was the number of art house cinemas that we had in the region. Sundance is a perfect symbol of this idea. We have a lot of people about to retire or who have been already retired. Of course a part of our budget is also linked to the number of tickets that we are able to sell. This perception is not totally wrong and like every country in the world France has some issues to resolve in relation to the mistakes it made in the past and in more recent times.
In this kind of situation, we keep insisting by organizing constructive discussions whenever possible. Does the fact that the government is left or right have an influence on this policy? The main difference for me is the fact that the Americans have their blockbusters but at the same time their independent film genre is very strong. With the middle schools and high schools it is a bit more complicated because the group syndrome can lead to mockery used as shield in the discussion of certain topics.
So we even help to make it easier for other movie theaters to screen their movies.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It is important to keep good relations with the distributors. He is also very involved in the AFCAE the French association for art and essai movie theaters How many tickets did your cinema sell in ?