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Cinématon - 25 Cinématons de cinéastes

Film Information

Exhibition Title Cinématon - 25 Cinématons de cinéastes
Original Title Cinématon - 25 Cinématons de cinéastes
English Title
Director Gérard Courant
Year 1999
Format DM
Colour Color + B&W
Duration 200'
  • Dirección / Director: Gérard Courant
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“Cinématon is a series of film portraits that expose a personality of the arts, culture, politics, and show business, in one single fixed and silent shot in which everyone is free to do as they please”.

Gérard Courant

“It would be a mistake to believe Cinématon deals with sadism or masochism. There aren’t any sadist or masochist relationships between the people featured and the director. It’s more like an issue of pleasure/pain. The pleasure is for the experience of being in front of a camera. The suffering is for staying. And, for the filmmaker, the pleasure comes from filming.

You could even say this suffering and this pleasure are inseparable –that they are not two complementing qualities, but rather a single unique one. Of course, all the participants are committed to accept the rules of Cinématon. The simple fact of lending themselves to that game implies, first of all, that they’re willing to be chained to the camera, and as the film advances also their wish to free themselves, get out, leave everything behind, of saying ‘Stop’”.

Michel Foucault, December 3rd,1981

25 Cinématons de cinéastes

102 Manoel De Oliviera

106 Jean-Luc Godard

164 Edgardo Cozarinsky

193 Philippe Garrel

187 Emilio Fernandez

212 Wim Wenders

236 Maurice Pialat

442 Fernando Arrabal

572 Volker Schlöndorff

576 Margarethe von Trotta

601Terry Gilliam

602 Samuel Fuller

794 Marco Bellocchio

801 Roberto Benigni

806 Nagisa Oshima

849 Ettore Scola

853 Eduardo de Gregorio

928 Bigas Luna

931 Mario Monicelli

1071 Nelson Pereira dos Santos

1072 Fernando Birri

1083 Sergueï Paradjanov

1108 Daniel Schmid

1256 Jean Rouch

1590 Jonas Mekas

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