Today I had an eleven o’clock screening of Lapinthrope, followed by a lecture on arts filmmaking in the cinema department of Universidad Nacionnal in Bogotá…. I spoke about digital filmmaking and made a strong case for the future being digital and not chemical.
For a long time, I’ve been mildly contemptuous of Claude Lelouche’s films. Eminently français, these tired tales of bourgeois hypocrisy and venality, had lost all optimism, all beauty.
The following is a partial transcript of the IMZ Workshop on Grand Rights at the Golden Prague International Television Festival on 9 May 2005. It is largely of interest to dance and opera arts television production producers.
L’Intrus (The Outsider) is a relatively long film at just over two hours.Claire Denis came in and gave a lovely introduction to the film, telling us about how she had carte blanche after Beau Travail from Arte Television and decided to take full advantage of it to make a visual poem she had been working on for four years. That film was L’Intrus.
The world’s best cinemathèque – although not the biggest – is found here in Vienna. The variety and quality of its programming is unparalleled.
Videodanse is one of the five or six largest dance film festivals in the world…. There are a dozen external broadcast monitors, as well as a projection room with three good quality video projectors all projecting the same thing.
and if you don’t put these innermost thoughts on the screen then you are looking down on not only your audience but the people you work with, and that’s what makes so many people working out there unhappy…. so many people have so much to say and there are so many really worthwhile things to say that it seems impossible that we could cut ourselves off from this whole avenue of enormous excitement.”