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Directors sound alarm over collective agreement for crew that has plunged financially fragile auteur cinema into turmoil
French auteur cinema has been plunged into turmoil over a new collective labour agreement for the film industry. The heated debate is destroying the ties that have held together a sector that, while fragile, was always united in its desire to make films, come what may. Now grips, electricians, dressers, assistant directors, producers and cameramen alike are split into pro and anti camps, the dominant attitude being "tell me if you're for or against the agreement, and I'll tell you if I'll speak to you or insult you".
The collective labour agreement for crew in the French film industry was signed in January 2012 by most of the technicians' unions and four industry heavyweights, Gaumont, Pathé, Ugc and MK2. The aim was to regulate a profession that has never been included in French labour laws, »
- Clarisse Fabre
Chicago – The 2013 Chicago International Film Festival is almost here and the programmers have unveiled their first slate of titles, including hits from other festivals like “Blue is the Warmest Color,” “Heli,” “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.” The 49th annual fest runs from October 10-24, 2013. Official, Ciff-provided descriptions below of what we know will play there so far:
Big Bad Wolves (Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado • Israel): When the lead suspect in a brutal child murder is released due to a police blunder, a vigilante police detective and a grieving father take the law into their own hands in this fantastically intense, darkly funny revenge thriller from one of the pioneers of Israeli horror cinema.
Blue is the Warmest Color (Director: Abdellatif Kechiche • France): Teenager Adèle’s life is turned upside down the night she meets blue-haired Emma in this scandalous winner of the top prize at Cannes. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Title: Au bout du conte (Under the rainbow) Director: Agnès Jaoui Starring: Agnès Jaoui, Agathe Bonitzer, Arthur Dupont, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnes Jaoui, Benjamin Biolay Fairytales can be mocked, warped and actualised, leading to outstanding results. The ultimate movie shot by Oscar-nominated Agnès Jaoui attempts to play around with these archetypes, but the results aren’t so successful. ‘Au bout du conte’ – which literally means at the beginning of a tale, but has been translated to ‘Under the rainbow’ (probably to tease the ‘Over the Rainbow’ fantastic interregnum) – opens with a dream sequence that sets the stage for its fantasy-tinged storyline about an innocent twenty year old sophisticated girl, Laura (Agathe [ Read More ]
- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
3 items from 2013
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