To Each His Own Cinema (2007)
"Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence" (original title)

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A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema.


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Credited cast:
Herself (segment "47 Ans Après") (archive footage)
Pegah Ahangarani
(segment "Cinéma de Boulevard") (archive footage)
Leonid Alexeenko ...
(segment "Irtebak")
(segment "Artaud Double Bill") (archive footage)
Vishka Asayesh
(segment "Cinéma de Boulevard") (archive footage)
The thief (segment "Recrudescence")
(segment "Anna") (voice) (archive footage)
(segment "World cinema")
Caju ...
Himself (segment "À 8 944 km de Cannes")
Carl-Erik Calamnius ...
Ticket Man (segment "La Fonderie")
Castanha ...
Himself (segment "À 8 944 km de Cannes")


A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema.

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31 October 2007 (France)  »

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A cada uno su cine  »

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Features The Beekeeper (1986) See more »


Theme from 'Toby Dammit'
(segment of 'Histoires Extraordinaires')
Written by Nino Rota
in the opening credits
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A snapshot of cinema as a whole and its effect on people.
11 July 2008 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Its difficult to assess and review this film because it comprises of so many different directors and direction styles that grading this movie would be quite unfair to them all. Certain segments are simply brilliant whereas certain leave us with a 'wtf was that all about?' emotion. The film as a whole feels like skimming through the personal diaries of various directors wherein we may sometimes come across gems whereas certain sections only make sense to the film makers themselves.

Nevertheless, it is an essential watch for people who love experimental cinema because as an experimental film, it works brilliantly. It will probably make you feel how all movies make you feel. Take it as a taster of all the various genres of movies presented in bite sized pieces. The movie consists of humour, thrills, horror, autobiographies, biographies, drama, romance, erotica, documentaries, surrealism viz every single genre that animation.

It is a very personal selection and everyone is guaranteed to find something that he/she likes. Overall this is a great collection of shorts and a must see. The star grading reflects how I perceived the movie as a whole - recommended.

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