May 2011, arsenal cinema

Art of Mediation (8): Films about films and cinéphilie

MURNAU, OU QU'EST-CE QU'UN CINÉASTE?, 2003

With his analytical video works on Fritz Lang’s M, Citizen Kane or La règle du jeu – produced in the context of French education initiatives – Jean Douchet decisively shaped the genre of films about films in the 1980s. He regularly produces bonus material for France’s most important DVD marketers. In addition to his video essay on Murnau’s Sunrise and Xavier Beauvois' film Le petit lieutenant, which reveals Douchet's connection to film history as well as current cinema, we are delighted to be able to show the just recently completed film A BICYCLETTE: A person diabled through a bicycle accident is healed with films about films by Claude Chabrol and Xavier Beauvois. Jean Douchet will be present for a discussion.

The Art of Mediation, a project by Entuziazm e.V., is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Federal Agency for Civic Education. (July 10)