Meeting with the French cinema

French cinema

May 12, 2022 7:30 AM
667 Howe Street

We invite you to join us on Thursday 12 May for a special film event. We will be hosting producer Thierry Garrel, director François Caillat, director and screenwriter Cristina Comencini and director Mariana Otero for a breakfast in Vancouver(667 Howe Street, Vancouver) as part of DOXA.

The program

  • 7:00 - 7:30: Welcome with coffee, tea and pastries (provided by Faubourg),
  • 7.30 - 8.15: Stories and sharing of experiences with our guests,
  • 8.15 - 8.30: Question and answer sessions
  • 8.30 - 9.00: Continuation of breakfast and exchanges,

About our guests

Thierry Garrel is a producer and scriptwriter, known for Of Men and War(Of Men and War), Lost in Bosnia (Lost in Bosnia) and the television series Snark. He is also a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. From 1987 to 2008, he was the head of the documentary film department of La Sept and ARTE France. Since 2009, he has been working as a consultant and is dedicated to "feedback", supervising international seminars and workshops for young documentary creators and professionals.

François Caillat is a director and screenwriter, known for The fourth generation Julia Kristeva, Strange Stranger and Welcome to Bataville. Initially a philosophy teacher, he eventually turned to film. He trained by making several short fiction films and musical films, before tackling feature films. Since the mid-1990s, he has been involved in making films on the borderline between documentary and essay: feature films produced for cinema or television (Arte), portraits of intellectuals and writers.

Cristina Comencini is an Italian film director, screenwriter and author. She attended the French Lycée Chateaubriand in Rome, her native city, with her sisters. In 2005, her film The Beast in the Heart, based on her own novel La bestia nel cuore, was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Her film debut came in 1988 when she wrote the script for the film directed by her father Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.

Mariana Otero is a director and actress, known for Entre nos mains (2010), À ciel ouvert (2013) and Histoire d'un regard (2019). She makes documentaries on various themes, for which she has received numerous awards. Mariana Otero also teaches cinema at the Ateliers Varan, the Femis, the University of Jussieu, the Creadoc (University of Poitiers), and the Cantonal School of Art in Lausanne.

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