Rencontres Internationales de Cinéma – a cool film festival in Paris

Paris is a film-lover’s paradise. How about this festival where you can actually meet the filmmakers?

If you thought cinema was just sitting back in a dark room for 90 minutes, think again. The 13th edition of the Rencontres Internationales de Cinéma à Paris is a chance to not only discover new cinema, but also meet the people behind it and participate in discussions that give the – dare I say it – wider picture.

For example, Todd Haynes will be present for a pre-release screening of his Dylan concept-bio pic I’m Not There, in which six different actors portray the iconic singer, and a leçon de cinéma where he we be talking about his body of work and answering question from the public. Have a look at the international trailer for I’m Not There…

Underground filmmaker Lech Kowalski will be present for screenings of nine of his films, there’s a pre-release screening of the the new Ken Loach drama It’s a Free World, and a cycle of young Romanian cinema will also be shown. There are also a couple of workshops about how to get a film made for less than 1 million euros, and how to develop a script that will interest producers and financiers.

Here’s all the essential information about the 13th Rencontres International de Cinéma à Paris

Where: at three cinemas.
– the Reflet Médicis, 3 rue Champollion, Paris 5th arrondissement, métro Cluny-La Sorbonne (line 10)
– the Arlequin, 76 rue de Rennes, Paris 6th arrondissement, métro Saint-Sulpice (line 4), and
– the Cinéma des Cinéastes, 7 avenue de Clichy, Paris 17th arrondissement, métro Place de Clichy (lines 2 & 13)
When: 27th November – 4th Décember 2007
How much: between 5.50 euros and 3.50 euros (really cheap!)
More info: here (darn it, it’s all in French)

Bigger map here

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