The programming was quite specialist, with films such as Yves Yersin’s Les Petites Fugues in 1979 — the story of a retired farmhand who buys a moped and goes off exploring.
In this film-unfriendly area, we tried to make ambitious cinematography, as the Polish school of Krzysztof Zanussi and Andrzej Wajda can be, popular with audiences.
To work against preconceived ideas, established values, dominant views and mainstream trends, but realizing that working against also means working for.
Highlighting, for example, films that are seldom or never screened, filmmakers from the third world, promoting European culture — which invents — as opposed to American cinema, which copies, commercializes and exploits.” in “This cinema in the Montparnasse area opened with the name Studio de Paris in 1930 and became Studio Parnasse in 1931.
Since then, it has consistently promoted thought-provoking and diverse cinema (screenings followed by debates, screenings of short films, etc.).
It was threatened with bankruptcy and saved by mk2, which bought it out in October 1976 and made it a platform for films that had been rejected elsewhere for their unprofitability or politics.
It’s also a bastion for films in the original version with subtitles.” in : “I got my hands on the film thanks to Simon Mizrahi, the press officer for the biggest Italian directors, and Jacques Robert, a cinema enthusiast.
RAI, Italian state television, had consigned it to the cellar and reluctantly agreed to give it to me and enlarge it to 35 mm.The jury at Cannes, which was chaired by Roberto Rossellini that year, preferred Padre Padrone to Ettore Scola’s A Special Day.” in Une autre idée du cinéma, mk2 40 ans après [Cinema that matters, forty years on], published by mk2 Agency, 2015, page page 70 “Beaugrenelle started with four screens, then five in 1981 and six in 1983.Here too, the idea was to establish the original version with subtitles in an area dominated by dubbed films.Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him.Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-...more for disturbing violence, language and brief drug use Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him.