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Burning issues at the Rencontres de Dijon

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- Virtues and vices of European coproductions, thorny debates on the profitability and diversity of films: the ARP asks some delicate questions

Burning issues at the Rencontres de Dijon

Is cinema euro-compatible? How can regulation cohabitate with competition? When do you move from virtuous coproduction to tax incentives? How to preserve Cultural Exception in Europe? Can we talk about transparency and profitability in France? Is French cinema too expensive and why? What about the diversity and emergence of young talents in the developing panorama of the new collective convention? How to reform the chronology of the media, open new ways of funding and redefine the regulation of French and European cinema? At the end of a year filled with electrifying exchanges about funding, heated debates about the collective convention and frictions with the authorities in Brussels, the 23rd Rencontres Cinématographiques organised by the ARP (société civile des Auteurs-Réalisateurs-Producteurs) in Dijon (October 24-26, 2013) will put these burning topics on centre stage.

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Under the exceptional presidency of Pierre Lescure, the debates on the programme of the 2013 Rencontres will notably witness the intervention of French Minister of Culture Aurélie FilipettiFrédérique Bredin (President of the CNC), Rodolphe Belmer (General director of Canal+), Nonce Paolini (President of TF1), Rémy Pfilmlin (President of France Télévisions), Alain Sussfeld (General director of UGC), Vincent Grimond (President of Wild Bunch), Patrick Quinet from Belgium (President of the Union for Francophone Film Producers), Isabelle Giordano (General delegate of Unifrance) and producer Denys Freid (Archipel 35). In total, nearly 600 French and European professionals will make their way to Dijon in order to reflect on the great current challenges of the cinematographic and cultural sector.

Also on the menu, six avant-premières in the presence of the films’ teams: Casse-tête chinois (photo) by Cédric Klapisch (the highly anticipated sequel to Pot Luck and The Russian Dolls [+see also:
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), the hilarious revelation from Cannes Me, Myself and Mom [+see also:
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 by Guillaume Gallienne (read the review), Je fais le mort [+see also:
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 by Jean-Paul Salomé (article), Quai d’Orsay [+see also:
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by Bertrand Tavernier (in competition over the next few days in San Sebastian - article), The Good Life [+see also:
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interview: Jean Denizot
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 by Jean Denizot (Label Europa Cinemas at the Venice Days) and Tonnerre [+see also:
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 by Guillaume Brac (discovered in competition in Locarno – read the review).

(Translated from French)

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