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Cannes 2013 Directors Assembly - EU Crisis Part II

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The Director’s Assembly was held at the Cannes Film Festival, as part of the Directors’ Fortnight, in collaboration with the Society of Filmmakers (SRF) and Cineuropa, among others. The assembly focused on the European crisis and its consequences on the Member States’ cultural policies.

Well-known filmmaker, and also founding member of the SRF, Costa-Gavras chaired the assembly. Filmmakers Ágnes Kocsis, Joachim Lafosse, Cristian Mungiu, Silvio Soldini and Javier Rebollo, and co-presidents of the SRF Giorgio Cosetti and Jean Jacque Jauffret took part in it. Entering the topic of European crisis, the discussion ranged from the freedom of creation and the social responsibility of cinema within the current context of financial adversity, to the cultural exception, the connection with the audience and the problems of distribution.

In this second part, Lafosse, Kocsis and Soldini expose their points of view on the situation in their respective countries, Belgium, Hungary and Italy.

(The rest of the assembly can be seen here –Part I- and here –Part III-.)

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