Cinémas hors circuits


Welcome to the Cinémas hors circuits site.

Dedicated to independent cinema, Cinémas hors circuits is a project to highlight the work of independent publishers/distributors, cultural activists without whom many films would have disappeared from memory. As active custodians of a significant part of the cinematic heritage, such publishers have to counter the blockbuster mentality of mainstream distribution and the concentration of distribution networks.

To enable both the general audience and professionals to discover the films such independent publishers promote, and to encourage debate around new challenges and opportunities in publishing, Cinémas hors circuits offers:

a portal for independent publishers
a fair: an event entitled Salon du DVD & des éditeurs indépendants de cinéma/The DVD & Independant Publisher's Fair which wich took place in Paris in 2008 and 2009, in Poitiers in 2010 & 2011.

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Peter Mettler
Switzerland, Canada, 2002

A three hour flow, following the invisible currents which interconnect people through culture and time. The land of Toronto, Nevada, Switzerland, South India. The smell of ecstasy, plastic, sex, dust and divinity. An associative tableau portaying the inexhaustible pursuits within which we attempt to bring meaning into our lives. A filmmakers journey which blends documentary observation with the logic of lyricism, the movements of music, probing to bring back a sense of wonder in everyday life.