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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| THE PUBLISHER/DISTRIBUTORS (PORTAL) :
 
68 Septante / Artus films / AV Prod / Bazaar&Co / Blaq Out / British Animation Awards / Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir / Chalet Pointu / Choses Vues / Cinéma Abattoir / Cinétrange / Clavis Films / Dérives / Doc Net Films / Dora Films / Doriane films / Ecart Production / ED Distribution / Epicentre Films / Filmarmalade / Index / JBA Production / JCG Production / K Films / La Cathode / La Famille Digitale / La vie est belle / Le chat qui fume / Les films du Paradoxe / Lowave / LUX / Malavida / Orbe / P.O.M. Films / Paris expérimental / Potemkine / PPT / Re:voir / Rouge Profond / Scope Éditions / Shellac Sud / Versus /
 


| A RANDOM TITLE
 

INSTITUT BENJAMENTA OU CE REVE QUE L’ON APPELLE LA VIE HUMAINE> ED Distribution
 
INSTITUT BENJAMENTA OU CE REVE QUE L’ON APPELLE LA VIE HUMAINE
INSTITUTE BENJAMENTA OR THIS DREAM PEOPLE CALL HUMAN LIFE
Timothy and Stephen Quay
UK, 1995
oniric tale

Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa : absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a better room. No other students arrive and none leave for employment. Johannes is unhappy, imperious, and detached from the school’s operation. Lisa is beautiful, at first tightly controlled, then on the verge of a breakdown. There’s a whiff of incest. Jakob is drawn to Lisa, and perhaps she to him. As winter sets in, che becomes catatonic. Things get worse ; Johannes notes that all this has happend since Jakob came. Is there any cause and effect ?
 
Suppléments :
- Movie trailer
- EURIDYCE SHE, SO BELOVED and SONGS FOR DEAD CHILDREN : two short films by the Quay brothers
- INSIDE THE INSTITUTE : documentary
- ON THE SET OF INSTITUTE BENJAMENTA : making-of