In 2018, he opposed Kinepolis’ takeover of the former Palace cinema, now the Klub, in Metz. The Ciné-Art association now presents around twenty films a year. On January 31, Portuguese director Pedro Costa invited Golden Leopard to the Locarno Festival in 2019.
Jan 27, 2023 at 3:41 pm
Cine Art kicks off 2023 in style. The association intends to dedicate a retrospective of the Portuguese director Pedro Costa from January 31 to February 3 at the Club Cinema in Metz. An event organized with the Cinémathèque du Luxembourg and supported by Mosellane Nathalie de Oliveira, Member of the Portuguese Parliament.
The director must be present in Metz on Tuesday, January 31, at 7:30 pm, to see his film Vitalina Varela winner of two Golden Leopards at the Locarno Festival in 2019 and on February 3, at 8:30 pm, for a mandate of your choice to his compatriot, the great director Paolo Rocha, who passed away in 2012. The opportunity to show his film to change lives, Made in 1966.
“Pedro Costa is often chosen at prestigious festivals but his audience is still limited among the general public,” recalls the founding president of Ciné-Art, convinced of his association’s role “to highlight real authors like himself. Klopp alone will not schedule it,” he says.
Twenty films a year
After five years of opposing Kinepolis’ takeover of the former palace cinema, the association has decided to continue its programmes, clearly not having any complaints. “It was the only cinema able to welcome us, and we have to admit it’s a good partnership,” smiles Damien Flagol. “He is very flexible and professional. She provides us with a room and good screening conditions. If the film is distributed in France, they book it and issue the tickets. If you want a film that is not distributed or whose director has the rights to it, it is a rent.”
Over the past two years, the association has admitted to expanding its programs with at least one meeting per month. “We present about twenty films a year,” says Michel Noares, treasurer of the association, which announces for 2023 a Ukrainian film program, a course dedicated to the great Japanese director Ozu and the desire to honor Jean-Luc Godard and Messen Jean-Marie Straub; Both directors died in 2022.