Three questions for Claire Breuvart-Kreidel, President of the International Cinema and Literature Forum
What is the purpose of the International Cinema and Literature Forum?
The Forum was born of a love story between Hans-Stephan Kreidel and myself. Passionate for literature and cinema, we wanted to create an international meeting place between these two arts in Monaco. We wanted to facilitate contact between writers and directors on the one hand and editors, agents and producers of cinema and television on the other. The purpose of the forum is to be an ideas bank for producers and to allow the birth of new films adapted from works of literature and comic strips. The first work born from these meetings was released 19th January, the adaptation of Guillaume Musso’s ‘Et Après’, winner of the Best Adaptable Novel Prize at Forum 2004. About ten films resulting from meetings organised within the Forum are currently in production.
How is the event currently developing?
The event is developing a great deal. On the professional side, this year we have created co-production meetings to help film and television producers to finance their projects and to meet film committees from different countries. International participation is increasing, with Egypt, Marocco, Syria and Israel, amongst others, coming to participate in a debate on the theme: ‘Union for the Mediterranean, write, co-produce, shoot‘.
The forum is also developing on a public level. This year’s event takes place entirely at the Auditorium Rainier II and is totally free to the public, invitations can be collected from either the toursit office or FNAC. More young people are participating thanks to the Pitches competition, organised with the local education authority. The pupils will summarise the novel ‘Les Jours Fragiles‘ for a cinema adapatation. The best ones will be corrected during a workshop in the presence of the book’s author Philippe Besson and the director Fraçois Dupryron who is going to adapt it.
What is on the programme for this 8th edition?
As every year, we are going to have round table discussions with authors, directors and scriptwriters; cartoon and video game meetings for the young public; novel readings from actors; a cinema class from a great director; pitches workshops; every night will include the Union for the Mediterranean debate and projections. It’s a unique occasion for the public to meet stars and writers, we expect amongst others Annie Duperey, Amos Gitaï and the Italian actress Laua Morante who will be Forum 2009‘s President of Honour.
| -Sunday 28th September 2008, Monaco’s Heritage Day honouring science |
-The Grimaldi Forum Monaco unveils its programme for the first half of 2009
-The Mediterranean in the spotlight, Quai Antoine I exhibition hall
-Stars from the 60s on display in the Grande Verrière at the Grimaldi Forum
-Three questions for Claire Breuvart-Kreidel, President of the International Cinema and Literature Forum
-Secondary school students are learning the “pitch” technique with the writer Philippe Besson and scriptwriter François Dupeyron.
-Monaco celebrates Akira Kurosawa’s centenary anniversary
-Festival of sacred music at Monaco Cathedral
-A Monegasque artist at the Venice Biennale
-Street art, circus art: Fort Antoine is back in town
-The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra's season
-3 questions to Catherine Alestchenkoff, Grimaldi Forum Director of cultural events
-Three questions to Yakov Kreizberg, Artistic and Musical Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo
-Necklaces in the trees
-An astounding exhibition at Villa Sauber
-The “Splendours of the Romanovs” - a success with visitors
-A stage curtain painted by Picasso on display in the Salle des Arts at the Sporting d’Hiver
-The Bible, humanity heritage
-A rich and varied programme at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco for the second half 2009
-3 questions for Jean-Charles CURAU Director of Cultural Matters
-Su-Mei Tse - International Contemporary Art Price of the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation,
-The "Mardis du Cinéma” pay tribute to the beauty of the world
-3 questions for Jean-Louis Grinda, Director of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo
-Three questions to Jean-Christophe Maillot, choreografic director of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo
-Monaco Dance Forum – let the party begin!
-Three questions for Marc Monnet, Artistic Director of the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo
-The Eccentric 308 GTS of Bertrand Lavier exposed in Villa sauber
-Three questions for Catherine Alestchenkoff, Cultural Events Director at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco
-Three questions for Olivier Vernet, Artistic Director of the International Organ Festival organised by the Cultural Affairs Department
-Villa Paloma has just opened its doors
-Cornucopia - Evening at Museum
-Three questions for Marie-Claude Beaud, Director of the New National Museum of Monaco
-Three questions for Jean-Louis Grinda, Director of the Monte Carlo Opera
-3 questions for Marie-Claude Beaud, Director of the New Monaco National Museum
-Oceanomania - Exhibition at Villa Paloma and Oceanographic Museum
-Three questions to Jean-Christophe Maillot Director of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo
-The Principality of Monaco’s Office of Cultural Affairs has just announced the programme for the summer season