Maurice Lemaître: Le Film est déjà commencé ?

Maurice Lemaître

With Pip Chodorov


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One of the founding works of letterist cinema, Le Film est déjà commencé? (Has the Feature Started Yet?) became a major event during its first screenings in Paris in 1951. Despite the critics’ lack of consideration, this film’s undeniable influence —direct or hidden— on the New Wave as much as on today’s cinema makes it a landmark in film history.

Experimental Cinema [dvd]
Heir to the dadaist, surrealist and abstract filmmakers of the 1920s, Lemaître was able to combine equally aesthetics with politics — no easy task and one that fully justifies the current recognition of his work. —Gérard Courant, Libération

This film must be projected under special conditions: on a screen of new shapes and material and with spectacular goings-on in the cinema lobby and theatre (disruptions, forced jostling, dialogues spoken aloud, confetti and gunshots aimed at the screen...). This is not just a projection, but a true film show, the style of which Maurice Lemaître is the creator. —Maurice Lemaître, 1951


Le Film Est Déja Commencé?, 1951, 16mm 62mins
Portrait of Maurice Lemaître by Pip Chodorov, 2004, 16mm/DV, 15min
77 minutes
BLU-RAY & DVD9 PAL Interzone Color 16:9
(Original format: 16mm)
Subtitles: French
Re:voir, Publication: 2019
EAN 3493551101680