Cine-essays i Cinemateket

Det er herligt at få at vide at Cinemateket i København i denne måned ”begynder en længere rundtur i dokumentarfilmens mangfoldighed” med film af bl.a. Franju, Alain Resnais, Bert Haanstra, Joris Ivens (hans vidunderlige Kina-film), Chris Marker (fra hvem begrebet cine-essays vel stammer?) og Jean-Luc Godard med sin temmeligt alternative filmhistorie.

Tak for det. Glæder mig og håber mange vil tage imod tilbuddet.

Til gengæld må jeg brokke mig over den slatne præsentation, som Cinemateket giver denne – og andre serier. Én ting er, at det trykte program af sparegrunde er skåret ned til næsten ingenting, men når der så henvises til nedenstående hjemmeside, forventer man at møde gode, lange tekster eller henvisninger/links til hvor man kan få mere at vide. Helt i et filmmuseums ånd… Det har hjemmesiden bare ikke, det er helt den samme tynde tekst som i programmet, om den enkelte film + credits.

Tag nu ”Nat og tåge” som Filmmuseet for årtier siden udgav et hæfte til, hvorfra der f.eks. kunne have været citeret. Dette hovedværk i dokumentarfilmens historie, som var på Statens Filmcentrals hitliste i årevis, og nu er taget ud af kataloget, det skal Cinemateket nu ikke klandres for, spises af med:

“I ’Nat og tåge’, Alain Resnais’ fineste cine-essay, er tonen tyst og afmægtig. Hvordan, spørger Resnais, kan vi glemme KZ-lejrenes rædsler? Hvordan huske dem?”

http://www.dfi.dk/cinemateket/Cinemateket.htm

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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