EDN Interview with Estelle Robin-Yu

French producer Estelle Robin-Yu talks well and long in an interview brought and made by EDN (European Documentary Network). She talks about her background, about why and how she has been involved in international co-productions, and about the new construction around her company Les Films du Balibari and Point du Jour.

Read the whole interview, here is a teaser where Robin-Yu talks about the new film of Wiktoria Szymanska ”The Man Who made Angels Fly”, that tells about puppet master Michael Meschke:

The reaction of audiences is quite amazing, as they recognise the extremely singular filmmaking of Wiktoria. They really feel they are privileged to have been given access to the world of the master, which is a disappearing one. Some people cry, most of them are deeply touched by the beauty of the film and the emotions it triggered in them. We still need to find ways to promote the film to a larger audience, through cinema screens, but also art galleries, museums, and other bias, as the audience can be vast for such a universal film, which talks about life and death, love, betrayal, all our deep and strong human emotions.

That is how a producer should talk, right?

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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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