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Le Film est déjà commencé? / Has the Feature Started Yet? (Dual Format Edition) Le Film est déjà commencé? / Has the Feature Started Yet? (Dual Format Edition)

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by Maurice Lemaître

by Maurice Lemaître

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"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

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.

"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 déjà commencé?, 1951, 62 mins

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly.

"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

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.

"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 déjà commencé?, 1951, 62 mins

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly.

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  • Bonus material:Portrait of Maurice Lemaître by Pip Chodorov, 2004, 15 min
  • Additional Info

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    SKU 3493551101680
    Product contents 1 DVD + 1 Blu-ray disc
    Year 1951 (DVD/Blu-ray 2020)
    Director Lemaître, Maurice
    Format DVD, Blu-Ray
    Publisher(s) Re-voir
    Countries France
    Colour Colour
    Sound Sound
    Subtitles English
    Language(s) French
    Running time 77 min
    DVD region 0, PAL
    Blu-ray region Interzone
    Certificate N/a

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