Electric Sheep founder Virginie Sélavy explores the influence of May 68 on the major French films released that year and looks at their contrasting vision.
1968 was a year of revolutionary turmoil all over the world, from anti-Vietnam war, feminist activism and civil rights protests in the USA to student demonstrations in Japan and Mexico and uprisings in Poland and Czechoslovakia. In France, student protests and a general workers’ strike brought the country to a standstill in May 68, marking a key moment of social, ideological and generational rupture.
Uncanny Locations: In this episode, Alex Fitch looks at films set in uncanny locations. Alex Fitch talks to director Bart Simpson about his documentary film Brasília: Life After Design, which is screening at this year’s East End Film Festival, plus his producing role on Moebius Redux and The Corporation.