“Only in the darkness of the room in contact with other spectators, in fact, it is possible to feel the cinema”
Peppe D’Antonio, Twenty Years of the Future. History of Linea d’Ombra Festival Culture Youth, Salerno, Anima di Gomma, 2015
Lecturer at the Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle University and Director of the Analyze et Culture Department at the Fémis, Nicole Brenez organizes the avant-garde evenings of the Cinémathèque Française. She created with Philippe Grandieux the series “Il se peut que la beauté ait renforcé notre résolution”, a series of portraits of revolutionary filmmakers forgotten or erased from the history of cinema. She has worked with Chantal Akerman, Jean-Gabriel Periot, and currently works with Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Kebadian. Among her recent publications: “Manifestations” (De l’Incidence, 2020), monograph on Clarisse Hahn “Politiques de la présence” (2018) and the photographic book by Jocelyn Saab “Zones de guerre” (Editions de l’oeil, Filaf award for the best film book 2019). She has worked on the scientific edition of the texts by Jean Epstein (5 volumes released, 5 still to be published), Masao Adachi (“Le Bus de la révolution passera bientôt près de chez toi”, 2012), Edouard de Laurot (forthcoming) .
Screenwriter and director born in 1977. After a thesis on Robert Altman and his studies at the Scuola Civica in Milan, he begins his experience in cinema; in 2009 he was the author of “Era la città dei cinema”, a history of the cinemas of Milan; then, with Luca Ferri, he created Habitat [Piavoli], a portrait of the director Franco Piavoli presented at the Turin Film Festival in 2013; later he works on Capulcu – Voices from Gezi, a collective film about the protests in Istanbul against Erdogan; He is also the director of the recent Un Altro Me, audience award at the 2016 Festival dei Popoli and winner of the Documentary of the Month 2017. L’Ultimo Popstar is his latest work, winner of the Italian competition at the Festival dei Popoli, and already in competition in the Linea DOC section of Linea d’Ombra 2018.
Leena Pasanen began her career as a journalist in printed media, and in 1993 joined YLE, the Finnish state broadcaster, where she worked as a reporter, political commentator, TV presenter and head of documentary programming for YLE TV1. In 2000 she was chosen as Program Director responsible for cultural, fictional and documentary programming for YLE Teema. She remained in the network until 2005, when she started working as director of EDN, the European Documentary Network, based in Copenhagen, which has about 1000 members from 60 different countries. From 2011 to 2014 she worked in Hungary, as president of the Finnish Institute of Culture and as cultural manager for the Finnish embassy. From 2015 to 2019 she was the operational and artistic director of DOK Leipzig, the oldest international documentary film festival in the world. Since 2020 she is the director of the Biografilm Festival in Bologna.