Les cinéastes invitent John Boorman …

Queen & Country
Sophie Mutevelian / Le Pacte

… and so does the French Minister of Culture, using L’ARP, SAA and SACD’s exclusive screening of Queen and Country to present him with the Insignia of the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

UPDATE: Read John Boorman's excellent interview in Cineuropa here.

L'ARP, the SAA and SACD are very pleased to welcome British director John Boorman on Monday 1st December at the Cinema des Cinéastes, Paris.  On this occasion French Minister of Culture, Fleur Pellerin, will confer the insignia of Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres to John Boorman.  The premiere of his film, Queen and Country will be followed by a discussion with the director lead by Costa Gavras.

The aim of these evenings (this is the 11th edition) is to encourage exchanges between France and other European countries.  This is done through the premiere of a film, followed by a debate with the director on both artistic aspects of the film as well as the specific nature of the different types of European cinema: financing conditions and aids to film in the country concerned, the circulation of the films outside France, issues related to coproductions and authors' rights...