For the first time in his career, the director of a French cultural centre has made an active film about the French Revolution.
The film “Passionate”, which opens in theatres on Friday, is a documentary about the first few months of the revolution, which brought the first full-scale national uprising in France in 1789.
The first film was made in the late 18th century and was called “The Life of the French Republic”.
François-Louis-Léonard has been working on a documentary since 2011, when he was given a grant from the French government to create a documentary for the centre.
The director has spent much of his time in the past year exploring the period from the early years of the uprising to the end of the monarchy in 1793.
“It was important to me to be there,” he told AFP news agency.
“The revolution of 1789 is a great historical moment.
It’s one of the great historical moments of the 20th century.”‘
Passionately’The film is “passionately” about the revolution and the revolution is “not the only revolution in history”, the director said in a press statement.
“Passion is a word I used, to describe what we were all feeling.
It was like an act of solidarity, not just with the revolution but with all the events of the past,” he added.”
I am passionate about the Revolution, it’s the moment that brought us to this moment.”‘
The most interesting’Français culture has long been considered a bastion of French culture, and the first film by the French Centre for Cultural Studies in Paris was a landmark in its history.
Its films include “L’école des Français”, which chronicled the rise of France to world prominence in the 20s; “La Ménage à la Découverte”, which dramatised the social changes in the mid-20s; and “Les États d’Etudes”, which took the place of a classic French film on the rise and fall of the Republic.
“As we celebrate the centenary of the Revolution this year, it is particularly important to remember that the Revolution is a story of resistance and revolution, not of triumph or failure,” the director wrote on Facebook.
“In France, culture is a way of life and of life is culture.
Our culture’The films are not a documentary but “a film” with a narrative structure that “has the potential to become an essential film of our time”, according to the director.””
We are passionate about our cultural heritage, and we want to tell a true and courageous story of the birth of our republic, the French way of living, our French spirit.”‘
Our culture’The films are not a documentary but “a film” with a narrative structure that “has the potential to become an essential film of our time”, according to the director.
“We have a vision of a cultural movement that is not simply a collection of anecdotes but a cultural revolution,” he said.
“Our culture is not a collection.
It is the most interesting part of our history.”
In the film, which will be shown at the centre, the audience will see people celebrating their culture, including the arts, literature, music, film and theatre.
“People are celebrating what makes us different, and our culture is important,” Mr Bourgois said.
The first film in the film series is titled “Lunar Nights”, which was shot in 1871, but it will be followed by a number of films.
The centre will also produce films about French history and the history of France itself.
“Lunatic Nights” is a collection that shows people celebrating the newness of the year, and a history that is “a living, breathing and vital part of the nation’s life”.
“The next film in this series is “The First Year of the Enlightenment” and we hope to show the beginning of a new chapter in the life of France,” Mr Bouguereau said.