14.02.2010 - Yann Dedet, Stephen Frears, Jasmila Zbanic
Where storytelling is concerned, the three different stages of the filmmaking process – the development of the script, shooting with actors and finally, the editing of the film – can crucially influence the narrative structure. But to what extent is it realistic to have the different players involved in all three stages of the filmmaking process? Known for making provocative, stylized, and tightly budgeted films about people living on society's social and /or sexual fringes (MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE, DANGEROUS LIAISONS), British director Stephen Frears will share the podium with Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Žbanić, noted for the 2006 Golden Bear winning film GRBAVICA, and eminent editor Yann Dedet (THE AMERICAN NIGHT). In conversation with David M. Thompson, they talk about how they were able to enrich their own and the work of the other professionals involved, they will discuss how scriptwriters, editors and directors can contribute effectively to each other’s work from an early stage without curbing the independence of the craftsman in question and intruding on his or her creative space.