documentary / France / Color / status : in post-production / English, Various Languages / long feature-film / French and International catalog
40 years later, in Cannes, Lubna Playoust uses the same setup to ask a new generation of filmmakers the same question Wim Wenders asked 16 of his fellow directors in Room 666 (1982): is cinema a language about to get lost, an art about to die?
29 prominent directors who attended the Cannes Festival in 2022 are left alone in a hotel room and express their views on the current situation of the art of cinema and filmmaking, as it is being theatened by new means of expression and consumption. The result is a captivating, smart, contradictory, fun, and thought-provoking conversation about the recent technological and sociological changes impacting cinema today (advent of streaming services, polarization on blockbusters, lower box office results…).
Featuring: Wim Wenders, Audrey Diwan, Joachim Trier, David Cronenberg, Shannon Murphy, James Gray, Arnaud Desplechin, Lynne Ramsay, Asghar Farhadi, Nadav Lapid, Claire Denis, Davy Chou, Baz Luhrmann, Alice Winocour, Olivier Assayas, Paolo Sorrentino, Agnès Jaoui, Kirill Serebrennikov, Cristian Mungiu, Kleber Mendoça Filho, Albert Serra, Monia Chokri, Ninja Thyberg, Pietro Marcello, Rebecca Zlotowski, Ali Cherri, Ruben Östlund, Clément Cogitore and Alice Rohrwacher