Director: Coline Serreau
Running Time : 1h 53min
Distributor: Memento Films Distribution
FRANCE, Year of production: 2010
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"Disaster films have been done before, and they have certainly served an important purpose, but now we must focus on the solutions that are available, we must hear the thoughts of farmers on the question, those of philosophers and economists who, while explaining why our model of society has sunk into ecological, financial and political ruin, are inventing and experimenting with alternatives.” - Coline Serreau.
Première: “The director privileges analysis and expertise without employing obvious shock imagery (...) Her demonstration is unexpectedly coloured with nuanced feminism and avoids blame assigning discourses. »
20 minutes: “Informing without blaming seems to have been Coline Serreau’s intention, signing here a strong work which leaves you empowered and hopeful.”
At the outset of her baccalauréat, Coline Serreau avidly set her multiple artistic ambitions into motion. While pursuing literature studies, she entered the Conservatoire de Musique, began taking trapeze lessons at Annie Fratellini’s École du Cirque, as well as learned to dance. A dizzyingly polyvalent artist, she finally dedicated herself to the dramatic arts. After attending the École de la rue Blanche, she became an intern at the Comédie-Française and performed for the first time on stage in 1970. She penned her first script in 1973 ( On s'est trompé d'histoire d'amour de Jean-Louis Bertucelli ). Two years later she directed Rendez-vous, a short feature destined for television. In 1973, she built something of a reputation as an engaged political and feminist artist with her documentary Mais qu'est-ce qu'elles veulent ? The same year, she directed her first long-feature Pourquoi pas ! In 1982, her talent was consecrated with the worldwide success of Trois hommes et un couffin (1985), a film which portrays a male trio confronted with the responsibilities of paternity. In 1989, true to her political and social activism, she carried to the screen the interracial love story Romuald et Juliette . With her film La Crise , which relentlessly portrays a generation plagued by unemployment, divorce and exclusion, she met yet another critical and popular triumph. In La Belle Verte (1996), Coline Serreau directed herself as an alien character observing our planet, ravaged by its excessive consumerism. Five years later, she directed the ferocious Chaos which received six César nominations. In 2003, she reunited with her original male trio : Michel Boujenah , André Dussollier and Roland Giraud in the sequel to her earlier film. With Solutions locales pour un désordre global, Serreau returns to the documentary form to expose not so much the catastrophic state we have plunged our world into, but rather to evaluate with careful insight the remedies we must now imperatively apply.
Director's Selective biography
2010 - Solutions locales pour un désordre global
2005 - Saint-Jacques... La Mecque
2002 - 18 ans après, sequel to Trois hommes et un couffin
2001 - Chaos
1996 - La Belle Verte
1992 - La Crise
1991 - Contre l'oubli
1988 - Romuald et Juliette1985 - Trois Hommes et un couffin
1982 - Qu'est-ce qu'on attend pour être heureux !
1977 - Pourquoi pas !
1975 - Mais qu'est-ce qu'elles veulent ?