Presidential 2022 – Eric Zemmour and “The Beautiful Team”: Culture, cinema and…

For AlloCiné, the candidates for the 2022 presidential election reveal their vision of Culture, their tastes in political fiction and their favorite films and series. Today, Eric Zemmour, candidate of the Reconquête! movement.

Presidential 2022 - eric zemmour and "the beautiful team": culture, cinema and...

Eric Zemmour (Reconquest!)

Presidential 2022 - eric zemmour and "the beautiful team": culture, cinema and...

Shouldn’t Culture benefit from a sovereign ministry?

The sovereign designates what is attached to the sovereignty of a State. So to the question: do we need a sovereign ministry for culture? The answer is no. But do we need a large Ministry of Culture with real resources? The answer is yes.

Is cinema necessarily a political art? What inspires you about the recovery that can be done around a work, such as “Bac Nord” recently?

Cinema is an ideological weapon, that’s for sure. But this is not the case of Bac Nord precisely. This film does what French cinema no longer does, it shows a reality. This reality is that of the police in the northern districts of Marseille and more broadly in the French cities. So inevitably, it does not please the left who deny it.

Do cinema and series have, among other things, the vocation, in your opinion, of helping to “move the lines” on societal issues (parity, diversity, etc.)?

No. What you call “moving the lines”, I call that promoting political correctness. Cinema is today a massive propaganda tool in the service of the progressive ideology that I am fighting. The cinema would rather have vocation to show the world, to make discover its history, to instruct, to give emotion or to make dream, not to impose the dominant doxa as it is the case today.

Candidate… and spectator

If we had to give a film or series title to this campaign…
The Conquest by Xavier Durringer with Denis Podalydès

If you had to give a film or series title to your program…
The beautiful team of Julien Duvivier

A replica of a film or series that inspires you…

A movie/series character that inspires you…
Jean Gabin in The President

For which President·e on the screen would you have voted?

The best political film?
We loved each other so much!

The best political series?

Your first spectator memory?
Thierry la Fronde, when I was a child.

Your cult film?
Barry Lyndon

Your cult series?

Your latest cinema/series crush?
Lost Illusions by Xavier Giannoli

Film/series music to work on or think about?
Requiem for a jerk by Serge Gainsbourg in the film Le Pacha

Note from the Editor of AlloCiné

On the occasion of the Presidential Election 2022AlloCiné gives the floor to the twelve candidates involved in the race for the Elysée, with the collaboration of Camille Marigaux, Culture, Politics and International journalist at France Culture and RFI.

The same questionnaire was submitted to all the people in the running. We will publish the answers of a candidate each day, according to the order determined by the official draw*. A thematic article, bringing together the responses and proposals of the various candidates on topics related to media chronology and piracy, will also be available on our site by April 8, 2022.

*the answers of Emmanuel Macron, in third position according to the draw of the Constitutional Council, did not reach us in time. They will be published as soon as they are received.

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