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, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, candidate of the Debout la France party
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (Stand up for France)
Shouldn’t Culture benefit from a sovereign ministry?
I want to create a large Ministry of Culture, encompassing heritage, tourism, performing arts, arts, letters, cinema and communication.
Is cinema necessarily a political art? What inspires you about the recovery that can be done around a work, such as “Bac Nord” recently?
I don’t believe that cinema is necessarily a political art, it can only be entertaining or appreciated for the artistic work it represents. On the other hand, I believe that the impact around a work, as was the case for Bac Nord, is useful. I would even say, fortunately, the spectators do not remain passive and seize the cinema to debate, to bring up social issues. Cinema also exists to convey messages, transcribe emotions and reflect issues and problems of society, spectators must be able to do the same.
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.)?
Cinema, like culture in general, is an art that is not just entertainment. It is also indirectly a committed art because it will highlight subjects and causes that will appeal to the viewer, however it must not go beyond this initial goal to the point of boring the viewer with a vision that is sometimes too committed. It is important that artists become aware of the weight and echo they have in society through their cultural and artistic works.
Candidate… and spectator
If we had to give a film or series title to this campaign…
The Great Illusion by Jean Renoir
If you had to give a film or series title to your program…
Life and nothing else by Bertrand Tavernier
A replica of a film or series that inspires you…
“A man without enemies is a man without values” (Largo Winch)
A movie/series character that inspires you…
Patrick McGoohan in The Prisoner. “I am not a number, I am a free man”.
For which President·e on the screen would you have voted?
Jeff Tuche, the only president who succeeded in bringing the bosses of the CAC 40 to heel…
The best political film?
Quai d’Orsay by Bertrand Tavernier, because as in the comic strip, the angle of humor makes us forget the time of the work that all this is unfortunately real…
The best political series?
Your first spectator memory?
Cría Cuervos by Carlos Saura, which I saw when I was 15 and which still sticks in my memory.
Your cult film?
The Salt of the Earth by Wim Wenders
Your cult series?
Columbo, because he is underestimated by the powerful and arrives to stop them.
Your latest cinema/series crush?
Pain and Glory by Pedro Almodovar
Film/series music to work on or think about?
Music by Michel Legrand for Yentl, with Barbra Streisand
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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