Magazine article Screen International

The Bureau's Bertrand Faivre: "Why Shouldn't All Cinemas Be Premium?"

Magazine article Screen International

The Bureau's Bertrand Faivre: "Why Shouldn't All Cinemas Be Premium?"

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For filmmakers in search of an "instant impact, there is still nothing better than the cinema," A Little Chaos producer Bertrand Faivre has told industry in London.

The producer and founder of production outfit The Bureau and sales company Le Bureau, delivered a keynote address at the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) this morning to a delegation of financiers and producers.

Talking about the distribution of The Bureau hit 45 Years, which set a record for a day and date release in the UK, the producer emphasised the need for theatrical exhibition to be put front and centre.

"For 45 Years, the biggest figures were all in from cinema," Faivre noted in an interview with ScreenDaily immediately after the talk.

"I haven't found a better way to screen a film [than theatrically]," he said.

Faivre admitted that VOD could potentially help find new audiences for films, but if filmmakers "want an instant impact, there is nothing better than the cinema".

"Wherever you launch a movie, it's going to cost money, if you want to launch a movie on the internet it's going to cost you a fortune," he continued.

"I want films to be the best quality possible and for film characters to be bigger than me, larger than life, I want the experience of discovering a movie in the cinema to be once in a lifetime. …

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