Aristotle's Plot (1996)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Satire  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - France, UK, Zimbabwe  |  
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This entry in the British Film Institute-sponsored international centenary celebration of cinema -- in which noted directors make a film that exemplifies their country or region's cinematic history -- represents continental Africa. Unlike many other series filmmakers, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, a native of the Cameroons, chose not to make a creative documentary, but rather a satirical narrative debate between the characters Cinema and Cineaste about the movie preferences of African audiences. Do viewers prefer to see serious African art films (the kind that populate international festivals) or American action features?

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Africa, art, cinema, debate, film