LaCinetek, VOD platform dedicated to masterpieces of cinema
Watch an excellent film with an illustrious director, here is LaCinetek’s proposal.
At a time when the consumption of films and series is mainly made in VOD, with telephone operators, and/or in streaming on platforms whose sector is dominated by the Americans, Netflix in the lead, a few die-hard Gauls continue to defend the quality cinema so dear to the French cultural exception and not only. They propose to see or review the masterpieces of the 20th century.
Created in 2015 by directors Pascale Ferran, Cédric Klapisch and Laurent Cantet, LaCinetek has established itself as the first VOD platform dedicated to 20th century masterpieces. It has already attracted more than 40,000 film lovers curious to discover or rediscover a catalogue of more than 1,000 films, including 250 previously unpublished films, available for rent and purchase, accompanied by exclusive bonuses. Here, there is no algorithm but, to date, 65 associate directors from all over the world who, driven by the desire to share their favourites, have listed their 50 bedside films that make up this unique catalogue.
In order to meet strong demand from its users and to make the masterpieces in its catalogue even more accessible, LaCinetek has been offering a monthly subscription offer since September 2018, without obligation, to (re)discover the great films that marked the 20th century, all chosen by directors from all over the world. The LaCinetek subscription is 10 masterpieces per month selected around a theme and accompanied by exclusive bonuses delivering the analysis of directors and/or extracts from programs on cinema. All for €2.99 and without obligation. A guest personality also offers a video each month on his favorite film among the 10 on the list.
Thus the selection of the month proposes you to see or review in particular:
Fanny and Alexandre (film version) or Sonate d’automne by Ingmar Bergman, False Semblants by David Cronenberg, Rocco and his brothers by Luchino Visconti, Théorème by Pier Paolo Pasolini, or Un air de famille by Cédric Klapisch.
Since February 2019, LaCinetek has also been available in Germany and Austria, thanks to a partnership with Deutsche Kinemathek, Germany’s largest film library. For the duration of the Berlinale 2019, six restored films by German women directors from the 1970s and 1980s were shown in parallel in the festival halls and on LaCinetek.
The launch was announced at a press conference attended by Laurent Cantet and Cédric Klapisch, founding directors; Wim Wenders and Christoph Hochhäusler, associate directors; and Rainer Rother, artistic director of Deutsche Kinemathek.
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