Novelist and Screenwriter
Conference : Does Cinema Have Time?
Jean-Claude Carrière is a French novelist, screenwriter, actor, and Academy Award honoree. He was an alumnus of the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud and was president of La Fémis, the French state film school. Carrière was a frequent collaborator with Luis Buñuel on the screenplays of Buñuel's late French films.
Since its inception, cinema has played with time. In cinema, time unfolds in a way proper to the art. It uses technical ruses to manipulate time. The succession of images is sped up, slowed down, and even frozen, offering viewers exciting effects. Many examples illustrate the power of this art, which at once reflects and betrays time!