House of Radio (La maison de la radio)
Clay TheatreSun, Nov 10, 2013 1:15 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:French Cinema Now
Film Info
Original Language Title:La maison de la radio
Year of Prod:2013
Running Time:99
Original Language:French
dir:Nicolas Philibert
cam:Katell Djian
Master documentarian Nicolas Philibert’s latest takes a delightful and surprisingly humorous look at public radio, French style. Inside an unusual round building in Paris is Radio France, comprised of several premiere stations. Luckily for us, these bustling offices are full of great characters both known (Umberto Eco in for an on-air interview) and unknown (a news manager who gleefully sorts through grisly news briefs, the director of a radio drama, a telephone operator who screens for a call-in show). Mixed in with the quiz shows, live musical performances and sports reporting, they form the fabric of a beautifully observed and pleasurable view of a public institution and beloved medium.