DAMA and ECAM present the book ‘Cuentos de los mil y un Rohmer’, by Françoise Etchegaray

DAMA and ECAM, the School of Cinematography and Audiovisuals of the Community of Madrid, together with Caimán Cuadernos de Cine, have presented Cuentos de los mil y un Rohmer (Tales of a Thousand and One Rohmer), by Françoise Etchegaray, the third book in the Imprenta Dinámica collection.

This is an unpublished translation in Spain. A perspective on the French author, a disjointed diary in the form of an exercise in admiration of the woman who was his production manager for more than twenty years, born of the anecdotes that the author told the director’s biographers. A collection of the director’s methodologies, as well as the author’s experiences when filming with Rohmer.

About Françoise Etchegaray

For twenty-seven years, she worked with Éric Rohmer on thirteen feature films and a dozen short films as a producer, production manager, steward, cameraman (Les Amours d’Astrée et de Céladon), sound engineer (prologue to Conte d’hiver), actress (L’Arbre, le Maire et la Médiathèque), cook, psychologist, right-hand woman, confidant, friend and, last but not least, ‘model’, “since one day she confessed to me that, after El rayo verde, she had been inspired by my life to write her films”. Director of three feature films (La Règle du Je, Sept en attente and La Dernière odyssée de la Jeanne), and one short film (Haute école), she has also been production manager of Francofonia (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2015), among other activities.

About Imprenta Dinámica

The Imprenta Dinámica collection (Ramón Gómez de la Serna’s definition of cinema), published by DAMA and ECAM collaborating with Caimán Cuadernos de Cine, is a line of publications conceived to make available to readers a serie of books that offer, at the same time, useful knowledge for the performance of the film profession and a theoretical and informative reflection capable of arouse interest to a wide spectrum of film enthusiasts and contemporary audiovisual culture.

This collection is based on the idea that professional knowledge is indissociable from reflective thinking about the tools of the trade and that knowledge of the trade must be backed up by a solid historical and theoretical training that supports each of the practical choices required by creative work. Guided by this conviction, the collection will include books with an important pedagogical dimension and with the aim of extending its scope of action to all those interested in thinking about the art of moving images.