BOOKS & FILMS
Mind Enhancers :
LaCinetek and La Kube
Caroline Laleta Ballini
29 November 2017
Want to watch a movie or read a book, but you’re not inspired or just a bit lost in front of the immensity of choice? In order to guide you through, the prescription of producers and booksellers represents a perfect way for (re)discovering some work of art. The concept of LaCinetek and La Kube makes these resources available at home.
LaCinetek was born from a dream shared by film directors and moviegoers, and started on a Parisian footpath in 2013. Discussing the difficulty to watch the most important movies in motion pictures’ history, they started dreaming about a video-on-demand website which would be dedicated to the 20th Century cinema and most of all, would propose films exclusively chosen by producers from all around the world.
“La Cinémathèque des Réalisateurs” is based upon the participation and implication of the “associated producers” who each composed a list of fifty films, sorted according to their preferences and inspired by their “ideal cinematheque” (bedside movies or ones that have a particularly huge value regarding their
own work) These movies are available for rent or buy, in SD or HD, in original or French version, immediately in streaming or via the platform LaCinetek, which allows you to download movies on your computer and watch them offline.
Movies for rent (€ 2.99) are available for a period of 30 days. But once your film is started in streaming or on the platform LaCinetek, you
have 48 hours left to watch it as many times as you want. When you buy a movie (€7.99) you can access it without any time restrictions. 45 producers are currently associated with LaCinetek, and every month a new one is invited to join them: Olivier Assayas, Jacques Audiard, Bertrand Blier, Bertrand Bonello, Bong Joon-ho, Laurent Cantet, Leos Carax, Alain Chabat, Costa-Gavras, Raymond Depardon, Arnaud Desplechin, Jacques Doillon, Atom Egoyan, Pascale Ferran, William Friedkin, Christophe Gans, Miguel Gomes, James Gray, José Luis Guerín, Alain Guiraudie, Michel Hazanavicius, Christoph Hochhäusler, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Lodge Kerrigan, Cédric Klapisch, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Gérard Krawczyk, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Nadav Lapid, Noémie Lvovsky, Patricia Mazuy, Luc Moullet, Cristian Mungiu, Park Chan-wook, Nicolas Philibert, Lynne Ramsay, Christian Rouaud, Ira Sachs, Pierre Salvadori, Jerry Schatzberg, Céline Sciamma, Bertrand Tavernier, Joachim Trier, Agnès Varda, Apichatpong Weerasethakul…
LA KUBE (FRENCH LANGUAGE ONLY)
LaKube is a personalized reading box that you receive at home, with a book in French chosen by an independent bookseller, for only 15 euros per month without engagement. It can be terminated at any time. The expertise of the 50 passionate booksellers and associated with the Kube ensures some wonderful literary discovery. You start by indicating your preferences and your current reading mood. After that, a bookseller analyses your demand with attention, and then you’ll receive every month the book selected, accompanied with a kit composed of little gifts in order to provide you a magical reading experience. Of course, you are free to decide if you want to know the title of the book before the expedition and refuse it while waiting for another proposition. Thanks to the BiblioKube, it is easy to input which books you have already read. Please your loved ones by ordering some membership cards (1, 3, 6 or 12 months) that you’ll receive by email in order to offer them. The lucky ones will be able to order whenever they want! An original idea!