Paper Screen – Drama

Adaptations from best sellers to a film is now a current process, but the question is :
Is the movie faithful to the work and what
does “faithful” mean?

Paper Screen retraces the artistic journey of literary works into film. Starting with the original work and the novels impact on the
adaption to its film version. Our aim is to give the public a chance to rediscover the books and the movies under a new light:
to show how one inspired the other. We will cross portraits between the authors, writers and directors to give a specific direction for each documentary.

This is a 6 X 52’ documentary series, each addressing a different literary genre:
- Thriller
- Drama
- Comedy
- Fantasy
- Science-Fiction
- War Adventure

Selection and screening on the 15th of October 2019 at Festival Lumière 2019
Available soon on OCS

Cinema has always been inspired by literature. One in three films are adaptations.
Every year numerous books goes from libraries to dark theater screens.
To adapt a novel means working from the story but it’s also forgetting the text in order to continue, to enhance
and to make another piece of work…
Méliès did it with Jules Verne, and since always, literature gives stories to movies.
“It would be a great movie!” it is often said… Isn’t the book enough?


Since always, Drama is the most adapted film genre. Paper Screen proposes to understand the filmmakers challenge who took the risk to adapt these classic texts and created a new piece of work from it. Thanks to authors and filmmakers, we discover the story of these adaptations.

With Olivier ADAM, Jean-Jacques ANNAUD, Tonino BENACQUISTA, Gérard BRACH, Jean-Claude CARRIERE, Michel CHION, Francis Ford COPPOLA, Marguerite DURAS, Clark GABLE, Stanley KUBRICK, Baz LUHRMANN, Alberto MORAVIA, Gérard MORDILLAT, Jean-Paul RAPPENEAU...