PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

The Brain

Local title
Aju
Title in Russian
Мозг
Original title
Cinq nouvelles du cerveau
Director
Jean-Stéphane Bron
Country
France, Switzerland
Year
2021
Festival
21st Youth and Children's Film Festival
Programme
Science360°
Subject
science, interpersonal relationships

Is it possible to replicate the human brain on a computer? To connect it to machines?

At the start of the 21st century, science-fiction has made its way into reality. Research aimed at understanding the functioning of our biological brain is being matched by spectacular progress in the development of artificial intelligence.
A silent war is raging inside cutting-edge laboratories embodied by two scientists: a father and his son. The father, a renowned researcher, is convinced that the brain can be replicated on artificial systems. His son, a young AI researcher, fears the consequences of such a project. Their captivating confrontations lead us into other stories around the world, that map out a future both fascinating and disturbing.

The screenings start with a video-introduction by Tartu University Computer Sciences Institute Researcher Ardi Tampuu and science portal Novaator journalist.

Director
Jean-Stéphane Bron
Screenwriter
Jean-Stéphane Bron
Producer
Lionel Baier, Philippe Martin, Marie-Lou Pahud
DoP
Éponine Momenceau
Editor
Julie Lena
Music
Christian Garcia Gaucher
Sound
Etienne Curchod
Production
Bande à part Films, Les Films Pelléas, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR
Distributor
MK2 Films
World sales
MK2 Films
Runtime
Language
English, Italian
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Jean-Stéphane Bron

Jean-Stéphane Bron on Šveitsi dokumentaalfilmitegija, kes on sündinud Lausanne'is 1969. aastal. Ta on tuntud oma poliitiliste dokumentaalfilmide poolest, mis käsitlevad läbi personaalse alatooni meie ajastu olulisi teemasid: majanduskriisid, populismi tõus, demokraatia kriis. Vormilt on tema filmide eesmärk luua tegelasi, kasutades ilukirjandusega sarnaseid dramaturgilisi koode. Tema filmid on saanud arvukalt auhindu Euroopas ja Ameerika Ühendriikides. Nende hulgas on "Meie osakondadele teada" ("Connu de nos services"/"Known to Our Departments", 1997), mis käsitles Šveitsi föderaalpolitsei 1970.-80ndate salatoimikute skandaali; "Mais parlamendis: Šveitsi geenius" ("Mais im Bundeshuus: le génie helvétique"/"Corn in Parliament", 2003) - Šveitsi kino suur kassahitt, mis vaatles geenitehnoloogia seaduse eest vastutava parlamendikomisjoni tööd; ja "Blocheri kogemus" ("L'expérience Blocher"/"The Blocher Experience", 2013) - portree miljardärist ja rahvuslik-populistlikust liidrist Christoph Blocher'ist, mis vallandas tohutult vaidlusi. Majanduskriisi käsitleva filmiga "Cleveland versus Wall Street" ("Cleveland contre Wall Street", 2010), mida esitleti "Lavastajate nädalal" (Directors' Fortnight) Cannes'i filmifestivalil ning mis kandideeris Prantsusmaal Césari auhinnale, võitis Jean-Stéphane Bron Šveitsi filmiauhinna parima dokumentaalfilmi kategoorias teist korda. Tema viimast filmi "Pariisi ooper" ("L'Opéra"/"The Paris Opera", 2017), mis pälvis tunnustust kriitikutelt ja avalikkuselt, näidati laialdaselt kogu maailmas: Euroopas (Prantsusmaal, Saksamaal, Austrias, Belgias, Itaalias, Šveitsis, Ukrainas), Venemaal, Aasias (Lõuna-Koreas, Jaapanis), Brasiilias, Ameerika Ühendriikides ja Québecis.

Connu de nos services (Known to Our Departments, 1997, doc), La bonne conduite - Cinq histoires d'auto-école (The Way I Look at You - Five Stories of Driving School, 1999, doc), Mais im Bundeshuus: le génie helvétique (Corn in Parliament, 2003, doc), Mon frère se marie (My Brother is Getting Married, 2006), Cleveland Versus Wall Street (2010, doc), L'expérience Blocher (The Blocher Experience, 2013, doc), L'Opéra (The Paris Opera, 2017, doc)

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Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening070503 / Aju
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema
Screening082201 / Aju
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening171304 / Aju
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
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