Drawing the Law – Drawing the Law (Paris Sorbonne)

Drawing the law – Drawing the law

Colloquium organized for IRJS, ACTE Institute, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

By Yann-Arzel Durelle-Marc, Cécile Gornet, Floriane Masséna and Benoît Rivière

This interdisciplinary symposium aims to explore the rich and complex relationship between law and film. How does cinema represent or reflect the legal world, and what effects might this have not only on film audiences, but more specifically on lawyers themselves and their views of their discipline? What does the cinema do to the object, the law, which is already in the order of description and discourse and in a certain sense does not expect it to be both a narrative and staged? These are the questions that will be discussed in the communications, some of which will especially implement and implement the interdisciplinary reflection that motivates this colloquium in pairs.

Mandatory registration: irjs@univ-paris1.fr

Friday 18 November 2022
Sorbonne 1 rue Victor Cousin, 75005 Paris (Room F 698)

9:00: Welcoming participants
9:30: Opening speech

Session 1
under the chairmanship Jean Michel DurafortProfessor of aesthetics and film theory at the University of Aix-Marseille

10am: What cinema teaches us about our view of Parliament
Dorothea Reignier, Lecturer in Law, Sciences Po Lille

10:25: The contribution of cinema to the construction of the “constitutional sense” in Italy
Nicoletta PerloLecturer in Law – HDR, Toulouse I Capitol University

A break

Session 2
under the chairmanship Pierre BoninProfessor of Law University, Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University

11.25am: Display Starboard: Depardon, Rouch, Verdier and Nabede
Helene SirvenLecturer in aesthetics at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University

11:50: The judge and the camera: the law between documentary and fiction Close it By Abbas Kiarostami
Rachel Guillasdoctor of law and Vincent JacquesLecturer in Philosophy, ENSA Versailles


Center Panthéon, 12 place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris (Room 216)
Session 3
under the chairmanshipAntoine GaudinLecturer on aesthetics and film theory at Sorbonne Nouvelle University

2:30 p.m.: Mise en abyme: an image captured in a test film
Nathalie GoedertLecturer in Law – HDR, University of Paris Saclay

14:55: Filming without cinema: the audiovisual archive of justice and the “camera view”
Ronan BrettelPostdoctoral researcher, CY Cergy University of Paris

A break

15:50: Roundtable
under the chairmanship Camille BuiLecturer in film studies at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
Antoine Raimbaultscreenwriter and director (An intimate inconviction, 2018)
Sabrina Van Tasseljournalist and filmmaker (State of Texas v. Melissa, 2021)

17:00: End of day 1

Saturday 19 November 2022
Sorbonne School of Art, Center Saint Charles, 47 rue des Bergers, 75015 Paris (Room 251)

8:45: Welcoming the participants

Session 4
under the chairmanship Jose MoureProfessor of Film Studies at Panthéon-Sorbonne University Paris I

09:15: Prostitution figures and movies
Samantha PrataliLecturer in Law at the Catholic Institute of Lille and Constant Candelara, Lecturer in Literature – Screenwriter

9:50: Worker and boss: (re)thinking the work relationship through film
Luc de MontvalonAlbi University Law Lecturer

A break

Session 5
under the chairmanship Jean-Loup Bourget Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at ENS

10:45: Forensic Narrative and Cinematic Narrative: An Introduction to the Construction of Forensic Narrative in Four Films by Ford, Ray and Clouzot
Gerard Brassassociate professor of philosophy and Vincent Légaut, M.Sc

11:20 a.m.: Misuse of flashback in a test film: an example Third Crime (Koreda Hirokazu)
Magalie Flores LongjouLecturer in Law – HDR, University of La Rochelle and Raphaelle YokotaDoctor of Cinematographic Sciences – ATER, University of Lyon III


Session 6
under the chairmanship Florence BellivierProfessor of Law University, Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University

14:00: Bringing Justice to Court: Law and Morality in New Romanian Cinema
Anca Mitroi SprengerPhD – Lecturer at Brigham Young University

2:25 pm: Cinematic hegemony of the balance of power and the right to cooperate
Dorothy GuerinLecturer in Law – HDR, University of Western Brittany and Elizabeth Mullen, Lecturer in American Studies

15:00: From the criminalization of abortion to its legalization in film fiction. Re-reading the history of abortion law in France (1956-2021)
Sylvain LouetDoctor of cinema studies – teacher of the University of Paris III

A break

Session 7
under the chairmanship Xavier LagardeProfessor of Law University, Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University

16:00: Cinematic representation of the death penalty between admiration and denunciation
Florence BellivierProfessor of Law University, Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University

16:25: Films against the death penalty in France and the US since 1950
Daniel MorganDoctor of Cinema Studies, Assistant Researcher at IRCAV, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III University


17:00: The result
Claire LovisiHonorary Professor of Law at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne

Scientific committee

Pierre Bonin (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, IRJS), Jean-Loup Bourget (ENS, THALIM), Fabrice Defferrard (University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, CEJESCO), Jean-Michel Durafour (Aix-Marseille University, LESA), Yann – Arzel Durelle-Marc (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, IRJS-IED), Magalie Flores-Lonjou (La Rochelle University, CEREGE), Antoine Gaudin (Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle University, IRCAV), Nathalie Goedert (Paris Saclay University, EMRJ), Cécile Gornet (University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, ACTE), Xavier Lagarde (University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, IRJS), Floriane Masséna (University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, IRJS-IED), José Moure (University Paris Panthéon Sorbonne, ACTE 1), Benoît Rivière (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, ACTE), Hélène Sirven (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, ACTE)

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