Fri 21 September
BUT filmfestival: Art/Crime
The movie ART/CRIME discusses violence, fiction and censorship in movies but also in the loosely regulated environment that the Web still represents.
In 2009, Rémy Couture, a special effects makeup artists from Quebec was arrested by the police right in front of his home and would be later charged with obscenity and corruption of morality. Montreal’s police was responding to a complaint regarding pictures coming from his website Inner depravity.com which had been freely circulating on the Web. The website is no loger availiable, yet the images are availible on BREAK, via Rue Morgue 666. One must say that the images and films displayed look so realistic, therefore the police can hardly be blamed for thinking the images were real. The level of special effects in the hands of a true master like Rémy has become this high, that no man can tell the difference anymore. This raises important artistic, ethical and unfortunately also legal questions. ART/CRIME discusses violence, fiction and censorship in movies but also in the loosely regulated environment that the Web still represents. The documentary allows many, like movie director Nacho Cerda(Aftermath), Robert Morin and Patrick Senechal to present their thoughts on the matter.