ARTE EDITORIAL GUIDELINES - page 66

TRASH
The B-movies are intended as a provocative counterweight to ART’s high-brow image. These
works tend to exaggerate, and they might just verge on bad taste. When they adopt the rules of
a cinema genre (like science fiction, horror, sword & sandal), the result is usually radical and
often comic.
Sometimes the film sets out deliberately to make viewers laugh, and sometimes the humour
takes a subtler form. Then the audience might chuckle because the characters are so naïve, the
special effects are inventive but crude, or the dialogue is out of tune with today’s worries and
problems.
Unsurprisingly, the plot often centres on sex and violence. But now and then quite different
themes crop up: resistance, oppression, gender role models, secret obsessions and attempts to
keep them under wraps, or the subversive power of imagination.
Experimental films, incidentally, do not belong under the heading “Trash”, so they are broadcast
in other slots.
BROADCAST
Approx. 100 minutes
Eight times a year
ARTE GEIE UNIT: FILMS, DRAMA & SERIES
SLOT CODE :
210
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