- Noak Carrau -6x6'
Six stories tell us why our genes are not enough to predict our destiny. Researchers explain how our DNA profiles change over the course of life. Epigenetics lead the changes within our cellular factory, depending on the environment, food, stress. And just like that, molecular biology becomes science fiction: heart and brain rejuvenation experiments, organ... Read more »
- Bernard Louargant -54'
The milonguero is a night creature, who lives mainly after sundown in the milongas, the lairs of tango. With the life stories of the milongueros of Buenos Aires, the film highlights the social and cultural facets of a dance phenomenon.
- Werner Boote -93'
Facebook, Amazon and Google provide us with around the clock access to the convinient digital world! Surveillance cameras on the streets take care of our security. But who actually collects our fingerprints, iris scans, online shopping preferences, and social media posting? Don´t we care about our privacy anymore? In his unique charming and curious way... Read more »
- Belisario Franca -52' & 80'
The film follows a historian’s investigation about bricks branded with the swastika, which were found in rural São Paulo. The historian arrived at a frightening fact: Brazilian Nazis took fifty black boys from an orphanage in Rio de Janeiro to the ranch where the bricks were found. The boys were made slaves by a family... Read more »
- Jean-Michel Djian -52'
n 1876, Rimbaud abruptly renounced poetry and embarked on peregrinations that would take him around Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In 1880, at age 26, he finally settles in a thriving corner of Africa which was then called Abyssinia to become a merchant on his own account, where his commercial dealings included coffee... Read more »
- Nicolas Beau -52 min
On January 17th 2011, the Tunisian president Ben Ali was overthrown by a popular uprising. Arab Spring was just starting. Great hope was spreading throughout Tunisia, the only country that would know a true democratic transition in four years. But the Tunisian reality, weighed down by the crisis and insecurity, is less shiny. From Zarzis... Read more »
- Thomas Sipp & Mariannick Bellot -12 x 2'30 min
Every day, out in the street, at the office or in our homes, we are confronted with thousands of letters in different typefaces. Their number has grown significantly with many screens that surround us everywhere we go. We read them, we write them, we send them. Times, Futura, Helvetica, Mistral, Bodoni, Garamond and so on;... Read more »
- Julian Starke -52 min
French Waves gives life back to the French Touch’s greatest moments, from the 90s until now. It is the story of artists who created a music style which has achieved tremendous success around the world: Laurent Garnier, Bob Sinclar, Dimitri from Paris, Cassius, Modjo, Justice, David Guetta and of course Daft Punk. The French Touch... Read more »
- Olivier Toscer -52'
This documentary shows how Silvio Berlusconi has succumbed to a mad desire, to lease an entire country to serve his own interests. At the heart of the comedy of power and through the back alleys of money laundering, we discover how the media mogul-turned-head of government has never been reluctant to use the Mafia’s money and... Read more »
- Brigitte Chevet -52'
As an assistant at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris during WWII, Rose Valland risked her life documenting the Nazis plunder of art. She then collaborated with the Monuments Men and toured Germany to find the missing art pieces. Nominated Captain Fine Arts of the French Army, she never stopped trying to “save a... Read more »
- Olivier Toscer -52'
For nearly two years, an extraordinary effective terrorist propaganda has been flooding the Internet. Through an unfailing control over social networks and the mass production of ultra-violent footage enhanced by special effects and edited like rap music videos, the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) terrorists have been hammering their hateful message. How did... Read more »
- Ngardy Conteh George, Allan Tong -52' & 65'
Team captain Bornor Kargbo and midfielder Census Jalloh are amputees who play organized soccer in Sierra Leone to cope with the horrors of war they suffered a decade ago. As they dream of playing internationally, they wrestle with nightmares that haunt their daily lives and threaten the very families they are trying to feed. Can... Read more »
- Ariel Wizman & Laurent Lunetta -52'
Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Lebron James… Nowadays, the most fashionable heroes of pop culture are black men. Their love of style is not only a status symbol or a vapid superficial trend, it is rooted in a deep American cultural history, as flamboyant as it is political, that of Black Dandyism. This movement recalls more... Read more »
- Isabelle Brunnarius -52'
Gustave Courbet is one of the most important French painters of the XIXth century. This enfant terrible is full of contradictions and can be as endearing as annoying. Filmed in Paris, his Ornans native city and Switzerland – where he spent his last days in exile, this piece aims to better understand the paintings of... Read more »
- Marc Petitjean -52'
Countries are re-arming at the risk of open warfare in the China Sea. China is escalating tensions by claiming sovereignty of the Senkaku Islands, currently Japanese, the Paracel Islands, currently Vietnamese, and the Spratly Islands, near the Philippines. If open conflict does occur, the USA, Japan’s allies, will side against the Chinese. Relations between China... Read more »
- Jérôme-Cécil Auffret -52'
Could we get all our energy needs from sea water and the salt it contains? Are we to witness a time when salt will power our engines and factories, and light up our cities? Could this be the final curtain not only for shale gas and oil, but also the burning of fossil fuels and... Read more »
- Jean-Hugues Berrou -52'
How does a politician – assassinated some thirty-five years ago – gradually become a public figure? An extremely vibrant image which shows up where you least expect it. It recently served as figurehead for the Arab Spring revolutions, from Rabat to Sanaa, whereas we had thought it had been relegated to t-shirts and cigarette lighters.... Read more »
- Christian Wyss, Franziska Engelhardt -52'
There is no war – nevertheless, Central America has the highest homicide rate in the world. Gangs known as the Maras terrorise the populace. The film embarks on a road trip to explore the phenomenon of violence in Guatemala, Honduras and in El Salvador, portraying the brutal realities on various levels: the source of the... Read more »
- Laetitia Carton -105
This film is a letter to my friend Vincent who died ten years ago. Vincent was Deaf. He introduced me to his language, his culture, his world. Through Vincent ‘s life, the film will examine the roots of the distress that plagues the Deaf, and also explore a rich and fascinating world, a people that... Read more »
- Jérôme-Cécil Auffret -52', 80'
« Donkey on the wild side » is an ambitious 52 minutes international co-production that deals with all species of donkeys, all around the world (Europe, South Africa, China, Chile, U.S.A…). Donkeys embody a beautiful and yet forgotten story. They belong to our personal memory, to our remembrance and are part of our legacy. In... Read more »
- Joel Soler -5x52'
For the first time ever the most infamous first ladies (Imelda Marcos, Philippines; Agathe Habyarimana, Rwanda; Nexhmije Hoxha, Albania; Jewel Taylor, Liberia; Lucia Pinochet, Chile) are gathered together in this documentary saga that steps into the lives of these controversial women, examining the power, responsibility, and consequence of their roles as spouses of the world’s... Read more »
- Sophie Fiennes, Mathieu Amalric, Martin de Thurah, Hannes Stöhr, Dominique Blanc, Sophie Barthes, Valérie Mréjen and Valérie Pirson -40' et 52'
8 short films, inspired by 8 paintings by the American painter Edward Hopper. Directed by Sophie Fiennes, Mathieu Amalric, Martin de Thurah,, Hannes Stöhr, Dominique Blanc, Sophie Barthes, Valérie Mréjen and Valérie Pirson.
- Bernard LOUARGANT -51min
Maram Al Masri, born in Syria, is a poetess and a contemporary writer. After studies in English literature in Damascus she settled down in Paris in 1982. Her poems were published and translated into several languages. Today she is considered as the most known and the most fascinating feminine voice of its generation. This film,... Read more »