- Sophie Bassaler -52', 23x6'
Consider, if you will, the most famous movie stars of the past and of today. Hollywood directors capture their performances, but a different group captures their souls: the photographers of an agency called Magnum. Not hundreds but thousands of the most iconic movie star portraits of all time were lensed by Magnum. Magnum’s ongoing photographic rendering of the... Read more »
- Marcelle Lunam -52'
In July 2016 a small foreign crew met in Havana. For the next 11 days, with very little sleep, they would document the face of a new Cuba – a week in the life of five Cuban youths; a dancer, a tattoo artist, a skater, a DJ and an actor… Habana Sixteen is a window... Read more »
- Raphael Millet -52'
In 1932, Charlie Chaplin, in the middle of a professional crisis, decides to go on a trip to Bali with his brother Sydney, where, he’ll find peace and inspiration. Further to this journey, Chaplin was able to overcome his fear of talking movies and to direct some of his greatest successes such as Modern Times (1936)... Read more »
- Jérôme de Gerlache -70'
Heart of Glass is a journey. A road trip through several countries on two continents in pursuit of a story. The story of a young glass blower with a singular talent: Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert. The film follows him in his daily life-working in the studio and on the road and reveals how passion can undo a... Read more »
- Joel Soler -3x52'
Following the success of the first season, discover three new families of autocrats or bloodstained despots’ wives, three episodes that combine love, glory, and terror. Many films have shown dictatorial regimes all over the world, but only a few films show the role played by the despot’s spouses. They accepted for the first time to... Read more »
- Hervé Cohen -45x2'
Life Underground is a series of short programmes, each 2 minutes in duration, that takes viewers on a journey into the world’s underground railways through chance meetings with passengers who share their personal stories with us: a dream, an experience, a touching incident, a profound thought. Each story is recorded in audio only, to be... Read more »
- Alejandra Rojo -63
Since filmmaker Raoul Ruiz’s death in 2011, many tributes and retrospectives of his work have been organized around the world. Born in South Chile, member of Allende’s government, and then exiled in France, Raoul Ruiz had many lives. This documentary, made of film extracts, interviews and testimonies, depicts the life of one of the greatest... Read more »
- Thomas Sipp -8 x 6'
Typography is at the heart of our contemporary culture. The film plunges us into the “typographic cauldron” of the great modern metropolis. We are taken on safaris through some of the great European cities by typographers who will decipher for us the “jungle” of typefaces swarming all around us.
- 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 »
- Jean-Michel Djian -52'
In 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 »
- 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 »
- 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.
- Stéphane Goël -85min
If Switzerland is sometimes perceived as heaven on earth, the question that follows is: do its inhabitants believe in heaven? Believers, agnostics and atheists all feel the need for a narrative when confronting death. So, what is left of paradise, which once promised eternal happiness? Encountering people in the twilight of their years, this film... 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 »
- 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 »
- Katja Von Garnier -100
After 50 years on stages all around the world, The Scorpions decided in 2010, it was time to say their goodbyes to a Rock star lifestyle and to embark on one last music tour. For three years, all around the world, they will have the time of their life. From their beginnings as young music... 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 »
- Curro Sanchez -92'
A lively chronicle of the career of the brilliant Andalusian guitarist Paco de Lucía, who died suddenly in February of this year at the age of 66. All the way from the first time the penniless young Paco picked up a guitar in his birth city of Algeciras to the creation of his final album... 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 »