- Stéphane Breton52
At the bottom of a nepalese valley, at the end of a path smoothed by so many centuries and so many feet, there is a brahman’s village : shit everywhere, purity of heart, bedazzlement. Two old shepherds, melancholy and brooding, sometimes accompanied by a strangely innocent boy, live there and sing as they force their... Read more »
- Charles Castella52 min
A conversation between two filmmakers in the manner of the African «causerie». Charles Castella follows Abderrahmane Sissako in his film work on a nomadic life of improvised encounters with ordinary people who will become the protagonists of the Mauritanian director’s films. A travel log with an exceptional filmmaker.
- Elisa Mantin43'
On St Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 1989, the British writer Salman Rushdie was condemned to death by a fatwa issued in Iran by Ayatollah Khomeini for the publication of his fourth novel : Satanic Verses. Twenty years later, Salman Rushdie talks about India and Bombay, the land of his childhood, the source of his literary... Read more »
- Alexandre Sokourov & Alexei Jankowski52 min
Torn apart by history, the Kurdish community comes back to life each year during the Spring festival, an ancient juvenisation rite that predates Islam. At the heart of our tale, we find Senia, an elderly woman at the head of a large family living in the village of Gawilan Botan, in the region of Bardarash,... Read more »
- Pierre-Henri Salfati2 x 52'
Episode 1: From Jerusalem to Athens Episode 2: The Bible of Alexandria Jerusalem – Athens! Moses and Homer! The first supposedly wrote the Bible, the second the Iliad and the Odyssey. Moses set the foundations of the Jewish monotheist people, Homer those of the Greek polytheist people. From these two incomparable texts emerged the destiny... Read more »
- Stéphane Bentura52'
IQ. Two letters. One of the most commonly shared fantasies in our modern world. French, American, British, Japanese people – every one cares about it. What does IQ really measure ? Who invented it ? Why and how was it diverted from its original purpose ? Today, very few people are able to answer those... Read more »
- Jean-Michel Bertrand75'
« To become invisible, to stop existing…” Hidden under a rock or still in his shed, Jean-Michel Bertrand tries to disappear. He invites us behind the scenes of a solitary shoot, up in the mountains. Only patience and discretion will allow magic to happen. This film is the result of several years of shooting, essentially... Read more »
- Gustavo Beck & Leonardo Luiz Ferreira62'
Chantal Akerman, de ça is an uncut interview with the prestigious Belgian director. We hear Akerman’s reflections on her own work and method, as well as the influence of directors such as Jonas Mekas and Michael Snow, her relation with Proust’s novel which she adapted in La Captive (2000), and her failed attempt to venture... Read more »