- Marjolaine Grappe52' & 70'
In July 2014, Eric Garner died in the street after being violently arrested by a NYC Police officer who is seen throwing his arm around his neck and pulling him to the ground. His death was recorded in an amateur video that shows him telling the police repeatedly “I can’t breathe”. Five months later, a... Read more »
- Denis Sneguirev52
A unique documentary on the most popular creator of ballets Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Cinderella. Born in 1818, Marius Petipa, a French dancer exiled in Russia in the middle of the romantic 19th century, became a ballet master at the court of the tsars. It was there that he would give, for 50 years,... Read more »
- Priscilla Pizzato52'
Symbol of indignation and rebellion, The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939 raised a scandal. 80 years later, the themes tackled in the novel are more than ever current: labour, justice, capitalism devastation, financialization of the economy, migrants… Featuring movies excerpts and current footage, unseen Steinbeck’s audiovideo archives and correspondences,... Read more »
- Marco Enriquez & Rodrigo Vazquez52'
Political defeat in Argentina, Ecuador turning right, demonstrations in Venezuela, victory of the Far-right in Brazil, new era in Cuba… Following a wave of success these last years, the left-wing political forces are undergoing critical defeats. With an unprecedented access to the political leaders in Latin America (Dilma Roussef, Nicolás Maduro, Pepe Mujica, Evo Morales,... Read more »
- Jean-Christophe Klotz52'
John Ford, the director who won more Oscars than any other, helped create the legend of the American West during a career that spanned over fifty years and nearly 150 movies – Stagecoach (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Battle of Midway (1942), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Cheyenne Autumn (1964) – to name a few. Bringing to life America’s founding myths... Read more »
- Cédric Tourbe90' & 2x45'
The pact concluded in August 1939 between Hitler and Stalin is still nowadays a symbol of the duplicity and cynicism of the Soviet dictator. However, the true story of this pact, starting point of World War II, is way more ambiguous than it seems. It is, first of all, the story of an astonishing collective... Read more »
- Raphael Millet52'
In 1912-1913, movie pioneer Gaston Méliès, brother of Georges Méliès, did a ten month long trip around Asia-Pacific, shooting both documentaries and fictions on location in Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Java, Singapore, Cambodia and Japan. He wanted the “real” thing” he filmed, with the locals, being one of the first to give Polynesians, Maoris, Aborigines and Khmers a chance... Read more »
- Grégory Monro52'
Michel Legrand was the composer of some of the most famous scores of cinema (F for Fake, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Thomas Crown Affair to name a few). In the same vein, he moved from arrangement to composition, from jazz to classical, from New Wave to Hollywood, where he won three Oscars and 5... Read more »