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PAOLO SORRENTINO'S WORLD // 52' - 2018

This first and only documentary about the 48 year-old italian director Paolo Sorrentino shows how in films which mix reality and fantasy he has created his own particular world and become the award-winning star of contemporary italian cinema

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BRUNO PODALYDES THE ILLUSIONIST // 52' - 2017

A documentary portrait of the French director and actor Bruno Podalydès. Since Versailles Rive Gauche, the filmmaker has given us "comedies d'auteur", sometimes burlesque, but always deep and touching. Writing his own films, he creates a very personal universe with his cinema family of actors, producers and technicians.
With Bruno Podalydès, seemingly normal situations degenerate very quickly, embroiling the characters in crazy physical, social and emotional intrigues that soon become...

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DELEPINE / KERVERN: OPEN EXHAUSTS // 52' - 2016

Documentary about the filmmaking duo Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern.

Filmmakers Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern, who came to us from Groland, (a popular French TV show on Canal +), create works of poetry often inspired by outsider art and surrealism.
"Each of our films tells the same story: the liberation of someone through friendship and art."
This portrait-documentary was made during and after the shooting of "Saint Amour", the seventh film by Ben & Gus.

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TOD BROWNING, THE GAME OF ILLUSIONS // 60' - 2016

A portrait of the "Edgar Allan Poe of the cinema", the director of the mythical Freaks and the first Dracula “talkie” with Bela Lugosi, through his films, which were thought lost and recently found.

Although the director's two best-known films are talkies (FREAKS and DRACULA), Tod Browning was mainly a filmmaker of the silent movie era, since the vast majority of his films have no sound. Yet his silent films are totally unknown, while many of them are masterpieces.
The...

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BERNARD MENEZ, THE FLAMBOYAND // 52' - 2015

Portrait of the French actor Bernard Menez.
Menez is a case study for criticism, his filmography remaining an enigma for those who make a profession of applying labels, because many of his films feature in film club programmes.
Awkward, offbeat… Bernard Menez wields his sword with his "unintentional" humour, both in films that are “so bad they’re good” and arthouse cinema.

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JACQUES TOURNEUR, THE MEDIUM : FILMING THE INVISIBLE // 60' - 2015

There’s a mystery surrounding Jacques Tourneur. Where does this belief in the invisible world and the supernatural come from in a director so firmly anchored in reality?
When Jacques Tourneur said in an interview that many people live in fear and don’t know it who could have imagined that, despite his apparent serenity, his films are a way to exorcise the constant fear in which he lives himself?
Along with a portrait of Jacques Tourneur as seen through his films, this documentary...

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REMINISCENCES OF JONAS MEKAS // 53' - 2015

As part of « Cinema of our time », a series of conversations conducted by André S. Labarthe.

Andre S, Labarthe assignes a difficult task to Jackie Raynal: to direct a portrait on a movie maker who only films self-portraits. What could be filmed on Jonas Mekas which hasn't already been immortalised on film? In this amazing 70's New York style hand made documentary, Jackie Raynal delivers a prodigious essai.

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BENOIT JACQUOT, THE LAST SPHINX // 60' - 2015

As part of « Cinema of our time », a series of conversations conducted by André S. Labarthe

In April 2014, Benoit Jacquot suddenly disappears in the middle of Le journal d'une femme de chambre. Philippe-Emmanuel Sorlin, called in rescue by André S. Labarthe, founds the director in Italy. Life, cinema and cinephilia will be their main meeting points.

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ADOLFO ARRIETA, CADRÉ – DÉCADRÉ // 60' - 2015

As part of « Cinema of our time », a series of conversations conducted by André S. Labarthe.

Jean Narboni, historian and critic, and Adolfo Arrieta, French film-director of Spanish origin, review the cinematographic career of Adolfo Arrietta during a meeting in Montreuil. André S. Labarthe films them, while contributing to the discussion.
In a strange set, a fake living room letting the shooting tricks show, two men set around a table are talking together. A long...

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JACQUES PERRIN’S CINEMA // 60' - 2014

A cinematic tribute to the incredible actor, director and producer (Z, directed by Costa Gavras, Microcosmos, Himalaya, Winged Migration...) Jacques Perrin.
This is the story of an adventurer of the cinema, but also a free man with convictions. The entertainer Jacques Perrin is driven by a constant thirst for knowledge, sharing and encounter and feels it his constant duty to question himself, thus revealing his unwavering lust for life.
Including interviews with Claudia Cardinale,...

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JAPANSCOPE, PANORAMA OF THE NEW NOUVELLE VAGUE // 52' - 2014

As part of « Cinema of our time », a series of conversations conducted by André S. Labarthe.

In the 90's emerged a generation of japanese directors, creators of a modern cinematographic language forecasting today's esthetic patterns. In an intimate city of Tokyo, discover the best of this new 'Nouvelle vague'.

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THE ART OF THE SOUNDTRACK // 47' - 2014

Cyril Morin, French film composer, working magic with our emotions, has set out to conquer the United States.
Through a portrait of this unique artist, tracing his original career (from rock to film music via advertising), his decisive meetings, the professionals with whom he has worked and clips of films enhanced by his music, this documentary not only reveals a little-known facet of contemporary cinema, but questions the artist on his decisions, the rituals accompanying his creations,...

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THE CHINESE LANTERN, OR THE AMAZING LIFE OF A CINEMATOGRAPHER // 52' - 2014

From the New Wave to Hollywood, the amazing life of the brilliant cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, who has lit movies by some of the top directors, including Blier, Burton, Doillon, Frears, Boorman and Redford.
After working in France with Jean-Jacques Beineix, Alain Cavalier, Bertrand Blier, Jacques Doillon and Patrice Chéreau, Philippe Rousselot is one of the few French cinematographers to have also made a career in England and the USA, alongside Tim Burton, Robert Redford, John...

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HAIL MARIELLE // 52' - 2013

Journey to the heart of the career of a charismatic French actor with a cavernous voice: Jean-Pierre Marielle. A tribute to the massive man behind a multitude of characters.

What charisma! There’s something unreal about Jean Pierre Marielle. He holds up a mirror, giving a tangible existence to his characters, and through them takes us on a journey, guiding us through unknown, fragile and brutal lands.
It’s a shock in keeping with his cavernous voice, which offers us a...

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VLADIMIR COSMA AT THE GRAND REX // 121' - 2013

An anthology of the best movie soundtracks composed by Vladimir Cosma , performed by l'Orchestre National de Belgique and les Choeurs du 7ème art.
The Genius child coming from a musicians family in Bucharest made the conservatory in Romania then entered the Paris Conservatory in 1964. His first film score will be that of Alexander the Blessed, then he will sign the great success worldwide known : The tall blond with a black chuassure, Diva, The adventures of Rabbi Jacob, La Boum, La...

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ISABELLE ADJANI, 2 OR 3 THINGS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT HER… // 70' - 2013

In this interview, punctuated with touching archive material and film clips, the mysterious Isabelle Adjani speaks openly for the first time.

Passionate, sensitive and exceptionally beautiful, Isabelle Adjani is one of France’s greatest stars. An actress from an early age, she was still in her teens when she landed the role of Agnes in Molière’s The School for Wives at the Comédie Française. Hailed as a revelation, the press was full of praise for her talent, youth and...

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REFLECTIONS // 20 x 1’ - 2013

In an intimate cadre, numerous stars, actresses, actors, French and European directors from all generations, confide in exclusivity to the collection Reflections : What are your first recollections of cinema? Where is your inspiration coming from? To whom is the cinema dedicated? Can cinema change the world?… Let’s discover in this original short programs collection, all these prestigious personalities from the seventh art.
Jean DUJARDIN, Bérénice BÉJO, Sophie MARCEAU, Christophe...

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CLAUDE MILLER, MOVIE LOVER // 52' - 2012

Portrait of filmmaker Claude Miller (Garde à Vue, Deadly Circuit, An Impudent Girl...).
Obsessed with the cinema from an early age, a film-buff turned filmmaker, he crafted his own style of "popular cinéma d'auteur", trusting in the viewer’s sensitivity and imagination.
Suggesting a lot, while showing as little as possible, he offers us works of elegant modesty.

Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2012 (Cannes Classics)

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TRINTIGNANT THE ITALIAN // 52' - 2012

The French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant looks back over his Italian film career, his long partnership with Cinecittà and the wonderful lightness that marked this golden age of Italian cinema.
The documentary pays homage to the actor’s Italian period, through his work with Bernardo Bertolucci, Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Dino Risi, Ettore Scola and Stefania Sandrelli.

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HOW TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE ATTACK // 20' & 48' - 2012

It's a fake retro tv program/ real documentary hosted by an anchorman. All along the film, the anchorman gives you the key of a good survival in a zombie territory. What is a zombie? What is the good behaviour to observe in such case? What may be the consequences of a zombie infection on our planet? Full of archive images of cult movies, this documentary will turn, for sure, into the Zombie lovers’ bible !

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CHINA AND REALITY // 52' - 2011

Portrait of the new Chinese cinema.
Going backwards through time and constructed like a puzzle, this documentary is an exploration of the future of China through the works of four of the greatest Chinese filmmakers today, Wang Bing, Zhangke Jia, Wang Xiaoshuai and Zhang Yuan.
These filmmakers, who belong to the generation that came after the events of Tian Anmen Square, are inspired by a quest for reality, daring to do what their predecessors never attempted: express the present...

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IN THE SPIRIT OF… // 10 x 26' - 2010

Documentary series in 10 x 26 minute episodes focusing on ten French filmmakers of our time.
An exploration of an often unknown world: the imagination of the great names of new French cinema. This series gives the floor to the generation that has been making films for fifteen years and managed to find new sources of inspiration in order to write a new page of a cinematography, rich in diversity and creativity.


Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Michel Hazanavicius

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THE MYSTERY OF ATOM EGOYAN // 60' - 2010

This film attempts to discover the creative process of the filmmaker Atom Egoyan and shed some light on the most enigmatic and singular aspect of his work: his writing.
The documentary looks back at his 13 feature films, but also his very first unpublished essays, which most certainly formed the basis of his future work.
A visit inside the mysterious world of a surveyor of the imagination.

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MICHELINE PRESLE, AN EXPLORER OF THE CINEMA // 52' - 2010

French actress and post-war movie legend Micheline Presle tells us how she went straight from the imaginary world of childhood to that of the cinema.
Making her debut at the age of 15 with Georg Pabst, then Abel Gance, she is part of the history of world cinema. The famous novel by Raymond Radiguet, given to her by Jean Cocteau, was the inspiration for the film "Devil in the Flesh", also starring Gérard Philippe, which caused a scandal in 1947 with its theme of adultery. In 1945, she...

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THE WORK OF THE POSTER ARTIST: SIGNED LANDI // 52' - 2010

The poster as an object was born at the same time as the cinema, and as the cinema became an industry, producers and distributors appropriated it and placed it under their control.
Providing us with our first view of a film, the poster advertises it outside a theatre and tries, with varying degrees of skill, to lure the audience inside. The poster artist’s main talent is to succeed in reaching the largest number of people whilst maintaining a certain level of artistic quality, the ideal...

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NY INDIES, THE OTHER AMERICAN CINEMA // 52' - 2010

The film traces the independent movement from Robert Downey Sr., to the new comers, all producing films with low budgets, such as directors (Tom Di Cillo, Amos Kollek), producers (Gill Holland, Lemore Syvan, Avram Ludwig), cinematographers (Ellen Kuras), wardrobe designers (Ruth Carter)… as well as a premiere with star (and ex-indie) Matt Damon, and director Doug Liman.

The documentary describes the differences between
Hollywood Studios and independent film making, a...

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FINAL CUT IN PAKISTAN // 52' - 2010

Pakistan is the birthplace for a popular, violent and colorful cinema unknown in western countries. Extremely prolix during 50 years, it's declining for 15 years.

Today, isn't the announced end of the cinema industry a way to let us know a change in this country back to the past, a strong obscurantism ?

Final Cut in Pakistan proposes to meet men and women who have done and still do this cinema, to understand its place and what is at stake in Pakistan’s cultural...

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THE ANIMALS ARE MOVIE STARS TOO ! // 52' - 2009

Animals in movies seem to act naturally just like comedians. But this is the contrary. To make animals act is unnatural and the way to obtain it is sometimes close to magic practiced by some specialized animal trainers. Pierre Cadéac is one of the most popular in the trainers' closed world. He opens the doors of his animals' farm for cinema. This is a rare occasion to meet stars of the animal world : more than 250 birds and mammals, from vultures to wolves, and the famous Ben the bear... We...

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THE WISDOM OF BULLE OGIER // 52' - 2008

Through this documentary portrait, the French actress Bulle Ogier talks for the first time about her exceptional career.
As mysterious as she is endearing, the actress Bulle Ogier has had many adventures: counterculture, post-situ, modernity, arthouse cinema, meeting Duras... No one can claim to have fully revealed her mystery: but all those who approach her and film succumb to her magnetic personality.

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MR. LONSDALE'S CINEMA // 52' - 2007

Portrait of the actor Michael Lonsdale, whose elegance, stature and career inspire the greatest respect.
Privileged moments, in which one falls under the charm of a career defined by impeccable good taste, and proof of an extraordinary intelligence, sensitivity and eclecticism.
Indeed, the accuracy of his artistic choices during 50 years of collaboration with author-directors as varied as Orson Welles, Luis Bunuel, Marguerite Duras, François Truffaut, Alain Resnais, Joseph Losey,...

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WHO’S AFRAID OF MICHEL GONDRY ? // 52' - 2007

Portrait of Michel Gondry, French independant film director, screenwriter, and producer.
25 years have passed since Michel Gondry first started out assembling short films with bits and pieces in a Paris flat to being the 2005 Academy Award Winner for "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."
Cinematographer Jean-Louis Bompoint is Gondry's best friend and has been filming him since the start. Over these 25 years, he has gathered an enormous amount of photos and videos which he has...

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THE CINEMA OF HERCULE MUCCHIELLI // 52' - 2007

The life of Hercule Mucchielli is studded with encounters and anecdotes that transport us back over 50 years of French cinema. Beginning at Pathé, he ran the Universal and MGM offices in France and co-produced and distributed some of the country’s most popular films (Le Corniaud, Le Grande Vadrouille, Deux Hommes Dans La Ville, and Z). By listening to the recordings made by Jean Pierre Mattei twenty years ago, we take a delightful dip into the great tradition of French films, and discover the...

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MOCKY CIRCUS // 52' - 2006

Portrait of the French film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. Jean Pierre Mocky.
He has always occupied a special place in French cinema and some of his films reveal his truly original personality. This very independent film director has certainly never sought the easy road of compromise or string pulling…

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COUPLES & DUETS // 50 x 26' - 2005

A reference collection of Hollywood’s legendary couples! Whether romantic or purely professional, the relationships between actors, actresses, directors and producers have given rise to some exceptional encounters and stories! 50 episodes featuring the most iconic duos in American cinema!

STARS & GLAMOUR
- Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart
- Marlène Dietrich & Joseph Von Sternberg
- Bette Davis & William Wyler
- Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy

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FROM B MOVIES TO CULT FILMS // 10 x 26' - 2005

From musicals to spy movies, from Westerns to science fiction, from horror movies to comedy-dramas, this documentary series analyses each of the American film genres. A reference collection comprising ten 26-minute episodes:

1- Westerns
2- Science-fiction
3- Musicals
4- Film noir
5- Spy movies
6- Adventure movies
7- Comedy movies
8- Suspense movies
9- Melodramas
10- Horror movies

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ALEKAN THE MAGNIFICENT // 71' - 1998

An alchemist of shadow and light, Henri Alekan was one of the most talented cinematographers of the twentieth century. He enhanced the lighting of numerous masterpieces ("The Battle of the Rails," "Wings of Desire," "Beauty and the Beast"...) and worked with some of the most prestigious directors, including Carne, Duvivier, Clement Cocteau, Allégret, Cayatte, Gance, Wyler, Losey, Dassin and Wenders .
A member of the French Resistance, activist and co-founder of IDHEC, the former...


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