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Short programmes
Fiction
LEAVE ME ALONE // 24x2' - 2010

Everything is calm... Everything is quite. Your are at home... relax... You think nothing's gonna happen.
But... here THEY are !!!! Your inquisitive superintendant, your local police officer, your liar's friend, your taxman, the girl next door, your "other" neighbour... They'll never give you a break !
www.jamaispeinard.be

Fiction
BOB GHETTO // 20 x 6' ou 90' - 2010

Once upon a time Bob Ghetto, a really different D.J.... Long hair, flashy sunglasses stuck on the nose, a toothy smile and a lot of self-derision...
His objective : to become the biggest D.J. in the world! His life will change when a TV team turns up in his native village Pouilly-sur-Bouze to follow him in his conquest of capital city!

Fiction
RIMAQUOI // 65 X 3’ - 2007 - 2006

Performing scenes from the classical repertoire as contemporary mini-dramas: such is the challenge that has been successfully taken up by Rimaquoi.
Corneille, Molière, Marivaux, Courteline… in a municipal swimming pool, a library, a public garden, a car park... dozens of extracts from the great French plays are transposed to modern-day settings. “We keep the texts. It’s just the context that changes”.
The aim: to encourage people who wouldn’t normally see or read these classic...

Adult animation
IT’S ALL TRUE (OR NEARLY) // 135 x 2-3’ - 2017 - 2013

The series that recounts the lives of great figures using small objects!
Less than 3 minutes in which to trace the lives of major personalities. But instead of going over the same old ground, why not take a few detours and embark on an altogether more offbeat route? However, as the title of the series states, everything is (truly) true!

Steven Spielberg, James Dean, Vladimir Poutine, Madonna, Steve Jobs, Gérard Depardieu, Elvis Presley, Beyonce, James Ellroy, Brad Pitt,...

Adult animation
FLAG! // 52 x 1' - 2012

This educational animation series gives us an insight into the origins of flags: their colours, their histories and their secrets. A cultural voyage through the symbols of nations all around the world.


Season 1 :
Portugal, Malta, Liechtenstein, Iceland, France, Albania, Croatia, Cyprus, Switzerland, Greece, Ireland, Macédonia, San Marino, The Vatican, Monaco, Denmark, Lituania, Belorussia, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic,...

Adult animation
TV BELGIEK // 4' - 2007-2010

TV Belgiek is a Belgian short animated comedy series.
This series go trough the political, cultural and sport actuality in Belgium in a satirical, caustic and offbeat humor. Broadcasted in French speaking Belgium since 2007 on RTL TVI, the show has recently moved to an other channel : AB3.
This show reminds us the French show “les Guignols de l’info” or “Le Bébête Show”.
The format includes the animation system based in Belgium or really easily adaptable locally.

Children programmes
LES PATAPONS // 90 X 3' - 2017-2016

Nice and pleasant caracters, Les Patapons, make you discover some of the most famous nursery rhymes and children's songs.
The animation and colours frequencies are carefully studied to be watched by children and
the music tones have been selected to be heard by young people.
As part of the famous 'youtube kids' app, Les Patapons achieve great success with more than 100 million views, and an exponentail growth.
With an ongoing production, the catalogue is increasing...

Children programmes
FLAG! // 52 x 1' - 2012

This educational animation series gives us an insight into the origins of flags: their colours, their histories and their secrets. A cultural voyage through the symbols of nations all around the world.


Season 1 :
Portugal, Malta, Liechtenstein, Iceland, France, Albania, Croatia, Cyprus, Switzerland, Greece, Ireland, Macédonia, San Marino, The Vatican, Monaco, Denmark, Lituania, Belorussia, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic,...

Children programmes
MSS // 27x3' - 2008

This film takes a look inside a top-secret research centre dedicated to investigating techniques and tactics aimed at improving sporting performances by the country’s athletes. The centre is run by JBF (Jeanne-Berthe Fattuccini), ex-European clay-pigeon shooting champion. Under JB’s command is the cream of the service: agents Manos, Sandra and Juanino. Juanino is an all-round sportsman who tests out the innovations developed by his two colleagues. Manos focuses on the athlete’s mental and...

Children programmes
CODE S-PION // 89x3' - 2005

Agents Fabienne, Joan and Willy belong to a top secret organisation, “Code S-pion”.
In each episode, they obey the orders of Number One’s voice, who entrusts them with a new mission, to become the best and save the Earth.
The episodes take place in a 3D virtual setting which adapts and changes according to the situation : one day it’s a training gym, another one an orbital station. There’s no limit to this space in which a truck can be parked or a monument erected.
Our very...

Children programmes
OFF ZONE // 52x3' - 2003

What do T.V. compères do when they are not on air ?
“Off Zone” answers such a crucial question.
Thanks to video surveillance cameras and a two-way mirror hidden in the dressing rooms, you will explore what’s underneath the T.V. stages, discover the 'compères' private lives.
And in this fake reality T.V., whacky jokes are coming thick and fast, gags are never ending.
Starring are : crafty Jerome, fashion victim Fabienne, blundering idiot Gerald, D.I.Y. enthusiast...

Documentaries
COUNTRIES AND MARKETS OF THE WORLD // 60 x 6'30'' - 2017 - 2014

A magazine programme that reveals a country’s top tourist attractions in 6 minutes flat!
In the company of reporter and cameraman Xavier Petit, we discover a country, a city, its people and, of course, a traditional market and a local specialty.
A real invitation to travel, Countries and Markets of the World transports you to the four corners of the earth. Bon Voyage!

Non-hosted version of the series is also available (5’ episodes)

SEASON 1...

Documentaries
IT’S ALL TRUE (OR NEARLY) // 135 x 2-3’ - 2017 - 2013

The series that recounts the lives of great figures using small objects!
Less than 3 minutes in which to trace the lives of major personalities. But instead of going over the same old ground, why not take a few detours and embark on an altogether more offbeat route? However, as the title of the series states, everything is (truly) true!

Steven Spielberg, James Dean, Vladimir Poutine, Madonna, Steve Jobs, Gérard Depardieu, Elvis Presley, Beyonce, James Ellroy, Brad Pitt,...

Documentaries
SOLUTIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD (SHAMENGO) // 180 X 2' - 2017 - 2011

This collection is dedicated to the world’s most innovative and outstanding social, societal and green entrepreneurs : They create with a conscience, care for mind and body, preserve the environment and take action to help others ! These ordinary people, met on the 5 continents, relate their extraordinary stories and inventions with passion and conviction !

Documentaries
EXTREME SHORTS // 460 x 5' - 2016 - 2011

From fashion to video games or music, this series approaches all the trends in the extreme sport’s world. Light painting, street surfing, graff, dance, paragliding freestyle and unusual disciplines, this is a series of portraits of the most emblematic artists and athletes of Street Culture and extreme sports..

CULTURE : 108 x 4’
TRENDS : 108 x 4’
PORTRAITS : 157 x 5’
MUSIC : 87 x 5’

Documentaries
IN SLOW MO // 28 x 1’30’’ - 2016

In this artistic and instructive sequence, a champion in his or her category (rollerblading, skateboarding, surfing, motocross, kite surfing, BMX, longboard...) is filmed performing one of his favourite manoeuvres with high-speed cameras and analyses various stages of his performance.

- Maxime Charveron: The truck driver (BMX street riding in Paris)
- Diaby Diako: The barani (rollerskating in Paris)
- Robin Bolian: The backside disaster (rollerskating in Paris)

Documentaries
IT'S ALL CLEAR NOW! (TOUT S'EXPLIQUE) // 320 x 5’ - 2015 - 2007

“Tout s’explique” is a magazine programme making science accessible to the general public, broadcast at peak time on the largest private television channel in Belgium, RTL TVI. Every week, viewers learn the secrets behind a phenomenon or take a look behind the scenes of an industry or an invention.
Themes: How is chocolate made? How do time zones work? How can you combat stress? Journey to the centre of the earth…
Subjects lasting from 3 - 7 minutes. Also available in 26’ format.

Documentaries
TRANSSIBERIAN // 10 x 5' (web serie) - 2015

9288 kilometers, 105 train stations, 13 days, 1 album. The French composer Thylacine decided to challenge himself : to find the inspiration and achieve a complete album for the time of a trip from Moscow to Vladivostok on the legendary rails of the Transsiberian Red Arrow.
For Thylacine, it’s an experience of a new kind, to conceive a work inspired from his trip, the people he meets, Russian landscapes, the unexpected, the atmosphere of the East…
At the crossroads of the Ouralian...

Documentaries
GARDENS OF THE WORLD // 112 x 6' - 2013 - 2009

This collection of short programmes immerses us in the poetical world of gardens. Classical, astonishing, near-to-hand or on the other side of the world, these little corners of paradise are positively bursting with grace and charm.

Documentaries
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...

Documentaries
THE TAKE AWAY CHEFS // 8 x 5' - 2012

Taken out of their kitchens, deprived of their utensils, plunged into another context, 8 top international chefs give free reign to their invention using everyday ingredients and tools.

- Marc Veyrat et Yoann Conte (La maison de Marc Veyrat in Annecy)
- Emmanuel Renaut (Flocons de sel in Megêve)
- Ben Shewry (Attica in Melbourne)
- Christian Puglisi (Relae in Copenhague)
- Blaine Wetzel (Willow Inn in Lummi Island)
- Bertrand Grebaut (Septime...

Documentaries
MYLIFESTYLE // 180 X 6' - 2012

MyLifeStyle is a series of reports on food, shopping and the home: New trends, recipes, tips and investigations into food, decor, beauty and leisure… sixty super-smart topics on the theme of Lifestyle.

Cromesquis, the new stars of French cooking/ You’ll be amazed by “Petits Suisse”/ Tuck in to liver! / Raclette machines, smoothing irons, planchas: they use them to cook everything / The marine delicatessen / The best chocolate cakes in Europe / Granny’s furniture makes a...

Documentaries
PROVERBS FROM AROUND THE WORLD // 52 x 1' - 2011

“Proverbs from around the world” is a series of short one minute clips.
Each episode portrays a man, woman or child in their country, as they recite a proverb from their culture and comment on its meaning.
An immersive journey around the world, its usages and cultures, original and intimate through which we discover the most human part of each country: its wisdom.

Documentaries
INVENTAIRE // 61 x 2'30'' - 2010 - 2011

An animal inventory.
Large enough to find out a representation of our world.
A programme with beautiful images and numbers to discover in a glimpse the essential information that make these animals beings apart.

2 minutes 30 seconds to discover in images and numbers 1 animal and its particularities.
5 numbers about its everyday life, the 6th like an alarm signal.
A voice over version is available to have more information.

Saison 1...

Documentaries
FOOD ARTISANS & CHEFS // 6x10' - 2010

Six of the greatest French Michelin-starred chefs pay homage to their local food producers and reveal the secrets of their cuisine. In this journey to the six corners of France, each chef shows us his region, its most beautiful sights and the women and men (fishermen, breeders, market gardeners, cheese makers, bakers…) who provide him with outstanding produce.
With French cuisine recently added to the Intangible World Heritage list, this film pays homage to the people who are helping to...

Performances
THE TAKE AWAY SHOWS // 882 x 3’ to 10’ - 2015-2006

Created in April 2006 by Chryde with the help of the director Vincent Moon, THE TAKE AWAY SHOWS invites artists to play acoustic gigs in impromptu locations in an urban setting.
Shot in one take with ambient sound they allow us to hear the music in a different way, to see the artist in a unique and authentic context, and to document the relationship between cities and music.
Shot in Paris, London, New York and Austin, there are more than 600 TAKE AWAY SHOWS available, including...

Performances
JAZZED OUT : ONE CITY, ONE JAZZ // 7x85' and 80x 6 to 10’ - 2011-2012

The black and white photograph of a jazz pianist smoking his cigarette stays still.
KIDAM and MEZZO are working together to create and broadcast improvise live sessions, that push conventional jazz aside.
Sketching a scene at the very top of modernity, we are looking for a music without any limits in the biggest cities of the World. Between its traditions, but Hip hop, rock, and electro influences as well, soaking up either trends and new technologies, we capture a snap of today’s...

Candid camera
CANDID CAMERAS OF FRANCOIS DAMIENS // 39 x 10’ - 2006-2010

François Damiens becomes famous in Belgium, then in France thanks to its interpretation of a highly funny character : l’Embrouille, during hilarious candid cameras shows.
If the anonymous people are it’s favorite target, he also attacks famous people such as Justine Henin, Franck Dubosc, Bruno Solo, Eric and Ramzy, Henri Lecomte or Bruno Pelletier

Documentaries
Art, Culture & Music
GALILEO, THE FORGER AND THE EXPERT: INVESTIGATING A MASTERPIECE OF COUNTERFEITING // 52' - 2018 - in production

In 2005, an Italian, Massimo De Caro, succeeded in deceiving the rare-book world by offering for sale a remarkable copy of "Siderius Nuncius" signed by Galileo himself, dating from 1610 and containing four watercolours of the moon painted by the astronomer. The "Sidereus Nuncius" or "Starry Messenger" is certainly Gallileo’s most important work and a scientific revolution for the time.
Experts around the world were unanimous in authenticating the book and there was talk of it selling for...

Art, Culture & Music
JEAN VANLOO, KING OF CLUBS // 52' - 2018 - in production

Between 1960 and 1980, Jean Vanloo made Mouscron, a small town with 60,000 inhabitants, the Belgian capital of rock, pop and disco! Jimi Hendrix, the Kinks, Gene Vincent, Sunlight and even Madonna - they all crossed his path.
Jean Vanloo, a former lifeguard, by no means destined for a career in music, became a successful producer with the disco track "Born to be Alive" (more than 27 million copies sold throughout the world!) With no experience in this field but a sharp ear, incredible...

Art, Culture & Music
SALVADOR DALI: THE FOUR STROKE SIGNATURE // 52' - 2018

Robert Descharnes and his son Nicolas are the only experts in the world to be unanimously recognized and authorised to formally authenticate a Dali.
The film reveals the astonishing work of these art experts, who formed a close bond with Salvador Dali, and whose task and responsibility in the 1980s was to identify and remove forged and fake Dalis from the art market.
Their assessments and numerous anecdotes give us an unexpected and unique glimpse into a particular, historical...

Art, Culture & Music
LA STORY DES ANNÉES 80 // 86' - 2017

Les années 80, une décennie légère, gaie et colorée, qui a vu naître des talents tels que Madonna, Michael Jackson, Queen, George Michael, Police ou encore Prince. Les années 80, c’est aussi cet éventail de styles musicaux, de l’âge d’or des tubes festifs et dansants aux sons nouveaux et synthétiques, de “Macumba” aux “Démons de minuit”, révélés en France par le Top 50... Sans oublier l’arrivée de ce genre filmique à part entière qu’est le clip et qui révolutionnera le monde de la musique et...

Art, Culture & Music
THE WIND LAUGHS IN THE CORNFIELDS: PORTRAIT OF MAURICE JOFFO // 52' - 2017

Born of Jewish parents of Russian origin, Maurice Joffo, brother of the author of the bestseller "A Bag of Marbles", tells of his childhood and adolescence in occupied France, his life and his amazing journey to becoming the wealthy 87-year old man that he is today.
From his flight to the Free Zone as a small boy in 1942 to his successful hair salon frequented by the stars, we discover a stubborn, inventive, curious and courageous character.

Art, Culture & Music
MY LIFE AS A DOUBLE BASS // 52' - 2016

« Forgive me if I am a bit of a show-off but I deserve it. I am 140 years old and have a successful musical career behind me. I was born in 1880 in Mirecourt, the birthplace of French stringed instrument making. And then ? Well, follow me along the roads of France and enjoy the trip that my double bass player and I are making to reconstruct my story. This trip passes through Marseille where I played in an orchestra conducted by renowned composers of that time, such as Strauss and Saint-Saëns,...

Art, Culture & Music
THE REAL STORY OF TÉLÉPHONE // 52' - 2016

Founded in 1976, the group Telephone made an indelible mark upon the French rock scene. Comprised of Jean-Louis Aubert, Louis Bertignac, Richard Kolinka and Corine Marienneau, the legendary group sold more than 6 million albums. It was under the name “Les Insus” that three of its members reformed in 2015. A look back at their story, their success, their break-up in April 1986 and their rebirth.

Art, Culture & Music
THE STORY OF PASCAL OBISPO // 90' - 2016

For more than 25 years, Pascal Obispo has known enormous success with albums such as “Plus que tout au monde”, “Lucie”, “Tombé pour elle” and “Fan”. Surrounded by a selection of personal objects representing his many passions, the artist reveals the different facets of his personality and looks back at the great moments of his life and career. The interview is interspersed with archive material, particularly of his idols, including Marlon Brando, Serge Gainsbourg, Claude François, Michel...

Art, Culture & Music
MANUELA // 52' - 2016

How do you make the leap from the asphalt of the suburbs to the largest Hip Hop dance floors? This is the journey of Manuela Bolegue, a young woman of Central-African origin, who came to Chenôve in the suburbs of Dijon at the age of 10, and is now a professional dancer. But nothing is guaranteed, and living one’s art often means sacrificing everything to it. It’s a vocation that Manuela follows with passion and enthusiasm, dance having remained the greatest joy of her life.
Manuela tells...

Art, Culture & Music
SEIJI OZAWA, THE LIVING SPIRIT OF MUSIC // 52' - 2016

At the age of 80, Seiji Ozawa is one of the last living legends of a bygone golden age of conducting. A pupil of Charles Munch and Herbert von Karajan, he was Leonard Bernstein’s assistant before taking over as director of the prestigious Boston Symphony Orchestra, which he led for thirty years.
This generation, which knew Richard Strauss, Bela Bartok and Toscanini, remains that of the rediscovery of the "great works" and the dissemination of what is now called "Classical music". It was...

Art, Culture & Music
WW1 AND GRAPHIC NOVELS : WHERE POPPIES GROW // 52' - 2016

Where do the soul-searching images of the First World War come from? Not merely telling the war, but seeing it, showing it in flesh and blood: this is what graphic novels offer us today. Exploring archives and history, the authors in this program converse with the depth of Time. They make First World War live again in our imagination: their drawings are more than strokes. These major artists have made the War the main subject of their graphic tales. We share with them a fascinating task:...

Art, Culture & Music
CHARTRES CATHEDRAL, BACK INTO THE LIGHT // 52' - 2016

Between 2014 and 2016, the most spectacular and emblematic areas of Chartres Cathedral will be restored: the 35m nave with its soaring walls and the windows framed within it, reputed to be the most beautiful in Europe. It’s an exceptional opportunity to take a closer look at this jewel of Gothic art and see its details in a totally new light.
This documentary goes behind the scenes of the restoration work and meets artisans, scientists, architects and curators in order to embrace a much...

Art, Culture & Music
TRANSSIBERIAN // 10 x 5' (web serie) - 2015

9288 kilometers, 105 train stations, 13 days, 1 album. The French composer Thylacine decided to challenge himself : to find the inspiration and achieve a complete album for the time of a trip from Moscow to Vladivostok on the legendary rails of the Transsiberian Red Arrow.
For Thylacine, it’s an experience of a new kind, to conceive a work inspired from his trip, the people he meets, Russian landscapes, the unexpected, the atmosphere of the East…
At the crossroads of the Ouralian...

Art, Culture & Music
FRANÇOIS MAURIAC, A STORY OF FAITH... // 52' - 2015

This film examines François Mauriac artistic and political career by understanding the author’s faith, the driving force of his creative work.
Mauriac is a wonderful witness of his time. Although he never renounced his Christian and humanist values, through his work and his commitment to changing society he denounced hypocrites of all kinds, including those who feigned piety. Mauriac probed the depths of evil and described a world seeking to shed its spiritual identity. He was a...

Art, Culture & Music
CELLO MASTERCLASS, GAUTIER CAPUCON // 54' - 2015

The Cello masterclass offers six young competition winners artistic and professional coaching sessions. In the new auditorium designed by Frank Gehry at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, each session results in a master class open to the public.
The eager young musicians vibrate their cello strings under the gaze of a prestigious artist, Gautier Capuçon, while audience members and music lovers share the intimacy of a class in which each young artist has the same burning ambition: to...

Art, Culture & Music
FRANÇOISE SAGAN: THE ELEGANT ART OF LIVING // 52' & 60' - 2015

The writer Françoise Sagan (1935-2004) had everything you could wish for: love, success, money, fame. At 19, she became a household name with her first book, Bonjour Tristesse. She never stopped writing and living with elegance, sincerity and above all a freedom that many reproached her for.
Questioned jointly by her only son, Denis Westhoff, and the director, the woman that was Sagan is at the heart of this film.
An intimate journey through the archives, leading us closer to the...

Art, Culture & Music
SYLVIE VARTAN // 52' - 2015

50 years after her first recording in Nashville, Sylvie Vartan is back to make the album she will sing at the Folies Bergeres in 2014. In one of her songs, she says: "I have traced my path, without turning round / leaving the wrong turnings I’ve taken behind me / I’ve dared to set out into unknown lands/ avoiding the pitfalls and returning home". It’s on this personal and public journey from her native Bulgaria to Paris, taking in a thousand places around the world, transcending fashions and...

Art, Culture & Music
BURLESQUE ROMANCE // 52' - 2014

Burlesque Romance tells the story of a young artist torn between her career and her loves. A story that leads us into the nocturnal world of the night owls of Paris and Brussels, and the universe of Burlesque as seen by two young women.

Through the adventures of Audrey, a dancer and burlesque stripper, and her friend Betty, this film gives a voice to a new generation of artists, and discovers how they are appropriating, reinventing or remaining prisoner to the stereotypes of...

Art, Culture & Music
JEAN PHILIPPE RAMEAU, THE MAGNIFICIENT MISUNDERSTOOD // 92' - 2014

Two years before George Frederic Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach in Germany, a great composer was born in France. His name is Jean-Philippe Rameau and he will be the greatest composer of the 18th century. Born under Louis XIV, and died 20 years before the French Revolution, Rameau is one of the great masters of Western music. In a 90-minute portrait, director Olivier Simonnet tells us the story of this man who was said little amiable. He convenes in magical places (the Royal Opera of...

Art, Culture & Music
EDGAR MORIN, CHRONICLE OF A GAZE // 81' - 2014

From Paris to Berlin, giving lessons or visiting museums, Edgar Morin speaks about the essential part cinema had in his intellectual fulfilment, from his childhood and the discovering of social and political French, German ou Sovietic movies, to the writing of his worldfamous essays « The Cinema or The Imaginary man » and « The Stars » in the 50's, and the directing of Chronicle of a summer in 1960 with Jean Rouch. The first time using of direct sound in this documentary was a revolution in...

Art, Culture & Music
LES BUTTES CHAUMONT, STUDIO DE LÉGENDE // 52' - 2014

Des 5 Dernières Minutes, à Ciel Mon Mardi. De Discorama à la Télé des Inconnus, nous avons tous vu un jour une série, une émission tournée dans les mythiques studios des Buttes Chaumont.

C’est dans cette impressionnante forteresse que furent créées les émissions qui ont bercé des générations de téléspectateurs. Comédiens, chanteurs, animateurs, les plus grandes stars du vingtième siècle ont fréquenté ce haut lieu de l'audiovisuel.

Depuis l'époque de l'ORTF jusqu'à...

Art, Culture & Music
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,...

Art, Culture & Music
THE MAN WHO LOVED ARTISTS // 52' - 2014

Guy de Labretoigne is a horseman, equestrian art enthusiast and art expert. We go behind the scenes of the annual AR (T) CHEVAL contemporary art exhibition in Saumur, of which he is President, to discover the issues and secrets of the art world.
Through his thirst for knowledge and taste in artists, Guy de Labretoigne introduces us to artists, collectors, experts and auctioneers ... and we find out how much the equine and art worlds coexist and resemble one another!
And when the...

Art, Culture & Music
TOWER PARIS 13 : BUILDING A STREET ART // 52’ - 2014

Immerse yourself in the most important collective exhibition of street art ever imagined.
October 2013: For one month, Paris became the world capital of street art. Neither museum nor gallery, an apartment building doomed to destruction became home to the biggest collective exhibition ever imagined.
4500 m2 of street art, with more than 400 works spread over 10 floors: over six months, Mehdi Ben Cheikh, founder of the Galerie Itinerrance, and more than 100 artists from around the...

Art, Culture & Music
RICARDO CAVALLO OR THE HAWK'S DREAM // 52' - 2013

The painter Ricardo Cavallo, an exile in France from Argentine, has settled in the Finistere where he has become the master of many pupils. Whatever the colour of the sky, Cavallo sets his easel in a kind of World's End by the ocean or at the foot of the great Morlaix viaduct. As if in all these landscapes he was seeking familiar features, a buried past. Maybe all those surroundings and landscapes are here to hide a face, the secret face at the center of his cathedral...

Art, Culture & Music
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...

Art, Culture & Music
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF VALERIAN : THE STORY OF PAGE 52 // 43' - 2013

Few months before Luc Besson' movie "Valérian and the city of the 1000 planets" release, this documentary is an immersion” within the studio of JEAN-CLAUDE MÉZIÈRES, a master of the 9th Art and co-creator with PIERRE CHRISTIN of the “VALÉRIAN” series.
A day-by-day, real-time tutorial in the art of comic strip illustration.

An artist sits down at his drawing board. In front of him is a blank page. Within seven days, the blank page will have become a comic strip plate....

Art, Culture & Music
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DIARY OF A CREATION // 52' - 2013

In June 2012, a new version of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro opened at the Opéra de Bordeaux, directed by Laurent Laffargue. The filmmakers followed the director and his team throughout the nine months it took to produce the opera. From the first preparatory meetings to the night of the dress rehearsal, their camera moved between the scenic workshop and the costume department, the dressing rooms and the backstage area, the stage of the Grand-Théâtre and the rehearsal rooms; it followed the...

Art, Culture & Music
THE BEAT OF THE GAMBA: AFRICA IN THE HEART OF BRAZILIAN AMAZONIA // 52' - 2013

Gamba is a fusion of African music brought to Amazonia by the slaves with Indian songs and missionary hymns. In the 19th century, slaves fleeing the plantations and the hardships of captivity took refuge in the forest. They lived there with the Indians, who taught them to survive in the hostile environment of the big forest. From their meeting sprang this astonishing Afro-Indigenous music, based on drums, song and dances.
Barro, a descendant of slaves, started his Gamba group, Pingo de...

Art, Culture & Music
PIAF'S SECRET STORY // 70' - 2013

The only film about Piaf including a large part of totally unique, private and unpublished archive footage !

The whole of France followed her sensational love affairs, misfortunes, health problems and comebacks like a soap opera… Her refrains were heard all over the world. She had just celebrated her 48th birthday. But on Friday, 11th October 1963, everything stopped... France was plunged into mourning. Despite the fact that she was denied a Mass, L’Osservatore Romano, the organ...

Art, Culture & Music
JEAN-LUC GODARD, DISORDER EXPOSED // 64' - 2012

While visiting an imaginary set where are remaining the ruins of the exhibition Jean-Luc Godard made in 2006 in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, André S. Labarthe, long time friend of Godard, offers a new vision of his work. This documentary contains never seen footage of the exhibition, rare archives about Godard, clips from his films and from the films he made for french TV.

Art, Culture & Music
ENRICO MACIAS, A LIFE IN SONG // 52' - 2012

With more than 50 million records sold over his 50-year career, Enrico Macias is one of the best-known Frenchmen in the world. Repatriated during the Algerian War of Independence, it was on the boat, watching his beloved homeland disappear forever, that he composed the song, “J’ai quitté mon pays”. Before long he became the voice of a group of men and women repatriated in extremis, forced to leave everything behind, and soon referred to as “Pieds-Noirs”. It was with him that they found ways to...

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AUCTIONEERS! // 52' + 4x26' - 2012

Two million objects, from the most ordinary to the most precious, change hands every year in the 400 auction rooms in France.
This is the story of life in the provincial auction house in Vendôme, Loir-et-Cher, owned by Philippe Rouillac and his son Aymeric.
Every year, they hold an auction at the Château de Cheverny, which equals any at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris or Christie’s in London.
A few months before the annual sale, Philippe and Aymeric Rouillac set off on a...

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A BARREL OF LAUGHS, 25 YEARS OF TAMBOURS DU BRONX // 52' - 2012

Evoking the Tambours' carreer this documentary takes us on a journey inside one of the most special bands in today's musical landscape. What started as a small band in a small industrial town of France has turned into an international phenomenon and their concerts have become major events in international festivals and celebrations.
The film combines concerts and rehearsals to share the energy of live shows and interviews of artists and personalities who can witness their dramatic...

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LAURENT VICOMTE, SOLITARY CROSSING // 64' - 2012

Laurent Vicomte is considered to be the slowest author in the entire history of comic strips.
For almost 12 years, hundreds of thousands of readers have been awaiting his next album, the sequel to the mythical first volume of Sasmira published in 1997.
Behind this editorial silence lies a complex artist, whose fastidiousness has become legendary.

For the last six years I have been following him on his quest for the absolute, filming the genesis of this much...

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GOUDJI, SACRED ART ! // 52' - 2011

Goudji, the goldsmith dearly beloved by bishops and Academicians, is known in artistic circles as a creator who defies classification: gold working would seem to be a forgotten art, but yet, impressed by his talents, numerous museum curators have opened their doors to him. Goudji is the first artist to have designed a collection of jewellery for the Louvre Museum. Influenced by the great western myths and long-gone civilisations renowned for their artistry, his skill as a goldsmith, his...

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MICHEL ONFRAY, A PHILOSOPHICAL LIFE // 2x52' - 2011

These intimates documentaries have been put together from more thirty hours of previously unseen, unedited interviews, and a large amount of personal archive material, also never previously seen: family photos and films; rare and profound moments generously shared with us in his village, Argentan, in the places in which he grew up, at the People’s University in Caen, in the rehabilitation gardens he created, and with neighbours from his University of Taste.

The 2 x 52-minutes...

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ANDRÉ MODESTE GRÉTRY, A MUSICIAN AMIDST THE TURMOIL // 56' - 2010

Born in Liège in 1741, André Modeste Grétry, was the uncontested star of the French Opera of the second half of the 18th century.
He arrived in Paris under the reign of Louis XIV, Grétry then became Marie-Antoinette's favorite composer, the musician of the revolution and Napoleon's protegé. What a carreer! Despite the fact that he was the most succesful composer of that period, his music had completely disapeared by the 19th century.
We had to wait till 2010 to hear his music echo...

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IN THE CLICK OF A SHUTTER // 52' - 2010

In this film we follow the photographer Malik Nejmi on a journey through the world of horse-race betting. A world with its own symbols, gestures and rituals; a world in which passion, energy and hope are concentrated in a fraction of a second, but also in seemingly endless waiting.
It’s also a road-movie, a chance to discover a photographer and his world through his own personal story and his perpetual desire to experience new cultures. Malik Nejmi is in search of a face, a hope, a...

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UNITED STATES OF AIRNADETTE // 52' - 2010

AIRNADETTE, the first Air Band of the world was born from the melting of Air Guitar and Hair Brush (Air singing).
After a sucessfull European tour,
Château Brutal, Christilla Cargol, Gunther Love, Jean-Françoise, M-Rodz, Moche Pitt and Scotch Britt come in America for their US tour.
This Us Tour is the real outcome for all rock bands ... even if they are masters of illusions.
This successfully phenomenon built on Air questions all of us.
The Air Band is a...

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ANDY AND THE JUMBIES // 52' - 2010

Let’s follow Andy Narell during a musical road movie, which will take us from Paris to Trinidad through the USA.
We will try to understand how a “little white man” from New York City becomes a star of a not predestined musical and cultural trend.
Andy will also introduce his Trinidadian friends who have an international career such as David Rudder from Calypso, or Peter Minshall, one of the greatest scenograph designer of the time. Andy will also meet young musicians and transmit...

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MAGIC : DREAM AND ILLUSIONS // 52' - 2010

Magic, at last, has been recognized as a noble art, music halls, theaters and cabarets are fully booked. Being illusionists, mentalists, new magic adepts, magicians succeeded to make their art evolve, mixing writing, acting and technical feats.

Leader of this renew, Dani Lary, who can be introduced as the French David Copperfield, fills the big theater rooms and gives to its audience high scale shows.
Eric Antoine, a rising star of magic, is succeeding his bet : a...

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ADVERT PLANET // 115 X 26' - 2009 - 2005

Funny, crazy, spectacular, moving, original, creative… the world’s best commercials analyzed in commentaries by specialists!
Through the prism of advertising, PLANETE PUB deciphers the way in which adverts treat (or mistreat!) people and their failings in different countries, analyses the differences between our cultures, and laughs at our daily lives and the peculiar ways of the human race.

Season 1 – 2005 (50 ep.)
Animals/Homosexuality/Seniors/Filthy kids/Life in...

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JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY: AN UNACCOMMODATING MAN // 92' - 2009

A major docu-drama about the talented Italian composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, known as the inventor of French opera. Thanks to his sharp political acumen, he managed to establish himself as musical director to King Louis XIV. A documentary filmed in Versailles featuring exceptional musicians, leading experts, and one of the principal actors from the Comédie Française.

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BORIS VIAN, A JAZZ LIFE // 57' - 2009

April 1968. While the student revolt was rumbling on, posters were popping up all over Paris for a movie based on a book by Boris Vian, l’Ecume des jours (Froth on the Daydream).

Over the preceding years, the novel had become a "best seller", adored by young people who had finally discovered an author who spoke a language they understood.

Boris Vian, who died in 1959 at the age of 39, created a scandal under the pseudonym Vernon Sullivan; he created one of the most...

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MENAHEM PRESSLER // 70' - 2009

Menahem means consolation in hebrew. As a child he got over the violence of anti-Semitism taking refuge into the music. At 92 years old, Menahem Pressler is still finding consolation during his concerts, master classes, rehearsals. Whatever may be the city he goes to, the only thing he ever sees are the concert hall, the airport, the hotel. Constantly seeking for a piano to work on, he feels like wasting his time as soon as he moves away from it. Just like in his childhood, music keeps beeing a...

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IRENE COMPANEEZ, A VOICE IN EXIL // 52' - 2009

Irène is 76. She lives in a place known as Pigeon Bouillante in the Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe. A house lost in the rain forest. She has two dogs, two cats and a television set to keep her company.

On the walls are photographs of her in the greatest roles in opera. A dazzling career. From 1954 to 1966, she sang in the biggest venues in Italy, accompanied by the most prestigious conductors of the time. One day, everything stopped. She lost her voice. She was only 35. After...

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ROUGE CIEL // 90' & 52' - 2009

The Japanese Kunizo Matsumoto cannot read nor write, yet he has invented a form of writing that is both beautiful and enigmatic.
The American George Widener, who is capable of memorizing events of the last 1,500 years, can also predict the future, which he inscribes in his “magic squares”, on a paper tablecloth.
Fernand Desmoulin, a French engraver, draws with no light while the “spirits” guide his hand.
The Czech Zdenek Kosek sits for weeks, looking through his window,...

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THE MUSIC HALL IS IN THE FIELDS // 52' - 2009

Third French music hall after the Lido and the Moulin Rouge, the Royal Palace has its own particularity that makes of it a unique music hall in the world.
The Royal Palace is standing in the middle of the fields, on the outskirts of a very small village from Alsace of 450 inhabitants. The lights that enlighten the music hall are part of the landscape just like cows or tractors. At Royal Palace, the seasonal rhythm is part of the show, very far from the night bustle of Paris.
Who,...

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DUST AND ILLUSIONS, A SHORT HISTORY OF BURNING MAN // 60' & 83' - 2008-2009

For the last twenty years a totally unique event has taken place in Nevada, in the middle of the vast Black Rock desert, on the site of an ancient dried up lake surrounded by arid mountains: Burning Man. In 2008, it attracted 40,000 visitors. Many were there for the first time, but most of them had been coming for 5, 10 or 20 years. Each time they try to reconstruct a Utopian world in which the main values are art, sharing and free expression. Through this portrait of the festival’s founding...

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ZURICH 4 - PARIS 18 // 52' - 2007

Two cities, two neighborhoods, six artists ; « Zurich 4 – Paris 18 » is a look at two colorful and dark universes, where live together a number of cultures, languages and religions. It is the story of two old workers’ neighborhoods impacted by immigration, poverty but also by solidarity, politic and cultural engagement. : “la Goutte d'Or” in Paris and Langstrasse neighborhood in Zurich.
As part of a cultural project, artists from these two neighborhoods exchanged their life location....

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LARGO // 95' - 2007

The documentary “Largo” proposes to go through Largo Winch's creation, a successful French-Belgian comic strip series.
Through the past 15 years, the main character, Largo Winch, a young billionaire wearing jeans who live amazing adventures, allowed the comic books series to become a best seller : up to 500 000 albums are sold yearly.
This documentary follows Jean Van Hamme, Largo Winch’s screenplay writer, and Philippe Francq, its cartoonist, during the two years of their...

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SECRET STORIES OF PRIMITIVE ARTS // 52' - 2006

The scientists of the Louvre’s laboratory examine closely the pieces exposed in the Quai Branly Museum, which opened its doors on June 23rd, 2006. At the feet of the Louvre’s Museum is a magic and secret place, at the intersection of art and science : the research and restoration’s center of french museums. Here, the scientists scrutinize the works of art with devices which make material speak (infrareds, X-rays, particle accelerator, electron microscopes). Van Gogh, Veronese, Ingres, Rodin :...

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WHEN VERSAILLES RECOVERS ITS BEAUTY // 52' - 2005

On the immense construction site of restoration undertaken in Versailles, the art and the crafts converse with science and high technology. A learned visit, close to gestures and works, of the most visited site in Europe, from the gallery of Mirrors to Apollon’s pond.
As part of this restoration site, all means are implemented, from the most craft gesture to the most advanced technologies, because, from now on, curators and restorers fight with science’s weapons.
This...

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RESCUE EXCAVATION : AN OLYMPIC RACE // 52' - 2004

Hundred and seven years after the first Olympiad of modern time, summer olympic games are going to find again their native land from 13 to 29, August 2004.
To face the sports event, it is necessary to build Olympic sites. We thus attend a spectacular deployment of means and launches of colossal works. But problem : every time works are launched for the construction of Athens of the XXIth century, the past comes out from the ground, echoing ancient Athens. This film tells us this...

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HORSES IN THE WORLD, AS SEEN BY YANN ARTHUS BERTRAND // 52' - 2003

A meeting with the internationally acclaimed photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand, during the compilation of his book “Chevaux”.
Although best known for his aerial photography, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has always had a passion for animals, from the big cats of Africa down to man’s most faithful friends, dogs and cats – and not forgetting horses. Here, he gives us a comprehensive overview of the equine race and sets off on a world tour, taking us from the Argentinean Pampas to the Mongolian...

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GEORGES RICARD CORDINGLEY'S JOURNEY // 26' - 2003

A Lifesaving boat in the fog. Newfoundland, end of the 18th century.
In this boat, survivors for a ship wreck. Among them, one man different from the others. This man is a painter. His name is Georges Ricard Cordingley.
This half dead man starving and suffering from the cold weather was a few months before the favorite of the royal court of England: the preferred painter of Queen Victoria.
How did he end up there ?
Through conversations with his daughter now 80...

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PATRON OR PYGMALION, A PORTRAIT OF MISIA SERT // 53' - 2001

Within the particular context of before and after the First World War, Misia Sert, who came to France from Poland as a child, helped to bring out and prescribe the major musical innovations of the beginning of the century. A patron and friend of Diaghilev and Stravinsky, she was also friends with Cocteau, Chanel and Picasso and the muse of Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Vuillard and Mallarme.
Through this portrait of Misia Sert, the documentary reveals the exceptional adventure embarked upon...

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LUC SIMON, PAINTER OF LIGHT // 24' - 2000

Baroque artist, fervent Rimbaldian and descendant of one of the most illustrious glassmaking families in Reims, Luc Simon returns to his roots by creating eight stained glass windows for the church of Our Lady of Lucy-sur-Yonne, a small village near Vezelay. Following the creation of these windows through every stage, from the drawing board to their installation, the film sketches the portrait of a lyrical and flamboyant artist.

Sport & extreme sports
YVAN BOURGNON, OFFSHORE RACER: IN BALANCE ON THE OCEAN // 70' & 52' - 2017

In 2015, the Swiss skipper Yvan Bourgnon - a regular offshore racer and winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre in 1997 alongside his brother Laurent - completed the first around the world solo voyage in a cabin-less catamaran the size of a beach yacht, "Ma Louloutte". 220 days and 55,000 km at sea, with no protection from the elements. To find his way across the world’s oceans, he decided to navigate the old way, using a sextant.

Alone and guided by the stars, Yvan Bourgnon embarks...

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SPORTSWOMEN IN MAYOTTE // 52' - 2017

We follow the careers of several generations of Mahorish sportswomen, facing not only the occasionally malevolent gaze of their social environment, but also the lack of infrastructures and means. Whatever the obstacles, Dhoimrati, Nasra, Simane, Moinahouri, Saanda... are determined to live their passion.
More than an immersive look at women’s sport in Mayotte, these portraits provide a picture of the condition of women in the 101st French department.

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EXTREME SHORTS // 460 x 5' - 2016 - 2011

From fashion to video games or music, this series approaches all the trends in the extreme sport’s world. Light painting, street surfing, graff, dance, paragliding freestyle and unusual disciplines, this is a series of portraits of the most emblematic artists and athletes of Street Culture and extreme sports..

CULTURE : 108 x 4’
TRENDS : 108 x 4’
PORTRAITS : 157 x 5’
MUSIC : 87 x 5’

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HORIZONTAL SNOW // 4 x 26’ - 2016 - 2009

Adventures and explorations in Himalaya and Canadian Great North. A documentary series drove by Jean Troillet, the Swiss mountain guide and veteran climber who made the achievement to climb 10 peaks over 8000 metres without oxygen.

GREENLAND, WHY NOT ! – 26’ (2016)
The team leave Tasiilaq for a new expedition in order to familiarise themselves with the polar region before their expedition to the South Pole in 2016: getting onto the ice cap to traverse the giant Helheim...

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SURF EXPLORE IN THE PHILIPPINES // 52' - 2016

At a time when surfing has become a real industry, four adventurers travel the world in search of virgin waves, thus perpetuating the culture of the pioneers of the discipline.
The Surf Explore team comprises British writer and longboarder Sam Bleakley, legendary Hawaiian surf photographer John Callahan, Italian surfer and weather specialist Emiliano Cataldi and French explorer Erwan Simon. Four friends united by the same passion for discovering waves never surfed before, which might...

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ADAPTIVE CHAMPIONS // 52' - 2016

Top-level sportsmen Sebastian, Rodriguez, Richard, Lionel and Pascal are different from other athletes: they suffer from mental disabilities, some obvious, others not. They all have one thing in common: they are proud to wear the colours of the French team and to play adaptive sports, reserved for the intellectually impaired.

Their goal: to qualify for the Rio Paralympics in 2016 and win a medal for France.

This documentary follows the preparations and quest for...

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IN SLOW MO // 28 x 1’30’’ - 2016

In this artistic and instructive sequence, a champion in his or her category (rollerblading, skateboarding, surfing, motocross, kite surfing, BMX, longboard...) is filmed performing one of his favourite manoeuvres with high-speed cameras and analyses various stages of his performance.

- Maxime Charveron: The truck driver (BMX street riding in Paris)
- Diaby Diako: The barani (rollerskating in Paris)
- Robin Bolian: The backside disaster (rollerskating in Paris)

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THE RECORD-BREAKER OF HIMALAYA // 52' - 2016

In 2016, Jean Troillet celebrated 50 years of mountaineering and the 30th anniversary of his ascent of the north face of Everest with his friend Erhard Loretan. Their speed record, a round trip of less than 43 hours, has never been equalled.

Guide, adventurer and Himalayan specialist, Jean Troillet has climbed 10 of the planet’s 27,000 ft peaks alpine style and without oxygen. He was also the first man to snowboard from the roof of the world in 1997.
Today, at 68, Jean...

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DREAM MOUNTAINS // 3 x 52’ - 2015 - 2013

Amateur mountaineer Carole Dechantre sets off to climb the most famous peaks and shares her alpine adventures with us.

THE MONCH & The JUNGFRAU (2014)
Along with the Eiger, the Mönch (4107m) and the Jungfrau (4158m) constitute the three myths of the Bernese Oberland.
THE GRAN PARADISO (2013)
The Gran Paradiso is one of the most accessible mountains in the Italian Alps, except when it’s hit by a storm...
THE EIGER (2013)
The Eiger, or Ogre, is...

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DREAM MOUNTAINS: THE MONCH & THE JUNGFRAU // 52' - 2015

The 3rd episode of the series "Dream Mountains", in which we climb the most beautiful peaks in the Alps. After the Eiger & the Grand Paradis, this time Carole and her guide take us to the Mönch and the Jungfrau, 2 peaks more than 4000m above sea level in the Bernese Oberland.The journey begins with the ascent of the Mönch along a beautiful snowy ridge. Then, a few hours from the summit of the Jungfrau, Carole slips and tumbles 200m down a frozen slope: she miraculously walks away with just a...

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CHASING THE BAAN // 52' - 2015

The Baan is the name the Indians give to the tidal bore wave of the Hooghly River, a major tributary of the Ganges. It is an ephemeral wave, sweeping away everything in its path and has always been feared by the inhabitants of the city of Calcutta.
Twice a day, with the changing tide, a wave impressive in its speed sweeps inland. Although one never knows exactly where...
Three adventurers make their first attempt to surf this bore, which has never been filmed before: Antony "Yep"...

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NO STAND-INS // 26' - 2014

Tomer Sisley’s first base jump!
Coached by freeride snowboarding champion Géraldine Fasnacht, the intrepid Largo Winch actor is introduced to base jumping.
For 3 days, he prepares to launch himself into space, familiarises himself with his equipment and tests his ability in the air.
After several parachute jumps from an plane, then a hot air balloon, the actor and his coach are finally on the summit...

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JOSÉ GARCIA CHALLENGES THE CHAMPIONS // 52' - 2014

Extreme sports enthusiast and actor José Garcia flies to Martinique, where he will participate for the first time in a kitesurfing competition. A golden opportunity to discover some of the undeniable advantages of Martinique’s kite spots, but also to get some tips from international kitesurfing stars such as Alex Caizergues, Cesar Portas, Mickael Neral, Charlotte Consorti and Desandre Marie Navarre.
Preparing for events, with his feet in the sand or on his board, José has a blast and...

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LIFE LINE // 52' - 2013

Taïg Khris in total immersion in the universe of the Slackline ! This sport consists of crossing a webbing line a few centimetres thick suspended between two points above the ground.
Andy Lewis, world champion and an emblematic figure in the sport, plays host to Taïg in Moab, Utah and shares his daily routine with him. Going beyond the sensational, the aim is to capture the relationship between two men who share a common passion for exceeding themselves and passing on their skill and...

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PLANET FIGHT // 3 x 52' - 2013

« Planet Fight » with Aurélien Duarte, a multiple Kick Boxing, Muay Thaï and Shidokan Karate Champion.
Aurélien, a French Martial Arts Champion, discovers different wrestling sports/techniques from all around the world. He emerges himself during a week with a Champion/Coach in order to learn the basic rules of that new sport. At the end of the film, Aurélien fights with a local Champion. Meanwhile, with him, the viewers will learn more about the history of that wrestling sport and also...

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FRANCOIS GABART, RACING THE OCEANS // 52' - 2013

François Gabart is a rising star in the firmament of offshore yacht racing. In November 2012, he took part in his first ever Vendée Globe.
After a thunderous debut in the Figaro class (French single-handed offshore racing champion in 2010), it was at the helm of his brand new 60-foot Imoca, the “Macif”, that he set off on this prestigious single-handed race.
This film follows the young skipper’s adventures through the training sessions, the preparation at Port-la-Forêt and of...

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THE SEVEN GHOSTS // 52' - 2012

The Seven Ghosts is the name given by the people of Teluk Meranti, a little fishing village in the middle of the Sumatran jungle, to the tidal bore that, every year, turns the Kampar River into a “sea monster”, sweeping away everything in its path, including unfortunately the occasional human soul. This film is the story of a surfing expedition like no other to the other end of the world, in the company of surfing legend Tom Curren.
It’s a unique adventure that plunges us into the heart...

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ADAPTED // 52' - 2012

A basketball court, athletes, trainers…
A team… but not just any team. The team that the film intends to follow over a period of six months is a very special one indeed. You wouldn’t know it at first glance, but Othemane, Grégory, Badou, Lionel and the others are mentally handicapped. All members of the French Federation of Adapted Sports, they are training together for the Global Games.
As the sporting and team adventure unfolds, the documentary questions the very identity of...

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VERTIGO // 52' - 2012

Vertiges is the story of a young man who refuses to be knocked off course, whatever obstacles are placed in his way. Christophe is 25 years old and should be dead. He suffers from a rare genetic disease, Fanconi’s anaemia, which dramatically reduces the life expectancy of its victims. But Christophe has no respect for time. Indeed, he thumbs his nose at it!
And if Christophe can’t move mountains, he climbs them instead!
Dubbed the “creature of the cliff face” by his fellow...

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AGAINST THE TIDE, A HISTORY OF FREESTYLE // 2 x 52' - 2012

Freestyle is a term used to describe sports in which style is paramount and freedom knows no bounds. It’s an endless quest, in which conventional rules no longer apply. Freestyle is a state of mind shared today by hundreds of thousands of young people around the world, who see urban or natural environments in a totally new way. Over the last 50 years, Freestyle has evolved in keeping with technological innovations and the development of the “market”.
Born 50 years ago on the beaches of...

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EXTREME ADVENTURE // 6 x 52' - 2012

Extreme Adventure is a collection of 52-minute docu-reality shows, which take an original look at remote parts of the planet.
In this action-packed show developed by Puzzle Media, Taïg Khris turns reporter, explorer and witness as he tries his hand at some spectacular traditional activities. Living within the community, he immerses himself in the local customs and life-style and is initiated into a wide variety of highly unusual pursuits by the locals, who act as coaches and guides....

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AIR F.I.S.E // 26' - 2011

AIR F.I.S.E is a documentary telling the tale of an incredible world record!
In 2011 the best international rollerskaters and wakeboarders converged upon Marseille to take part in a groundbreaking and truly memorable display.
The aim was to perform the longest mega-ramp jump ever done on inline skates anywhere in the world.
More than 29 metres, to break the record set by Taïg Khris from the Sacré Coeur in Paris!
A totally new method was put in place for the jump:...

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HAYASTAN, THE IMAGINARY COUNTRY // 52' - 2011

In April 2010, I followed the Armenian national rugby team on a trip to Yerevan. The team is mainly composed of players from the French Armenian Diaspora. Between the historical imagery passed on by their grandparents and the reality of Armenia today, there has been 70 years of Communism...
My film revolves around the French players from the Diaspora who make up the team, who will be playing two matches in Armenia to qualify for the European amateur rugby championships. It will be an...

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HOLTANNA, THE ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE // 52' - 2011

In the heart of the Antarctic, at the foot of the Holtanna mountain range, in the land of Queen Maud, four adventurers, all mountain professionals, are attempting to make the first base jump on the continent.
Amongst them are Géraldine Facnacht, professional snowboarder and base jumper; Sébastien Collomb-Gros, skier and base jumper; Manu Pellissier, guide and Himalayan specialist; Sam Beaugey, polar expedition guide and base jumper.
In extreme conditions, with temperatures hitting...

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THE POLE FINISTERE SKIPPERS' TRAINING CENTER // 52' - 2010

The Pole Finistere Course au Large from Foret-Fouesnant. A place where all the last three winners of the Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum and Solitaire du Figaro races are coming from...
During a year, we will follow a whole trainings session with 3 young skippers next to their famous elders.
Through their journey, their hopes, their commitments, the movie will show how works this world unique center of training as well as its frame of mind.

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TAïG KHRIS AT THE EIFFEL TOWER : BEHIND THE SCENES // 52' - 2010

On may 29th 2010, Taïg Khris took up a crazy challenge : a roller jump from the 1st floor of the emblematic Eiffel tower in Paris and won the world record of roller jumps : more than 40 meters !
Why this 34-years-old men wanted to achieve such a crazy thing ? How did he physically and mentally get prepared ? What the event's organization ( a huge 2 years long work) looked like ? What were the technical difficulties regarding the jump as well as the emblematic place ? Let's go behind the...

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BAJA 1000 // 52' - 2010

Every year in Mexico takes place the famous « Baja 1000 » a 1000 miles off road race.
For this 42nd édition, all the mecanic sports lovers will be there to get high sensations.
Participants are coming from the entire world, but also people who are waiting for the « show ».

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TE PARATAITO NO MALIK // 52' - 2009

The death of Malik Joyeux four years ago turned him into a legend in Tahiti and throughout the surfing world, his adopted universe. For those in the know, his name is synonymous with a mythical place: Teahupoo, the wave that sublimated and transcended him, which gave him many magical moments and with which he lived in almost mystical harmony… Over the space of a few weeks, the director sets out to meet not only those who loved him, his family and friends, but also those who shared his waves...

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GOLD RIDERS // 28' - 2009

“Les yeux dans les bleus” ski freestyle version !
Last January, young French skier Xavier Bertoni, joined the extreme sports’ legends by wining the golden medal at Winter X Games of Aspen, in Colorado.
Gold Riders reveals us for the first time the wings of this feat and the atmosphere of a big international competition.

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BROAD PEAK // 52' - 2008

Broad Peak redraws the adventure of 6 mountain dwellers, followers of base jump, the most extreme discipline of the parachuting, who, during 8 weeks, went to Earth of Baffin in the Arctic Circle. Their objective : jump the famous big walls, the world’s highest cliffs which emerge from icefield.

This film was awarded in numerous festivals, such as the Festival du Film de Vol Libre where it received the Icare of the Criticism, and the Grand Prix of the Public at the Festival...

Travel, nature & discovery
COUNTRIES AND MARKETS OF THE WORLD // 60 x 6'30'' - 2017 - 2014

A magazine programme that reveals a country’s top tourist attractions in 6 minutes flat!
In the company of reporter and cameraman Xavier Petit, we discover a country, a city, its people and, of course, a traditional market and a local specialty.
A real invitation to travel, Countries and Markets of the World transports you to the four corners of the earth. Bon Voyage!

Non-hosted version of the series is also available (5’ episodes)

SEASON 1...

Travel, nature & discovery
THE CEP: A WONDERFUL APPARITION // 52' - 2017

Eric, an erudite and spiritual editor from Bordeaux, takes us on a journey to discover the cep mushroom. He introduces us to Jacques Guiberteau from INRA, Europe’s top agricultural research institute, responsible for some highly unlikely attempts at its domestication; meets mushroom pickers from the Basque Country and Creuse to reveal the social and economic implications of this autumnal treasure; visits the Villefranche cep market in the Dordogne and the Italian forests in which ceps are worth...

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CAP-FERRET: A CORNER OF PARADISE // 52' - 2017

Cap-Ferret: a piece of land at the end of the world, a peninsula 25 km long, only accessible by one road.
And in the middle, "Chez Hortense": an eternal, un-missable, timeless restaurant.
From the hustle and bustle of summer to the deserted, savage winter, a poetic human journey that takes a fresh look at this popular destination.
With the participation of Matthieu Chedid, Pascal Obispo and Guillaume Canet.

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SURF EXPLORE IN THE PHILIPPINES // 52' - 2016

At a time when surfing has become a real industry, four adventurers travel the world in search of virgin waves, thus perpetuating the culture of the pioneers of the discipline.
The Surf Explore team comprises British writer and longboarder Sam Bleakley, legendary Hawaiian surf photographer John Callahan, Italian surfer and weather specialist Emiliano Cataldi and French explorer Erwan Simon. Four friends united by the same passion for discovering waves never surfed before, which might...

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ON THE CROSS ROADS // 6 x 52' - 2016

Sibylle and Louis cross France, on horseback, from Paris to Marseille, to meet the people who are keeping the countryside moving. This documentary collection is a series of solutions to economic, ecological and social problems.
These six films feature people who have taken control of their lives, returning to the land and doing things at their own scale, in a small area, in harmony with nature and the earth.


1: From Paris to Burgundy: city mice and field mice:...

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QUARTZ THE ROVING TALE OF A SAND SPECK // 54' - 2016

A sand speck odyssey. Beached on an Atlantic shore, blown by the north wind on the grey and white dunes, reaching the outskirts of a forest, it runs through a multitude of ecosystems. Each of them is a universe filled with species incredibly and often spectacularly adapted to both the absence of water and the presence of the ocean.
Told as the story of the life of a speck of sand, the film offers a positive -for a change- vision of man's interaction with Nature. Because modern dunes were...

Travel, nature & discovery
TREASURES OF THE SEA // 3 X 52’ - 2015-2014

This documentary series focused on the sea sets off to explore the biodiversity of some exceptional areas through the passion of their inhabitants and the specialists who live there and protect it.
Meetings with fishermen, divers, scientists, artists and associations allow us to share the awareness programmes, teaching people to respect these fragile treasures.
Driven by the enthusiasm of these highly colourful characters with a deep love of the sea, we discover through its nature...

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SURF EXPLORE IN MADAGASCAR // 52' - 2015

Erwan Simon, Emiliano Cataldi, Sam Bleakley and John Callahan are four professionals from the surf industry and form the collective Surf Explore.
But they are also and above all adventurers. Each year, they travel to the ends of the earth in search of pristine waves and undiscovered surfing spots.
This is the first episode of a unique documentary series immersing us in the heart of today’s expeditions. An ode to adventure in remote and hostile lands and the promise of encountering...

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THE PURSUIT OF ENDURANCE, ON THE SHOULDERS OF SHACKLETON // 52' - 2015

100 years after the epic Endurance expedition, eight adventurers set off in the footsteps of the explorer Ernest Shackleton, the hero of one of the greatest survival stories of Antarctic exploration.
Their goal: to relive part of the 1914 saga, but also to make a personal journey of over 800 miles between Elephant Island and the South Georgia Islands, by boat, ski and pulka.
Their goal is also to collect information and oceanographic and scientific data that will advance current...

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TAKANAKUY, HAND-TO-HAND AGAINST THE WORLD // 52' - 2015

In a remote region of Peru, every December 25th, men, women and children fight to maintain their tradition.
In these isolated mountains in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, among the illuminated Christmas trees, cribs and figurines, a five hundred year old tradition is perpetuated to settle conflicts: here, as a gift, every Christmas, friends, neighbours, enemies and acquaintances deliberately dispense the blows they have been withholding during the year.

The Takanakuy is a...

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THE DAY OF THE TREVALLY // 52' - 2015

For generations, the men of the Armand family have been fishing in the traditional way of La Réunion. This year, Armand is initiating his 10-year-old son. He knows that his children will never make fishing their profession, but is determined to pass on this ancient skill, which is part of their family’s identity.
Hamza is looking forward to the day when, like his father before him, he catches his first trevally, a mythical fish. But first, he must learn the lesson of patience.
A...

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WE HAVEN’T SEEN IT ALL ! // 5 x 45' - 2014

Ultra-positive and bursting with energy, this off-the-wall travel and discovery magazine programme goes to the 4 corners of the earth to meet young people who are moving at their own level to change the world.
A journey through cultures and landscapes high in colour in the company of Jerem and Antho, 2 globetrotting friends and backpackers, who navigate the hustle and bustle of the world’s biggest cities and the calm of its remotest rural areas with generosity and humour.

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INTO THE FRENCH WILD // 5 x 52' - 2014

This series invites us to immerse ourselves in the French countryside in the company of a passionate naturalist, ornithologist and biodiversity specialist, Rémi Dupouy. A treasure hunt in search of amazing species, magnificent landscapes and an animal and plant heritage in need of preservation.
At one with the natural world, Rémi gives us the benefit of his keen sense of observation in this family show: education, contemplation, revelation, fascination and the transmission of knowledge...

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TAXI SHOW // 11 X 52' - 2013 - 2010

Guillaume Estivie squats the front seats of taxis in the world’s biggest cities. Totally immersed in the city, the viewer gets to look behind the scenes and discover its secrets. From this this priveleged position, Guillaume collects impressions, addresses, love stories and anecdotes in an openhearted exchange with the drivers and their fares. A show shared with the person who is not only the driver, but a confessor and ambassador, and for whom the journey is other people’s.

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GARDENS OF THE WORLD // 112 x 6' - 2013 - 2009

This collection of short programmes immerses us in the poetical world of gardens. Classical, astonishing, near-to-hand or on the other side of the world, these little corners of paradise are positively bursting with grace and charm.

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FRENCH GUIANA: HEAVEN OR HELL? // 80' - 2013

Focus on French Guiana, the largest French department with a land area of around 91,000km2. Most of the territory is covered in rainforest containing an incredible biodiversity.
Another advantage of Guiana is its cutting-edge industry, with the Ariane launch site in Kourou.
But behind the scenes lie crime and illegal gold prospecting, two sources of social and economic conflict that pose serious environmental problems.

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LA REUNION: A VOLATILE ISLAND // 80' - 2013

Sunny beaches, like something from a movie set, La Réunion Island is a dream location. But behind this idyllic façade lies another reality. Prostitution, instability and poaching are ruining people’s lives. How can the police enforce the law within this context? What hope is there for La Réunion? Added to this, for the last few years the island has been the target of regular shark attacks: opinion is divided as to how to avoid any accidents from happening.

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IN THE LAND OF THE WAYANA // 52’ - 2013

Damien Boyer, a young explorer, pays a visit to the Wayana, one of the most isolated tribes living on the banks of the Maroni in French Guiana. Curious and passionate, Damien tries to find out how they reconcile modernity with tradition, while addressing the problems threatening the group’s sustainability today: alcohol, which is tearing tribal society apart, illegal gold mining, which is poisoning both people and animals, and the exodus of educated children, who dream of living elsewhere....

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TO BLO DAYI, JOURNEY TO THE ROOTS OF CAPOEIRA // 52' - 2013

The roots of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, can be traced back to the fighting techniques and dances brought to Brazil by African slaves.
A group of French and Brazilian capoeiristas decide to go to the Capoeira Rencontres Internationales in Benin, the birthplace of a “game” synonymous to its practitioners with resistance, emancipation and memory.

From Cotonou to Abomey, taking in Porto-Novo and Ouidah, this cultural and initiatory journey traces the painful...

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THE BEAT OF THE GAMBA: AFRICA IN THE HEART OF BRAZILIAN AMAZONIA // 52' - 2013

Gamba is a fusion of African music brought to Amazonia by the slaves with Indian songs and missionary hymns. In the 19th century, slaves fleeing the plantations and the hardships of captivity took refuge in the forest. They lived there with the Indians, who taught them to survive in the hostile environment of the big forest. From their meeting sprang this astonishing Afro-Indigenous music, based on drums, song and dances.
Barro, a descendant of slaves, started his Gamba group, Pingo de...

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DISCOVERING THE WORLD // 38 x 26’ - 2012-2009

Discover the world with this globe-trotter encyclopedia !
This series is an exhaustive exploration of 38 countries or regions all around the Globe : History, cultures, religion, lifestyle, splendid images and spectacular aerial views will seduce the audiences.
A collection of travelling guides to learn and discover a world which is, beyond the postcard, a world of geographical realities, human interest and economy.

Andalousia, Australia, the Balearic Islands,...

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EXTREME ADVENTURE // 6 x 52' - 2012

Extreme Adventure is a collection of 52-minute docu-reality shows, which take an original look at remote parts of the planet.
In this action-packed show developed by Puzzle Media, Taïg Khris turns reporter, explorer and witness as he tries his hand at some spectacular traditional activities. Living within the community, he immerses himself in the local customs and life-style and is initiated into a wide variety of highly unusual pursuits by the locals, who act as coaches and guides....

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OF ISLANDS AND MEN // 6 x 52' - 2011

The French international footballer, Christian Karembeu, takes you by the hand through six documentaries and leads you to the ends of the earth to learn and dream.
Christian Karembeu comes from a family of 18 children and was born in New Caledonia. He goes back to his insular roots for an initiatory voyage in the middle of the most beautiful islands of the world, to tell people about other minority cultures and serve, in a way, as an ambassador for them.
With an absolute respect...

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HAYASTAN, THE IMAGINARY COUNTRY // 52' - 2011

In April 2010, I followed the Armenian national rugby team on a trip to Yerevan. The team is mainly composed of players from the French Armenian Diaspora. Between the historical imagery passed on by their grandparents and the reality of Armenia today, there has been 70 years of Communism...
My film revolves around the French players from the Diaspora who make up the team, who will be playing two matches in Armenia to qualify for the European amateur rugby championships. It will be an...

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THE MARQUISES AWAKENING // 57' - 2011

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Marquise Islands have just emerged from colonial ethnocide, and the population is now striving to re-conquer its roots and build itself a new future.
The 7the Marquises Islands Festival, the Matavaa, which is held every four years, allows the Polynesian people, scattered over hundreds of islands throughout the South Pacific, from New Zealand to Hawaii and including Easter Island, to meet up, make new connections and revive their common culture.

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PROVERBS FROM AROUND THE WORLD // 52 x 1' - 2011

“Proverbs from around the world” is a series of short one minute clips.
Each episode portrays a man, woman or child in their country, as they recite a proverb from their culture and comment on its meaning.
An immersive journey around the world, its usages and cultures, original and intimate through which we discover the most human part of each country: its wisdom.

Travel, nature & discovery
THE PERFECT PICTURE // 52' - 2010

A man travels on his own through Chile, searching for another man captured in a photograph he found in a Parisian street 10 years previously.
Why Chile? Because you have to start somewhere...
This absurd quest is the starting point for an incredible journey, filled with people who just might have seen him, with desert runners, a ghost, survivors of the dictatorship, “teapot hunters” and all those for whom this man is undoubtedly Chilean.
The magnificent expanses of Chile as...

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DETROIT WILD LIFE // 80' & 52' - 2010

Welcome to the city of Detroit, 'the Murder Capital of the USA', where the grass is growing over the parking lots and the houses are abandoned. Here, a new life is slowly beginning to take form and take over the deserted city. But even if the writing on the wall has a different and more apocalyptic meaning, there is no reason to panic. 'Detroit Wild City' looks with the wandering gaze and cool, philosophical distance of the outsider at the changes in urban landscapes in a historical moment when...

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THE GREAT TREK // 10x52' - 2009-2010

The great Trek is a sequel documentary series of 5 episodes per season. In an exceptional location, 6 horse riders are gathered by the French windsurf champion Nathalie Simon. They are coming from different areas : from the show business or jet set (singers, comedians, ex sportsmen…) from the media area (TV hosts, journalists…) and the horse universe (jockeys, drivers, riding sports or shows riders). No competition, no rivalry but shared moments for unpredictable moments on a horse…

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TRANSRUSSIA // 52' - 2009

Igor is journalist in Vladivostok. One day he decides to do what no other Russian would ever think of doing and cross the country from Moscow to Vladivostok at the wheel of an old Lada Gigulli.
Not only is this 12,000 km, eight-week odyssey an extraordinary adventure, but a chance for Igor to see what has become of Russia since the fall of the Soviet Bloc.
How has the Russian mentality and way of life changed ?
As he crosses the different regions, the answer becomes...

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ONE WEEK IN PARAJURU // 52' - 2008

Parajuru is a fishing village located on the north-east coast of Brazil. For three years, a wealthy Austrian, Giselle, has been investing there for developing tourism: buying lands, building houses and a luxury hotel... Gisi, as she is called there, acts in the economic field but also carries out social projects. She has created a school for the children of the village and runs German and English courses. Some young people have even been sent to Austria for internships programmes.

Travel, nature & discovery
YAMANA, BACK TO PATAGONIA // 80' - 2008

Where does our need for elsewhere, traveling and adventure come from? What are we expecting from these definitive or momentary exiles ending up sometimes in unfulfilled expectations? Where do they lead us?
Almost ten years after his first trip in Patagonia, Fabrice Marquat, “motorbike-film maker”, returns on these lands on the edge of the world. Alone on his motorbike for six months and 12000 kilometers, he captured his encounter with a colorful population, geographically and socially...

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GAZA SOUVENIRS // 46' - 2007

“The easiest way of making the town’s acquaintance is to know how the people in it work, how they love, and how they die.” Albert Camus.

The film is a succession of phone calls between a young Palestinian, Wissam, and a young French filmmaker, Sam. Together, they bring back memories of a phantasmagorical Gaza where the bakers seduce the girls and the vegetable salesmen take us into the fabulous world of the Djinns. The lifeguards on the beach also remind us with cheerfulness that...

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WELCOME TO PARADISE // 52' - 2007

Today, the mention of the name “Tahiti” inevitably conjures up pictures of a dream world. These tropical islands are by no means ordinary, and continue to fuel our collective imagination. But at this moment in time, caught between French rule and independence, between tradition and modernism, the Polynesians are having to ask themselves new questions. One of these concerns tourism, which exposes certain contradictions. In order to explore this Oceanic country, preserved by the West in a cocoon...

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TATAU : THE REBIRTH OF THE TATTOO // 27' - 2007

The practice of the ancestral art of tattooing had virtually disappeared in the French Polynesia following the prohibition of all forms of pagan culture and beliefs by the missionaries. For the past 20 years or so tattoos are enjoying a comeback thanks to the efforts by Tavana Salmon who is determined to keep alive the memory of this particular facet of the Polynesian culture. With tattoos enjoying considerable popularity today one can ask why the new generation takes such an interest in this...

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THE SPIRIT OF THE CANOE // 30' - 2007

Rocked by the festive atmosphere and the breathtaking images of the biggest canoe race in the world, the Hawaïki Nui Va’a, we shall gradually discover the existence of the spirit of the canoe. Matahi Brightwell is today building a double canoe, baptized the Hawaïki Nui 2, which will link the Christmas Islands and will later reach Chile’s coastline. This Maohi from New Zealand meets here Francis Cowan who had proved 25 years ago that the Polynesians had in the past covered large distances...

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GUYANA OTHERWISE : A SINGULAR FRIENDSHIP // 26' - 2006

June 2006. For his new expedition, Philippe Kok, a Belgian herpetologist, will go to the natural reserve of Kaieteur that hosts one of the highest waterfalls in the world. This batrachians and reptiles’ specialist knows the region well : each year, he discovers new endemic species. He is accompanied by his Amerindian assistant Paul and by Kinky a diamond seeker. Over the years, the two men became more than companions to Philippe : they became true friends. During this expedition in the very...

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GUYANA OTHERWISE : A FACTORY IN THE JUNGLE // 26' - 2006

In the middle of the Amazonian forest, 1 day of navigation away from the coast and two days away from Georgetown, on the bank of the Barima River, stands “Amazon Caribbean”, a factory producing hearts of palm with its 200 employees and 600 pickers, all Amerindians.
Presenting the whole hearts of palm’s conditioning process, this film tells us the history of this uncommon enterprise, created twelve years ago, that successfully achieved to allow ancestral Amazonian indigenous way of...

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COMOROS OTHERWISE : ECO-FORESTERS IN THE COMOROS // 26' - 2006

Born in The Comoros, Bush finds his way every day through the forest, machete in his hand, in this hostile environment. The jungle, he knows it by heart.
Bush has dedicated himself to the preservation of a rare species of bats, Livingstone’s fruit bats. Around only 700 of them are still living today, 50 meters above the ground level, in the Moheli Island’s forest.
In his fight for the survival of the Livingstone’s fruit bats, he faces different challenges; local population lack...

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COMOROS OTHERWISE : MAHMOUD, THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA // 26' - 2006

Moroni Harbour, on the Grande Comore Island…
Mahmoud Mradabi, sixty years old, is a real businessman. He is managing the most important fisheries of the country hiring 25 fishermen fishing between 2 and 8 tons of fish per month. This retired military born in The Comoros has now chosen to work in the fishing sector. Fishing is a growing activity on the island and gives a job to a major part of the population.
Mahmoud with his small business… A good example of this new state of...

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MADAGASCAR OTHERWISE : A TRAIN GREATLY EXPECTED // 26' - 2006

The « East Coast Fianarantsoa » (ECF), is 163 km of railway between Fianarantsoa, capital of Betsileo and Manakara costal city of Madagascar. Composed of 67 bridges and 48 tunnels, ECF is one of the most abrupt railways in the world. It goes though one of the most beautiful landscape of Madagascar.
Five times a week, the small train starts its journey at 7AM from the high lands down to the sea. His speed varies between 20 and 35 km/hr. The trip should last 12 hours normally but it is...

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MADAGASCAR OTHERWISE : VAS VIS VALI // 26' - 2006

Justin Vali is the uncontested valiha master player, Madagascar iconic instrument.
He is for sure the most known Madagascan artist in the western world.
After playing on the most famous stages of the world, Justin return to his country to open the first school dedicated to teaching valiha playing. He now feels the need to transmit the heritage of his fathers and grand fathers and to protect the Madagascan culture.

Travel, nature & discovery
EUSKARA // 52' - 2006

EUSKARA is a journey through the North Basque country (the French Basque country) reaching out to meet the “Euskalduns” « those that own the Basque », which is around 25% of the Basque speaking population living according to the ancestral culture and who made the decision to speak and transmit their language the “Euskara”.
Many Characters emblematic of the North Basque country express themselves: Amaiur Alfaro, skipper, unique Basque participant to the famous “Solitaire du Figaro” ;...

Environment & sustainable development
SOLUTIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD (SHAMENGO) // 180 X 2' - 2017 - 2011

This collection is dedicated to the world’s most innovative and outstanding social, societal and green entrepreneurs : They create with a conscience, care for mind and body, preserve the environment and take action to help others ! These ordinary people, met on the 5 continents, relate their extraordinary stories and inventions with passion and conviction !

Environment & sustainable development
THE CEP: A WONDERFUL APPARITION // 52' - 2017

Eric, an erudite and spiritual editor from Bordeaux, takes us on a journey to discover the cep mushroom. He introduces us to Jacques Guiberteau from INRA, Europe’s top agricultural research institute, responsible for some highly unlikely attempts at its domestication; meets mushroom pickers from the Basque Country and Creuse to reveal the social and economic implications of this autumnal treasure; visits the Villefranche cep market in the Dordogne and the Italian forests in which ceps are worth...

Environment & sustainable development
OF LOCUSTS AND MEN // 52' - 2017

Ultimate symbol of the Wrath of God in the collective mind, locusts invasions do not however relate to an ancient past only. In Madagascar, this awkward natural phenomenon has recently been so intense that it has plunged millions of people into utter misery.

Imagine huge clouds of implacable insects ravaging and devouring crops and grazing fields. For the rural populations of Madagascar who often live in complete isolation and whose survival depends entirely on their small plot...

Environment & sustainable development
LONGYEARBYEN, A BIPOLAR CITY // 52' - 2016

A climate dilemma in the Arctic circle ! Located in the Svalbard archipelago, Longyearbyen is the northernmost city in the world. Here we extract coal for one hundred years as an energetic and economic source, which stirs many environmental paradoxes. In 2015, the mayor election year, the coal prices fall and the issue of sustainable development starts to emerge in the minds. For scientists, politicians and city locals, Longyearbyen is now facing a race against the clock.

Environment & sustainable development
EKKO ARKTIK // 52' - 2016

Two groups of teenagers venture on a week-long Arctic expedition on the Svalbard archipelago. Through concrete activities, these young people, mentored by Samuel Duc, teacher and former arctic guide, will appreciate the 21st century issues regarding climate change. Surrounded by the predominant landskapes of Longyearbyen and in contact with local residents and manufacturers, they will learn how to fit into the world as responsible human beings.

Environment & sustainable development
THE LAST COUNCIL // 48' - 2016

The Last Council tells the story of 13 old ladies, native grandmothers and charismatic ambassadors of oral civilisations: living libraries, keepers of long forgotten traditions, each of these grandmothers is the image of a culture. They come from Central Africa, Nepal, Tibet, North and South America. They talk about their commitment to the cause of ecology and earth preservation, adressing women of every generation, sharing, through their vision of what it is to be a woman, the knowledge of...

Environment & sustainable development
QUARTZ THE ROVING TALE OF A SAND SPECK // 54' - 2016

A sand speck odyssey. Beached on an Atlantic shore, blown by the north wind on the grey and white dunes, reaching the outskirts of a forest, it runs through a multitude of ecosystems. Each of them is a universe filled with species incredibly and often spectacularly adapted to both the absence of water and the presence of the ocean.
Told as the story of the life of a speck of sand, the film offers a positive -for a change- vision of man's interaction with Nature. Because modern dunes were...

Environment & sustainable development
TREASURES OF THE SEA // 3 X 52’ - 2015-2014

This documentary series focused on the sea sets off to explore the biodiversity of some exceptional areas through the passion of their inhabitants and the specialists who live there and protect it.
Meetings with fishermen, divers, scientists, artists and associations allow us to share the awareness programmes, teaching people to respect these fragile treasures.
Driven by the enthusiasm of these highly colourful characters with a deep love of the sea, we discover through its nature...

Environment & sustainable development
NYIRAGONGO, JOURNEYS TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH // 52' - 2015

Situated in Democratic Republic of Congo, at the border of Rwanda, the volcano Nyiragongo is considered to be the most active in Africa. Its permanent lake of lava is the biggest of the planet. This volcanic phenomenon, rare and unknown, has been revealed to the public by Haroun Tazieff in 1958 in its movie “Devils’ Rendez-Vous”.
Its devastating eruptions threaten the 1 million inhabitants of the city of Goma, which is located at its bottom. The most important was in 1977. The most...

Environment & sustainable development
THE OCEAN OGRE OR THE EROSION OF THE ATLANTIC COAST // 52' - 2014

Driven by stronger and more frequent storms, the Atlantic coast is inexorably retreating while the Aquitaine coastline loses ground each year. Between global warming and occasionally invasive urbanization, man has no choice but to reinvent his relationship to the ocean. Those who have chosen to live on the Aquitaine coast tell us in their own words about the difficulties they are experiencing. Associations, scientists and MPs are leading the fight and imagining a different future, sometimes...

Environment & sustainable development
INTO THE FRENCH WILD // 5 x 52' - 2014

This series invites us to immerse ourselves in the French countryside in the company of a passionate naturalist, ornithologist and biodiversity specialist, Rémi Dupouy. A treasure hunt in search of amazing species, magnificent landscapes and an animal and plant heritage in need of preservation.
At one with the natural world, Rémi gives us the benefit of his keen sense of observation in this family show: education, contemplation, revelation, fascination and the transmission of knowledge...

Environment & sustainable development
INSPIRE YOUR LIFE // 4 x 26' - 2013 - 2014

Social entrepreneurs are the heroes of today. At a time when the future of mankind is in danger, their selfless commitment to other people and the planet is providing inspiration for a growing number of young people in search of meaningful and exhilarating activities. The title of this new collection, "Inspire Your Life", revisits Gandhi’s invitation to "Be the change that we wish to see in the world".
These first episodes tell the story of four exceptional social entrepreneurs, who, for...

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NUCLEAR INDUSTRY, THE HUMAN BOMB // 52' - 2012

The Fukushima disaster has reopened the debate on the dangers of nuclear energy and the transparency of those exploiting a highly politicised industry. In response to the European Commission’s demands, France has agreed to carry out "Stress Tests" to assess the safety of all its power plants. Within an environment where industry and politics are more closely linked than ever, 1,100 incidents were reported last year on French soil. The reason: the massive recourse to subcontracting in the Atomic...

Environment & sustainable development
DESTINS D’ICI: THE ADVENTURERS OF THE PLATEAU // 52' - 2011

In a film from 1971 that’s never seen before, a dozen young idealists leave Paris for a mythical return to the land.
We meet them again forty years on… The precursors of organic farming and solidarity-based economy in France, they’ve all managed to thrive by inventing a new relationship with the earth.

Environment & sustainable development
A RESPONSIBLE GENERATION // 52' - 2011

Sustainable development… is this trend affecting the equestrian world? The answer is YES, and it’s not a trend!
In a tense environment with breeders and farmers in the front line, accused of placing the health of both humans and animal at risk through polluting practices, some horsemen, horse breeders and equestrian managers are moving the traditional lines of resistance. These pioneers are coming up with new solutions which could place the horse within the heart of a more ecological...

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INVENTAIRE // 61 x 2'30'' - 2010 - 2011

An animal inventory.
Large enough to find out a representation of our world.
A programme with beautiful images and numbers to discover in a glimpse the essential information that make these animals beings apart.

2 minutes 30 seconds to discover in images and numbers 1 animal and its particularities.
5 numbers about its everyday life, the 6th like an alarm signal.
A voice over version is available to have more information.

Saison 1...

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GLOBAL WARMING AND WINE // 52' - 2010

Global warming could drastically alter the world wine map. This phenomenon pushes winegrowers to conquer new lands, moving ever further towards the poles. Temperatures are expected to rise from 3° to 5°C by 2050, accompanied by a decrease in summertime precipitation, much more frequent heat waves (over 35°C) that are fatal to grapevines, increased soil erosion and irrigation problems.
This catastrophic scenario for an entire economy is a reality. Tomorrow's wines may no longer taste the...

Environment & sustainable development
THE EYE OF THE GUARANA // 52' - 2009

Today, energy drinks, such as Dark Dog and Red Bull have become a worldwide phenomenon. The food processing multinationals are investing heavily in selling these new drinks to a whole new generation, advertising them as miracle products because of the energy boost they provide.
The main ingredient in these beverages is guarana, a plant native to Amazonia, which is very rich in caffeine.
But behind these drinks lies the phenomenon of globalization bringing two attitudes, and...

Environment & sustainable development
GOLD MEN, RESISTANT FOR EARTH // 91' - 2009

The Gold Man Prize is known as the “Nobel Prize” for environmentalists. Every year since 1990, this famous North American award recognizes people who go through extraordinary struggles to preserve our planet.

Sébastien Viaud is a French teacher and a photographer. He went for a trip around the world meeting these tremendous people awarded by the Gold Man Prize.

The documentary "Gold Men" is the story of this trip. Spanning five countries, we discover five different...

Environment & sustainable development
THE LADY IN RED // 52' - 2006

Through the success of a partnership between 14,000 Senegalese tomato producers and a French industrialist, the film shows how an original development model based on dialogue, consensus, a respect for human values and the sharing of wealth can offer hope in the face of liberalism and globalisation.

Environment & sustainable development
KAIETEUR // 52' - 2006

This documentary reports the expedition of the Belgium herpetologist Philippe Kok in the Kaieteur (Guyana) natural reserve that host one of the highest waterfalls in the world. This reptile and batrachians specialist knows well the region: each year he discovers new species in the park.
For this new expedition, Paul his Amerindian assistant and Kinky a diamond seeker accompanied Philippe. As time passes, the three companions become friends. In their path we discover the Kaiteur rain...

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GALILEO, THE FORGER AND THE EXPERT: INVESTIGATING A MASTERPIECE OF COUNTERFEITING // 52' - 2018 - in production

In 2005, an Italian, Massimo De Caro, succeeded in deceiving the rare-book world by offering for sale a remarkable copy of "Siderius Nuncius" signed by Galileo himself, dating from 1610 and containing four watercolours of the moon painted by the astronomer. The "Sidereus Nuncius" or "Starry Messenger" is certainly Gallileo’s most important work and a scientific revolution for the time.
Experts around the world were unanimous in authenticating the book and there was talk of it selling for...

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THE GREAT HISTORY OF CASTLES // 52' - 2018

Suffused with mystery and grandeur, castles testify to medieval civilization and enfold a complex reality.
Travelling from castle to castle, from the borders of Spain to the mountains of Switzerland, from the moorland of Scotland to the banks of the Dordogne, and thanks to 3D modeling, this film traces a thousand years of medieval military construction.


With the constant evolution of construction methods and siege techniques, a frantic race began to achieve optimal...

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE CASTLE // 70' - 2018

For nearly five centuries, castles were at the heart of a society based on ties of vassalage, bringing together political, administrative, judicial and economic functions in addition to defending a territory.
This film traces the golden age of castles through the construction of the castle of Guédelon, 3D modeling and the meticulous reconstruction of the life of a seigniorial family in the twelfth or thirteenth century.

The castle is undoubtedly the emblematic monument of...

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VIMY RIDGE, THE BATTLE OF THE CANADIANS // 52' - 2017 - in production

August 4 1914, Canada goes to war and get into action in the service of Great Britain. In Europe, far from home, millions of young canadians were sacrified... 100 years later, the battlefield continues to attract thousands of canadians each year. Their testimonies plunge us in the very heart of this mythical battle and reveal how important it is in their country's collective memory.

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THE WIND LAUGHS IN THE CORNFIELDS: PORTRAIT OF MAURICE JOFFO // 52' - 2017

Born of Jewish parents of Russian origin, Maurice Joffo, brother of the author of the bestseller "A Bag of Marbles", tells of his childhood and adolescence in occupied France, his life and his amazing journey to becoming the wealthy 87-year old man that he is today.
From his flight to the Free Zone as a small boy in 1942 to his successful hair salon frequented by the stars, we discover a stubborn, inventive, curious and courageous character.

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TUPPERWARE, PUTTING THE SEAL ON FEMINISM // 52' - 2017

How did a small box from the United States start an unprecedented household revolution and play an unexpected role in the emancipation of women from Orlando, Florida to Tours, France?

Going beyond the product itself, the story of Tupperware is, without doubt, also that of feminism!
75 years after its invention, this is the heart-warming tale of the innovative plastic box that became a totem for the modern, active, emancipated woman.
A look back at a nutritional and...

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THE NUREMBERG OF COMMUNISM: AUTOPSY OF A STILLBORN TRIAL // 52' - 2017

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Bukovsky attempted to set
up a court to judge the crimes of communism. Currently entrenched in his house
in Cambridge and harassed by the British courts in a sordid sex case (possibly
engineered by the FSB), he shares with us the untold story of this aborted
trial. Rare footage and the testimonies of international experts help us to decipher
the political issues of the era, and shed new light on what Russia...

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MY LIFE AS A DOUBLE BASS // 52' - 2016

« Forgive me if I am a bit of a show-off but I deserve it. I am 140 years old and have a successful musical career behind me. I was born in 1880 in Mirecourt, the birthplace of French stringed instrument making. And then ? Well, follow me along the roads of France and enjoy the trip that my double bass player and I are making to reconstruct my story. This trip passes through Marseille where I played in an orchestra conducted by renowned composers of that time, such as Strauss and Saint-Saëns,...

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AGAINST THE WALL (PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS) // 52' - 2016

Caught between the Israeli occupation and the threat of radical Islamism, the Christians of Palestine are being driven into exile and their number is inexorably declining, even though their presence in the Holy Land goes back 2000 years. Faced with the apparent indifference of the West who has abandoned them to their fate, today they are left helpless and in every sense of the word, against the Wall.

There have been many reports, documentary and fiction films about Palestine with...

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WW1 AND GRAPHIC NOVELS : WHERE POPPIES GROW // 52' - 2016

Where do the soul-searching images of the First World War come from? Not merely telling the war, but seeing it, showing it in flesh and blood: this is what graphic novels offer us today. Exploring archives and history, the authors in this program converse with the depth of Time. They make First World War live again in our imagination: their drawings are more than strokes. These major artists have made the War the main subject of their graphic tales. We share with them a fascinating task:...

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EYSSES, AN EPIC TALE OF RESISTANCE // 52' - 2015

October 1943. The Vichy government intensified its fight against the Résistance. The Eysses prison in the Lot-et-Garonne was selected to gather together all the resistance fighters arrested and sentenced by the Special Courts. Within days, 1200 prisoners had arrived at the centre.
Far from weakening or dividing them, internment united them beyond their political persuasions and their social origins and reinforced their willingness to resume the fight. They set up a provisional republic...

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LIFE STORIES // 52' - 2015

One was deported for being a Jew, the other for being a Resistant, the third for being both... Three women who experienced the hell of the extermination camps describe their descent into the unspeakable...

Gisèle Guillemot, from Normandy, was involved in sabotaging German military trains. All of her male comrades were shot. As a woman, her death sentence was commuted to transportation to Ravensrück then Mauthausen.

Eva Tichauer, a Jew from Berlin, took refuge in...

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THE PURSUIT OF ENDURANCE, ON THE SHOULDERS OF SHACKLETON // 52' - 2015

100 years after the epic Endurance expedition, eight adventurers set off in the footsteps of the explorer Ernest Shackleton, the hero of one of the greatest survival stories of Antarctic exploration.
Their goal: to relive part of the 1914 saga, but also to make a personal journey of over 800 miles between Elephant Island and the South Georgia Islands, by boat, ski and pulka.
Their goal is also to collect information and oceanographic and scientific data that will advance current...

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THE OTHER BONAPARTE // 52' - 2015

If ever a Bonaparte counted apart from his brother Napoleon, it was Joseph.
In turns King of Naples, King of Spain and a member of the American bourgeoisie, he helped re-establish friendly relations and trade ties with the US.
During his stay in Point Breeze between 1815 and 1832, Joseph restored the Bonaparte image and became an influential man through his eloquence, culture, and the secrets that he kept.
This documentary portrays a man with two faces, European and...

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WELCOME TO ANGKAR // 52' - 2015

This documentary film tells the saga of Thell, a 28-year-old Cambodian, snatched from her home by the Khmer Rouge, and a survivor of the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979).

The director uses the camera and a pencil to redraw these fragments of history, resurrecting them to recount the horrors endured and to fly the flag of freedom.

How does one survive a genocide that claims the lives of nearly 1.7 million men, women and children? What has driven her to talk about it...

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THE DEVIL’S CHILD // 52' - 2015

December 1989. The Ceausescu regime collapses. The world discovers the horrible extent of this dictatorship, especially images showing hundreds of thousands of children confined and abused in orphanages. Marion is one of these orphans, a devil’s child, as she calls herself. A French couple adopted her when she was 6 years old. Today, at the age of 37, she has just given birth to her first child; this event brings her back to her own past, when she was abandoned the day she was born.

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RISING FROM THE RUINS // 52' - 2014

Civilian suffering and shortages didn’t stop as through by magic with the end of the war in 1945: the reconstruction process took many years to complete.
In Caen, one of the cities worst affected by bombing, wartime and post-war children look back on a time of hardship, but also of hope and solidarity.

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NAPOLEON, THE DEVIL AND HIS TRAITORS // 52' - 2014

This film follows step by step dramatic days from January to April 1814: 4 critical months in the history of Europe and France, packed with great and small events, politics, war, death and betrayal.
The story of “la Campagne de France” explains Napoleon’s fall: a military defeat despite many victories, the moral fall of a man who tried to die in battle and then by poison, before going into exile on Elba after a total and unconditional abdication.
A reflection on the fragility of...

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ALBERT II OF BELGIUM, 80 YEARS: HIS STORY FOR HISTORY // 80' + 65' - 2014

His Majesty King Albert II and his wife Queen Paola reflect upon their lives in a frank and rare interview. Personal memories, encounters and daily pleasures, but also events that have marked Belgium, such as the abortion law, the Dutroux case and the “541 day” political crisis.
Exceptional lives, studded with achievements and obstacles, crowned by a 20-year reign remarkable for its humanity and simplicity. A rich document and an exclusive interview that’s destined to go down in...

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HOLODOMOR, THE FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE // 90’ + 52’ - 2014

In 32-33, in whole world indifference, the Staline's USSR plans an artificial starvation, called "Holodomor" which claims 6 millions victims.
Through survivors' narrations and french and ukrainian personalities' interviews, the film testifies to the means used by USSR in order to starve ukrainian farming community and to Staline's reasons to eradicate ukrainian nationalism. It shows how Staline succeeds in removing any physical and human trace of this genocide, the first committed in...

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THE HILL OF CROSSES, THE SPIRIT OF A PEOPLE // 52’ - 2013

In the heart of Lithuania stands an astonishing hill completely covered with crosses.
Since its origin, dating back to the 19th century, the hill has been a symbol of the Lithuanian people's resistance in the presence of their oppressors. Facing attacks from various sides, Lithuania put up a spiritual resistance.
Indeed, in that country, faith is an act of resistance and the Hill of Crosses, standing as Lithuania's living memory, is to today's world a reminder of the great...

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THE PEOPLE’S VOICE – POUVANAA TE METUA // 52' & 90' - 2012

In the late 1940s, Pouvanaa a Oopa, the first Tahitien to be elected to the French Chamber of Deputies, was also the charismatic leader of the main local political party. He strongly opposed French colonial rule and became an obstacle to the installation of a nuclear test centre in the Tuamoto Atchipelago. The victim of a frame-up, he was imprisoned and sentenced to 15 years in exile.
60 years later, in 2014, hope of repatriation finally came with a request from the French government...

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MY LIFE WITH DE GAULLE // 52' - 2011

For 10 years, Admiral Flohic was advisor and aide-de-camp to General de Gaulle, then president of the French Republic.
A privileged observer, he shares some of the historical events he witnessed, including the reception of Adenauer and Kennedy, "Free Quebec", the surprise expedition to Baden-Baden in May 68, the General’s resignation after the 1969 referendum and the last trip to Ireland.
Memories in which personal anecdotes combine with great moments in history.

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WHEN THE WORLD CHANGES COURSE // 26 x 52' - 2010 - 2009

This documentary collection covers sixty years of history, from the Normandy landings on June 1944 to September 11, 2001 and including Hiroshima, the Korean War, decolonisation, the Arab-Israeli War, the Vietnam War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Kennedy, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King.

This chronological series focuses on the interweaving of historical facts, showing that events follow on from one another because they are linked.
With archive images, maps and testimonies,...

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THE SAVOIES, MEMORY OF A COUNTRY // 10x20' - 2010

Over the course of ten episodes, amateur films from the past, images and modern day accounts combine to evoke the pluralistic memory and complex history of a region. Ultra-modern factories nestled in the hollows of valleys, popular imagery and folklore, memories of roped climbing parties, emigrants and immigrants, jewels of Baroque art, portraits of farmers, memories of the Resistance and even a detour to Nice... It’s through this mosaic of subjects, this human, social, historical and...

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HOMO ORCUS // 52' - 2010

May 2010 : the discovery by German and French palaeontologists of a new hominid species. An investigation into the existence of this “intra-terrestrial” plunges us into a profusion of scientific, philosophical and moral questions.
The beginning of 2010 was full of surprises for those interested in Man’s origins.
The discovery of Denisova man and the revelation of interbreeding between Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals by researchers at the Max Planck University are decisive...

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THIS STRANGER THAT I LOVE // 52' - 2010

Throughout the Algerian War, for many months, young women wrote to young soldiers they didn't know. We use to call them the god mothers.
50 years later, they tell us their story : over the course of letters, feelings have evolved. A lot of them still ignored that, a word after an other, they were writing their own history, establishing links, in the middle of a war, with the one who will become the man of their lives.

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GOING WITH THE SEASONS // 53' - 2009

In the 1950s, foreseeing the permanent disappearance of an agricultural tradition that had been maintained for centuries by generations of farmers, a filmmaker captured the last vestiges of a dying lifestyle in a rural village in Normandy.
60 years later, the senior citizens of the same village look back and share their memories... Authentic and delightful accounts of a time they are the last to have lived...

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LIBERATION, HOPE AND ILLUSIONS // 52' - 2008

An other look on May 68 and the following years.

Analyzing what was the first version of the French newspaper « Liberation » during the 70’s, from 1973 to 1981, the film tells the story of a generation which took seriously the 1968 ideas and intended to put them in practice.
We discover how the newspaper was carrying inventions and craziness, inspiration’s moments, and excess sometimes astonishing. The film will also show how a newspaper team, just like a whole generation,...

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AIME CESAIRE, A FUNDAMENTAL NEGRO // 52' - 2007

We know Aimé Césaire in Africa and in Caribbean such as the man who invented the « Negritude ». The aim is to start a new era in history, which will be truly the one of human beings, going over servitude and slavery.
We know Césaire in literary history as a companion of the surrealist revolution: André Breton didn’t call him with admiration the « Fundamental Negro » ?
And also in Martinique, everybody knows the big “small man” : he stayed next to his people to improve day after...

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STORIES OF HAPPY MEMORIES // 10x20' - 2006

The savoyard’s departments have now a bank of more than 4000 regional movies of amateur and professional film makers. This documentary series allows us to feel the amateur nature of the film makers but it’s also a unique tool preserving the collective memory: each documentary is the portrait of a period and its people. Hundred hours of films made between 1940 and 1970, in which the film makers bring us back to the 40s, in this rural region, sharing with us the field’s works, the villages’...

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THE WEHRMACHT DESERTERS // 52' - 2003

Under Hitler’s rule, 30,000 soldiers from the German army, the Wehrmacht, were condemned to death as objectors or deserters. 20,000 were executed. Those who were pardoned were sent to “punishment battalions” on the Eastern Front. 4,000 returned from the war.

Today, fewer than 300 former deserters still live in Germany.

This film tells the story of several of these men during and especially after the war, when, in West German society, they were stigmatised by a...

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SOLUTIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD (SHAMENGO) // 180 X 2' - 2017 - 2011

This collection is dedicated to the world’s most innovative and outstanding social, societal and green entrepreneurs : They create with a conscience, care for mind and body, preserve the environment and take action to help others ! These ordinary people, met on the 5 continents, relate their extraordinary stories and inventions with passion and conviction !

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THE CEP: A WONDERFUL APPARITION // 52' - 2017

Eric, an erudite and spiritual editor from Bordeaux, takes us on a journey to discover the cep mushroom. He introduces us to Jacques Guiberteau from INRA, Europe’s top agricultural research institute, responsible for some highly unlikely attempts at its domestication; meets mushroom pickers from the Basque Country and Creuse to reveal the social and economic implications of this autumnal treasure; visits the Villefranche cep market in the Dordogne and the Italian forests in which ceps are worth...

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CAP-FERRET: A CORNER OF PARADISE // 52' - 2017

Cap-Ferret: a piece of land at the end of the world, a peninsula 25 km long, only accessible by one road.
And in the middle, "Chez Hortense": an eternal, un-missable, timeless restaurant.
From the hustle and bustle of summer to the deserted, savage winter, a poetic human journey that takes a fresh look at this popular destination.
With the participation of Matthieu Chedid, Pascal Obispo and Guillaume Canet.

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TUPPERWARE, PUTTING THE SEAL ON FEMINISM // 52' - 2017

How did a small box from the United States start an unprecedented household revolution and play an unexpected role in the emancipation of women from Orlando, Florida to Tours, France?

Going beyond the product itself, the story of Tupperware is, without doubt, also that of feminism!
75 years after its invention, this is the heart-warming tale of the innovative plastic box that became a totem for the modern, active, emancipated woman.
A look back at a nutritional and...

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AGAINST THE WALL (PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS) // 52' - 2016

Caught between the Israeli occupation and the threat of radical Islamism, the Christians of Palestine are being driven into exile and their number is inexorably declining, even though their presence in the Holy Land goes back 2000 years. Faced with the apparent indifference of the West who has abandoned them to their fate, today they are left helpless and in every sense of the word, against the Wall.

There have been many reports, documentary and fiction films about Palestine with...

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HOW I BECAME INVISIBLE // 52' - 2016

Camera, tracking, data, homeland security, NSA… Can we really get over the technological control? How to become invisible in 2016 ?
Listened, watched, tracked, Alexandra Ranz travels the world searching for new techniques to get rid of private life intrusion, to erase her personal data from the internet and get a total freedom again.This documentary gives you the keys of internet surveillance...

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60 DAYS OF SHARING ECONOMY // 70' - 2016

Could you live only by using new social economy methods?
Eugenie, a young actress, decided to accept this challenge : to live exclusively thanks to sharing economy.
For three months, with no income, just her possessions and abilities, she will have to work, think, eat, move, live through sharing economy.
This immersion is an opportunity to meet the influencers and key persons who make the new world of the social economy. Between exchanging and sharing, hipsters and...

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ADAPTIVE CHAMPIONS // 52' - 2016

Top-level sportsmen Sebastian, Rodriguez, Richard, Lionel and Pascal are different from other athletes: they suffer from mental disabilities, some obvious, others not. They all have one thing in common: they are proud to wear the colours of the French team and to play adaptive sports, reserved for the intellectually impaired.

Their goal: to qualify for the Rio Paralympics in 2016 and win a medal for France.

This documentary follows the preparations and quest for...

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WHATEVER THE COST // 23 X 26' - 2015 - 2013

This magazine series offers a fresh look at the economy, both at home and throughout the world. From the senior generation to "homemade" businesses via counterfeiting and the success of essential oils, these programmes take a close look at consumer habits, sociological phenomena and economic fallout.
Also available in a non-hosted version.

- Chin! Chin!
- It’s cooked next door
- Bharati: a Belgian-Indian wedding
- Palm oil: the truth!
- New...

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REPORTERS // 8 X 26' - 2015

Each week, the "Reporters" team chooses a hot societal or news topic and examines it in a factual, clear and complete way in total immersion!
Immersion means living for a week with people who will share their joys, their sorrows and their daily lives. It’s a very different angle from which to discover some surprising life stories, unusual professions and unexpected environments.
- Breaking and entering
- Molenbeek: an investigation without means
- Life after a...

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POST MORTEM AND OTHER SMALL HASSLES // 52' - 2015

Family company 'Vita', implanted in the suburbs of Lyon, is specialized in cleaning up places where were found dead bodies, filthy apartments and other pests. Christophe Mercier, head manager, decided a few years ago to develop a specific human remains cleaning protocol. His team faces sickening mells, human rubbishes and lives with death. A documentary about dealing with death in the Western culture.

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CITIZENS’ CURRENCY // 52' - 2015

Creating money isn’t a privilege purely reserved to state banks.
Since 2010, local currencies have been launched all over France. Issued by the citizens themselves, their role is to restore, on their territory, the humanity and meaning that conventional money no longer has in their eyes, while re-establishing social ties, promoting regional cultures, boosting the economy and local and sustainable development.

This documentary deciphers a growing phenomenon, meeting the...

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A CRAZY HOPE // 52' - 2015

This crazy dream belongs to a man who almost lost his mind, and who, having recovered from his own illness, has devoted himself to helping the poorest of Africa’s sick: the insane.

In the big cities of Africa, the mentally ill can be seen wandering the streets, yelling and shouting, often completely naked and feeding here and there on waste. In the countryside, their helpless families respond by chaining them to trees, so that they cannot leave, hurt anyone or disappear.

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ANOTHER TRUE STORY // 52' - 2014

The movie follows the unbelievable odyssey of two childhood friends, Daniel and Bernard, who are travelling through Europe by tractor. The challenge these two pensioners set for themselves: departing from the Jura mountains and reach Greece through Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, and Albania. The final destination of this 20 km/h ride is the city of Olympia. The goal is to donate the tractor to a greek charity dedicated to help farmers’ widows.

Together, the two...

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THE CHOIR'S LADIES // 52' - 2014

“The Choir's ladies” is a documentary movie about a choir of third age ladies in Maisons-Alfort, a small town near Paris. Once a week, Lucette, Marie-Françoise, Liliane, Suzanne and the other ones meet up to sing around a piano at “Les Juilliottes’Choir”.
Through these four main characters we discover that beyond the mothers, grandmothers, widow, healthy or ill bodies, they are women, with very different personalities.
The choir sessions are very recreational while we discover,...

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CATHOLICS, THE NEW GENERATION // 52' - 2014

Since the “Manif Pour Tous” against the opening of marriage to same sex couples, a new militant wind is blowing amongst Catholics.
France, the country of secularism, has often mistreated them. But now, with Taubira’s “marriage for everyone” bill, they are waking up and revealing themselves.
They are between 20 and 27 years old. They are polite, well dressed and in higher education. Uninhibited and sharing none of their parents’ reserve, they have decided to affirm their faith and...

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THE DECENTERED // 52' - 2014

Welcome to right next door, on the outskirts of every city in France! Welcome to the business park!
Thousands of people work every day in these apparently purposeless, discredited places that we pass by without stopping.
Malika, Yoann, Nathalie, Steven…
This documentary invites us to stop and observe, through immersive tableaux and chance encounters, this world that is also ours, and which simply reflects our society.

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THE OKINAWAY OF LIFE // 52' - 2013

Throughout the eyes of very singular characters, this documentary takes you on a wonderful journey in the heart of a legendary civilization that owns the world longevity record in good health.
The archipelago of Okinawa, located in the Pacific Ocean at the very south of Japan sees its population with almost no diseases.
What are the secrets of Okinawa’s inhabitants ? How can we live longer, happy and in good health ?

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GUILLAUME IN WONDERLAND // 52' - 2013

Some stories begin well, but this one begins with a kidnapping: the abduction of Guillaume from a care home for paralysed people in France. Guillaume was born with a motor disability. In 2013 he’ll be 50. To celebrate his birthday, his sister Dorothée has decided to kidnap him in order to give him a wonderful surprise.
Accompanied by Dorothée, his other sister Charlotte and his mother Denise, Guillaume is taking to the road in a van for a long, beautiful trip to an unknown destination; a...

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MY BRALESS LIFE // 90' - 2013

Having read an article on the damaging effects of bras, Virginie decided to leave this vital part of her life in her underwear drawer! The result was an adventure richer in action, encounters and comical situations than she could ever have imagined!
90 minutes in which the viewer follows Virginie and shares her enthusiasm for discovering what wearing a bra is really about. Through interviews with a doctor, sculptor, feminist and sportswoman, the braless director hopes to find an answer...

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WE TOLD OURSELVES... 30 YEARS AGO // 52' - 2012

Six friends, aged between 14 and 16, who we meet for the first time in this previously unseen film from 1981 as they raise hell in their run down housing estate in Saint-Laurent du Var in the Alpes Maritimes. Their lives are hard, but their heads are full of dreams.
Where are they 30 years later? How has the area changed? What’s become of their dreams? This documentary takes us on a trip to the heart of the troubled suburb in which Patricia, Luc, Jean-Louis and Mounir grew up.

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THE JUDGE’S CHILDREN // 52' - 2012

Catherine de la Hougue is an atypical rural judge with a particular interest in prevention. The juvenile court in Coutances, Normandy, opens its doors to us as we focus on three cases in which children are either at risk or charged of misdemeanours. What will the judge decide? What will become of those involved? Two young people brought before Catherine de la Hougue share their stories.
A glimpse into the world of juvenile justice in the company of the men and women who step in to give...

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VERTIGO // 52' - 2012

Vertiges is the story of a young man who refuses to be knocked off course, whatever obstacles are placed in his way. Christophe is 25 years old and should be dead. He suffers from a rare genetic disease, Fanconi’s anaemia, which dramatically reduces the life expectancy of its victims. But Christophe has no respect for time. Indeed, he thumbs his nose at it!
And if Christophe can’t move mountains, he climbs them instead!
Dubbed the “creature of the cliff face” by his fellow...

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HANDBAGS: THE WINDOW TO A WOMAN’S SOUL // 52' - 2012

Alone in front of the camera, women of all ages… open their handbags and their hearts to us! Confronted with themselves in an uncluttered space, this “off-loading” soon passes from the literal to the figurative.
“It’s not polite to look through a woman’s handbag”… Apart from house keys and money, their contents can include a startlingly eclectic selection of objects, including diaries, notebooks filled with confidential jottings, and apparently useless but nonetheless valued...

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EVERYONE’S A COACH! // 52' - 2012

Tell me who your coach is and I’ll tell you who you are. Go onto the Internet and, in one click, our every desire can be satisfied. And when it comes to the marketing strategies employed to draw us in, imagination knows no bounds. Whether we’re looking for a one-off answer to a problem or a long-term programme, we’ve become avid consumers of coaching. But at what price? Although on paper everything looks rosy, promising, and oh so soothing, the bill can be surprisingly steep…

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ADAPTED // 52' - 2012

A basketball court, athletes, trainers…
A team… but not just any team. The team that the film intends to follow over a period of six months is a very special one indeed. You wouldn’t know it at first glance, but Othemane, Grégory, Badou, Lionel and the others are mentally handicapped. All members of the French Federation of Adapted Sports, they are training together for the Global Games.
As the sporting and team adventure unfolds, the documentary questions the very identity of...

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FOR BETTER… FOR WORSE! // 52' - 2011

“For better…for worse!” provides us with an X-ray, in the form of an appraisal, of French society and its attitude towards gay marriage and same-sex parenting. A subject that, during this presidential election year, continues to spark lively public debate!

“For better…for worse!” stems from the 16 films made by Thierry Benamari and Antoine Capliez within the framework of the documentary series “My pink city”, produced by Kanari Films and aired on Pink TV.

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TOYONG // 52' - 2011

En-Jung a 29 year-old South Korean, is taking her PhD in French at a prestigious university in Seoul. On the surface, her life is similar to that of a student in Paris, London or New York: studies, cafés, shopping, pop music, online chatting, etc. But although Seoul is one of the most modern capitals in the world, its social rules are amongst the most rigid, built on conservative Confucian morals that have barely changed for the last 400 years.

En-Jung has a boyfriend. It’s a...

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(JOHNNY) THE BLUE-COLLAR SINGER // 52' - 2011

In a campsite by the sea, in a village hall, in the local shopping mall, the crowds flock to see Johnny Rock, the double of Johnny Hallyday.

Because he’s like them, because he understands them, because he’s accessible, because he is, quite simply, a worker like them, Denis Le Men, alias Johnny Rock, is a star amongst the working class.

For the last 25 years, this blue-collar Johnny Hallyday, has been travelling the roads of France, to give his audience, those who...

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BE A SUPERHERO... FOR REAL ! // 52' - 2011

In the US some people have decided to rise to the preposterous challenge of achieving fulfilment by becoming a new kind of real superhero, taking action which while not saving the world, helps to improve their immediate environment. Rallying together in groups and associations, some of which have received State recognition and tax exemption, these people have decided to work for the cause of good and for justice. Their look, name and sometimes even their speech may raise a smile, but they...

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UNDISCOVERED PIGALLE // 52' - 2011

The aim of “Undiscovered Pigalle” is to question our prejudices, to break down the barriers of our assumptions, to scratch the surface…
Pigalle, its inhabitants, its regulars, its tourists, its lights… its joys and sorrows.
The aim of this film is to always go that bit further, to go behind the scenes. Not content to stop at what I’m shown in Pigalle, it is curious, sometimes cheeky…
I love the things that people don’t usually look at. This documentary allows the viewer to...

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THE FIRST TIME // 52' - 2011

Losing or giving your virginity - like the glass that’s half full or half empty, it’s all in the point of view.
While specialists agree that your first sexual experience is impossible to forget, whether it went “well” or “badly”, sex seems to have become commonplace in our society.
But maybe not as much as we imagine.
At least, that’s the message being given by the many couples who prefer to wait before giving themselves to each other or even living together for the first...

Society
MY PINK CITY // 16x26' - 2010-2011

My Pink City is a documentary series that makes the small provincial towns come out of the closet.
This is an invitation to a journey on the French roads, to meet men and women, witnesses or actors in the French gay life, in any sexual orientation.

10 episodes, 10 provincial towns. Sometimes as a naïve visitor, sometimes as an experienced guide, Thierry Benamari will meet those who live homosexuality in their every day life, far from the Parisian model. He will bring us to...

Society
MY LIFE EXPOSED ON THE INTERNET // 52' - 2010

Internet, a tool for communication and exchange… which can come back into our lives like a boomerang! Irrespective of age, more and more Internet users are playing at, “Do you want to be my friend?” and “My friends friends are my friends”. Illustrated with photos and personal stories, our lives, loves and states of mind are posted and written down for everyone to see… forever. Employers and headhunters have been quick to see the benefit in collecting as much personal information as possible in...

Society
ALL GIRLS TOGETHER // 52' - 2010

My name is Jeanne. I’m 32. I’m a journalist.
When I was little I thought I’d be a daddy.
Today I’m Mummy 2.
What does that mean? It’s simple: I had a baby with a woman.
What does it mean to be a lesbian today?
I don’t think there’s one precise answer to that.
What I can say, on the other hand, is that it changed my life.
I had to overcome a great many obstacles. But I had a lot of support. Not everyone’s that lucky.

Society
SEXUALITY : TEENAGERS IN DANGER // 52' - 2010

Our teenagers have a new dangerous code that put them into danger : they like to adopt a risky behavior full of excess to valorize themselves, especially in sexuality.
Their sexuality is expressed often through the new technologies prism, internet and mobile phones, out of their parents’ control.
Who are the ones who cross the line of a transgressed sexuality in a context of over media coverage of the body image ?
What are the consequences on their relation to the others,...

Society
WELCOME TO BELGIUM // 25x52' ou 50x26' - 2010

« Welcome to Belgium » is a documentary series dedicated to funny, surprising, unusual stories from Belgium. Shot like the TV show « Streap Tease », this series is based on the Belgium TV channel RTL TVI daily reports. A TV host can also introduce the reports.

Episodes :
The tuning, The prime minister Michel Daerden, Profession: Miss Belgium, The catchers, Wallonia’s nudists, The Standard’s supporters, Young models, The French fries, Stuffed animals, The wizards’ school,...

Society
AN ACTRESS’S EYE: MIREILLE DARC // 61’, 52’, 28’ - 2009 - 2005

Famous actresses go behind the camera and direct one or several documentaries: they turn their eye on topics close to their hearts and express their feelings on the subject…


UNE VIE CLASSEE X (61’) – 2005 (An X-rated Life)
The well-known and highly respected actress Mireille Darc meets nine X-rated movie actresses, in order to find out why, at such a young age, they’ve taken the risk of entering a world that’s not only rather special, but difficult to get out of....

Society
ARENA MEXICO // 52' - 2009

Portraits of informal workers in Mexico City. They comme and use ingenious ways and fantasy to sell their wares or services. We follow his day to day life, as if they entered a big arena of Lucha Libre, ready for combat. Their strategies to survive, their unique way of entering the scene and their daily struggle to gain a spot in public scene are revealed like a tragicomedy. They are the lively and continuous image of this peculiar economic and social system.

Society
NOW THAT I'M FREE // 52' - 2009

Get out of jail and be free at last !
A relief yes, but most of all a distress.
Around Nantes, in order to prepare their reinsertion, prisoners near the end of their sentence are welcome by families during their out of jail permissions. Families like others, who took the decision to open their door to prisoners. A unique initiative in France launched and coordinated by the association “l’Etape”.
Here are the stories of Bernard, Michel and Albert, about their...

Society
ANGEL // 52' - 2009

Angel, 36 year old Ecuadorian transvestite who prostitutes himself in Paris, after living five years in France finally obtained his residence permit. For the Christmas holidays, he can go back home in Ecuador to see his family.
The film presents this two months trip: a deep immersion in a complex universe hardly accessible.
Showing us the dynamic of immigrants sending money to their family, ANGEL is a movie about the pressure of homophobia in Latin America. Taking place in a poor...

Food & Lifestyle
THE PLANTS THAT HEAL US // 30' - 2015

According to the WHO, 75% of French people have used natural medicine at least once. Faced with the adverse effects of conventional medicines, the French are looking for other ways to heal themselves, and herbal medicine is gaining in popularity. These plants are found in all forms: teas, tinctures, essential oils, and very often in our pharmacies. Amongst those who have turned to alternative medicine, we follow some dedicated professionals who have chosen to treat themselves with plants.

Food & Lifestyle
A LIFE IN A BOX // 30' - 2015

Every year, more than 3 million French people move house. And each time, it's the same concern: putting one’s whole life in boxes, then entrusting them to the more or less gentle hands of movers or friends, then changing one’s environment, getting used to a new address, forming new habits... According to a recent study, moving house is the third greatest source of stress in France after bereavement and divorce! Whatever one’s age, the process is the same, full of doubts and excitement.

Food & Lifestyle
THE CHINESE, WILD ABOUT PROVENCE // 30' - 2015

Over the last few years, Valensole, a small village in the Alpes de Haute Provence, has been experiencing a new phenomenon. Every summer, thousands of Chinese tourists visit the village, the lavender fields and the region’s chateaux, and delight in the local traditions. Although Paris is long accustomed to the admiration of Chinese visitors, here the locals, shopkeepers, restaurateurs are experiencing the excitement of these tourists from afar for the first time. This revolution in Provence is...

Food & Lifestyle
SPIRIT OF THE TIMES // 6 X 30' - 2015

From daily life to social phenomena, this series of magazine covers surprising or topical subjects from the latest gastronomic trends, the stress of moving, to the arrival of new kinds of tourists or herbal medicine…


THE CHINESE, WILD ABOUT PROVENCE (Réalisation : Julie Thierry)
Over the last few years, Valensole, a small village in the Alpes de Haute Provence, has been experiencing a new phenomenon. Every summer, thousands of Chinese tourists visit the village,...

Food & Lifestyle
THE FRUIT HUNTERS // 30' - 2015

Finger Lime, cherimoya, pacaye, sudachi ... Most of us have never heard of these fruits with their bewitching names. However, they arouse genuine passion within a small and enlightened circle of adventurers, greengrocers, detectives, chefs and authors. Some devote their lives to searching the jungle in search of rare species. Others are struggling to save an endangered heritage. These fruit hunters want only one thing: to create their Garden of Eden and quench their thirst for exotic novelties.

Food & Lifestyle
REVENGE OF THE CHARCUTIERS // 30' - 2015

The time has come for butchers to take their revenge. Gone is the old-fashioned image of the artisan in his stained apron. Today, some of them are turning pork into a noble product, taking pride of place on the table at fancy dinners. Thanks to the success of locally made produce, the profession now honours its stars and is inspiring a new generation. We meet three enthusiasts who worship fine produce and have turned their skill into an art form.

Food & Lifestyle
LIKE A TASTE OF ITALY // 30' - 2015

Italians who love their country and its cuisine, they have decided to share its riches with the French. Marco, a chef, champions Italian desserts. Alessandra titillates the taste buds of gourmets with his “Made in Italy” tasting workshops. While Sara, Francesca and Savatore produce Mozzarella with cows’ milk.... from Normandy

Food & Lifestyle
THE COCOA BEAN HUNTERS // 59' - 2013

Good chocolate is above all good cocoa beans. In South America, Africa and Asia, a handful of adventurous chocolate makers go on the hunt for unique tasting beans, perfumed with citrus, tangerine, lime and licorice ...
Stéphane Bonnat tries to find a new variety in Brazil... François Pralus has planted 18,000 cacao trees on the island of Nosy Be in Madagascar... Samuel and Vincent gave up everything to make cocoa and chocolate in Vietnam... we also meet Marie Repoux, chocolate taster,...

Food & Lifestyle
THE TAKE AWAY CHEFS // 8 x 5' - 2012

Taken out of their kitchens, deprived of their utensils, plunged into another context, 8 top international chefs give free reign to their invention using everyday ingredients and tools.

- Marc Veyrat et Yoann Conte (La maison de Marc Veyrat in Annecy)
- Emmanuel Renaut (Flocons de sel in Megêve)
- Ben Shewry (Attica in Melbourne)
- Christian Puglisi (Relae in Copenhague)
- Blaine Wetzel (Willow Inn in Lummi Island)
- Bertrand Grebaut (Septime...

Food & Lifestyle
MYLIFESTYLE // 180 X 6' - 2012

MyLifeStyle is a series of reports on food, shopping and the home: New trends, recipes, tips and investigations into food, decor, beauty and leisure… sixty super-smart topics on the theme of Lifestyle.

Cromesquis, the new stars of French cooking/ You’ll be amazed by “Petits Suisse”/ Tuck in to liver! / Raclette machines, smoothing irons, planchas: they use them to cook everything / The marine delicatessen / The best chocolate cakes in Europe / Granny’s furniture makes a...

Food & Lifestyle
FOOD ARTISANS AND CHEFS // 52' , 110' , 6x10' - 2010

The greatest French Michelin-starred chefs pay homage to their local food producers and reveal the secrets of their cuisine. In this journey to the five corners of France, each chef shows us his region, its most beautiful sights and the women and men (fishermen, breeders, market gardeners, cheese makers, bakers…) who provide him with outstanding produce. With French cuisine recently added to the Intangible World Heritage list, this film pays homage to the people who are helping to maintain its...

Food & Lifestyle
LA BARAQUE, SES FRITES // 50' - 2010

Visit any village, burg or town in Northern France, the Netherlands or Belgium and you’ll find a “baraque à frites” - a chip, or French fry shop.
We reveal a nonconformist, theatrical, warm and welcoming world through an eclectic panorama of these legendary establishments.
Chip shops are primarily about chips. But before you can have chips, you have to have potatoes.
In the Flanders region, we’ll hear from a historian, the guide from the “Frietmuseum” and “theoretician”...

Food & Lifestyle
SAVOURY PARIS // 52' - 2010

They are coming from the 5 continents. They share the same passion: cooking. They all have decided to move to Paris, the world capital of gastronomy. Their aim is not to learn how to cook in a French way but to represent their own cuisine, their homeland’s one. Beyond their talents of chef, they all have their own story that brought them to Paris some day, to work there, to share cooking techniques, to get inspired by the French cuisine known as the best one in the world. Polynesian gastronomy,...

Food & Lifestyle
THAT'S LIFE ! // 9 x 52' - 2009-2010

That’s life is a collection of life style documentaries : from the family life to the wellness sector, this series deals with the everyday life small problems to bigger situations :

- What do the sleep tell us
- To stay young whatever the price is
- Mom at 40
- How to live with a teenager?
-The spas’ development
- Retired people very active
- Divorce, what is next ?
- How to manage my stress
- Love : short or long term...

Food & Lifestyle
1000 SECONDS // 82 x 26’ - 2006 - 2009

In one thousand seconds, our chef, Yves Mattagne, assisted by Sandrine Dans or Agathe Lecaron, will concoct us a menu that’s refined, although easy to make and suitable for every budget.

Science & technology, medecine
GALILEO, THE FORGER AND THE EXPERT: INVESTIGATING A MASTERPIECE OF COUNTERFEITING // 52' - 2018 - in production

In 2005, an Italian, Massimo De Caro, succeeded in deceiving the rare-book world by offering for sale a remarkable copy of "Siderius Nuncius" signed by Galileo himself, dating from 1610 and containing four watercolours of the moon painted by the astronomer. The "Sidereus Nuncius" or "Starry Messenger" is certainly Gallileo’s most important work and a scientific revolution for the time.
Experts around the world were unanimous in authenticating the book and there was talk of it selling for...

Science & technology, medecine
THE CEP: A WONDERFUL APPARITION // 52' - 2017

Eric, an erudite and spiritual editor from Bordeaux, takes us on a journey to discover the cep mushroom. He introduces us to Jacques Guiberteau from INRA, Europe’s top agricultural research institute, responsible for some highly unlikely attempts at its domestication; meets mushroom pickers from the Basque Country and Creuse to reveal the social and economic implications of this autumnal treasure; visits the Villefranche cep market in the Dordogne and the Italian forests in which ceps are worth...

Science & technology, medecine
HOW I BECAME INVISIBLE // 52' - 2016

Camera, tracking, data, homeland security, NSA… Can we really get over the technological control? How to become invisible in 2016 ?
Listened, watched, tracked, Alexandra Ranz travels the world searching for new techniques to get rid of private life intrusion, to erase her personal data from the internet and get a total freedom again.This documentary gives you the keys of internet surveillance...

Science & technology, medecine
IT'S ALL CLEAR NOW! (TOUT S'EXPLIQUE) // 320 x 5’ - 33 x 26’ - 2015 - 2007

“Tout s’explique” is a magazine programme making science accessible to the general public, broadcast at peak time on the largest private television channel in Belgium, RTL TVI. Every week, viewers learn the secrets behind a phenomenon or take a look behind the scenes of an industry or an invention.
Themes: How is chocolate made? How do time zones work? How can you combat stress? Journey to the centre of the earth…
Subjects lasting from 3 - 7 minutes. Also available in 26’ format.

Science & technology, medecine
THE PURSUIT OF ENDURANCE, ON THE SHOULDERS OF SHACKLETON // 52' - 2015

100 years after the epic Endurance expedition, eight adventurers set off in the footsteps of the explorer Ernest Shackleton, the hero of one of the greatest survival stories of Antarctic exploration.
Their goal: to relive part of the 1914 saga, but also to make a personal journey of over 800 miles between Elephant Island and the South Georgia Islands, by boat, ski and pulka.
Their goal is also to collect information and oceanographic and scientific data that will advance current...

Science & technology, medecine
A BORDER IN THE JUNGLE // 52' - 2015

The border between French Guiana and Brazil has always been vague and poorly defined. The current maps are old and unreliable, because the region known as the "Tumuk Humuk Mountains", at the tri-point between Surinam, Brazil and French Guiana, is difficult to access.
A demarcation line was officially established in the 1950s during missions coordinated by the National Geographic Institute (IGN).
In 2015, François-Michel Letourneau, Director of Research at the National Centre for...

Science & technology, medecine
NYIRAGONGO, JOURNEYS TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH // 52' - 2015

Situated in Democratic Republic of Congo, at the border of Rwanda, the volcano Nyiragongo is considered to be the most active in Africa. Its permanent lake of lava is the biggest of the planet. This volcanic phenomenon, rare and unknown, has been revealed to the public by Haroun Tazieff in 1958 in its movie “Devils’ Rendez-Vous”.
Its devastating eruptions threaten the 1 million inhabitants of the city of Goma, which is located at its bottom. The most important was in 1977. The most...

Science & technology, medecine
FLUID MOODS… BEING BIPOLAR // 52' - 2014

Bipolarity is a serious psychiatric disorder that affects 1% of the population. Many preconceived ideas are deeply rooted such as being a “fun” disease. 20% of bipolar subjects commit suicide; their life expectancy is 20 years inferior to a lambda subject. Not so fun!
Never voyeuristic, the viewer plunges into a bipolar couple’s psychiatric portrait, accompanied by experts’ explanations (psychiatrists, geneticists…).
Today, the couple would love to have a child. But bipolar...

Science & technology, medecine
THE OCEAN OGRE OR THE EROSION OF THE ATLANTIC COAST // 52' - 2014

Driven by stronger and more frequent storms, the Atlantic coast is inexorably retreating while the Aquitaine coastline loses ground each year. Between global warming and occasionally invasive urbanization, man has no choice but to reinvent his relationship to the ocean. Those who have chosen to live on the Aquitaine coast tell us in their own words about the difficulties they are experiencing. Associations, scientists and MPs are leading the fight and imagining a different future, sometimes...

Science & technology, medecine
THE OKINAWAY OF LIFE // 52' - 2013

Throughout the eyes of very singular characters, this documentary takes you on a wonderful journey in the heart of a legendary civilization that owns the world longevity record in good health.
The archipelago of Okinawa, located in the Pacific Ocean at the very south of Japan sees its population with almost no diseases.
What are the secrets of Okinawa’s inhabitants ? How can we live longer, happy and in good health ?

Science & technology, medecine
STARS AND MEN // 47' - 2009

On the occasion of the World Year of Astronomy in 2009, this documentary offers to enter the wings of one of the biggest European Services of Astrophysics (the SAp) and to discover, behind research, those who are in charge of it.
For one year, we follow the everyday life of persons who live the countdown of the launch of the Herschel satellite, the biggest space telescope to date, or who go to the famous APEX telescope to over 5000 meters altitude in Chile, for observations.

Cinema
MYTHICAL CINEMAS : MOVIE THEATRES MEMORIES // 6 x 52' - 2016-2015

The stories of six pioneers, six cinemas, and their audiences.
All over the world there are cinemas that fascinate us. Cinemas deeply impregnated with a heady scent of nostalgia, awakening indelible images within us that float in our collective memories.
Despite the fact that they are located at opposite ends of the earth, that their architecture varies dramatically and that they belong to different worlds, these cinemas have something in common: they all possess a projector, a...

Cinema
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.

Cinema
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.

Cinema
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...

Cinema
GASTON MÉLIÈS AND HIS WANDERING STAR FILM COMPANY // 60' - 2015

In 1912-1913, Gaston Méliès, the brother of Georges Méliès, embarked upon a ten-month cinematic journey, which took him from San Francisco to Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Java and Cambodia, ending up in Japan. He shot 64 films, including the first ever filmed not only in Tahiti, but also Angkor. He was also the first director to give real parts to Polynesians, Maoris, Aborigines and Cambodians. He died shortly afterwards, in 1915, and was soon forgotten. This film is a tribute to a...

Cinema
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'.

Cinema
EDGAR MORIN, CHRONICLE OF A GAZE // 81' - 2014

From Paris to Berlin, giving lessons or visiting museums, Edgar Morin speaks about the essential part cinema had in his intellectual fulfilment, from his childhood and the discovering of social and political French, German ou Sovietic movies, to the writing of his worldfamous essays « The Cinema or The Imaginary man » and « The Stars » in the 50's, and the directing of Chronicle of a summer in 1960 with Jean Rouch. The first time using of direct sound in this documentary was a revolution in...

Cinema
GASTON MÉLIÈS CINEMATIC VOYAGE TO TAHITI // 52' - 2014

In 1912-1913, Gaston Méliès, brother of the famous Georges, took a ten-month cinematic boat trip from San Francisco to Yokohama across the Pacific. During this transoceanic adventure he made 64 films. Some of them were the first ever shot in those countries and include the oldest filmed images of Polynesia and Tahiti, with views of Papeete, Papara and the surrounding area.
A hundred years later, we set off to retrace this extraordinary journey. An invitation to a voyage through time and...

Cinema
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,...

Cinema
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...

Cinema
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...

Cinema
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...

Cinema
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...

Cinema
JEAN-LUC GODARD, DISORDER EXPOSED // 64' - 2012

While visiting an imaginary set where are remaining the ruins of the exhibition Jean-Luc Godard made in 2006 in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, André S. Labarthe, long time friend of Godard, offers a new vision of his work. This documentary contains never seen footage of the exhibition, rare archives about Godard, clips from his films and from the films he made for french TV.

Cinema
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 !

Cinema
PIERRE SCHOENDOERFFER, THE SENTINEL OF MEMORY // 60' - 2011

This film is the first feature length documentary about French writer and filmmaker Pierre Schoendoerffer. In it, Pierre Schoendoerffer revisits his life and career, with a strong focus on the impact that his experience as a war cinematographer for the French army during the Indochina had on him. Some of his colleagues and partners such as famous French New Wave director of photography Raoul Coutard, whom he had met in Indochina, or actor-cum-director Jacques Perrin are interviewed too. This...

Cinema
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...

Cinema
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...

Cinema
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...

Cinema
CODE NAME MELVILLE // 76' - 2009

October 2017 will commemorate the Centenary of Jean-Pierre Melville.
Jean-Pierre Melville, born Jean-Pierre Grumbach, was of Alsatian Jewish descent. Having to flee Nazi-occupied France during World War II, he joined the French Resistance and took the pseudonym Melville, in tribute to American novelist Herman Melville. He subsequently retained his war name as his stage name, once the war was over. This personal experience of the war and in particular of resistance fighting impacted...

Cinema
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...

Cinema
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...

Cinema
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...

Animals
QUARTZ THE ROVING TALE OF A SAND SPECK // 54' - 2016

A sand speck odyssey. Beached on an Atlantic shore, blown by the north wind on the grey and white dunes, reaching the outskirts of a forest, it runs through a multitude of ecosystems. Each of them is a universe filled with species incredibly and often spectacularly adapted to both the absence of water and the presence of the ocean.
Told as the story of the life of a speck of sand, the film offers a positive -for a change- vision of man's interaction with Nature. Because modern dunes were...

Animals
FOR ANIMAL WELFARE // 52' - 2016

Faust, Toothy-Peg, Tramp and Rosa are just 4 of the 500 dogs, cats, horses and cattle who owe their lives to a very special refuge in Normandy, AVA (Aid for Old Animals), created by a man with a big heart and firm convictions, veterinary behaviourist Thierry Bedossa.
Many of these animals were destined for certain euthanasia for being either too old, disabled or aggressive. Sociality, spatial planning, behavioural rehabilitation... In this “Noah's Ark”, a dedicated team strives to offer...

Animals
TREASURES OF THE SEA // 3 X 52’ - 2015-2014

This documentary series focused on the sea sets off to explore the biodiversity of some exceptional areas through the passion of their inhabitants and the specialists who live there and protect it.
Meetings with fishermen, divers, scientists, artists and associations allow us to share the awareness programmes, teaching people to respect these fragile treasures.
Driven by the enthusiasm of these highly colourful characters with a deep love of the sea, we discover through its nature...

Animals
THE KINGDOM OF THE CATFISH // 52' - 2015

Amidst the pines and cork oaks of the Var lie the emerald green waters of the Lac de St. Cassian dam. This lake, a fisherman’s paradise, has become legendary, because of its population of super-sized carp!
But today the underwater life of this lake has changed. The super-predators are not the same as before. The carp and pike are facing some sizeable competition from a species that no one expected to find here, and which have become the new lords of the water: catfish.
Known more...

Animals
THE BIRD SINGERS // 52' - 2014

Their passion: birdsong. Their talent: imitating it perfectly.
Jean and Johnny Rasse Boucault have mastered the calls of hundreds of avian species. In a word, they speak "bird". They have made a unique career out of their common childhood passion: they are "bird singers".
Going beyond simple imitation, beyond science and naturalism, they have created an exceptional and fascinating world that takes us on a timeless journey.

Animals
THE CAMARGUE, POETRY OF THE LAKES // 70' - 2014

The Camargue. Alexandre, Frédéric, Patrick and Claude are manadiers. They’re raising a breed of semi-feral black bulls for the Camarguaise race. They allowed me to follow them for a whole year. Immersed in their daily lives, the film goes in search of unusual moments and conversations. From one winter to the next, there’s a poetry in the closeness of their relationship with the animals and the land that I have also tried to bring out.

Animals
INTO THE FRENCH WILD // 5 x 52' - 2014

This series invites us to immerse ourselves in the French countryside in the company of a passionate naturalist, ornithologist and biodiversity specialist, Rémi Dupouy. A treasure hunt in search of amazing species, magnificent landscapes and an animal and plant heritage in need of preservation.
At one with the natural world, Rémi gives us the benefit of his keen sense of observation in this family show: education, contemplation, revelation, fascination and the transmission of knowledge...

Animals
MISTIGRI AND THE URBAN WILDLIFE // 52' - 2014

The aim of this animal documentary with a dramatic narrative is to show us the wild animals living in our cities and the reasons for their presence in these urban environments through the eyes of a humanised cat.
Misty is a middle-class alley cat. From season to season, he roams the city in search of different species of urban, wild animals. From rats, mice, magpies and crows, predators and opportunists, flocks of summer swifts, birds from parks and gardens to yellow-tailed scorpions,...

Animals
ANIMAL COMMUNICATION: CONNECTING WITH ANIMALS // 52' - 2013

This film tells the story of Laïla Del Monte, a world famous animal communicator.
Animal communication is the ability to understand what the animal feels using intuition and empathy. This phenomenon, born in the USA, is now spreading to Europe. Quite a few certitudes are being questioned and just as the latest discoveries in ethology show, the frontier between Man and Animal is becoming thinner.

Through a series of encounters with specialists, Laïla shows that animals...

Animals
TO BE BORN A HORSE // 52' - 2012

This documentary focuses on the first three years of a horse’s life, the determining period in its physical and intellectual development, little known to riders. We follow foals at decisive stages in their education as they develop a trust in man. We see them in different environments, such as sport, racing and leisure. The education varies depending on the horse’s destiny, but springs from the same root: ethological knowledge. The aim is to show the rider the importance of understanding the...

Animals
THE HORSE, AN INTELLIGENT BEING // 52' - 2011

Despite being domesticated for around 6000 years, the behaviour of the horse is still frequently misunderstood.Of all the animals, the horse is without doubt the one that has made the greatest impact on history and human progress… Beginning with the horse’s senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste), this 52’ documentary will give horsemen and women a better understanding of their mounts.

Animals
INVENTAIRE // 61 x 2'30'' - 2010 - 2011

An animal inventory.
Large enough to find out a representation of our world.
A programme with beautiful images and numbers to discover in a glimpse the essential information that make these animals beings apart.

2 minutes 30 seconds to discover in images and numbers 1 animal and its particularities.
5 numbers about its everyday life, the 6th like an alarm signal.
A voice over version is available to have more information.

Saison 1...

Animals
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...

Animals
THE PET BUSINESS // 52' - 2009

Despite the crisis, the market of pet luxury explodes. Today there are fashion shows for dogs, palaces, cemeteries, amusement parks… even day-care centers.
A surrealistic world dedicated to our pet’s welfare, a real million dollars’ market. More than 50 billions dollars are dedicated to pets in the world, each year. We will share 52’ of this outstanding universe where some people don’t hesitate to buy foie gras dog food or a 147 000 Euro dog collar.
But people who are able to...

Current affairs
AGAINST THE WALL (PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS) // 52' - 2016

Caught between the Israeli occupation and the threat of radical Islamism, the Christians of Palestine are being driven into exile and their number is inexorably declining, even though their presence in the Holy Land goes back 2000 years. Faced with the apparent indifference of the West who has abandoned them to their fate, today they are left helpless and in every sense of the word, against the Wall.

There have been many reports, documentary and fiction films about Palestine with...

Current affairs
CHINESE PROPAGANDA LESSON IN FORBIDDEN TERRITORY // 52' - 2014

An authoritarian People’s Republic or a real dictatorship? In less than a generation, China has become the economic engine of the planet. But what if this economic power, which seems to take precedence over political and social power, was in the hands of a dictatorship whose single aim was to expand its power in order to continue existing? This documentary proposes to reveal the real face of China and to get inside the propaganda machine.

For the first time, a French...

Current affairs
THE PILL: SCANDALS BEHIND A MYTH // 52' - 2014

In 2013, following criminal complaints filed by the victims of contraceptive pills, the French Medicines Agency recognised for the first time that the hormones contained within the pills caused 2,500 health problems per year and twenty deaths. In the USA, 13,000 blood-clot victims filed a lawsuit against the Bayer laboratory. How did it come to this? Why have the French health authorities taken more than 20 years to become aware of the problem, while the British Medicines Agency rang the alarm...

Current affairs
THE JUDGE’S CHILDREN // 52' - 2012

Catherine de la Hougue is an atypical rural judge with a particular interest in prevention. The juvenile court in Coutances, Normandy, opens its doors to us as we focus on three cases in which children are either at risk or charged of misdemeanours. What will the judge decide? What will become of those involved? Two young people brought before Catherine de la Hougue share their stories.
A glimpse into the world of juvenile justice in the company of the men and women who step in to give...

Current affairs
THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER // 52' - 2011

The last few days of winter and Tehran prepares for the Iranian New Year. The camera follows the lives of 7 teenagers, inmates in a children’s correctional unit. We share their thoughts about what brought them there and the means of escape from a cruel destiny.
This film has been awarded in many Documentary Festivals.


- Winner of « BLACKBERRY IDFA DOC U AWARD » at the International Documentary film Festival Amsterdam, 2011.R32;
- Winner of « Golden FIFOG...

Current affairs
BATTERED CHILDREN, THE LAW SHOULD HAVE SAVED THEM // 90' - 2011

Eight-year-old Marina died last year, battered to death by her father and mother.
Before her, seven-year-old Dylan and two-year old Enzo silently endured years of unimaginable abuse at the hands of their parents and families.
What’s going on in France? Why are we unable to protect our children? Why don’t we take remove them from their persecutors? What are the State child protection services doing?
How can we accept the negligence sometimes displayed by the social services...

Current affairs
VIOLENT CHILDREN: SCHOOL ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN // 52' - 2009

Today, 5.9% of children under 15 years of age have behavioural problems.
But this juvenile violence is not spontaneous. It seems evident that the children concerned are all exposed to an extreme level of violence either at home or in the outside world.
Many of them come from broken homes.
Behind the problem of juvenile violence lies the question of the family and the role played within it by society and the State. With one leading and eminently political question: how to...

Politics & Economics
60 DAYS OF SHARING ECONOMY // 70' - 2016

Could you live only by using new social economy methods?
Eugenie, a young actress, decided to accept this challenge : to live exclusively thanks to sharing economy.
For three months, with no income, just her possessions and abilities, she will have to work, think, eat, move, live through sharing economy.
This immersion is an opportunity to meet the influencers and key persons who make the new world of the social economy. Between exchanging and sharing, hipsters and...

Politics & Economics
WHATEVER THE COST // 23 X 26' - 2015 - 2013

This magazine series offers a fresh look at the economy, both at home and throughout the world. From the senior generation to "homemade" businesses via counterfeiting and the success of essential oils, these programmes take a close look at consumer habits, sociological phenomena and economic fallout.
Also available in a non-hosted version.

- Chin! Chin!
- It’s cooked next door
- Bharati: a Belgian-Indian wedding
- Palm oil: the truth!
- New...

Politics & Economics
REPORTERS // 8 X 26' - 2015

Each week, the "Reporters" team chooses a hot societal or news topic and examines it in a factual, clear and complete way in total immersion!
Immersion means living for a week with people who will share their joys, their sorrows and their daily lives. It’s a very different angle from which to discover some surprising life stories, unusual professions and unexpected environments.
- Breaking and entering
- Molenbeek: an investigation without means
- Life after a...

Politics & Economics
CITIZENS’ CURRENCY // 52' - 2015

Creating money isn’t a privilege purely reserved to state banks.
Since 2010, local currencies have been launched all over France. Issued by the citizens themselves, their role is to restore, on their territory, the humanity and meaning that conventional money no longer has in their eyes, while re-establishing social ties, promoting regional cultures, boosting the economy and local and sustainable development.

This documentary deciphers a growing phenomenon, meeting the...

Politics & Economics
PARTYING, ALCOHOL AND EXCESS: THE NEW KINGS OF THE NIGHT // 80' - 2013

Ordinary students or wealthy celebrities, today's revellers are more demanding and party organizers will go to any lengths to please them.
Theme parties, fancy dress or ultra-select... with an annual turnover of nearly 2.3 billion Euros, competition is fierce in the nocturnal world. Who is behind the most extravagant parties? How do the organizers attract customers? Is the party business really profitable? From the private clubs of Saint-Tropez to the nightclubs of Croatia, we infiltrate...

Politics & Economics
THE FAME BUSINESS // 80' - 2013

Access to exclusive nightclubs, prestigious invitations, gifts galore... fame brings many rewards. But gone are the days of actors and models; today’s celebrities are former reality TV candidates who have become "bankable". But they’re not the only beneficiaries of the system; princesses and sportsmen and women also want their piece of the pie...
So what do these starlets do to maintain their fame? How do they exploit it and make money? Who benefits from the celebrity business? From...

Politics & Economics
THE PLEASURE BUSINESS // 80' - 2013

"Fifty Shades of Grey," a book that sold nearly 40 million copies, has changed the way society looks on sadomasochism.
This marginal practice is now becoming a trend. In addition, sex toys have left the dingy, backstreet shops to invade the chic boutiques and libertinism is no longer reserved for connoisseurs. From the sex toy factories in Germany to the Parisian strip clubs, an investigation into a growing market.

Politics & Economics
THE WELLNESS BUSINESS // 80' - 2013

The wellness industry is exploding and there are now nearly 2,000 spas in France, compared to just forty ten years ago. Professionals now offer a wide range of services, from luxury spas to naturist therapies. But the market also has its aberrations, ranging from painful massage techniques to sectarianism and even disguised prostitution. An investigation.

Politics & Economics
FIGHTING AGAINST LAKSHMI MITTAL // 90' - 2013

At the beginning of 2012, Lakshmi Mittal, the owner of the world’s largest steelmaking company, announced the closure of the last two steel factories in the Fensch Valley in Lorraine, France. For the employees, this news came as a declaration of war. Aware of the media opportunity provided by the presidential elections, they demanded specific commitments from the French government. At the head of a handful of steelworkers, Edouard Martin, the good-looking, straight-talking, charismatic leader...

Politics & Economics
THE PEOPLE’S VOICE – POUVANAA TE METUA // 52' & 90' - 2012

In the late 1940s, Pouvanaa a Oopa, the first Tahitien to be elected to the French Chamber of Deputies, was also the charismatic leader of the main local political party. He strongly opposed French colonial rule and became an obstacle to the installation of a nuclear test centre in the Tuamoto Atchipelago. The victim of a frame-up, he was imprisoned and sentenced to 15 years in exile.
60 years later, in 2014, hope of repatriation finally came with a request from the French government...

Politics & Economics
THE CITY OF GOD: THE REDEMPTION OF A FAVELA // 52' - 2012

The Cidade de Deus, or City of God, has never had anything biblical about it apart from its name. The history of this favela in Rio de Janero has been marked by violence, poverty and drugs trafficking. In 2002, the eponymous film made it the best known favela in the world. But over the last 4 years, the City of God has been undergoing a minor revolution. With Rio hosting part of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, the local authorities are trying out a new public security...

Politics & Economics
FAMILY: HOW CAN YOU SURVIVE ON 1000 EUROS A MONTH? // 93' - 2012

In France, nearly 3 million people work for around the minimum wage. Add to them the families, students, unemployed and retired people who also live on 1000 Euros a month. How can you pay for food, housing and travel on such modest means? Everyone is looking for ways to spend as little as possible and to combat this state of precarity.

Politics & Economics
SUMMER TRADE: THE TOURIST TRAP // 60' - 2012

This summer, 85% of the French are planning to spend their holidays in France. It’s a godsend for those working in the tourist industry, who have just two months in which to make their annual income. But this influx of tourists can also attract unscrupulous salesmen… These days, the majority of tourists travelling abroad book their holidays on the Internet. The prices are attractive and a reservation can be made in just a few minutes. But to whom do they turn when things go wrong? How can they...

Politics & Economics
SUCCESS STORY // 30 x 26' - 2011

Success Story is a magazine programme devoted to business and brand successes, as well as the achievements of artistes and sporting personalities.The programme, recorded in a studio, is made up of reports produced for news magazine programmes on RTL TVI in Belgium and comprises 30 x 26 minute episodes.

Episodes :
Designer Labels for Celebrity Kids / Boeing / The Nivea Saga / The Michelin Star Wars / The Geox saga / Baby Business: The Invention of the Baby Buggy + Nouky /...

Politics & Economics
EVERYTHING FOR MY BABY // 52' - 2010

During those crisis periods, people are turning back to a blue chip : family. With an average of 2 children per woman, France is the European country the most fertile. And for 20 years a trend has appeared that gives a bigger and bigger place to newborn babies.
We are ready to economize on everything except what is for the babies’ welfare, and childcare protagonists understood it. Multiple produces and services feed the economical activity’s boom focused on childcare. Dietetic, personal...

Politics & Economics
THE PIONEERS // 90' - 2010

Firmly turning our backs on "unbridled capitalism", convinced that money does not bring happiness and that its fanatical pursuit is destroying both man and the Earth, we all dream of living in a better world. A world in which there’s a middle way, somewhere in between the New Age hippies raising goats in the mountains and the lawless, Godless businessmen. Over the last few years a new kind of business leader has emerged: women and men, who are often discreet, but who have initiated a small...

Politics & Economics
DETROIT WILD LIFE // 80' & 52' - 2010

Welcome to the city of Detroit, 'the Murder Capital of the USA', where the grass is growing over the parking lots and the houses are abandoned. Here, a new life is slowly beginning to take form and take over the deserted city. But even if the writing on the wall has a different and more apocalyptic meaning, there is no reason to panic. 'Detroit Wild City' looks with the wandering gaze and cool, philosophical distance of the outsider at the changes in urban landscapes in a historical moment when...

Politics & Economics
THAT'S LIFE ! // 5 x 52' - 2009-2010

That’s life is a collection of life style documentaries about the daily economical life. This series deals with the everyday life small problems to bigger situations :

- No crisis for my small company
- Bank loans : an assault course
- Inheritance, succession, a family business
- A “low cost” life
- Mauritius : behind the postcard

Politics & Economics
FREEMASON : IN THE VERY HEART OF REPUBLIC // 52' - 2009

More and more, right or left sensibility’s obediences, open up to the outside to take position on the great society themes. Organized as a network, they have contacts in each political stage: parliament, Senate, economical and social Council, contacts with ministers, but also in province with mayors and General Councils representatives, to defend the Republic’s great values that they want to be the Messenger.

Politics & Economics
REGIONAL PRODUCE : TRAPS AND SWINDLING // 52' - 2009

From olive oil of Provence made in Spain, Marseille soap which comes from Tunisia to Corsican sausage imported from Latin America: those are examples of regional products that are made abroad from now on. France’s soul in the collective imagination has been gradually delocalized. Importation of “regional” products is absolutely legal if the products are not protected with registered trademarks. To get those products in countries where working force is cheap allows making bigger mark-ups. The...

Politics & Economics
EXQUISITE CORPSE // 52' - 2009

Each year, around 520.000 persons die in France. 80% of these funerals are religiously celebrated whereas only 18% of people are practicing.
For sociologists and anthropologists our perception of death has deeply and socially evolved.
Anticipation in funeral organizations reserves more and more surprises. The widest possibilities to use the body or the ashes destroy traditional burial thoughts well anchored in our Christian societies.
To answer wonderings, hopes, desires or...

Politics & Economics
ORANGE, A WORK AS A CLOCK // 52' - 2008

1975, the new President of French Republic wants a telephone worthy of a rich country. In some years French communications are taking advance, adopting high technologies. We imagine then a fruitful future where France will be the world leader of telecommunications, with its digital cards, its optic fiber. 30 years later, has the great French dream for telecommunications come true? With mobile phone, internet, the world market of telecoms has exploded. France Telecom becomes Orange, 5th world...

Politics & Economics
SUCCESS SCHOOL // 26' - 2008

The exemplary story of a group of young people from disadvantaged areas and schools qualified as ZEPS (areas targeted for special help in education) as they join a class in a prestigious college to prepare them for the entrance to the Grandes Ecoles de commerce (the competitive-entrance, higher education business administration school). A human and political gamble falling within the scope of the equal opportunity law.

Politics & Economics
GUY ANDRE KIEFFER: A DISTURBING JOURNALIST // 52' - 2008

A return to the mysterious disappearance of a French journalist in african Ivory Coast and a counter-investigation of an affair that’s become a State secret between France and Ivory Coast government.

Politics & Economics
GIVE OUR MALIANS BACK // 52' - 2007

In the deep Brittany, in France, Montfort-sur-Meu is a very small and charming city. February 27th 2007, its 6000 inhabitants have been shocked by a reality they only knew through their TV screen during the news : people without Id’s brought back roughly to their countries.
At 4 o’clock in the morning, the police have arrested 27 Malians on their way to the factory where they work for 5 years, the Cooperi, 2nd abattoir in France.
This is a choc. The next days, anger is growing....

Parenting
ADOPTION: THE DAY I MET MY CHILD // 85' - 2013

The arrival of a child is a mini revolution: it turns a household upside down. Valérie, Thierry, Steve and Richere have always dreamed of being parents. For them, adoption is the only way to make the dream a reality. Whether on their own or in a couple, achieving their goal has involved endless red tape, interminable delays and considerable expense. For the adoptive parents and adopted children alike, it’s the start of a new life.
For several months, we followed them through the adoption...

Parenting
WONDERFUL PARENTS // 82' - 2012

Five couples, all parents for better... and sometimes for worse!
Harassed by their children, judged by the adults in their circle, torn between guilt and the desire to do the right thing, they feel confused.
Liberated from the rules of classic documentary making, this real-life family drama gives our protagonists the chance to participate in a joint adventure, during which they meet up in group therapy sessions to talk about the trials, tribulations and delights of parenthood.

Parenting
ORPHANED CHILDREN: A RIGHT TO BE LOVED // 85' - 2012

The orphanages are full of abandoned children who dream of finding a father and mother. In the Ukraine, Maxim, Valentyn and Sacha’s lives were changed thanks to 42-year-old Agnès and Laurent, who, despite the boys’ medical conditions, had no hesitation in adopting them. Parenthood has meant a whole new routine for the couple, who have taken parental leave so that they can bring up the 3 boys and take them to their appointments with the specialists... While doing everything in their power to...

Parenting
LIFE OF AN INVALID // 29' - 2012

A moving and optimistic documentary directed by the actress Alexandra LAMY about the battle being fought by a family she met in the region in which she grew up, the Cévennes.
The story concerns 6-year-old Louis, who suffers from a rare illness. It’s a moving tale of solitude, lack of treatment, exclusion and sacrifice... but also one of a passion for life, of courage and the ability to surmount one’s fears in order to remain happy despite everything!

Parenting
FOR THE CHILDREN OF CAMBODIA // 29' - 2012

This is the story of a love affair between a French couple, Sandra and Gilles, and a country, Cambodia. The pair gave up everything to devote their lives to helping Cambodian children. In this country, in which 30% of the population lives beneath the poverty line, children are the first to suffer, forced to work to help their parents and sometimes even sold to prostitution rings.
The plight of these children first came to Sandra’s attention in the 1990s when she was on an assignment for...

Parenting
LITTLE GENIUSES // 31' - 2011

What is a gifted child? What is a child prodigy? How should a child’s talents be channelled, whether artistic, sporting or intellectual? What is life like for these little geniuses? Ilan Zajtmann is 10. He started playing piano at the of three-and-a-half and has all the hallmarks of a budding concert pianist. Morgan Detrez is 11. The French gymnastics team is pinning its hopes on her for the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil. In the meantime, she’s aiming to be the French national champion. Téo has...

Parenting
SEXUALITY : TEENAGERS IN DANGER // 52' - 2010

Our teenagers have a new dangerous code that put them into danger : they like to adopt a risky behavior full of excess to valorize themselves, especially in sexuality.
Their sexuality is expressed often through the new technologies prism, internet and mobile phones, out of their parents’ control.
Who are the ones who cross the line of a transgressed sexuality in a context of over media coverage of the body image ?
What are the consequences on their relation to the others,...

Parenting
EVERYTHING FOR MY BABY // 52' - 2010

During those crisis periods, people are turning back to a blue chip : family. With an average of 2 children per woman, France is the European country the most fertile. And for 20 years a trend has appeared that gives a bigger and bigger place to newborn babies.
We are ready to economize on everything except what is for the babies’ welfare, and childcare protagonists understood it. Multiple produces and services feed the economical activity’s boom focused on childcare. Dietetic, personal...

Parenting
THE WORLD AND US – 15 YEAR-OLDS // 90' - 2009

Who are they and what are their dreams ? From privileged backgrounds or apprentices, student fishermen and farmers, these 15-year-olds invite us to share their daily lives, their joys and their sorrows. Parents, love, sexuality, studies, work, politics… Teenagers full of life, astonishingly mature and clear about the world around them.

Parenting
SUCCESS SCHOOL // 26' - 2008

The exemplary story of a group of young people from disadvantaged areas and schools qualified as ZEPS (areas targeted for special help in education) as they join a class in a prestigious college to prepare them for the entrance to the Grandes Ecoles de commerce (the competitive-entrance, higher education business administration school). A human and political gamble falling within the scope of the equal opportunity law.

Hunting & Fishing
THE HANDS OF THE SEA // 52' - 2017

Marco is a “hand-liner”, in other words a professional line fisherman. He doesn’t use nets that trap fish at random, but is in direct contact with a "chosen", living fish, spared from drowning over many hours in the pelagic nets that spoil the flesh.
Respected by his colleagues, he is the oldest of the ten hand-liners in St Jean de Luz bay. His watchword: "Small fishing - the only technique with a great future!

Hunting & Fishing
THE MULLET: A MISUNDERSTOOD GENIUS // 52' - 2017

Given the scarcity of "noble" species such as sea bass, fishermen are turning to a new target: the mullet. In culinary circles, it’s made a place in the greatest Parisian restaurants, with Alain Ducasse and the sushi masters! The mullet, the old misunderstood genius, has become “Fish 2.0”!
What gives a species strong fishery potential? What gives a fish its image?

Hunting & Fishing
KAMCHATKA, HUNTING THE SIBERIAN BIGHORN // 52' - 2017

To the east of Siberia, the Kamchatka Peninsula is renowned for its breathtaking wilderness.
For lovers of big game it’s an extreme playground, as much for the enormous size of the area as the requirements of this quest.
Between lost valleys and mineral mountains, on the edges of the world, we join the recreational hunters searching for the most emblematic of the snow sheep: the Nivicola.

Hunting & Fishing
RAMUNCHO, IN THE LAND OF ABUNDANCE // 52' - 2017

A portrait of Jamon Arrosagaray, a colourful Spanish pork butcher, who shares a common passion with his brother Luis, a urological surgeon. Together, they hunt pigeons in the Valcarlos valley, but have also created a small business arranging hunting trips in north-western Argentina, in the extensive wetlands along the rivers. This is where the huge bird populations of the Gran Chaco can be found. But beyond the hunting parties, the film raises the question of the impact of this type of activity...

Hunting & Fishing
AT HOME WITH PIERRE VERDET // 52' - 2017

Journalist, hunter, fisherman, mushroom picker and raconteur Pierre Verdet opens up his book of anecdotes and scientific, social, economic and even political articles about man’s relationship with nature and takes us hunting with him in Gascony and Corsica.

Hunting & Fishing
HUNTING LOGS WITH A DIFFERENCE IN NEW CALEDONIA // 52' - 2017

Apart from taking us on a unique hunt for two emblematic species (the Ducula goliath, the largest pigeon in the world, and the fruit bat), this film takes stock of the wilderness areas of New Caledonia and examines the hunting practices within this occasionally fragile ecological context. A travel journal giving the floor to hunters, scientists and animal protectionists.

Hunting & Fishing
TUNA FISHING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN // 54' - 2016

We join the expert bluefin tuna fishermen in the Mediterranean, to discover the different techniques, the specially adapted equipment and the regulations in force. We also share the emotions of the crew, who look like warriors when assuming their battle positions, and enjoy the euphoria that comes from fighting this legendary fish!

Hunting & Fishing
SALMON AND STRIPED BASS IN NEW BRUNSWICK // 56' - 2016

In the extreme south-eastern part of Canada, New Brunswick is a hot spot for salmon and striped bass. The quality of the fishery and purity of its waters make this region one of the most popular grounds for these two powerful fish. Our tour takes us along the famous Miramichi River for some fishing sequences with magnificent surface attacks.

Hunting & Fishing
CROPS UNDER HIGH SURVEILLANCE // 52' - 2016

This year, wild boar populations have exploded in the Camargue again and the damage to crops will be extensive if the animal is not hunted effectively. Farmers, with the support of hunters, are doing everything they can: beating or stalking, Marc Monnet is in demand all over Provence to help protect the rice and maize crops.

Hunting & Fishing
BLACK BASS, A FRENCH ADDICTION // 56' - 2016

Mathieu and Jean Philippe are addicted to Black Bass fishing. After several years tracking down the best rivers, they seem to have found El Dorado in the Camargue, home to some Black Bass that easily pass the hallowed 50cm mark. The two friends accept the challenge, but they’re far from imagining what awaits them there!

Hunting & Fishing
A HUNT IN RURAL FRANCE // 52' - 2016

Rural society has evolved with the modernization of agriculture, but in some medium-sized mountains the plots are too low for the winter sports economy and too high to suit the interests of productivity. A glimpse into the daily lives of the inhabitants of these forgotten areas, for whom hunting is a remedy for isolation and even an aid to survival.

Hunting & Fishing
SAVE THE RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE // 57' - 2016

An emblematic species of the southern agricultural plains, the Red-legged Partridge is declining rapidly and significantly. A study has been launched to discover the reasons for the scarcity of the species and find concrete ways to boost the population. The film follows the field study to save this precious organic indicator of the quality of our environments.

Hunting & Fishing
A VERY ENGLISH AIR // 58' - 2016

Originally a British breed, today the English setter is the most popular gun dog in France. What are the reasons for its success? Is the English Setter really the most versatile of hunting breeds? From its origins to the present day, this documentary retraces the history of the English Setter with leading specialists in the field.

Hunting & Fishing
APPRENTICE HUNTERS // 55' - 2016

For one week, a group of teenagers learn to live with nature: surviving in bivouac shelters, cooking on wood fires, studying animal tracks, these apprentice hunters will also track and hunt a deer, learn how to butcher and smoke meat and tan hides.
A rich and instructive adventure in the wilderness, which will change them forever.

Hunting & Fishing
MAN AND BIRDS // 52' - 2016

Man and Birds is an investigative documentary. An investigation based on the following premise: birds are key environmental indicators, so what do humans do for them? The writer, who also acts as cameraman and commentates off screen, seeks to answer the question: what is the link between man and birds today?
The film also questions the legitimacy of hunting and its role in the protection of game and non-game species.
Meeting hunters, historians and scientists and examining the...

Hunting & Fishing
ARNAUD OF GASCONY // 56' - 2016

Take a 50-year old man who looks almost like an ogre; taste his recipes for game, foie gras, magret, cèpes and grilled fish; follow him across the Southwest as he hunts for migratory birds; share his knowledge of ornithology, watercourses and the wetlands; listen to what his friends and family have to say about him and the passion that consumes him in autumn and winter.
“Arnaud of Gascony” is a cinematic portrait, a forgiving look at an immoderate hunter, whose passion drives him to kill...

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MALPRAT, THE “BAD MEADOW” // 52' - 2016

Malprat: “bad meadow” in Gascon. The island of Malprat is a legendary hunting spot, often mentioned by Rene Dupeyron and Dr. Rocher in their tales of snipe and duck hunting. Located in the beautiful Leyre delta in the Arcachon basin, Malprat became the property of the Conservatoire du Littoral in 2006 and is managed by the municipality of Biganos.
Hunting still takes place here, and hunters now coexist with nature guides leading small groups of birdwatchers behind them, passerine ringers...

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BARTHES DE L’ADOUR, A LIVING ENVIRONMENT // 54' - 2015

Through a series of interwoven portraits of local people, most of them hunters, the film allows us to discover some very special wetlands. Focusing on the way that hunting is being used to maintain this welcoming environment, it is also a reflection on the future of these areas, made by man four centuries ago. An analysis of the flora and fauna of a marsh and its fragile equilibrium, (threats from invasive species, the draining of marshlands and agricultural practices), the film also...

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GUILLAUME AND THE NEW ZEALAND TROUTS // 58' - 2015

Guillaume Durand is 28-year old fly fishing guide in the Verdon who lives for one thing: his fishing trips to New Zealand between December and March of each year. Setting out on his own and eschewing travel agencies and English-speaking guides, Guillaume’s 3-month itineraries are compiled from his own research and information he gleans from his Kiwi friends.
Through his passion, Guillaume introduces us the country’s natural splendours: its rivers, its forests bordering the South Pacific...

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FOLLOW THE FLOAT // 54' - 2015

Follow the float is an angling film absolutely unique in the genre. A mix of slapstick and pocket philosophy, it is an ode to angling and a call to curiosity. It offers a new way of seein angling and nature through a ménage à trois: Lilian (the angler), his bike and his rod.
A film of gestures and motions, the next thing to a road movie.

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MODERN MERMAIDS // 52' - 2015

Two businesswomen go underwater hunting. Valerie and Valentine, in suits and high heels, both lead hectic lives as businesswomen. One operates in London in the world of finance, while the other, a French athletic bodybuilding champion, works with the teams of a leading car manufacturer.
The film follows them surrounded by veteran sailors in Britain and South Africa during their spear-fishing trips, which provide a calming antidote to their hyperactive urban lifestyles.

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THE WINGS OF THE LOIRE RIVER // 52' - 2015

This is one of the most sensational duck hunts, taking place on one of the finest and noblest rivers of France and an exceptional World Heritage site, the Loire. Portraits of the hunters allow us to discover this wild river between Orleans and Tours. We accompany them as they hunt waterfowl, through the winter and its migrations, the cold spells and floods, to learn about a fast-flowing and sometimes dangerous river. One of the strengths of this film is also its portrayal of the wintery...

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MY FIRST FISHING TRIP // 52' - 2015

Interwoven portraits of fly-fishermen getting their first taste of fly-fishing, competition, and fishing for catfish, carp or black bass. A light-hearted documentary that takes us back to our own beginnings in the sport. And there’s always a first time! Those veterans who have seen and done it all were also beginners once. The dazed expression, the clammy hands, the clumsiness… the first time is often very stressful. Everyone reacts differently: some with silence, others with long speeches....

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A FAMILY AFFAIR // 52' - 2015

In the Gingembre family, hunting is a sport enjoyed by young and old alike. How did the two sons catch the hunting bug from their father? The tradition has been handed down from father to son for four generations. But it also works the other way. Julien Gingembre, now aged 27, is the one who, after 22 years of hunting, is teaching his father new methods and teaching him about the animals he encounters throughout the year. This spirit of sharing is a just reward, an added extra, confirming that...

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LOUISIANA BASS AND BIG BUSINESS // 52' - 2015

In the US, the black bass is the prime target for over 20 million anglers, generating an annual turnover of sixteen billion dollars! Jean-Philippe and Mathieu, two French fishermen with a passion for angling set off to live their own American dream in Louisiana, a state that boasts some of the most legendary black bass fishing spots in the world. During their investigation, they’ll be learning about the impact of this fish on their neighbours. And they’re in for a lot of surprises. This film is...

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U CIGNALE, THE BOAR OF CORSICA // 52' - 2015

We set off to discover the intricacies of hunting the Corsican wild boar, Sus scrofa meridionalis. The “Ile de Beauté” is a region in which the most deep-rooted hunting traditions are still resisting modernity. Several hunting techniques are used in Corsica, with a preference for hides and beaters, the latter being by far the most popular. Another much less common technique is stalking. One of the most difficult types of hunting, it demands the solitary hunter’s full involvement and a mastery...

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FALCONERS: FROM THE PALACE TO THE BELL TOWER // 52' - 2015

In recent years, the job of falconer has really taken off! Assignments range from scaring gulls away from palaces to eliminating pigeons nesting in village bell-towers, the protection of crops, airports, nuclear power plants and football and rugby stadiums. Their quiet, flexible, fast and natural working methods have received immediate approval from the general public.
Over the course of a year, we follow two professional falconers as they carry out their numerous, varied and spectacular...

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EXCEPTIONAL HUNTING DOG EXPEDITIONS // 52' - 2015

Black grouse, authentic wild red-legged partridge, mountain woodcock... Which hunting dog enthusiast hasn’t dreamed of setting off in search of such rare, valuable and iconic game? From the eastern Pyrenees to north of the Alps, via the summits of Corsica, the shores of the Mediterranean and the highest plateaus in the land, we follow these thrill seekers in their slightly crazy quest for game and exceptional hunting grounds.

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A SEASON HUNTING FOR WILD BOAR WITH THE BRAVE GAULS // 52' - 2015

Boar beating, as practised by the hunters of Valleraugue, a village in the Cevennes nestled at the foot of Mount Aigoual.
It’s often said that wild boar hunters are a clan. Bound by hunting, and a mountain-dwelling and farming solidarity, these Valleraugue hunters give the film a special tone. Theirs is a little corner of France in which life flows with the seasons, where hunters rub shoulders with hikers and mushroom pickers. In this film, the Valleraugois team shows to what extent the...

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BELVAL, THE ETHOLOGY OF BIG GAME // 52' - 2015

The Domaine de Belval is a huge area of private land within which wild animals can frolic in freedom. The most beautiful deer in France can be found here; splendid animals more than fifteen years old that have never been hunted.
For ten years, the owner has prohibited the use of any cameras on his land. However, he has done us the tremendous favour of allowing us to make a documentary. Exceptional wildlife and a pedagogical approach on a nature reserve specialising in the teaching of...

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ARRANTZALEAK, FRIENDS, FISHERMEN AND… BASQUES ! // 52' - 2015

Three Basque fishermen, three enthusiasts, three different stories:
Francis is retired and discovered sea fishing only recently.
Charley fishes from a sailboat because he embraces his seafaring roots.
As for Jean-Louis, he’s the lynchpin of the group: an experienced fisherman, he’s the one they consult on technique and good places to fish. He’s also the trio’s cook!

Based in Hendaye, the last port on the Basque coast before Spain, the three men’s boats are...

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THE MERCANTOUR TROUT // 52' - 2015

Trout fishing in the Mercantour National Park mountain lakes in the Alps-Maritimes leads us from lake to lake, illustrating the richness and peculiarities of this mountain range.
Every stop is an opportunity to explore the local fishing techniques and deepen our knowledge of the life and habits of this mountain trout and other native species.
With its fishing and hiking, this film will delight all nature lovers and inspire everyone to go fishing for brown trout in the high...

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REDISCOVERING THE QUAIL // 52' - 2015

Rediscovering the quail!
An emblematic bird in Greek mythology, a revered and nourishing godsend from Antiquity to the recent past, and the recreational opening game of choice when it reappeared in the summer, quail makes a welcome change to the commonplace for a great many French hunters.
After a steady fall in numbers until the 90s, quail populations have regained their vitality and a ministerial order now allows hunting throughout France from the last Saturday in August until...

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ON THE FLY ! // 52' - 2015

Sylvain, known as Sylvain the dentist on social networks, is an experienced and passionate fisherman living in the south of France. He’s been fishing since childhood, with a rod, casting and fly-fishing. He's an eclectic fisherman, on the hunt for anything that lives underwater.
His challenge: to catch the widest variety of freshwater fish he can using a fly: a simple perch, a trout, a black bass or carp... Whatever he can land!
Including the ultimate challenge: a catfish.

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THE KINGDOM OF THE CATFISH // 52' - 2015

Amidst the pines and cork oaks of the Var lie the emerald green waters of the Lac de St. Cassian dam. This lake, a fisherman’s paradise, has become legendary, because of its population of super-sized carp!
But today the underwater life of this lake has changed. The super-predators are not the same as before. The carp and pike are facing some sizeable competition from a species that no one expected to find here, and which have become the new lords of the water: catfish.
Known more...

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THE DAY OF THE TREVALLY // 52' - 2015

For generations, the men of the Armand family have been fishing in the traditional way of La Réunion. This year, Armand is initiating his 10-year-old son. He knows that his children will never make fishing their profession, but is determined to pass on this ancient skill, which is part of their family’s identity.
Hamza is looking forward to the day when, like his father before him, he catches his first trevally, a mythical fish. But first, he must learn the lesson of patience.
A...

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SMALL GAME SPORTS HUNTING // 52' - 2015

Although hunting historically has its roots in predation, some practices demand so much physical fitness that they could come into the category of sport.

We test out this theory on some wild and seasoned game with some enthusiasts for whom hunting is inconceivable without a great deal of effort.

In Brittany, in the Luberon, in the Alps and in the Paris region, we set off on a Tour de France of small game sports hunting.

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SAINT CASSIEN, A LAKE UNDER PRESSURE // 52' - 2014

What is going on beneath the surface of the crystalline waters Lac de St. Cassian in the Alps, famous for its giant catfish and carp?
In the 80s, this famous dam in the southeast of the Var, in Provence, was home to the largest carp in Europe.
The excitement has never diminished and a constant stream of enthusiasts has been flowing to the spot for 20 years. Now the lake is subject to strict environmental constraints, which the fishermen have been the first to witness.

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TO KILL OR NOT TO KILL ? // 52' - 2014

Once a little known sport, in the space of a few decades “Catch and Release” fishing has become a real phenomenon.

This documentary looks back from its beginnings to its present state.
The film investigates the practise by talking to a wide variety of freshwater and sea fishermen, including those for and against catch and release fishing and those in between.

The film’s scientific overtones will also give us an insight into the consequences of this type of...

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HAMEKA, IN THE LAND OF THE WOODPIGEON // 52' - 2014

Haméka means eleven in Basque. It is said that Haméka was the eleventh house to be built in this valley, on the borders of the Basque Country, maybe 500 years ago. Others say that the farm once had only two rooms: one for a flock of 100 sheep, another for a family of eleven children.
The author of the film lives in Bordeaux, but comes here in October to follow the woodpigeon migration. Although he goes out to visit the hunting grounds, to film the migration, to pick mushrooms, shoot a...

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GEORGES AND THE PASSES // 52' - 2014

Five years ago, Georges Pujolas opened a small chandlery shop north of the village of Cap Ferret. In this tiny marina, nestled in the dunes and adorned with pine trees, Georges only has to walk a few meters to board a boat and enter Les Passes, a narrow channel, in order to indulge in his favourite pastime: bass fishing. The area is dangerous, and its hazards must be fully understood. But who won’t take a calculated risk for something they truly love?
In Bass fishing in Les Passes of the...

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DARWINIAN DREAM // 52' - 2014

Northern Australia, an ecological treasure, is home to many species of large freshwater fish, including the famous barramundi, the "king" of the game fish.
A group of young Australian scientists with a passion for fishing in the Darwin area have given themselves a challenge: to catch the best fish of the season. All are excited to beat their own personal records, and it is in this warm and relaxed atmosphere that we follow these fishermen as they search for the giant fish of Darwin. A...

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THE VIS, A BIOLOGICAL SANCTUARY // 52' - 2014

Located between the Cévennes National Park and Grands Causses, the Vis is an untamed river several kilometres long that is still virtually inaccessible and uninhabited.
It holds every record in terms of clarity, the richness of its fish and fauna, and, above all, its genetics, since it is one of the last rivers to contain a population of pure Mediterranean stock. For all these reasons, la Vis is emerging as a real biological sanctuary. Scientists, fishermen and local councillors explain...

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WATERSIDE WHISPERS // 52' - 2014

Dive into the world of fishing in the company of three women: Emmanuelle, Jessica and Claire! Fish traps in the Normandy marshes for one, fly fishing in the rivers of the Vosges for another, and float tubes in the lakes of central France for the third.
Sharing is the order of the day as each of the three protagonists invites the others to discover their own region and fishing style. Their personalities emerge through the convivial moments they spend together, with discussions ranging on...

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RECREATIONAL FISHING IN CORSICA // 52' - 2014

It is in the company of some high-class enthusiasts, all experienced the most diverse angling techniques, that we explore the lle de Beauté, its waters, its nature and its mythical fish: tuna, bonito, liche, dentex, barracuda, garrague, bream, brown comber, royal wrasse, bream and pink dolphin, snapper, redfish, silver sabre, pomfret, black stone bass and spiny dogfish.
Surf and spin casting, traditional hand-lines or the unavoidable dragnet, these recreational fishing expeditions are...

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THE A.C.C.A. GUIDEBOOK // 52' - 2014

More than the practise of hunting, the A.C.C.A. is a real way of life in many rural communities. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Loi Verdeille, which sets down the principals of this popular sport, “The A.C.C.A. Handbook” takes us on a journey through France within the authorised municipal hunters’ associations.

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SPORTS HORSE, HUNTER HORSE // 52' - 2014

Huntsman and horseman? The links between equestrian sports and hunting are fewer than one might think. Hunting and sport, two worlds that disregard one another to the point of contempt! Yet there are hunters who love the hunt because they love horses. Alternatively, there are sportsmen and women who give their horses a new lease of life by taking them hunting after a sporting career or accident.

"Sporting horse, hunting horse" tells of horsemen and women who have extended their...

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IN THE MEDITERRANEAN BLUE // 52' - 2014

The blue of the Mediterranean is special: an intense, deep blue, found nowhere else. In these waters lies a priceless treasure: an extraordinary biodiversity.

Two freedivers set off to hunt explore, feel and respect this watery world. Grouper, amberjack, sunfish, rorqual, sperm whale, barracuda, dentis, they get up close to the most fascinating species in the Mediterranean.

Awards : Best Underwater World Film at the St Petersbourg international Festival 2015.

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BIG GAME AND URBANISATION // 52' - 2014

They are there, around our towns and villages. We only see them at night, in the car headlights, or in the morning, when they return to their dens, but the number of collisions they are involved in between these times confirms their presence.

Large animals are withstanding the growing transport infrastructures and spreading cities that are causing the fragmentation of their habitat.
How do deer and wild boar live in these ever-decreasing areas, near houses and roads? The...

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BIG GAME, WHEN THE HUNTSMEN GO HOME // 52' - 2014

It is easy to see big game when it is hunted. But how does it behave normally, when the hunters are not around?
To find out, the director of this documentary placed motion activated cameras at strategic points around the forest (ponds, animal meeting places). Capable of filming both day and night, they recorded the behaviour of the deer and wild boar in the area twenty-four hours a day, over a twelve-month period.

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THE DUCK THIEVES IN FRONT OF THE BEAK // 52' - 2014

Imagine the taunting and the bantering between the lawyer, the judge and the prosecutor when, a few years ago, they were presented for the first time with a case of "theft of ducks from hunters”.
However, during the last 5 years, thefts of waterfowl have increased steadily, reaching in the Nord-Pas de Calais region alone a staggering 1,000 ducks and geese in a single year.
A petty crime, which nonetheless usually involves armed individuals, both the victims and the perpetrators...

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THE RED BIRD AND THE GREEN OAK // 52' - 2014

The garrigue and green oak scrub seem inhospitable to woodcock, the highest densities being found in coniferous forests and moors with heavy soils. However, the climate, the cover, the tranquillity and the wildness of these areas, which make them hard to hunt, also make the garrigue a paradise for woodcock.
We follow some of the best woodcock hunters through the oak forests of Gard, Aude and the Corsican maquis to discover the link between this hostile environment, these enigmatic birds...

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GREAT MIGRATIONS IN THE CARMARGUE // 52' - 2014

In the South of France, where the Rhone flows into the sea, there’s an almost desert land called the Camargue. The ongoing battle of the Rhone and the sea combined with the actions of man, have formed over the ages a mosaic of environments and landscapes of exceptional richness. A mecca for nature-lovers, the Camargue is recognized as a wetland of international importance for migratory birds and the diversity of its ecosystems.
We accompany Marc Monnet during the waterfowl-hunting season...

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LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON, HUNTERS, I LOVE YOU // 52' - 2014

From a biological point of view, the Languedoc-Roussillon is an extremely rich and diverse region, ranging from the sea to the mountains, with several natural parks.
From a faunal point of view, its departments contain record numbers of game and some of the most beautiful trophies in France, including mouflon, mountain goats, wild boar, deer, partridge and grouse.
But the most surprising thing is the real governmental commitment to hunting. Hunting schools, regionalised kill...

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THE BLACK BEAST OF THE VACCARÈS // 52' - 2014

The Étang de Vaccarès, a nature reserve and the largest lake in the Camargue, stretches over 6,000 hectares. A resting and feeding place for migratory birds and flamingos, it enjoys an abundance of rare flora. Another tenant has obviously been seduced by the surroundings: the wild boar.
A gite, plenty of food on the farmland bordering the lake, there’s everything to promote a proliferation of the species.
But half the land is private and to hunt there you need "good friends"

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GREAT HUNTING IN BURKINA FASO // 52' - 2014

Yann Legrand, our guide and hunter, takes us to Burkina Faso, near the Benin border, in the most game-rich area of West Africa.
Old-style hunting in the footsteps of the last great trackers. Roan antelope, savannah buffalo, lions, waterbuck, oribi duiker ... the country is home to a high density of animals and prestigious species.
A magnificent hunting adventure that allows you to take stock of the species present in this part of Africa and the way in which hunters adapt their...

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DEER STALKING IN THE SOUTH WEST OF FRANCE // 52' - 2014

Following two groups of friends and hunters in northern and central France as they meet up with hunters from Charente Maritime and Tarn et Garonne to stalk deer. The presence of other local hunters, who don’t necessarily practice this kind of hunting, brings a wealth of exchanges and friendships that unite the hunters.
The use of ten additional cameras placed at strategic locations will allow us to capture images from the heart of the action.

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CHAMOIS STALKING IN CATALAN COUNTRY // 52' - 2014

Discover a land of tradition, Catalan country, with a portrait of one of its staunchest defenders.
A mythical animal, the sacred emblem of the Pyrenees, the chamois with its discreet and graceful silhouette inspires respect. More cunning than other mountain animals, it is difficult to hunt.
In the Plane family, chamois hunting is passed down from father to son. Today, Jean-Luc is continuing this old tradition.
A vibrant documentary bursting with colourful characters! Honest...

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FISHING IN SCOTLAND // 52' - 2013

A fishing trip to the rivers and lochs of Scotland, in search of their finest specimens.
Scotland is well known by salmon fishermen for rivers such as the Tay, Spey, Tweed and Dee. But a decline for various reasons in the number of salmon over the past twenty years has meant a reduction in the number of fishermen visiting the country.
Less well known than the rivers, many lakes are nonetheless remarkable for their fauna and are worth the trip alone. An exceptional journey to the...

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BLACK AND RED // 52' - 2013

The proliferation of beat driven big game hunting, a method of hunting in which countless animals are injured, has created a need: for blood dog handlers. Apart from the dismay of the hunter as he watches his trophy and venison get away, there are the ethics related to hunting: a wounded animal will suffer and must be respected and recovered.

The task of blood dogs and their handlers is to follow the trail left by an injured animal and locate it. This documentary shows the...

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WINTER HUNTING IN MAYENNE // 52' - 2013

A modern road-trip in search of the different forms of hunting practised in the Mayenne countryside. Throughout the adventure, each contributor sends the director on to encounter new territories and hunters.

All hunts have their peculiarities and are related to one other. This is also a key feature of the region: almost all of the hunters know one another and regularly visit each other’s homes. Even friends of friends are invited, and cohesive teams are quickly formed for the...

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IMPRESSIONS OF ALASKA // 55' - 2013

Although the art of hunting remains the main theme of this documentary, it’s in the form of a travelogue that we set out to meet hunters and scientists in the largest state of the USA and describe the ecosystems in which it is practised.

Apart from the diversity and originality of the hunting techniques employed (with scientific guidance specific to the USA), we also find out about Alaska’s recent history, its geography, the characteristics of its environment and current issues...

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THE EMOTION HUNTER // 52’ - 2013

In this film we follow in the footsteps of Romain Lavizzari, who is constantly on the lookout for beautiful trophies. Roman is a garralous hunter who knows how to convey his emotions.
Firstly, stag hunting in the Lot and the Gers, where we witness some beautiful approaches in landscapes that are especially suited to this type of activity.
In Austria, Romain gets the opportunity to take a large deer from a traditional tree stand: a 10-horn trophy! And finally Belarus for some big...

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THE STARLING’S BAD REPUTATION // 52’ - 2013

I’ve been a hunter for forty years, including my time as a teenage poacher.
As for every small-fowl hunter, the starling has been for me a kind of partner. It’s the bird on the side, a quirk in the sky you don’t pay much attention to. He’s everywhere, all the year round, and you usually mistake him at first for a thrush.
When you make a film about the starling, you make a film about country people too, and their hunting secrets, their recipes of opulent gravies, crow and starling...

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BIG HUNTING IN BELARUS // 52’ - 2012

Belarus has become the new Eldorado for fans of game beats.
Having completely disappeared from the destinations on offer to the hunting community, every year the newly re-opened Belarus is attracting increasing numbers of afficionados, keen to indulge their passion in an exceptional environment. The beauty, the diversity and the peace and quality of the country’s primeval forests, marshes and plains makes it rich in fauna, with many wild species still living in their natural...

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THE PYRENEAN GREY PARTRIDGE // 52’ - 2012

A right acquired after the Revolution, hunting is a way of life in the Pyrenees and part of the local customs and traditions.
Although hunting is regulated, hunters are ardent defenders of the environment and sometimes decide, against the advice of the authorities, to protect certain species or areas themselves by refraining from hunting.
Such is the case in the Pyrenees with the grey partridge, which is extremely popular with hunters with pointer dogs, because of its relative...

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THE DOUBS, A FISHERMAN’S DREAM // 52’ - 2012

The fishing heritage of the Doubs department in France is rich and extraordinarily diverse: Ombres, trout, predators and whitefish are all to be found within these wild and lush landscape.
The Loue, the Dessoubre, the Cusancin and the Franco-Swiss Doubs are important fishing spots in France and Europe and a paradise for fly fishers and anglers. Extremely large specimens are frequently caught in this karstic region, but in recent years, agricultural pollution of the doubs rivers has...

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THE CRYSTAL MIRRORS // 52’ - 2012

This documentary takes us fishing in the high altitude lakes of the French Alps.
Tignes on Lake Petit, Courchevel on Merlet and Pêtre, and finally Lake Brevent near Chamonix, opposite Mont Blanc.
There we see fly fishing in mountain lakes as well as traditional frame fishing, an old technique still used by some mountain dwellers. Exceptional settings at altitudes of between 2390 and 2525 metres for trout, salmon trout and lake trout... And an opportunity to meet scientists...

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HUNTERS SHEDS // 52' - 2012

Sheds to hide, to perch, to sleep in the middle of the forest, sheds on the shore or on the tree-tops, filled with inventions and devices that could find their place in the Smithsonian Institute. Log cabins, bobhouse, Scaffolding of woods, palombières hidden in the huge pine forest, look-out sheds to hunt the lapwing, sheds on the banks of the Garonne, broad as a yellow Asian river, where one comes to fish, to have a drink with friends or to savour Bordeaux-style lamprey or duck rillettes from...

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ERIC VERSUS JEAN // 52' - 2012

Eric Audinet is a publisher, Jean a land surveyor. Not much in common you’d say. But they both live in Bordeaux, are friends and both are fanatic trout and pike trollers. Though they never go fishing together, their life is a perpetual fishing contest. Numbers and sizes of the takes are the core of the fight.
A film of friendly quarrels, wit clashes, sly squabbles, in which one discovers the strange and peculiar universe of the small Leyre river which winds across the Landes Forest....

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ARGENTINE, A HUNT IN THE HUMID PAMPAS // 52’ - 2011

A hunting trip in the Argentinean Pampas, with doves, ducks, blackbuck, hares and partridge.
Argentina. Every kind of landscape is contained within this county with its dizzying dimensions. The vast expanse of the Pampas offers exceptional hunting grounds, and with the largest duck population in the world, Argentina is now the number one destination for waterfowl enthusiasts. The film takes us on a trip to hunt waterfowl, hare, partridge, doves and blackbuck.

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GREAT GAME BEATS IN ALSACE // 52’ - 2011

This film takes us on 3 consecutive days of hunting in an oustanding area.
In the sumptuous sixteen-hundred acre setting of the snowy foothills of the Vosges we meet Carlo, his two sons, and a whole team, who share the same passion, pride and attachment to a region that’s been perfectly managed for the last three decades. Only 2 large beats are held every year; as a result deer, juvenile wild boar and some beautiful "Keilers" coexist here in large numbers. A memorable bag: more than 150...

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FISHING IN THE WATERS OF THE JURA // 52’ - 2011

Fly fishing on enchanting and internationally renowned rivers.
This film takes us to the sumptuous lakes and rivers of the Jura. Fly fishermen flock to these internationally renowned, untamed rivers in search of the beautiful zebra trout. It’s an angler's paradise. Yves Faillenet is a fishing guide. With him we explore the rivers of the Jura, and share the pleasure and excitement of a great many catches.

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THE HARE IS BACK // 52’ - 2011

Traditional hare hunting with hounds in the mountains and the story of its reintroduction.
Hare hunting with hounds in the foothills of the French Alps.
The film takes us to the majestic mountains of the Alps in the company of the French hunting with hounds champion, on the trail of the hare. At the same time, the film shows how hares are being reintroduced into depopulated areas. Hares are caught and released on adjacent territories in Switzerland in order to encourage...

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MOUNTAIN QUAIL : MEN TO THE RESCUE OF RARE BIRDS // 52’ - 2010

A dip into the hunting and scientific world of mountain quail in the Alps and Pyrenees. We set off in search of the rock partridge, the hazel grouse, the black grouse, the capercaillie, the grey partridge and ptarmigan in the company of hunters, scientists and volunteers involved in their protection.
Mountain quail are extremely rare and completely wild. Emblems of the Alps and Pyrenees, they are true mountaineers and form part of the natural and cultural heritage of these mountains.

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THE ALPINE IBEX // 52’ - 2009

Whether it’s game or a protected species, the Alpine ibex is above all symbolic of a division between two concepts, one defended by hunters and the other by environmentalists.
Naturally placid, due to excessive hunting the Alpine ibex almost became extinct in France in the 1960s and was made a "fully protected species". But today their numbers have recovered and hunters in Savoie and Haute-Savoie, who feel that certain Alpine ibex populations have reached saturation point, want the ban...

Hunting & Fishing
THE ROCK PTARMIGAN // 52’ - 2008

The Rock Ptarmigan
The Rock Ptarmigan, known colloquially as the Snow Chicken in the USA, is an extremely discreet bird. We follow a team of scientists and technicians as they carry out a study and research programme on this emblematic Alpine bird. Anecdotes, encounters, field work… Our three specialists in mountain wildlife ecosystems involve us in their daily lives, and that of the birds, in a place unlike any other in the world.

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THE FEGENTRI HORSEWOMEN // 52' - 2017

12 women from different countries compete over the course of a year on the world’s most prestigious racetracks during the Fegentri Championship.
A film that gets us as close as possible to the riders, horses and atmosphere of the great races, and in which culture shocks, emotional ties and sporting rivalries combine to create a stunning portrait of twelve women with very different personalities.

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EQUESTRIAN VAULTERS: THE HASTA LUEGO FAMILY // 52' - 2017

The Hasta Luego family is a real dynasty, devoted entirely to horses and the world of equestrian shows. For them, riding is a religion. Every morning, they meet in the huge ring for daily Mass, celebrated in the saddle, on foot or with long reins.

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GÉRARD AUGUSTIN-NORMAND: OWNER OF CHAMPIONS // 52' - 2016

Now well rooted in the world of horse racing, the white and purple cap of Gérard Augustin-Normand's silks has established itself at the highest level. The founder of Richelieu Finances, a management company with which he made a fortune, Gérard Augustin-Normand is one of those new owners who invest heavily and unapologetically in horseracing.

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THE HARAS DE VAUPTAIN // 26' - 2016

Nestled in the grounds of Versailles Great Park, the Haras de Vauptain, once a flour mill, is steeped in history and experience. The house is impressive in its character, architecture and scale. A living heritage, reinvented by a family that has been handing down its passion for stone, the land and horses for generations.

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ARTISTS 2.0 // 52' - 2016

Lorenzo, Hasta Luego, Gruss, Luraschi, Bartabas... each more famous than the last, these equestrian artists are in demand all over the world.
And then there are the others, the "newbies". Those who have neither big budgets nor press officers. Some of them don’t even possess a horsebox. But they still believe in the beauty of their dreams...

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SANTI SERRA // 52' - 2016

From Catalonia, where he grew up and where he still lives, to the television sets that made him a recognized artist, Santi Serra Camps never ceases to leave his dreamy and poetic imprint in all the places where he has practiced his art: Dressage. At 28 years old, he is the equestrian artist that is spoken throughout Europe.

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VIENNA, EQUESTRIAN WALTZES // 52' - 2016

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna has just celebrated its 450th anniversary. An emblem of the city, it is one of the last jewels of the Habsburg crown, and a centre of unrivalled equestrian expertise and tradition.
We discover its history, the show that has made its name worldwide, the training of the horses and riders, the stables of the Imperial Palace and what is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful rings in the world.

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ON THE CROSS ROADS // 6 x 52' - 2016

Sibylle and Louis cross France, on horseback, from Paris to Marseille, to meet the people who are keeping the countryside moving. This documentary collection is a series of solutions to economic, ecological and social problems.
These six films feature people who have taken control of their lives, returning to the land and doing things at their own scale, in a small area, in harmony with nature and the earth.


1: From Paris to Burgundy: city mice and field mice:...

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BOIORIX, RACING FOR HOPE // 52' - 2016

Boiorix Banville is a four year old racing horse. The place is located in the south of France.
When Boiorix is stricken by a bad larynx affection, his owner, Bernard Aillaud, decides to take the chance of a difficult surgery operation so that Boiorix can make it back on the racing track.
The film tells the story of Boiorix Banville come-back. It shows the hardship, the pain, the uncertainty and the anxiety: Will Boiorix come back as the promising young trotter he used to be.

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THE MAGIC OF ALADIN // 26' - 2015

Today, a new generation of coaches is establishing itself, with a genius, Sébastien Guarato at its head. Starting with nothing just a few years ago and ending 2014 with over $5.5 million in winnings from the trotters he trains, Sebastian’s sights are set on the Prix d’Amérique. He’s come very close to his goal, with his legendary mare Roxane Griff, without yet making it to the top step of the podium... But Sebastian doesn’t mind: he has a colt in his stable, Aladin Ecajeul, which has all the...

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SACRED FLAME // 26' - 2015

One beautiful animal, four friends, one dream: winning the Pau Grand Cross. Hervé Audoy is a racehorse trainer by morning and a doctor by day, and keeps an unusual schedule in order to prepare his champion, Feu Croisé for competition. And yet, this 8-year-old Anglo-Arabian horse was a long way from the racecourse. He was about to be repurposed... as a hacking horse. But those around him trusted him. From long walks, to short gallops through the Landes forests, and then a life outside, far from...

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THIERRY DUVALDESTIN, ITINERARY OF A SELF-MADE MAN // 52' - 2015

With a score of Group 1 wins to his name, including two Prix d’Amérique, and a reputation as a meticulous and highly successful trainer, Thierry Duvaldestin’s public image is well known. Our goal is to reveal the private man behind the professional.
Those who call him dour, taciturn and focused solely on his work are not entirely wrong! Thierry Duvaldestin is a self-made man. But what also made him one of the best trainers in France? What are his working methods? How did he rise to fame?

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LICENSE TO DREAM // 52' - 2015

Who are the people who train racehorses... but without making it their job? What drives them to rise before dawn and invest their time and money in “making horses run”? “Licensed Trainers” come from all social classes: post office workers, doctors, mechanics, restaurateurs, nurses, EDF agents, teachers... they are also often farmers. Training in the morning before going on to their "real" jobs, they lead double lives that are difficult to manage, in terms of hours, family commitments and...

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ANDALUSIAN SPLENDOURS // 52' - 2015

This documentary sets out to explore one of the leading centres of Equestrian Art, the Royal Andalusian School in Jerez.
An undeniable part of Spain’s cultural heritage, Iberian equitation is brought here to a state of perfection... But the horse is also the emblem of Andalusia. Shot in 4K during the annual horse Feria, this film invites us on a wonderful journey through a region high in colour and tradition.

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AKIM DU CAP VERT, ITINERARY OF A RISE TO FAME // 26' - 2015

Since 1988, birth registration documents must include the name of the horse, the first letter being the same for all trotters born the same year. Only the first 22 letters of the alphabet are used. As a result, the letter A, used for the first time in 1988, came around again in 2010.
Akim du Cap Vert, one of the two leaders of this new "A" generation along with Aladin Acajeul, is the main character in our film.
At his Normandy stables, we meet the trainer of the horse that could...

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THE GENIUS OF GEMIX // 26' - 2015

Sketching a portrait of a horse always involves questioning its entourage. Gémix is the main character, the hero of the story, but the trainer, owner and breeder, are the ones who, in recounting the horse’s exploits actually tell their own stories. Gémix deserves to be put in the spotlight, and his entourage is ready to reveal everything that has led to this great champion’s success.

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CAGNES-SUR-MER, A WORLD IN ITSELF // 26' - 2015

The Cagnes-sur-Mer racecourse is a legendary racetrack. Very different from the other 250 racetracks in France because of its geographical location on the French Riviera with its feet in the Big Blue, it is also a "mixed" track, where the three equestrian disciplines, flat racing, jump racing and trotting, rub shoulders.
Cagnes-sur-Mer is also a winter meeting. From December 2nd to the 13th March, the racecourse is a hive of activity, with 61 days of racing and nearly 900 horses on the...

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AN EQUINE CAREER // 15 x 26’ - 2014-2013

How can you turn a love of horses into a full time career?
This collection examines the everyday lives of professionals working in the horse industry who all have one thing in common: they’ve turned their passion into a vocation.
From success to failure, from dream to reality, this series takes a candid look at a variety of equestrian trades and helps us to understand their role in a world full of surprises. Each episode follows a typical day in the life of a person working in...

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FROM ONE LIFE TO ANOTHER // 52' - 2014

The world of sport and the world of hunting with hounds have one thing in common: the horse.
But far from bringing them together, it divides them. While hunters think that sports riders are "too uptight”, sports riders accuse hunters of using their horses as "mopeds"!
The former chief equerry of the Cadre Noir in Saumur, Loïc de La Porte du Theil, a horse-trials and classical dressage rider, was himself a great huntsman. He says, "There are few traditional horsemen who hunt with...

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THE NEW LIFE OF NEPTUNE COLLONGES // 52' - 2014

While many racehorses end their careers quietly grazing in a meadow, some owners want to give their champions a second career. Such is the case with these two great horses, "Neptune Collonges" and "Prince des Ifs", who after winning many Group races, in France and in the UK, are now destined for a new career in dressage and eventing.

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RICHARD THE LIONHEART // 52' - 2014

Portrait of a key figure in the racing world.
Still standing, stronger than ever, life has not been easy for Richard William Dénéchère, either on a personal or a professional level. But he always manages to bounce back, sometimes with the help of a little luck. Self-denial is the watchword. One thing is certain; Richard is a leading reference in the world of trotting. Crowned Best National Driver 6 times and with more than 3000 wins to his name, his record speaks for itself. Another...

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A QUESTION OF FEELING // 52' - 2014

To date, All Feeling has run 10 times, finishing 9 times in the top 3, and winning 3 races.
Recently, the horse faced the elite of its generation for the first time, and narrowly missed winning, making a very good impression on the specialists.
Michael is thinking big with his new pearl. Within two years, he hopes he’ll win the Prix d'Amérique.

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ONE HUNDRED POUND PRINCES // 26' - 2014

"Making weight" is an obsession for jockeys.
When they ride in races, they have to meet the weight set by the handicappers.
The aim is that all horses theoretically have the same chance of winning at the starting gate.
The lowest permissible weight is 100 pounds.

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THE MAN WHO LOVED ARTISTS // 52' - 2014

Guy de Labretoigne is a horseman, equestrian art enthusiast and art expert. We go behind the scenes of the annual AR (T) CHEVAL contemporary art exhibition in Saumur, of which he is President, to discover the issues and secrets of the art world.
Through his thirst for knowledge and taste in artists, Guy de Labretoigne introduces us to artists, collectors, experts and auctioneers ... and we find out how much the equine and art worlds coexist and resemble one another!
And when the...

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EQUESTRIAN VAULTERS // 26' - 2014

Portraits of some of the greatest French equestrian vaulters filmed in slow motion. Through them, we discover how vaulting has evolved from the battlefield to become a spectator sport.
A poetic journey to the heart of a dedicated and impressive discipline.

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MY GREAT STABLES // 52' - 2014

Envied throughout the world, the Grandes Ecuries of Chantilly were born of a legend. The dream of a prince, they were built in the 18th century by Louis Henri de Bourbon, and considered to be the most beautiful stables in the world.
Besides the tutelary presence of the Prince of Condé, it’s mainly with those keeping the Great Stables alive today that we go behind the scenes and discover its stories, legends and anecdotes as well as history with a capital "H".

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BADMINTON: AN AWFULLY BRITISH EVENT // 52' - 2013

Every year, the Badminton Horse Trials in England is one of the most popular equestrian events of early spring. "We’re going to the Duke’s" say the English, showing their devotion to the three-day competition held in the 11th Duke of Beaufort’s park.
What gives this mythical event its charm?
Badminton’s “talent” lies in the successful combination of sport, folklore and tradition. The extremely high level of competition has never affected the quality of the reception given to...

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THE ART OF RELAXATION // 52' - 2013

A technical term that every rider hears throughout his or her sporting career, "relaxation" is comparable to warming up, a preparation for any kind of riding. However, the term is open to different interpretations depending on the discipline, the horses and the dictums in play.
Where does relaxation begin and end? A question that calls for technical, sensorial and medical answers. Have scientific advances, particularly in the field of the locomotion and mindset of the horse, opened up...

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TROTTING TO VICTORY // 52' - 2013

Harness racing is a little known sport. However, in recent years it has started to find an audience, keen to find out about the complicity between man and horse that its history, spanning thousands of years, represents.
An Olympic sport for the Greeks and Romans, harness racing is now recognized by the International Equestrian Federation as one of seven high-level equestrian disciplines. Harness racing reaches a high degree of excellence and technical expertise. The spectacular...

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INSIDE THE RING: THE CADRE NOIR SET TO MUSIC // 85' - 2013

In this highly prestigious equestrian show, the Cadre Noir of Saumur, accompanied by the Paris Instrumental Ensemble, present us with a display of French horsemanship at its very finest.
Composed of 15 “tableaux”, in which the quintessence of equestrian art is combined with the works of great composers (Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Bizet, Richard Strauss, Britten and Bartok), the film succeeds in creating an emotional whirlwind, culminating in the melodic inebriation of Astor Piazzola’s...

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THE GREAT PARDUBICE STEEPLECHASE // 52’ - 2013

An opportunity to discover one of the loveliest and oldest steeplechase races in Europe and the world. A story studded with outstanding performances. We explore the 6,900 metre track with its 31 obstacles, combining gallops on both grass and clay, on which the horses run for about 10 minutes! But the biggest challenge is the fourth obstacle, the "Taxis Ditch”, a 1.50 metre hedge concealing a 4-metre long pit, which has been the scene of numerous falls and refusals over the past 122 years.

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CROSS-COUNTRY, THE BATTLE OF LORDS // 52’ - 2013

Cross-country is a splendid discipline, perhaps the noblest of all in the philosophical sense of the term. It’s the discipline of patient men and women who take the time to work on maturer horses that have left the giddiness of their youth behind them.
The trainers are highly skilled at fine tuning those horses that merit it, and their agile, brave mounts return the favour through their magnificent victories, just like “Chriseti", "Another Whisper" and "Phakos”.
By the end of...

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THE JOCKEY AGENT // 26’ - 2013

"Jockey agent": a curious job performed by only a handful of people in France. The jockey agent manages his client’s career by securing the horses that he will ride in races. Well connected, a good negotiator and trainer, he manages the schedule and the physical and mental well-being of the jockey, who usually participates in several races a day on different tracks, jumping in and out of cars and planes in order to honour all his obligations.
In short, the agent is an EXPERT in...

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THE MERCILESS FARLOW DES MOTTES // 52’ - 2013

Every year, the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris becomes synonymous with everlasting recognition. Created in 1874, it’s one of the world’s most legendary and extreme challenges with its 5,800 metre course, 23 obstacles (including the monstrous Rail Ditch and Fence, also known as “The Justice of the Peace") and 500,000 Euro prize. In this film we’re promised a merciless battle between the best steeplechase horses in the world, with the young Farlow des Mottes a firm favourite. But the race isn’t...

Horses & equestrianism
A LEGENDARY LAND, 150 YEARS OF THE VINCENNES RACETRACK // 52’ - 2013

A return to the heyday of the Paris-Vincennes Racecourse to mark the 150th anniversary of the most famous trotting racetrack in France. With its legendary race the Prix d'Amérique, the Vincennes "Temple", as it is known to punters, is renowned throughout the world: from America to Japan to Africa, everyone knows Vincennes. Not for its flamboyant castle or its verdant green woods, but for the black cinder track of its racecourse. Spending a Sunday at the races in the company of drivers, owners,...

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ROXANNA DE BARBRAY, ON A KNIFE EDGE // 52’ - 2013

Italian emigrants without a penny to their name, the Donati family worked for a variety of stable owners until one of their bosses went bankrupt and left them a building with a few looseboxes, an ageing sulky and some harnesses... but no horses! After a life lived in the shadow of others when it came to training, how would they persuade people to bring them their trotting horses? Challenging encounters and fast-paced adventure in the heart of the horse racing world, with its intense highs and...

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PASSION IN THE BLOOD // 52' - 2013

They train together, travelling the racetracks of France and abroad, sharing the victories and also the defeats… They are A FAMILY and their lives revolve around racing. Their passion for horses comes from their elders: “Daughter or son of...” they’ve made it their profession and it fills their every waking hour.
The punters may not know it, but these big dynasties form part of the history of horse racing. We meet the “children” driven by a passion handed down through the generations.

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CONCERTO EQUESTRE // 56' - 2012

This is an equestrian and musical show of the French Republican Guard, the cavalry regiment of the Republican Guard, the Choir of the French Army, The fanfare of the Republican Guard, the string quartet of the orchestra of the Republican Guard.
Program recorded at the Haras du Pin, in the musical Septembre festival of orne.
Musics : Albert Gossez, Marius Millot, Raoul Ponsen Francis Lordey, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Purcell, C. Franck, Giuseppe Verdi, Anton Weber, Luigi Ardit,...

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JEAN TEULERE, THE HORSEMAN // 52' - 2012

Jean Teulère, ranked amongst the world’s top 5 equestrians, rarely gives interviews.
But he’s made an exception by opening his stables to his brother Alain and agreeing to share his world with us. In this documentary we learn how he prepares, picks out, trains and brings on a horse he believes in, taking it to the very highest level. Using his 4 best horses as examples, Jean Teulère explains the qualities, such as physique, bloodlines and character, that make a future champion.
A...

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THE COURSE DESIGNER’S SECRETS // 52' - 2012

The course designer is a key figure in jumping events. The “conductor” of the competition, he devises the courses and ensures that the events run smoothly and fairly.
When the show-jumper walks the course for the first time, he’s faced with a puzzle: how will he solve the enigmas and achieve a clear round? How does the course designer see his role? How do the riders tackle the traps? How does a coach teach riders to read a course? With some events, designed for young horses, the idea...

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TO BE BORN A HORSE // 52' - 2012

This documentary focuses on the first three years of a horse’s life, the determining period in its physical and intellectual development, little known to riders. We follow foals at decisive stages in their education as they develop a trust in man. We see them in different environments, such as sport, racing and leisure. The education varies depending on the horse’s destiny, but springs from the same root: ethological knowledge. The aim is to show the rider the importance of understanding the...

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THE FRENCH TROTTING HORSE, PICKING UP SPEED // 52’ - 2012

orse breeding is a passion that unites about 6,800 people in France and is recognised by every accomplished professional to have experienced joy on the track. "The ultimate pleasure is to be the breeder of a winning trotting horse!". Of the 11,000 foals born every year, few grow up to achieve this dream, with just 40% qualifying and only 2 or 3 per generation emerging as champions.
From Normandy to the Loire Valley, through central France to the South West, we follow the great French...

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200 YEARS OF EQUESTRIAN PASSION IN MAURITIUS // 52' - 2012

As they prepare to celebrate 200 years of racing on their island, the Mauritians open their doors to us, sharing their home movies and their history. They are Hindu, Tamil, Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist, Catholic and Protestant; they live thousands of kilometres from the lands in which their ancestors were born, in the middle of the Indian Ocean. They have one thing in common: a burning passion for horses, which decorate the walls of their houses and fill their dreams and songs. Every week, the...

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THE EXTRAORDINARY STABLES OF TURKMENISTAN // 52' - 2012

A land unknown to everyone, a mythical horse... The scene is set for this documentary directed by Aleksandar DZERDZ. Thanks to him, and for the very first time, Turkmenistan and its extraordinary stables are opening their doors to a television crew. A unique chance to meet Turkmen breeders, trainers and even jockeys all driven by the same passion: Akhal Téké. Adulated by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, this golden horse has become the national emblem. Previously unseen footage, exclusive...

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IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT POSITION // 55' - 2011

This documentary addresses the rider’s position in the saddle from every angle. The dressage seat, since it is the basic sitting position for flat work and the first thing taught in clubs before any consideration of moving on to another discipline such as dressage or jumping. Then the jumping position with its various "approaches", the three or two-point seats in the area leading up to a jump.A bad position can damage the rider’s back and can cause numerous health problems for the horse,...

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THE HORSE, AN INTELLIGENT BEING // 52' - 2011

Despite being domesticated for around 6000 years, the behaviour of the horse is still frequently misunderstood.Of all the animals, the horse is without doubt the one that has made the greatest impact on history and human progress… Beginning with the horse’s senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste), this 52’ documentary will give horsemen and women a better understanding of their mounts.

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GOLDIKOVA // 3 X 26' - 2011

This trilogy tells the saga of Goldikova, the only mare to have won three prestigious Breeders’ Cup Mile races and to have made the front page of the Le Monde newspaper. Most champions retire to stud once the dream has become reality, and few mares are still racing at the age of 6. But such is the case for the legendary Goldikova. In this epic tale we follow this exceptional mare and the men that accompany her to races and training sessions, and in her travels and challenges.
PART 1:...

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A RESPONSIBLE GENERATION // 52' - 2011

Sustainable development… is this trend affecting the equestrian world? The answer is YES, and it’s not a trend!
In a tense environment with breeders and farmers in the front line, accused of placing the health of both humans and animal at risk through polluting practices, some horsemen, horse breeders and equestrian managers are moving the traditional lines of resistance. These pioneers are coming up with new solutions which could place the horse within the heart of a more ecological...

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WHEN FEAR STEPS IN // 52' - 2010

Riding requires us to conquer our fear not only of the animal but of hurting ourselves. The novice rider has no choice: to learn, he must overcome his fear. But this fear doesn’t necessarily vanish with experience. Sometimes it stays with a rider for a long time, or catches up with even the best equestrians. It then becomes an enemy to conquer, the last hurdle to overcome...
Through accounts and stories shared by horsemen and horsewomen, this documentary shows us the reasons for this...

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PRINCE OF THE DESERT // 3 x 52' - 2010

The Arabian horse: an animal whose character has been formed under the harsh conditions of desert life and whose bloodlines can be found in almost every equine breed today. It has inspired the greatest artists. It has fascinated men. It is the only animal to have conquered the world on an artistic, spiritual and military level. In this trilogy we reveal the secrets behind this Prince of the Desert.

PRINCE OF THE DESERT, the Story of a Legend (51')
A film that tells the...

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THE GREAT TREK // 10x52' - 2009-2010

The great Trek is a sequel documentary series of 5 episodes per season. In an exceptional location, 6 horse riders are gathered by the French windsurf champion Nathalie Simon. They are coming from different areas : from the show business or jet set (singers, comedians, ex sportsmen…) from the media area (TV hosts, journalists…) and the horse universe (jockeys, drivers, riding sports or shows riders). No competition, no rivalry but shared moments for unpredictable moments on a horse…

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A LEGACY OF FEAR // 52' - 2009

Fear is written in the genes of horses. Since the very beginning, it has allowed them to avoid death and danger. Domestication has not erased this legacy. And when one spends time with them, either on foot or riding them, the question inevitably comes up one day or another: is he making fun of me, or he really afraid? It’s a difficult question given that, more often or not, the answer has to be found in an emergency... Riders and experts share their views and offer concrete ways of conquering...

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MEMORIES OF SABLE // 55' - 2009

This is the story of three women who live, or once lived, on Sable, an island in Nova Scotia. Lost in the Atlantic Ocean, it contains a lifesaving station and a population of wild horses. The accounts of three women from three different periods, 1900, 1950 and today, interweave to paint a picture of a storm-swept, isolated island. Out there, time passes slowly, the shipwrecks and signs of man gradually disappearing beneath the sand. All that remains are the memories of three women, united...

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JAPAN: RACING FEVER // 55' - 2009

The Japanese love horse racing. Betting more than any other country, every year nearly 150,000 Japanese watch the Japan Cup, the high point of the Nipponese equestrian calendar. Through the accounts of those involved in the industry – breeders, owners, trainers, jockeys, journalists and punters – this documentary takes us behind the scenes of horse racing in Japan, to the heart of a nation’s obsession with thoroughbreds.

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THE GUARDIANS OF RAPA NUI // 52' - 2008

3,700 inhabitants and almost as many horses. One more mystery for the most remote piece of land in the world. In the shadow of the famous moai of Easter Island, the animal is king. Sixteen-year-old Nico is one of the residents of this far-flung island. Between work on the family horse-breeding farm and preparations for the election of the new Island Queen, he tells us what it is to be Rapanui.

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THE TIME OF THE GIANTS // 52' - 2008

Fernand Leredde, Alexis Pignolet and Germain Levallois are alchemists in search of perfection. Their genius has given rise to some of the greatest sport horses of the 20th century. To hear their story is to share a passion and the memories of a lifetime devoted to horses.

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BRETON DRAFT HORSES // 56' - 2007

A portrait of the Breton draft horse seen through the eyes of three generations. Once at the centre of country life, the Breton horse fell victim to mechanisation in the 1960s, its gradual disappearance coinciding with a dilution of Breton cultural identity. Over the last few years, Brittany has been reviving its old traditions, and the breed has had a new lease of life. New breeders have developed an interest in the Breton draft horse and are putting it to new uses.

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THE LEGEND OF THE BUTTERI // 49' - 2007

No, you’re not dreaming! The lonesome cowboy riding his trusty horse through the desert isn’t a thing of the past. And they’re not restricted to the Wild West, either. In Italy, the butteri, the cowboys of the Maremma marshes, have refused to lay down their arms in the face of mechanisation. This dwindling band of horsemen in the heart of Tuscany carry on and even boast that they’re more skilled in the saddle than John Wayne’s compatriots. And on what do they base this claim? The fact that they...

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THE GOLESTAN HORSEMAN // 55' - 2006

Abduljabar is a jockey. He’s preparing for the big race in Tehran. He’ll be competing against the best horsemen in the land. Born into a largely unassimilated minority group in Iran, the Turkmen, he has to win the respect of his clan. More than that, he has to fight to guarantee himself a future, to be the best. He’s only 12 years old.

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EQUESTRIAN ALCHEMY // 26' - 2004

A chance to meet Arnaud Gillette, the rising star of equestrian theatre, from the beginnings to the first night of his latest show, a visual extravaganza combining cinema and theatre.

Factual Entertainment
TORNADO HUNTERS 2: AMERICA IN THE FACE OF DANGER // 70' - 2015

This documentary follows the scientific journey of 4 French hunters who travelled Tornado Alley for a month between the 8th of May and June 6th, 2015. Their aim was not only to chase tornadoes, but, first and foremost, to meet the scientists and the many people who, in the heart of America, are trying to predict these events and protect the population from the force and suddenness of the most violent weather phenomenon on the planet.
A genuine tornado hunt, it enables the team to bring...

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THE PARANORMAL FILES // 8 x 52' - 2014

« I won’t tell you my name. You'll never see my face. You'll cross paths with me but won't see me. My past was glorious. I was considered the best in my sector. The best, until this damned day. Until the investigation that shouldn’t have been done … ».

This is the way this new series of special investigation documentaries is introduced, opening a door that few investigators dare to open... Mysteries of alchimy, near death experiences, UFOS, ghosts, many subjects tackled with a...

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COSMETIC SURGERY: YOUNG AT ANY PRICE // 90’ - 2014

Reshaped lips, bigger breasts, rounded buttocks… These days, no part of the body escapes the plastic surgeon’s knife. However, this type of operation is very expensive and sometimes dangerous: the quest for stereotypical beauty poses health risks and some have paid the price. Dr. Maria Pecorelli, a plastic surgeon at the Elysée Montaigne Clinic, reveals the secrets of her profession and the reality behind of an often-criticised practice.

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SAFETY SPECIAL 2 // 4X80' + 1X52' - 2014

- BURGLARY ALERT (Kristel Naman ) – 2013 / 52’
Burglaries are on the increase in France. The big cities have been affected, but also rural areas and small towns. A new kind of criminal has emerged. Often very young and determined, these thieves do not hesitate to resort to violence, making the trauma even greater for the victims.
Faced with this problem, the gendarmes and police have organized themselves into specialized groups. Surveillance, tailing, phonetapping, arrests... We...

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PARIS, THE MARAIS // 80' - 2014

The Marais: a village in the heart of Paris.... Just two square kilometres, in a golden triangle located within the centre of the capital between the Hotel de Ville, the Place de la République and the Bastille! A little jewel-box containing one of the most beautiful examples of France’s historical heritage.
A haven for the stars and the gay community, both transgressive and chic, the Marais is also home to the Orthodox Jewish community.
But behind the scenes, the falafel vendors...

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CÔTE D’AZUR: SECRETS OF THE CASH MACHINE // 90' - 2014

With more than ten million visitors a year, the French Riviera is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Private beaches make almost all of their income in July and August. For the beach attendants and restaurateurs, the season has to be a success.
While building on the sea front is now prohibited in principle, some sumptuous buildings have still just seen the light of day...

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FOOD: IS THERE POISON ON OUR PLATES? // 80' - 2014

France is a land of gastronomy, but for several years repeated scandals have tarnished the image of our daily diet. Is the food available in bulk on the supermarket shelves always good for our health?
Over the last 50 years, food has diversified and health campaigns are always encouraging us to eat more healthily. With purchasing power at half-mast, the French are looking for affordable foodstuffs. In order to produce industrial quantities of fruit, fish and meat at reduced prices,...

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REALITY TV // 80' - 2014

During the 2000s, a mini-revolution hit the small screen with the emergence of reality TV. Today’s programmes are nothing like the original "Big Brother" and incredibly diverse. But what happens to all the candidates who feed the networks for weeks on end once the cameras stop rolling? Why do some manage to stay in the limelight, while others sink into oblivion? How do they cope with this fleeting notoriety? Who really benefits from their fame?

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FROM THE STARS TO THE PRESIDENT: HAS THE TABLOID PRESS GONE TOO FAR? // 80' - 2014

The front page of a magazine revealing an alleged relationship between François Hollande and actress Julie Gayet was the talk of the town. Did the tabloids go too far in tackling the highest authority in the Republic? Whether it’s the President’s privacy or the romantic setbacks of Hollywood’s biggest stars, today some magazines will stop at nothing to get exclusives and increase their sales.

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VETS: COMING TO THE AID OF ANIMALS // 80' - 2014

With over sixty million pets, The French lead the animal-loving field in Europe. But cats and dogs are not their only companions. In recent years, new species such as snakes, rats and lizards have grown in popularity, all requiring protection and care. This is the work of the veterinarians, who treat the animals who share our lives.
From the birth of calves to the vaccination of cats, we take part in the daily lives of these animal doctors and witness their most spectacular...

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TORNADO HUNTERS // 80' - 2014

Braving the extremes to enrich science, such is the philosophy of 4 young Frenchmen who are anything but fainthearted!
Lovers of nature and extreme weather conditions, they have traveled tens of thousands of miles through a dozen American States in search of the ideal light, the ultimate storm, but above all the perfect tornado!
For these contemplative souls, what matters most is bringing back beautiful pictures, recording a special moment and sharing it, in order to advance our...

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TAX EVASION: TAXPAYERS, THEY’VE GOT YOU SURROUNDED! // 80' - 2013

Individuals, company bosses, rich or poor, they all take risks to avoid paying taxes. Today the cost of tax evasion in France is estimated at between 29 and 40 billion Euros – a considerable hole in the state coffers!
So who are these people defying the tax authorities? What drives them to do so? What methods do they use to slip through the net? What are the risks?
The State uses every means at its disposal to hunt them down. Last year nearly sixty thousand thorough tax audits...

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ROMA, TRAVELLING PEOPLE: WHY SO MUCH HATRED? // 80' - 2013

Who are Travellers and how do they live? It’s a question often asked by French people, some curious, some suspicious. In search of answers, a journalist spent several weeks living within a travelling community.
First problem: where do you put several families and dozens of caravans? Arriving in a new town, our Travellers search for suitable places to make their temporary home. Distrust, contempt, rejection… Travellers are rarely welcome.
They have chosen this lifestyle to be free...

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LA JONQUERA: TOWN OF EXCESS // 80' - 2013

Located just a few miles from the French border, La Jonquera in Spain is well-known to the French. For the last 10 years, tourists have come flocking to the town because of one particular attraction: the brothels. Prostitution is legal there, and girls come from all around the world to ply their trade. So what is this unique town like? And what is life like for its residents?

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FRENCH GUIANA: HEAVEN OR HELL? // 80' - 2013

Focus on French Guiana, the largest French department with a land area of around 91,000km2. Most of the territory is covered in rainforest containing an incredible biodiversity.
Another advantage of Guiana is its cutting-edge industry, with the Ariane launch site in Kourou.
But behind the scenes lie crime and illegal gold prospecting, two sources of social and economic conflict that pose serious environmental problems.

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LA REUNION: A VOLATILE ISLAND // 80' - 2013

Sunny beaches, like something from a movie set, La Réunion Island is a dream location. But behind this idyllic façade lies another reality. Prostitution, instability and poaching are ruining people’s lives. How can the police enforce the law within this context? What hope is there for La Réunion? Added to this, for the last few years the island has been the target of regular shark attacks: opinion is divided as to how to avoid any accidents from happening.

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FIRE FIGHTERS: EVERYDAY HEROES // 80' - 2013

Fires, accidents or personal assistance: every seven seconds in France, fire fighters help their fellow citizens. But who are these men and women who risk their lives to save others? What happens in the course of their day? Over several weeks, we follow the fire fighters of the Yvelines region in France as they attend everything from animal rescue missions to spectacular fires.

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ACTION WOMEN, EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN // 80' - 2013

More and more women are choosing careers previously reserved for men, such as those to offered by the army. Coming from a military family, Assia is extremely proud to be a paratrooper. Vérane Bonneuil is the first girl to join the Chamonix high-mountain police platoon (PGHM). While Nelly goes out on patrol every night with her colleagues from the BAC (Anti Crime Brigade)...

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AT THE HEART OF A&E // 80' - 2013

Distress situations, life-threatening emergencies, childbirth... A&E doctors have to fight on all fronts. Nearly 16 million people in France are admitted annually to accident and emergency units - a figure that has doubled in the last 20 years. Today, the emergency services are often swamped and doctors overworked. But who are these men and women who dedicate their lives to helping patients? What does a normal day involve for them? What are their main tasks?

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COSMETIC SURGERY: SCALPEL AHOLICS // 90’ - 2013

Cosmetic surgery has become a global phenomenon. More than one in ten Frenchwomen has already had recourse to surgery, and today it’s men and adolescents who are yielding to temptation. However, this type of intervention remains very expensive and can be dangerous: the pursuit of imagined beauty carries health risks and some people have paid the price.

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FRENCH AIR FORCE: THE WARRIORS OF THE SKY // 80' - 2013

An elite arm of the French army, 56,000 men up the ranks of the highly secret Air Force. What are the operations that these soldiers are involved in?
Air defense and public service operations overseas: yesterday in the Côte d'Ivoire, they ensured the safety of residents during the crisis that divided the country. Today in Mali, they are an integral part of Operation Serval.
In this documentary we follow them for several months performing missions in particularly dangerous areas,...

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EXTREME FIREFIGHTERS // 4 X 52' - 2012

This series immerses us in the world of the extreme fire fighter. Through accounts and exceptional footage of their interventions, we reveal the courage and strength that drives these men and women to risk their lives to save others. It’s a job that requires more specialised training and skill today than ever before.
We follow fire crews in 4 different environments, each as extreme as the other:

1/ Extreme Firefighters / Heights and depths (urban environment): PARIS ...

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“SAFETY” SPECIAL // 4 x 80’ - 2012

Drink driving, speed, accidents: Paris under high surveillance – 83’ / SD (Director: Geoffroy Duval)
Different police departments work in synergy around the clock to keep the streets of Paris safe. The Ring Road Unit, the Service du Traitement Judiciaire des Accidents, motorcycle units… we followed these men and women, responding to emergencies under constant stress, who intervene and ensure the safety of road users.

Summer Cops: No break for delinquents – 81’ / SD ...

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INFIDELITY // 90' - 2012

A film that endeavours to understand the motives for infidelity in all its forms: from hidden infidelity (double lives) to shared infidelity (couples who engage in partner swapping).
A whole business has grown up around infidelity. Accounts from a detective specialising in cheating spouses and a professional “honey-trap” shed new light on these extra-marital relationships.

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ABSTINENCE AND TEMPTATION: LIFE WITHOUT SEX // 80' - 2012

On the television, on the Internet, on advertising hoardings... sex has invaded our lives and has never been more omnipresent than it is today.
To love someone without making love, practise abstinence rather than suffer again, take a vow of chastity in the name of a higher interest or remain a virgin until marriage... who are the men and women who make such difficult choices at a time when unbridled sexuality seems to have become the norm?
Is it possible to live without sex in...

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I HATE THE WAY I LOOK, HOW CAN I LOVE MYSELF? // 88' - 2012

Thirty-six year-old Vincianne and twenty-five year old Delphine have decided to go to Tunisia for a week to have liposuction. Sandrine is obsessed with her imagined physical defects. Constantly dissatisfied with her appearance, this 46-year-old mother knows all there is to know about cosmetic surgery. She can’t bear to see herself grow old. Her doctor has advised her to see a psychologist. Mahmoud once weighed 127 kilos. At the age of 47 he’s already gone back down to 104, but he needs help to...

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MYTHOMANIACS, USURPERS, IMPOSTERS: LIARS FOR A LIVING // 80' - 2012

Today, in our materialistic society focused on money and power in all its forms, duplicity has taken on a new guise. It has become a sophisticated strategy by which to win in every area of social and economic life. Lying has diversified and instilled itself pretty much everywhere. It’s become commonplace, a kind of parlour game.
In order to get a representative picture of lying today, we follow four people with very different profiles who lie on a daily basis: some through the rapid...

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COUPLES IN CRISIS // 80' - 2012

At the beginning of a relationship we share everything: our tastes, our desires, our vision of life and of our future together… But over time, opportunities to surprise one other and collaborate on projects become less frequent. After a few years, we come to the sad realisation that, “we don’t have anything to say any more”, which is often synonymous with falling out of love. We meet some couples whose relationship problems are threatening to throw their lives out of balance. Love makes us...

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SPECIAL “STARS AND CELEBRITIES” // 3 x 80’ - 2011 - 2012

Living in a star’s shadow – 88’ / SD (Director: Lila Place)
Is living with a celebrity a blessing or a curse? Is it hard to be a person in your own right? Can a famous name be used to benefit a cause? This documentary aims to get to the heart of these questions.
With Philippe Candeloro, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Massimo Gargia and Patrick Sébastien.

What became of the stars of yesterday? – 84’ / HD (Director: Karima Hamzaoui)
Stars from the world of music, TV...

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TOTAL IMMERSION IN A MATERNITY HOSPITAL // 4 x 65’ - 2011

Objective: to tell the inside story of a medical team in a large Parisian maternity hospital.
It’s a place laden with emotions, both happy and sad, that most of us think we know through having been there at least once in our lives. But how do the people working there view the most wonderful moments in other people’s lives? And in what conditions? Prenatal diagnosis, obstetric surgery, the fight against infertility, the care of premature babies, emergency deliveries 24/7, neo-natal...

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SUMMER JOBS: BIG FUN OR TOTAL NIGHTMARE // 82' - 2011

The sun is shining over the beach resorts, but there’s no respite for the waiters, beach attendants, activity leaders and campsite reps. Young workers and students, it’s often their first job, a chance to earn their first pay cheque during the summer holidays. But a summer job can become a nightmare. Long hours, dodgy contracts and unpaid overtime, squalid accommodation... all kinds of abuses take place. There are the summer slaves, and there are the others. Some, more resourceful, people find...

Religion
SAINT MARTIN, 1700 YEARS OF SHARING // 52' - 2016

In the harsh winter of 324, a dazzling cavalry officer from the Roman Imperial Guard stop his horse in front of a nearly naked man, then take from his shoulders his immense white cloak, made from two pieces of fabric, one lined with sheepskin, and separate the two parts with his sword to make the unfortunate wretch warm. His charitable gesture contains all the force of this emblematic character from the dawn of Western Christianity.

In 2016, we shall be celebrating the 1700th...

Religion
DON GIACOMO ALBERIONE, PUBLISHER OF GOD // 52' - 2015

In the early XX° century, in a context of industrial revolution and global wars, the Church realized new ways of conveying the Word of God had to be found. Father Giacomo Alberione, a young priest from Northern Italy, settled to the task, anticipating in many aspects the results of Vatican II Council. Founder of one of Italy's most important press empires, he was a very important actor of the great transformation of the Church and of its conception of communication that took place in the XX°...

Religion
A CRAZY HOPE // 52' - 2015

This crazy dream belongs to a man who almost lost his mind, and who, having recovered from his own illness, has devoted himself to helping the poorest of Africa’s sick: the insane.

In the big cities of Africa, the mentally ill can be seen wandering the streets, yelling and shouting, often completely naked and feeding here and there on waste. In the countryside, their helpless families respond by chaining them to trees, so that they cannot leave, hurt anyone or disappear.

Religion
CATHOLICS, THE NEW GENERATION // 52' - 2014

Since the “Manif Pour Tous” against the opening of marriage to same sex couples, a new militant wind is blowing amongst Catholics.
France, the country of secularism, has often mistreated them. But now, with Taubira’s “marriage for everyone” bill, they are waking up and revealing themselves.
They are between 20 and 27 years old. They are polite, well dressed and in higher education. Uninhibited and sharing none of their parents’ reserve, they have decided to affirm their faith and...

Religion
DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES // 165' - 2013

Composed by Francis Poulenc and based on a play by Georges Bernanos, "Dialogues of the Carmelites" is one of the masterpieces of 20th century French opera. The originality of its historical context and its protagonists make it a wonderful parable about life, death, relationships, and of course God.
Recorded at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the music of Poulenc and Bernanos words are further enhanced by the staging of the iconoclast Olivier Py and talent of an exceptional cast.

Religion
MY PRIEST IS CONGOLESE // 52' - 2013

Barthélémy Binia, a priest in Haute-Vienne, comes from the Republic of Congo. Open to all cultures and beliefs, Father Barthélémy’s masses have such swing to them that the “Black priest of the Limousin” has become the local do-gooders’ darling! However, between lack of money and fear of being deported like any other immigrant worker, his daily life is not always easy... Meanwhile, he is initiating a young priest newly arrived from Africa into the customs of deepest, rural France!

Religion
THE HILL OF CROSSES, THE SPIRIT OF A PEOPLE // 52’ - 2013

In the heart of Lithuania stands an astonishing hill completely covered with crosses.
Since its origin, dating back to the 19th century, the hill has been a symbol of the Lithuanian people's resistance in the presence of their oppressors. Facing attacks from various sides, Lithuania put up a spiritual resistance.
Indeed, in that country, faith is an act of resistance and the Hill of Crosses, standing as Lithuania's living memory, is to today's world a reminder of the great...

Religion
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER // 48' - 2010

They are 24, 28 and 30 and share a common desire: to embody the word of God. Through their youth, their outspokenness, their atypical life stories and their different personalities, these 21st century seminarians shed a new light on the meaning of this vocation and, in a broader sense, the renunciation of a way of life and commitment to another.
A documentary directed by the french actress Virginie Ledoyen.

Religion
A SECRET GARDEN // 52' - 2010

The monastery of St Clare in Jerusalem has withstood both time and conflict for more than 120 years. Despite the wars that have torn the Holy Land apart throughout its history, the nuns of the order of St Clare have worked continuously for peace and unity through inter-religious dialogue.
Today, the convent is once more threatened by an invisible but formidible danger… the ageing of its residents combined with a vocation crisis.
What will become of the nuns if the convent has to...

Religion
THE STONES' SPIRIT // 52' - 2010

Every year, million of people enter into cathedrals. Young, old, men or women, they admire the nave silently, gathered in the same fascination.
This documentary makes us discover these sacred monuments to the quest of a spirit, the stone spirit. Fed with this spirit, sometimes for religious reasons, but also for the aesthetic choc felt in front of the huge arches that are going up to the sky, the play of light and shadow between the columns and the stained glass windows’ dazzler, we...

Religion
MOVIMENTO // 52' - 2008

This portrait of Frère Betto, a leading figure in the social struggle in Brazil, takes us back to the roots of the country’s social movements, examining their political and social context at each stage of their development, from the first hours of the dictatorship in 1964 to the current day.

Frère Betto’s destiny is inextricably linked with the evolution of the popular movements in Brazil, which gave rise to great leaders such as the current president, Lula, and provide us with...

Religion
NEW YORK, SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL... A BUSINESS OF SCRUPLES // 52 - 2008

The French-speaking Church in New York is threatened with closure.

The Bishop of New York is contemplating the closure of fifteen Catholic churches in the city. Amongst them is the French church of Saint-Vincent de Paul, founded by the Pères de la Miséricorde in 1841, the only French-speaking church in the United States.

The parishioners have joined forces to save their church, which has seen an increase in attendance thanks to the growing number of...

Religion
BOY SCOUTS STORIES // 52' - 2007

July 1907-July 2007. 100 years ago, Baden Powell funded scouting, organizing the first scout camp in the British island Brownsea.
A century later, scouts of the Paris neighborhood are going to a spring camp quite original : on boats on the Sarthe river.
Following them on a daily basis, from lock to bivouacs, we discover the scouting of today, probably a little more relax, but still hierarchical and structured. It also goes back to ancient camps’ spirit : sleeping under a tent,...

Performing Arts
Ballet
GRAND REMIX (HERVÉ ROBBE) // 22' - 2016

The famous sequence of Jerks of the Mass for the Present Time, choreographed by Maurice Béjart in 1967, is the starting point to this Remix created by Hervé Robbe and performed by the students of the National Contemporary Dance Center of Angers. Twisting the work of the Master, Herve Robbe gives a fresh boost to this now-classic piece, thanks to the energy and freshness of the students.

Ballet
MASS FOR THE PRESENT TIME (PIERRE HENRY) // 13' - 2016

At 87, Pierre Henry, the pioneer of electronic music comes back to get a new lease on the famous "Mass for the present time" with students of the National Contemporary Dance Center of Angers.
Created in 1967 for the Avignon festival, "Mass for the present time" is composed of 9 sets; Psyche rock remains the most famous one performed by many artists and used in numerous commercials.

Ballet
GODDESSES & DEMONESSES, BIANCA LI & MARIA ALEXANDROVA // 76' - 2016

A meeting between two dance stars for a “mythological” creation. As in Antiquity, they confront each other, transform themselves into Goddesses or demonesses in order to change the destiny of mortals and spread power, joy and energy all around them. Are these two female dancers two sides of the same coin? Operating heat and cold, they represent chaos and harmony.

For Blanca Li, choreographer, film director, dancer, actress, and Maria Alexandrova, lead dancer of the Bolchoï...

Ballet
WIEBO (BOWIE/DECOUFLÉ) // 88' - 2015

All the facets of this "man who fell to earth" are shining through an absolutely stunning and transgender show. It is as much a concert as it is a performance, an official ceremony as much as a clandestine cabaret, this great glam rock celebration runs through the work of Bowie in fifteen songs.

Philippe Decouflé has chosen the singular world of three singers to revisit Bowie’s myth aspects: folk with Sophie Hunger, post-punk rock with Jehnny Beth (Savages) and minimalist with...

Ballet
LES INDES GALANTES // 168' - 2014

After the triumphal success in 1733 of Hippolyte et Aricie, his first great lyrical tragedy, Rameau composed Les Indes galantes, an opera-ballet on a great scale. A dazzling epic, exotically flavoured as was then the fashion, the partition reveals the scope of his exhilarating invention, of his sensuous and rythmical sense of bliss. The astute staging by Laura Scozzi supported by Christophe Rousset and his Talens Lyriques ensemble offers (following a manuscript kept in the Bibliothèque de...

Ballet
SWAN // 58' - 2013

Created by the choreographer Luc Petton, SWAN is not just another twist on “Swan Lake” but an original dance bringing together five dancers and swans. The final work is a combination of set choreography and improvisation, the dancers continually observing and anticipating the birds’ movements, leading or reacting.
Luc Petton attributes his fascination with birds to his childhood on the Brittany seaside. “They convey the poetry of life, a certain insouciance,” he said. “For me the dancer...

Ballet
THE RITE OF SPRING // 60' - 2012

Triple tribute to Igor Stravinsky in the form of a pirouette by Jean-Claude Gallotta: the choreographer has chosen to focus on the first version of the work, which he considers one of the best, being rough, unaffected, devoid of ornamental embellishment and directed and recorded by Igor Stravinsky himself.
A Rite of Spring blazing with passion preceded by two short pieces: Tumulte (in which the choreographer invites the dancers and the audience to hear the raw silence of the dance that...

Ballet
DANCING WITH BIRDS // 54' - 2012

This performance, choreographed by Luc Petton, brings together four dancers and birds. Crows, starlings, parakeets, magpies and jay-birds carry us along with the dancers in an unbelievable ballet.
Between earth and sky, they burst forth and transport us on a magnificent yet fragile journey. Man becomes volatile, the bird assumes its rightful place in the choreography, and the birdsong blends harmoniously with the music.

Together, each paying the utmost respect to the...

Opera
ORFEO, MONTEVERDI // 160' - 2016

L’Orfeo, a musical fable written by Claudio Monteverdi in 1607, often considered the first real opera in history, is a musically intense work with a libretto directly inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The richness of the orchestration, the virtuosity of the choral pages and the precise characterisation of the various roles, make it a unique masterpiece.
While shepherds and nymphs sing of Orpheus and Eurydice’s love, Orpheus prays to the sun to bless his marriage. Blissfully happy, he...

Opera
MADAME BUTTERFLY (PUCCINI) // 140' - 2015

Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa
Created at The Scala de Milan on February 1904

Hearing again and again Madame Butterfly, means to accept to play the game of emotion - In this case Puccini, fires straight and hits strongly -, means to take pleasure to be gut-wrenching with delight for this terrible love story, of expectation and treason between Butterfly, a young geisha and Pinkerton, an american officer.

Opera
RAMEAU : DAPHNIS & EGLé / LA NAISSANCE D'OSIRIS // 102' - 2015

Two works that have rarely seen the light of day. Setting them alongside Rameau’s tragédies lyriques one might be tempted to dismiss them as flimsy entertainments but they reveal a world full of charm, humanity, sensuality, and grace. These are not pieces written for the opera houses of Paris but for the private court at Fontainebleau. Away from the Paris critics, Rameau was able to experiment with more European styles and a great sense of freedom emanates from these scores – Rameau making his...

Opera
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (WAGNER) // 138' - 2015

Opéra in three acts
Music & libretto by Richard Wagner - Paris version (1842)

Paris in summer 1841 : during a few weeks, richard Wagner influenced by Romantic Opera, composes Der fliegende Holländer, which he will consider as the first opera worthy of his quill. The version written in the French capital city - Wagner’s first version - was ordered by Paris Opera House, and finally refused by the director in those days. It was rarely played since. This almost original...

Opera
THE MUSKETEERS AT THE CONVENT // 119' - 2015

Opérette in 3 acts by Louis Varney
Libretto by Jules Prével & Paul Ferrier adapted by Jérôme Deschamps
based on a vaudeville by St-Hilaire and Dupont entitled "L'habit ne fait pas le moine"
Created in Paris, at the Bouffes-Parisiens, on March 1880

"Musketeers! In a convent!", Residents not that holy, quite wide-eyed nuns, a madcap abbot and a Governor off the wall, this is the setting of this operetta with a rock staging. Under the dynamic direction of...

Opera
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE // 68' - 2015

Stemming from Greek mythology and Latin literature (The Aeneid), the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of the incredibly beautiful and painful stories to have been retold over and over again throughout the history of music. From Monteverdi to Offenbach, through Gluck and Berlioz, the myth has gone through many adaptations and never fails to move.
It’s the original Viennese version, composed in 1762 by Christoph Willibald Gluck, that Laurence Equilbey has chosen to perform here in...

Opera
LA BELLE HELENE // 140' - 2015

La Belle Hélène is Offenbach’s most famous operetta. Performed around the world since its creation in 1864, this parody of Greco-Roman Antiquity (like Orpheus in the Underworld in 1855) takes a humorous, satirical and not uncritical look at the reign of Napoleon III.

For this new production, the Théâtre du Châtelet has reunited Pierrick Sorin and Giogio Barberio Corsetti, whose exuberant “The Touchstone” has entered the annals of history.
Who better than this pair to...

Opera
DONA FRANCISQUITA // 138' - 2014

Comédie lyrique in three acts, Libretto from Federico Romero & Guillermo Fernandez-Shaw Based on Lope de Vega's play La Discreta enamorada , Music by Amadeo Vives
Created on October 1923 au Théâtre Apolo de Madrid

At the beginning of 1920, Doña Francisquita gave life back to the Zarzuela genre in Spain.
The libretto is about a young beautiful girl who tries to seduce the frivolous Fernando in love with an actress…

Amadeo Vives, a cultured musician,...

Opera
THE PILGRIM WOMAN, A FLORENTINE CELEBRATION OPERA // 120' - 2014

Combining different artistic disciplines for the first time, La Pellegrina marks the birth of the opera from the sixteenth century, twenty-eight years before Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Jacopo Peri’s Eurydice.
In the spring of 1589, to welcome Christine of Lorraine, who was coming to join her new husband the Grand Duke Ferdinand de Medici, the Tuscan city was adorned with a thousand splendours. The highpoint of the festivities was a performance in the great hall of the Uffizi Palace of the...

Opera
GALA MONTEVERDI // 43' - 2014

A dream cast for an exceptional concert recorded at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées: Rolando Villazon, Magdalena Kozena, Topi Lehtipuu, Katherine Watson, Lenneke Ruiten, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Pascal Bertin and Nahuel Di Pierro are all brought together to interpret Monteverdi’s greatest works. The adventure is led by conductor Emmanuelle Haïm and the musicians of the Le Concert d'Astree, which incorporates such rare instruments as the lute, lyrone, viola da gamba and cornetto.

Opera
THE MAGIC FLUTE (MOZART) // 150' - 2014

The Magic Flute, is the struggle between two kingdoms, two powers, two sovereigns.
The Queen of the Night asks the young prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina, kidnapped by Sarastro, who rules over a kingdom devoted to the sun and light.
Listening to this grieving mother, Tamino sets off with Papageno the bird catcher, a simple and joyful man.
In this perilous adventure, Papageno finds his Papagena, and Tamino faces the ordeals of fire and water. Thanks to the magic...

Opera
LES INDES GALANTES // 168' - 2014

After the triumphal success in 1733 of Hippolyte et Aricie, his first great lyrical tragedy, Rameau composed Les Indes galantes, an opera-ballet on a great scale. A dazzling epic, exotically flavoured as was then the fashion, the partition reveals the scope of his exhilarating invention, of his sensuous and rythmical sense of bliss. The astute staging by Laura Scozzi supported by Christophe Rousset and his Talens Lyriques ensemble offers (following a manuscript kept in the Bibliothèque de...

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LA CLÉMENCE DE TITUS // 141' - 2014

This opera, composed in the last year of Mozart's life, was commisioned by the Emperor Léopold II, Marie-Antoinette‘s brother, to celebrate his coronation as King of Bohemia in September 1791.
The commission was for an opera seria, an italian genre whose ponderous rules were already out of date at the end of the XVIII°century.
Mozart could not turn down a proposition of the Imperial court and needed money. But after a serie of innovative and creative operas he had to settle to a...

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DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES // 165' - 2013

Composed by Francis Poulenc and based on a play by Georges Bernanos, "Dialogues of the Carmelites" is one of the masterpieces of 20th century French opera. The originality of its historical context and its protagonists make it a wonderful parable about life, death, relationships, and of course God.
Recorded at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the music of Poulenc and Bernanos words are further enhanced by the staging of the iconoclast Olivier Py and talent of an exceptional cast.

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THE OFFENBACH ANTHOLOGY // 2 x 43' - 2013

During this special concert, recorded in the birthplace of the composer of "La Vie Parisienne", Les Musiciens du Louvre, conducted by Marc Minkowski, perform some of Jacques Offenbach’s greatest works, as well as extracts from the "The Rhine Nixies", an opera in German in which we already see the full force of the composer’s orchestration.
A "bilingual" concert, sparkling with joy and good humour.
Symphonic and operatic excerpts: The Rhine Nixies, La Belle Hélène, Fantasio, Grand...

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TURANDOT (FERRUCCIO BUSONI) // 96' - 2011

The opera is inspired by the play "Turandot" by Count Carlo Gozzi. "Turandot, the Emperor’s daughter, challenges her suitors to solve three riddles. She will marry the one who succeeds, but those who fail will be executed. Kalaf, an exiled prince in disguise, takes up the challenge”. Busoni composed the music in 1907 and wrote the opera during the First World War. Rejecting psychology and naturalism, in 1917 Busoni, an unclassifiable composer straddling Italy and Germany, created what he called...

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A JOURNEY WITH MARCEL KHALIFÉ // 94' - 2017

This Lebanese artist with his prolific output (film music, ballets, concertos, symphonies...), a recognized “Unesco Artist for Peace" for his commitment to his country’s musical heritage, has set himself the task of reviving the spirit of Middle Eastern music. By way of mixing cultures, Marcel Khalifé plays here with his two sons, Rami and Bachar, and the l’Orchestre National d’île de France.

In concert on May 5, 2017 at the Philharmonie de Paris 1
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SCHUMANN - BRUCKNER // 94' - 2017

In concert on January 30, 2017 at the Philharmonie de Paris.
David Grimal is the soloist in a little known work, Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto, and explores with Les Dissonances Bruckner’s immense 7th Symphony, with its overwhelming Adagio mourning the death of Richard Wagner.
- Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor
- Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

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AMERICA : FROM BERNSTEIN TO BARTOK // 95' - 2017

In concert on April 8, 2017 at the Opéra de Dijon, with David Grimal and Les Dissonances:
America! A new world of dreams and fortune that captures the migrant as soon as he sees the Statue of Liberty and the docks of New York from the deck of the boat. But also America, a land of disappointed hopes, of forced exile, where our memories of home are confronted with a new culture to which we must adapt.
It is to this ambivalent America that Les Dissonances - without a leader as usual...

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IL DUELLO AMOROSO / NATHALIE STUTZMANN // 94' - 2016

"Il duello amoroso" is made up of Handel’s opera arias and duets performed by Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto) and Em!7;ke Baráth (soprano).
In this imaginary opera by George Frideric Handel created by Nathalie Stutzmann in 2012 in Monte-Carlo, two female singers, one of whom is playing a man part, form a love duel. Em!7;ke Baráth and Nathalie Stutzmann play with the instrumental ensemble Orfeo 55, conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann, herself.
Recorded during the Sablé sur Sarthe...

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SIRBA OCTET : TANZ ! // 95' - 2016

This remarkable ensemble, mid-way between classical and Klezmer music, revives the musical traditions of Eastern Europe by rearranging it according to the rules of classical music. Unique arrangements for eight exceptional musicians from the Orchestre de Paris, who play with dazzling interpretive freedom!
This musical treasury, drawn from the traditional repertory, leads audiences from the Doina to the Hora, Sirba and other popular Klezmer and Gypsy dances. Tantz! A gateway between...

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TCHAIKOVSKY: SYMPHONY NO. 4, OP.36 IN F MINOR // 44' - 2016

Dedicated to Tchaikovsky’s platonic muse (and wealthy patroness) Nadezhda von Meck, the Fourth Symphony conceals a hidden programme, which the composer explained in a letter to his friend. The main idea of the work, the kernel of the whole score, appears at the opening: "Fatum, that fatal power which prevents one from attaining the goal of happiness, which jealously ensures that peace and happiness shall not be complete and unclouded (...) unwaveringly, constantly poisoning the soul."

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TCHAIKOVSKY: CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN OP.35 IN D MAJOR // 35' - 2016

Tchaikovsky's violin concerto in D major is a score of immense technical difficulty, which leans openly towards Gypsy music in the last movement and conceals a slow movement full of lyrical nostalgia that goes straight to the heart. Director Radu Mikaileanu gave this concerto a central role in his hit film The Concert and featured it in the final scene.


DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of...

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VERDI: OVERTURE OF "THE FORCE OF DESTINY" CLASSICAL CONCERT // 8' - 2016

Leonora, daughter of the Marquis of Calatrava, loves a man of mixed race, Don Alvaro, with whom she plans to flee from the paternal castle. Torn between passion and remorse, the girl's hesitation delays the flight of the two lovers, who are surprised by the sudden arrival of her father. Throwing his pistol to the ground as a sign of good faith, Don Alvaro accidentally kills the marquis, who dies cursing his daughter, setting the relentless wheels of fate in motion...

DAVID GRIMAL...

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PIERRE HENRY: CONTINUO OR VISION OF THE FUTUR // 53' - 2016

The acoustic universe of Pierre Henry is in perpetual evolution. He accepted to create an evening which 'makes a temporal link between yesterday, now and tomorrow'.
Linking man and nature, past and present, at 87 years old, the pioneer of electronic music is still writing, surrounded by his many machines and systems. Through this creation for the Philarmonie de Paris, “Continuo or vision of the future”, Pierre Henry binds it to its mythical Mass for the present time he signed in 1967...

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EL FUEGO LATINO (ALONDRA DE LA PARRA / ALEXIS CARDENAS) // 91' - 2016

Alondro de la Parra is a phenomenon: luminous and charismatic, she has established herself as one of the first female chief conductors of a major symphony orchestra with natural ease and brilliance.
Her enthusiastic, generous and spellbinding performances make her concerts a real treat.

Alexis Cardenas, virtuoso soloist from the Orchestra National d’Ile-de-France and graduate of the prestigious El Sistema in Venezuela (which also produced the great conductor Gustavo...

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BACH, CHRISTMAS ORATORIO (LAURENCE EQUILBEY) // 160' - 2016

The Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach is composed of six cantatas brought together for the winter celebrations of 1734-1735.
During this concert at the Philharmonie de Paris, Laurence Equilbey also takes the reins of Vincent Dumestre's Poème Harmonique. The modernity of the harmonic poem and the Baroque culture of Accentus combine to glorify the vibrant faith of this meditation, from the birth of Jesus to the visit of the Magi, masterfully orchestrated and structured by a Bach...

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MAURICE RAVEL : 5 WORKS BY DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES // 80' - 2016

A man with an independent and enigmatic nature, Maurice Ravel’s work lies at the turning point between the 19th and 20th centuries, a time of quarrels between modernists and traditionalists. After the First World War and the death of Debussy, he was considered one of the greatest French composers of the 20th century.

In residence at the Dijon Opera, the Dissonances ensemble presents their interpretation of 5 works by the maestro Maurice Ravel:

- Valses nobles et...

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MOLADA, THE BIRTH (JASSER HAJ YOUSSEF, SIMONE KERMES) // 78' - 2016

The vocal and instrumental works of Jasser Haj Youssef are unclassifiable. They are impregnated with the improvised style of the Arabic maqams that he learned in Monastir and Sousse (Tunisia) from his father as well as the freest forms of jazz – which he often plays on the viola d'amore . Between scholarly and traditional music, his compositions take us from a contemplative adagio (with texts in Aramaic and Italian) to catchy jazz rhythms.
Jasser was the first to rediscover the baroque...

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CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI IN CASERTA – A NIGHT OF LOVE AND WAR // 60' - 2016

A musical programme devised by Rinaldo Alessandrini, filmed at the Court Theatre of the Royal Palace of Caserta near Naples on the 4th and 5th of April 2016.
The royal palace of Caserta, created in the 18th century by Luigi Vanvitelli for Charles of Bourbon, rivals that of Versailles and remains one of the largest royal residences in the world.

The great works of Monteverdi are on the programme, performed by the Ensemble Concerto Italiano :

Sinfonia...

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THE ST MATTHEW PASSION IN THE ROYAL CHAPEL OF VERSAILLES // 172' - 2016

A concert dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels on the 22nd March 2016. The Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles hosts the choir and orchestra of the Ensemble Pygmalion, conducted by its musical director Raphaël Pichon, performing the St Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach.

They are joined by an exceptional cast of singers including the tenor Julian Prégardien, bass Stéphane Degout and soprano Sabine Devieilhe.

The St Matthew...

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TURANGALILA: GUSTAVO DUDAMEL & SIMON BOLIVAR ORCHESTRA // 77' - 2016

Who would have thought, at its inception in Boston in 1949 under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, that the Turangalîla-Symphonie would become a repertoire classic, if not a favourite?
Olivier Messiaen spent 4 years writing this rather eccentric piece with its immoderate orchestra and unprecedented duration.
The symphony was initially commissioned by the Boston Orchestra, which gave Messiaen a free hand, setting him no limits in terms of duration or orchestral requirements. And...

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MOZART, A GALA FOR THE WEBER SISTERS // 44' - 2016

On March 23rd, 1783, everyone rushed to the prestigious Burgtheater. Mozart had programmed a mixture of symphonies and concertos featuring arias of great expressive virtuosity. An amazing concert dedicated to two sopranos: the sisters Aloysia and Josepha Weber, for whom he wrote his masterpieces.

We know Mozart's links with the Weber family - he married Constanze after being jilted by Aloysia, her sister, and wrote the role of the Queen of the Night in the "Magic Flute" for...

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SEIJI OZAWA, THE LIVING SPIRIT OF MUSIC // 52' - 2016

At the age of 80, Seiji Ozawa is one of the last living legends of a bygone golden age of conducting. A pupil of Charles Munch and Herbert von Karajan, he was Leonard Bernstein’s assistant before taking over as director of the prestigious Boston Symphony Orchestra, which he led for thirty years.
This generation, which knew Richard Strauss, Bela Bartok and Toscanini, remains that of the rediscovery of the "great works" and the dissemination of what is now called "Classical music". It was...

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THE KEYS TO THE ORCHESTRA BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS ZYGEL // 19 x 70’ to 100’ - 2015 - 2008

Jean-François Zygel, passionate musician, teacher and fascinating speaker, makes the greatest "classical" works, in the broadest sense of the term, available to everyone. With humour and simplicity, enthusiasm and passion, he describes, deciphers, dissects, analyzes and debunks.
In this collection, in partnership with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean-François Zygel unites words and music. Music lessons, combining relaxation and erudition, take novices and anyone lacking in...

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J.S. BACH’S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS // 60' - 2015

The Duo Mélisande, composed of two young and brilliant guitar players, Toulouse-based Sébastien Llinares and Nicolas Lestoquoy from Lille, present an enthralling and original version of the famous Goldberg Variations, a masterpiece by J-S. Bach, transcribed for two guitars.
The second half of the show is dedicated to Joachim Turina (5 Gypsy Dances) and Isaac Albéniz (Tango and Mallorca). Spanish music, made of "dreams and rhythms" (Debussy), is one of the few musical movements that has...

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ITALIAN MODERNITY: PAULINE BUET & DAVID VIOLI // 58' - 2015

Pauline Buet (cello) and David Violi (piano) play Ferruccio Busoni, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco and Giuseppe Martucci.

Born into a family of musicians, Pauline Buet received an education based on the pleasure of playing, listening and discovering repertoires. These watchwords informed her career choices and drew her towards chamber and early music played on the instruments of the time.
Born in Nancy, David Violi studied music at the Conservatoire in his hometown and then at...

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BERTRAND DE BILLY & THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF LAUSANNE // 89' - 2015

The Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne brings its scores to Paris for a special concert. In the great auditorium of Radio France, he will glorify Fauré, Mozart and Messiaen under the direction of Bertrand de Billy and the Maîtrise de Radio France.
In the programme, Three Small Liturgies of the Divine Presence by Olivier Messiaen. The first part of the concert will be also French, with Masques et bergamasques, a tribute by Gabriel Fauré to the 18th century fêtes galantes. It will be...

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THE LITTLE PLEASURES OF SEICENTO // 78' - 2015

The beginning of the 17th century in Italy saw the emergence of many instrumental forms, testimony of the emancipation of instruments in relation to vocal music.
The Italian language illustrates this phenomenon in the terms cantata, sonata and canzone.
This programme enables us to discover the canzone and the sonata whose destiny has continued until today. Jean-Marc Andrieu's enchanted recorder, Yasuko Bouvard's original claviorganum and Laurent Le Chenadec's virtuoso bassoon...

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THE CAMBINI QUARTET // 68' - 2015

A passion for period instruments unites these 4 young musicians, which they share with the best groups: the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, the Talens Lyriques and the Cercle de l’Harmonie. A passion for research and for the magnificent unrecognized scores that they defend with great zeal. And a passion for quartets, the ideal framework for the expression of their musical understanding.
Recorded at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.


Programme :

Wolfgang...

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ALONDRA DE LA PARRA & THE PARIS ORCHESTRA // 94' - 2015

In the colors of South America, this concert will weave musical bridges between France, Brazil and Argentina. The festivity begin with the famous Bœuf sur le toit by Milhaud, written in memory of the Rio Carnival; Richard Galliano’s bandoneon will play the Piazzolla’s "Tango Nuevo", and we will also have the opportunity to hear some rarer gems, the frenzied and rhythmic of the Mexicans Moncayo and Revueltas.
Recorded at the Philharmonie de Paris



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IN AN ITALIAN GARDEN / WILLIAM CHRISTIE // 105' - 2015

ln an Italian Garden is a celebration of Christie’s great passion, ltalian lyric works from the 16th to 18th centuries, to be performed by instrumentalist of Les Arts Florissants and six outstanding young singers chosen from his master-class academy, Le Jardin des Voix. The first half of the concert explores the subjects of love, beauty, rage and jealousy with excerpts from the operas of Stradella, Vivaldi and Handel, as well as madrigals by the contemporaries of Montev.
Recorded at the...

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BALTIC SEA VOYAGE / KRISTJAN JäRVI // 94' - 2015

Each year, the best musicians of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden, are chosen to create a unique orchestra. Guided by its founder, Conductor and Musical Director Kristjan Järvi, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic (BYP) prepares original programmes for international tour so as to reveal to the world, especially with a lot of world premieres, the rich tones of the Baltic Sea. In 2015, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées received this young talents...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK VIII - PART 2 // 110' - 2015

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK VIII - PART 1 // 90' - 2015

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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HAENDEL, MESSIAH // 122' - 2015

Handel's Messiah was composed in less than a month, in 1741, after a succession of operas. Wishing to renew the genre of the oratorio, Handel now features the heroes of history, literature and religious texts. In England, the Messiah is such a success that the liturgical piece becomes a national event. The Messiah combines Germanic passion and Italian opera. It is given with more and more magnificence and the spectators came also to sing some tunes: three encores are given to audience...

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CLAUDE DEBUSSY, LA MER // 27' - 2015

Claude Debussy was always particularly drawn to the sea and wrote La Mer in just 18 months, a very short time for him. He became a recognised artist and a leading reference in the world of music. He was also an important critic. In January of the same year, 1903, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
“You may be unaware that I was intended for the noble career of a sailor, and that only the quirks of fate deviated me from that path. Nonetheless, I’ve retained a sincere devotion...

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BEETHOVEN, CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA IN D MAJOR, OP. 61 // 45' - 2015

Beethoven's violin concerto, written in 1806, the same year as the Fourth Symphony, is characterized by its profusion of themes and its unusual length: almost forty minutes, twice the length of most of Mozart's violin concertos.
Today this concerto is considered one of the major pieces of the violin repertoire, just like the concertos of Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky. Yet at its creation this work was considered a "bushy mass of desultory ideas" and was long considered...

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BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 5 IN C MAJOR, OP. 67 // 36' - 2015

"Just as you throw yourself here into the worldly maelstrom, so you can write works, in spite of all the hindrances imposed by society. Let your deafness be no longer a secret, even in art.” Beethoven, 1806 (inscription in the margin of a sketch for his Quartet Op. 59 n° 3).
Beethoven was more determined than ever to produce his symphony, whatever the response from the Viennese public, which he feared, or the problems that punctuated his life.
The originality of this symphony lies...

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FRANCESCO CAVALLI : IL TEATRO DI SENSI // 90' - 2015

The Cappella Mediterranea Ensemble, created in 2005 by Leonardo García Alarcón is taking on a challenge: to play 27 unpublished scores from Francesco Cavalli, in the famous Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venisce, Italy.

Born in February 1602 in Lombardy, Francesco Cavalli started as a singer, then he became organist, and a chapel master in 1668. He began writing for the stage in 1639, quickly went famous and was invited to Paris in 1660 in order to produce the opera Xerse and in...

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SCHUBERT, QUATUOR N°14 "DEATH AND THE MAIDEN" // 42' - 2015

The Austrian Franz Schubert had a very short life (he died at 31 years of syphilis) but composed about 600 Lieder! Death and the maiden was written in 1817, words are from a poem by Matthias Claudius. This theme is taken from the Greek and Roman mythology (eg the Rape of Proserpina), which opposes the death to life. The woman is then a symbol of fertility and life. Death appears here to the girl under the guise of her lover. Schubert had composed this work knowing its deadly disease.

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MOZART : QUATUOR OP. 10 N°6 // 29' - 2015

The Quartet Op 10 No 6, extract of the Quartets dedicated to Haydn,was published in 1785. The four musicians propose here a very beautiful and profound interpretation, inhabited by the generous but tormented breath of the composer.
The surprising introduction is deep, captivating. Then followed the first slow movement with its graceful theme. Then come the elegant menuetto, touching but robust, which highlights the quality of musicians through many tight exchanges between instruments....

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ANTON WEBERN : LANGSAMER SATZ+ SIX BAGATELLES // 16' - 2015

A rich and robust interpretation of Langsamer Satz by Anton Webern, composer of the Second Viennese School. The melodic impetus remind the end of the romantic period, particularly well developed by this sensitive and touching ensemble.
A real modernity magnificently revealed by the quartet Les Dissonances.

The Six Bagatelles Opus 9 are composed in 1913 and marked a major break with tradition. The musicians of the quartet Dissonances have perfectly adapted their playing to...

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BRAHMS, SYMPHONY N°2 IN D MAJOR, OP.7 // 42' - 2015

After the slow maturation of the First Symphony, the composition of the second one takes one year and its creation in Vienna by Wagnerian conductor Hans Richter is a success. Everybody find it more understandable and brighter. Brahms himself spoke of " waltze series" or "gay and innocent little symphony"
Yet he said to his publisher Simrock: "I’ve never wrote anything so sad [...]: the partition should be edited with a black frame "; He also wrote to the composer Vinzenz Lachner who...

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MOZART, SERENADE KV. 361 IN B FLAT MAJOR « GRAN PARTITA » // 48' - 2015

Serenade KV 361 in B flat major, called Gran Partita, is a work in seven movements for twelve wind instruments and double bass. Originally devoted to the outdoors, this "Evening Music" goes beyond the spirit of divertimento to get closer from the symphony.
Through its inspiration, the diversity of its forms and its genres, its size and imposing effective, this serenade is considered one of the masterpieces for the chamber music repertoire for wind instruments.

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JEAN SIBELIUS, VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR OP. 47 // 33' - 2015

Sibelius’s music combines popular inspirations with theoretical legacies. The violin concerto, the only the maestro composed, in 1903-1905, is very traditional in form : three movements (fast long, slow, fast short). It opens on small misty waves to the strings while the violin began its first theme. Then the machine starts quickly and the story begins.


DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of...

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MOZART, OBOE CONCERTO IN C MAJOR K.314 // 22' - 2015

The existence of an oboe concerto, composed by Mozart in the summer of 1777 for Giuseppe Ferlendis, oboist of the Salzburg chapel, played a few months later by Mozart in Ramm, has always been a certainty. But this concerto was thought lost, until Bernhard Paumgartner discovered it in separate parts at the "Mozarteum" in Salzburg in 1920.
Yet it is strictly identical to Flute Concerto in D, K.314, written by Mozart in Mannheim in February 1778 for De Jean. The only difference is the solo...

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MENDELSSOHN: OPENING OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, OP. 21 // 13' - 2015

Felix Mendelssohn was 17 when he first read William Shakespeare’s play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. The story inspired him and he composed a sublime score for it... known today as the Overture. Twenty years later, King Frederick William IV of Prussia commissioned Mendelssohn to write a score for a great event combining music, theater and dance. The Overture gives a wonderful musical description of Shakespeare’s magical play. The work begins with pianissimo chords in the wind instruments, but...

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EUGÈNE YSAYE: SONATA N ° 3 FOR SOLO VIOLIN // 9' - 2015

Ysaÿe wanted to compose works for violin alone, reflecting the evolution of the violin techniques and music of his time. In this set of sonatas, he used the main features of early twentieth-century music, such as whole-tone scales, dissonances, and quarter-tones. Ysaÿe also used virtuoso bow and advanced left hand techniques throughout, because he believed that "nowadays the tools of violin mastery, in terms of expression, technique, mechanism, are much more necessary than in days gone by....

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ARNOLD SCHOENBERG, CHAMBER SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN E MAJOR. OP. 9 // 22' - 2015

The Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major is an orchestral piece for fifteen solo instruments composed in 1906. Schoenberg composed unstable, irresolvable melodies (like Wagner). He also hated sequences and any form of textual "predictability". He was looking for perpetually changing music that had literally never been heard before. Schoenberg sought new harmonic concepts and developed a counterpoint in which all voices were of equal importance. He used the twelve-tone scale to overcome...

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ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK: PRELUDE OF HäNSEL AND GRETEL (L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D'ILE DE FRANCE) // 8' - 2015

Engelbert Humperdinck chosed the popular legend of Hansel and Gretel based on the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale to compose his opera in 3 acts which became his greatest masterpiece. Two children lost in the forest by their parents, attracted by the gingerbread house of an evil witch...

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RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO: PROLOGUE DE PAGLIACCI (L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D'ILE DE FRANCE) // 6' - 2015

The scene takes place an August afternoon in a village of Calabria. In Pagliacci, the author uses the “mise en abyme” process of the dramatic action: The fiction get mixed up with reality when one of the actors takes advantage of the play to settle accounts with his wife’s lover. The music is composed in the “verismo” style, close to Naturalism.
Performed by l’Orchestre National d’Ile de France, musical direction by Enrique Mazzola.

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GUSTAV MALHER, DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN (L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D'ILE DE FRANCE) // 29' - 2015

Mahler draws on the collection « Des Knaben Wunderhorn » traditional German poems to create orchestral songs and voice and piano settings.
Their succession creates a sort of cycle, mini-tales made of childish wonder and philosophical outlook on the world. The composer was fascinated by these “lieders”, a childish passion shared with complicity by the National Orchestra of Ile de France.

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PROKOFIEV, PETER AND THE WOLF (L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D'ILE DE FRANCE ) // 29' - 2015

Pierre plays in the Russian countryside, near the house of his grandfather. A wolf is hanging around and eats the farm’s duck. Pierre managed to tie his tail, then convinces the hunters not to kill him and finally take him to the zoo. There is more fear than harm in this timeless tale that delights young and old thanks to his music so inventive!
There is more fear than harm in this timeless tale that delights young and old thanks to Prokofiev’s inventive music.
Performed by...

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ONCE UPON A TIME... PERFORMED BY L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL D'ILE DE FRANCE // 85' - 2015

The Orchestre National d'Ile de France, directed by Enrique Mazzola, invites us to rediscover 3 tales for yound and old alike. Performed at the Philarmonie de Paris :

- Engelbert Humperdinck: prelude of Hänsel and Gretel (8')
- Ruggero Leoncavallo: Prologue of Pagliacci (6')
- Sergueï Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (29')
- Gustav Malher: des Knaben Wunderhorn (29')

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CHILLY GONZALES & KAISER QUARTET LIVE AT THE GALERIE DE LA BIBLIOTHèQUE DE VERSAILLES // 70' - 2015

The pianist Chilly Gonzales is one of the most interesting and complex musicians of his generation. It’s in a building full of history with an amazing aura that this concert takes place: the galeries of the Bibliothèque de Versailles.
The former Hôtel des Affaires Etrangères in the time of Louis XV, designed by the geographer-engineer Jean-Baptiste Berthier, the library consists of seven linked rooms, where books have replaced the boxes of archives and in which Bachelor's beautifully...

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ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE // 68' - 2015

Stemming from Greek mythology and Latin literature (The Aeneid), the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of the incredibly beautiful and painful stories to have been retold over and over again throughout the history of music. From Monteverdi to Offenbach, through Gluck and Berlioz, the myth has gone through many adaptations and never fails to move.
It’s the original Viennese version, composed in 1762 by Christoph Willibald Gluck, that Laurence Equilbey has chosen to perform here in...

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GUSTAVO DUDAMEL AT THE PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS // 103' - 2015

An evening featuring two giants of the nineteenth century: symphonic excerpts from Wagner operas respond to Beethoven’s “Fate” Symphony, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel and the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar.
A worthy product of El Sistema (the Venezuelan classical music education programme for children), Gustavo Dudamel has a track record of success as a guest and honorary conductor of leading orchestras such as the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and...

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ELIJAH (MENDELSSOHN) // 133' - 2014

Created in August 1846, at the Birmingham Festival, this oratorio is a real popular success since its first representation, which was aclaimed by two thousand people. It depicts perfectly Mendelssohn’s classical and romantic trends.
The libretto is based on the Old Testament, relating three events of Elijah’s life.
Someone picturesque, with lots of passion and zeal who progresses in the knowledge of God and Himself.
The libretto focuses particularly on the Book of Kings,...

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STEVE REICH / KRISTJAN JäRVI // 98' - 2014

The American composer Steve Reich is known to be one of the pioneers in the field of minimal music. This branch of the classical music is born in the 1960’s in the United-States and is based upon the repetition as composition structure. Steve Reich himself, to interpret some of his most famous compositions (such as “Clapping hands”) joins for this concert the Estonian-American director Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir.
Recorded at the Salle Pleyel in...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK VII // 137' - 2014

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK VI IN VENICE // 70' - 2014

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK VI // 74' - 2014

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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CHOSTAKOVITCH, CELLO CONCERTO N°1 IN E FLAT MAJOR, OP. 107 // 28' - 2014

Composed in a difficult period of Chostakovich's life who then suffers from poliomyelitis, this concerto is dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich. The musical motif DSCH occurs clearly in this work. In the final Chostakovich used Stalin’s favorite Russian melody, “Suliko”, but deforming it in an ironic gloomy way to show that even long time after the death of Stalin, Chostakovich had not forgotten the persecutions from whom he was the victim.


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BRAHMS: SYMPHONY N°3 IN F-MAJOR OP. 90 // 35' - 2014

Composed in 1883 in Wiesbaden, Symphony No.3 aroused a great deal of enthusiasm, especially from Hans Richter, who nicknamed it the Eroica. The work was inspired by Schumann, and angered Wagner fans when it was played for the first time. Scored for strings, woodwind, brass and percussion, the symphony consists of four movements.

DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of artists created by violinist David...

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SCHUBERT, STRING QUARTET N° 15 IN G MAJOR D.887, OP. 161 // 47' - 2014

This string Quartet, written by Franz Schubert in ten days in June 1826, is the fifth and final composed for this kind of ensemble. This quartet is characterized by its polyphonic extent, its contrasts and structural complexity. It includes four movements : Allegro molto moderato, Andante un poco moto, scherzo Allegro vivace, Allegro assai

DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of artists created by violinist...

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ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG, CHAMBER SYMPHONY N°2, OP. 38 // 23' - 2014

The chamber symphony op.38 # 2 is an orchestral work written in 1939. Schönberg began its composing shortly after the first symphony, but finished it 33 years later. This partition is the witness of a musical turnaround in the late 30’s: the composer have successively explored tonal music and twelve-tone technique.

Schoenberg composed unstable, irresolvable melodies (like Wagner). He also hated sequences and any form of textual "predictability". He was looking for perpetually...

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BRAHMS: SYMPHONY N ° 1 IN C MINOR, OP.68 // 46' - 2014

Johannes Brahms composed his first symphony late in life, beginning it in 1862 and completing in 1876. Legend has it that his decision to tackle the genre was prompted by his finding a pen on Ludwig van Beethoven’s tomb in 1862. It represented the return to the great classical symphony, while fashion was for "Programme music" of the late Romantics and the last operas of Richard Wagner.

DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart,...

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HENRI DUTILLEUX, MYSTÈRE DE L'INSTANT // 24' - 2014

Dutilleux has proposed to seize the moment to organize musical time differently.
The word "mystery" should be understood in its broadest sense, without excluding its spiritual resonance. As sometimes said Henri Dutilleux, the act of writing music is similar to a ceremony, "with its mystery and magic." How one idea rather than another comes up to be an evidence during the creation-making?

DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of...

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HENRI DUTILLEUX : AINSI LA NUIT (THUS THE NIGHT) // 21' - 2014

Composed between 1971 and 1977, Henri Dutilleux wrote this string quartet in memory of the American art-lover Ernest Sussman. It is comprised of seven sections, first created in isolation and then linked by "parentheses". This unique quartet illustrates the concept of memory through the principle of variation and prefiguration and, whilst being entirely of its own time, challenges composition in the tradition of the Viennese school.

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The...

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MOZART, CONCERTOS FOR VIOLIN N°1, N°2, N°3, N°4, N°5 // 112' - 2014

Passionate about freedom and sharing and eschewing conservatism, Les Dissonances brings the freshness back to Mozart’s five violin concertos. Led by David Grimal's Stradivarius, the twenty-six-piece ensemble reveals the luminosity and virtuosity of these works.
Composed in his youth, the violin concertos are Mozart’s first attempts at this musical form. Although concertos 1 and 2 are still inspired by the “gallant” style, those that follow show greater complexity and mastery.
This...

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LAURENCE EQUILBEY, ACCENTUS & INSULA ORCHESTRA : CORONATION MASS (MOZART) // 73' - 2014

For this concert recorded at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, Laurence Equilbey has compiled a programme combining major works from the repertoire and unusual discoveries.
First, the famous Coronation Mass by Mozart, heard for the first time at the coronation of Emperor Leopold (but composed 12 years beforehand). The performance reveals the grandiose and extrovert nature of the work, without forgetting the most tender and intimate passages dedicated to the soloists.
Then come two...

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SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER CONDUCTS BACH, HAENDEL & RAMEAU // 107' - 2014

The English conductor John Eliot Gardiner conducts The English Baroque Soloists on period instruments, within the prestigious setting of the Royal Chapel of Versailles.

An exceptional musical programme, bringing together three emblematic sacred works by 3 of the greatest composers of the 18th century.
Three temperaments, three musical styles:
- The great Motet In Convertendo by Jean-Philippe RAMEAU
- The cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden by J.S. BACH
-...

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BARTOK & BEETHOVEN // 100' - 2013

The Orchestre National de France, conducted by Bernard Haitink, proposes a two-part concert to pay tribute to two great composers :

- Béla Bartók : Concerto for orchestra BB 123
- Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony n°3 of half flat opus 55 , the so-called "Eroica"

The first concerto by Bartok is one of his most important pieces. From beginning to end, the music gradually changes from heavy and gloomy emotions to a positive vitality for life.
Then,...

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THE CHILDHOOD OF CHRIST (BERLIOZ) // 103' - 2013

This oratorio for soloists, choir, orchestra and organ, composed in 1854 by the French composer Hector Berlioz, recounts three scenes of the Christ’s life, from his birth to his 30 years old : Herod’s Dream, The Flight to Egypt and The Arrival at Sais.
Filmed at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis near Paris, this concert conducted by James Colon (director of the Los Angeles Opera) is in memory of the famous conductor Sir Colin Davis, who played an important role in rediscovering the...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK V // 70' - 2013

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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GÉRARD GRISEY, VORTEX TEMPORUM // 47' - 2013

Abolish the material in favor of pure duration is a dream I have been pursuing for many years. Vortex Temporum is maybe an arpeggio in space and time, beyond our acoustic window, and that my memory has left swirling through months…


DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of artists created by violinist David Grimal. The musical ensemble without conductor, has an absolute liberty of programming choices....

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SCHUBERT, SYMPHONIE N°8 "UNFINISHED" // 24' - 2013

Because it has only two movements, it is still known as the "Unfinished Symphony" (German: Die Unvollendete). It seems surprising that Schubert was unable to compose two other movements to complete a symphony so firmly initiated. How to understand this sudden decline of his musical inspiration? To this question, several hypotheses have been advanced, but the most credible one remains the discovery by Schubert of his syphilis.


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The...

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JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU, LE GRAND THÉÂTRE DE L'AMOUR // 102' - 2013

Love is everywhere and forever. The world of Baroque opera is certainly no exception, because whether they are Gods or men, nobody can escape Cupid's arrows.
Sabine Devieilhe and Alexis Kossenko selected the most beautiful movements from Rameau’s operas to let us feel the pleasures and the torments of love. Sabine Devieilhe sings all the roles, giving voice to voluptuous mistresses, languishing queens and offended goddesses.
Innocent or lustful, happy or desperate, from hope to...

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY NO. 4 IN B FLAT MAJOR, OP. 60 // 33' - 2013

In the Autumn of 1806, Beethoven was staying in Silesia with his main patron, Prince Lichnowsky, who gave him a large allowance and showed a great deal of interest in him. This friendship ended with a violent quarrel, provoked by Beethoven, who refused to play for visiting French officers (Germany being then occupied by Napoleon).
The Fourth Symphony is the only one of Beethoven’s works that was commissioned. While he was staying with Lichnowsky, a neighbouring lord, Count von...

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY N°8 IN F MAJOR, OP. 93 // 25' - 2013

Beethoven spent the summer of 1812 in Bohemia, in the spas of Teplitz and Carlsbad. It was in Teplitz, where he wrote his famous love letter to his "Immortal Beloved," that he composed most of the Eighth Symphony, continuing immediately on from the Seventh.
The symphony is distinguished by its simplicity and its overall duration, which returns to the classical proportions of the First Symphony. Only the finale brings a little extravagance, contrasting with the conventional form of the...

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BRAHMS, SYMPHONY NO. 4 IN E MINOR, OP. 98 // 40' - 2013

Unlike the two previous symphonies, that were created in Vienna, this symphony was premiered on the 25th of October 1885 in Meiningen by the Meininger Hofkapelle under the direction of the composer, and it was a success. Brahms and Hans von Bülow, conductor of the Meiningen orchestra, then took it in turns to conduct the orchestra during a tour of Germany and the Netherlands. Before the public premier, the symphony was unveiled at a private concert in a version for two pianos, played by Brahms...

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BRAHMS: STRING SEXTET NO.1 IN B-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 18 // 38' - 2013

This sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos was completed in 1860 in Ham. Nicknamed the "Spring Sextet”, the first two movements have a pastoral air. This work has to be played with exceptional commitment to reveal its true nature, which is exactly what Les Dissonances do here. It is driven by a simplicity, energy and nobility that reflect Brahms’ tormented soul at that time. Incidentally, Louis Malle used the sextet in his film "The Lovers".


DAVID GRIMAL & LES...

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY # 3 OP. 55, «EROICA» // 49' - 2013

Beethoven firstly devoted this symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte but the composer gave up this idea when he learned that the first consul was crowned emperor. He then renamed it in memory of a great man, though it has been finally dedicated to his main patron, the Prince of Lobkowitz. This symphony is one of Beethoven's most popular and forshadows the musical Romantism.


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The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is 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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THE OFFENBACH ANTHOLOGY // 2 x 43' - 2013

During this special concert, recorded in the birthplace of the composer of "La Vie Parisienne", Les Musiciens du Louvre, conducted by Marc Minkowski, perform some of Jacques Offenbach’s greatest works, as well as extracts from the "The Rhine Nixies", an opera in German in which we already see the full force of the composer’s orchestration.
A "bilingual" concert, sparkling with joy and good humour.
Symphonic and operatic excerpts: The Rhine Nixies, La Belle Hélène, Fantasio, Grand...

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PETER AND THE WOLF // 30' - 2013

Rediscover the most famous masterpiece of classical music: "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev in a wonderful new and innovative adaptation, especially for children.

This 30-minute film cleverly mixes live music and animation, with the complicity of the Orchestre National de France, conducted by Maestro Daniele Gatti.

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK IV // 63' - 2012

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK II // 70' - 2012

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK III // 68' - 2012

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY N°6 OP. 68, "PASTORAL" // 43' - 2012

Unlike most of Beethoven’s works, the 6th symphony refers to real world themes and wild nature phenomenons, hence "Pastoral". Created in Vienna on december 22nd 1808, its structure is not the classical one for a symphony : five movements instead of four, each one illustrating a particular episode of the countryside life.

I - Allegro ma non troppo
II - Andante molto moto
III – Allegro
IV - Allegro
V – Allegretto


DAVID GRIMAL &...

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HAYDN, "SUNRISE" QUARTET, OP.76, NO. 4 // 20' - 2012

The "Sunrise" quartet owes its name to the theme that begins the work: it evokes the special moment when the light shines forth beginning a new and inevitably joyous and unforgettable day, if we are to believe the dazzling acceleration of this quartet.
It is part of a group of six quartets, composed at the same time as "The Creation" and dedicated to Count Joseph Erdödy, the autograph scores of which have been lost.
Along with Op.20, this set, remarkable in its perfection,...

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MOZART’S MASS IN C CONDUCTED BY LAURENCE EQUILBEY // 61' - 2012

This "Mass in C" is no ordinary concert. We are the special guests at a magical moment in the company of one of the world’s greatest conductors and some of its most talented soloists and musicians.
The wonderful and secret Grand Séminaire chapel in Issy les Moulineaux is only open to the public on Heritage Days. Within this sacred, intimate and grandiose chapel - three adjectives that also fit Mozart’s "Mass in C" – Laurence Equilbey leads both the Accentus choir and the Insula...

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ANTOINE’S FOUR SEASONS // 26' - 2012

Ten year-old Anthony has red hair, as did Antonio Vivaldi. For his birthday, his grandfather gives him a book. He would have preferred a video game, but what can you expect from a grandfather who spends his time building violins in his workshop? But this is a magic book! When you draw in it, it plays the Four Seasons: it’s an activity book, a herbarium, a sketchbook... The orchestra playing the music is inside the book, on the other side of each page... drawings come to life and join the...

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MONTEVERDI’S MADRIGALS, BOOK I // 42' - 2011

Paul Agnew’s monumental project to perform all eight books of Monteverdi’s madrigals in just four years seems as ambitious as performing the complete works of Bach! A bold challenge, like the work itself. Contained within these eight Books are the foundations of modern music, from the end of the Renaissance madrigal born of Franco-Flemish art, to court ballets (the Ballo Delle Ingrate) and operatic scenes ("The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda"). For Monteverdi, this means half a century of...

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BEETHOVEN, STRING QUARTER N° 9, IN C MAJOR, OP.59 N°3 // 30' - 2011

One of Beethoven's most beautiful string quartets performed by exceptional musicians.
Composed in 1806 and published in January 1808, it is the last of the three quartets dedicated to Prince Andrey Razumovsky, whose name it bears.
This quartet was composed during the very productive year of 1806, which also saw the composition of the two other quartets in the same opus (Nos. 7 and 8), the Fourth Piano Concerto, the Fourth Symphony and the Violin Concerto. It is the only one of the...

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HECTOR BERLIOZ AT THE ROYAL OPERA OF VERSAILLES // 81' - 2011

In 1848 Berlioz conducted a concert at Versailles for the inauguration of the Paris-Versailles railway line. The audience was very large: more than 400 musicians and singers took part and the ticket was coupled with a train ticket to and from the capital.
In tribute, Marc Minkowski is making the golden ceilings of Versailles resound once again with the music of Berlioz. He has invited two exceptional soloists to perform in this space, whose acoustics were well known to the composer: Anne...

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FRANCESCO TRISTANO - TAKE AWAY SHOW // 2'50'' + 5'40'' - 2011

In an empty theatre, a young pianist named Francesco Tristano sits alone on stage at his piano, playing a Bach piece with quiet confidence.
Then comes an improvisation on piano and machines.
A ballet develops between the camera and the classical pianist during these two Take Away concerts.

- J.S. Bach : Partita No. 1 in B flat Major BWV 825 | A take away Show (2’50’’)
- Tristano Introit | A take away Show (5’40’’)

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VIVALDI, THE FOUR SEASONS OP.8 / ASTOR PIAZZOLA, FOUR SEASONS OF BUENOS AIRES // 68' - 2010

Live recording of the dialogue between Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons, op.8 and Astor Piazzola's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
Performed by David Grimal and Les Dissonances

I Concerto n°1 en mi majeur, RV 269 La primavera
II verano Porteno
III Cocerto n°2 en sol mineur, RV315 L'Estate"
IV Otono Porteno
V Concerto n°3 en Fa majeur RV 293 "L'autunno"
VI Invierno Porteno
VII Concerto N°4 en fa majeur, RV 297
VIII L'invierno,...

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN C MAJOR, OP. 21 // 27' - 2010

Although still in the style of Mozart and Haydn, the audacious form and orchestration of Beethoven's First Symphony marks a turning point from the classical technique.
The third movement, classical manner "menuetto", is close to a Romantic scherzo: the tempo is much faster than a traditional menuet. The symphony was initially criticized for heavy musical score, particularly in the winds, but was acclaimed by audiences and quickly became one of Beethoven’s most popular works.

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BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY NO. 7 IN A MAJOR, OP. 92 // 43' - 2010

Beethoven uses an extraordinary palette of rhythms, colours and nuances in this work, increasing the contrasts and creating a sensation of perpetual motion. Wagner said "this symphony is the apotheosis of dance itself." This dancing character reaches its peak in the final, Dionysian scherzo. Yet at its creation, it was the second movement, a slow and solemn march, which excited the most admiration and enthusiasm.

I - Poco Sostenuto - vivace
II - Allegretto
III -...

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THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS // 26' - 2010

Every night, a father tells his son a bedtime story to help him fall asleep. Like a challenge, the child always choses the same book, a serious book with score sheets, photos of the Orchestra and drawings of animals - the book is "The Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens.
This book which seems a little austere, is transformed by the complicity of the father and his son, it becomes animated, it plays music : The Carnival of the Animals comes to life.

A story for...

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ODES TO ST. CECILIA // 87' - 2009

Saint-Cécilia’s Odes by Haydn, Haendel & Purcell rehearsed in Paris & played in the MC2’s wood auditorium in Grenoble for Purcell’s, Haydn’s and Haendel’s year.

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THE GLORIA, VIVALDI // 48' - 2009

In a small town in northern Italy, at early dusk, Sara Mingardo joins Rinaldo Alessandrini in the church where he is recording the Gloria by Vivaldi, with the singers and the musicians of the Concerto Italiano.

With the score sheet in her hands, Sara follows with care the different pieces of the famous Gloria RV 589 (and several variations of the lesser known Gloria RV 588).
The beauty of the music and Sara's imagination carry her away and she finds herself imagining the...

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SNARKY PUPPY AT THE OLYMPIA: CUCHA VULCHA // 105' - 2017

In concert on May 18, 2017 at the Olympia
Based in Brooklyn but formed in Texas, the Snarky Puppy collective is considered by Rolling Stone to be "one of the most exciting groups on the stage today". In this concert they give us an album in which Motown meets Bombay and Dallas church music is tinged with South American sounds. An irresistible combination of funk and groove!

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NOGA EREZ - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 43' - 2017

With one of the most exciting electro albums of the year, Noga Erez skilfully integrates the sounds of her hometown, Tel Aviv, with those she creates in her head, her music - a fascinating mixture to be discovered live, with her band, at the Arte Concert Festival.

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MOURN - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 42' - 2017

In the tradition of PJ Harvey, Patti Smith and Sleater Kinney, the Catalonian quartet formed around teen duo Jazz Rodriguez Bueno and Carla Pérez know how to get the Gaité Lyrique moving with their edgy rock and haunting riffs.

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MISS KITTIN - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 80' - 2017

One of the figureheads of French techno, after a career spanning more than twenty years, DJ Miss Kittin continues to set the dance floors ablaze in France and beyond with her furious mixes. Count on her to ignite that of Gaité Lyrique for the last evening of the festival!

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JAMIE LEE - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 31' - 2017

Without his group, but accompanied by a cellist, the voice behind Money delivers a solo performance poised mid-way between orchestral pop and folk. A brilliant songwriter, Jamie Lee captures the audience like nobody else with his subtle British cynicism.

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FACTORY FLOOR - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 61' - 2017

Formed in London in 2005, Factory Floor navigate between post-industrial electro, acid house and minimal techno. Accompanied by a live drummer, the English duo immerses the Gaité Lyrique in the heady tracks from their latest album, 25 25, and their eponymous album released in 2013.

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DANNY DAZE B2B SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO - ARTE FESTIVAL CONCERT // 95' - 2017

What better to end the electro night than a b2b between Danny Daze, DJ an American producer from Miami whose style, anchored in the techno of Detroit, has been winning people’s hearts since his emergence at the age of 14, and Simian Mobile Disco, British electronic music duo and production team with a dazzling career spanning ten years.

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RONE LIVE AT THE PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS // 90' - 2017

In the space of a few years, Erwan Castex, alias Rone, a free spirit of the French electro scene, musician, producer and influential DJ, has led techno down new paths of sensuality. Counting Agoria amongst his earliest fans, he’s gained recognition in particular through Tohu Bohu and Creatures, his latest album, which has been unanimously praised by the critics in France and abroad.

If Rone sculpts sweeping electronic landscapes behind his machines in the studio, when performing...

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POCKET PARTIES // 48 x 26’ - 2016 - 2008

POCKET PARTIES are completely acoustic concerts held in private venues (mainly apartments) for audiences of up to 50 fans, chosen at random.
Twenty nine concerts have already taken place, featuring Vampire Weekend, Beirut, Beach House, Tinariwen, Plants and Animals, Nils Frahm and Melingo.

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ELMER FOOD BEAT // 77' - 2016

On June 21, 2016, Elmer Food Beat celebrated its 30th anniversary. After selling a million records, after gold and platinum albums, a sell-out concert at Olympia, a Victoires de la Musique award, more than 900 concerts (with audiences of 20 to 20,000 people), millions of kilometres travelled and thousands of girls loved, they are still every bit as happy to be on stage!

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FOALS AT THE OLYMPIA // 75' - 2016

Performances by Yannis Philippakis and his band are legendary for their rage, power and pure rock energy. All of which are perfectly demonstrated in this truly electric concert, which features Yannis diving off the Olympia balcony and crowd surfing across the stalls!

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THE TAKE AWAY SHOWS // 882 x 3’ to 10’ - 2015-2006

Created in April 2006 by Chryde with the help of the director Vincent Moon, THE TAKE AWAY SHOWS invites artists to play acoustic gigs in impromptu locations in an urban setting.
Shot in one take with ambient sound they allow us to hear the music in a different way, to see the artist in a unique and authentic context, and to document the relationship between cities and music.
Shot in Paris, London, New York and Austin, there are more than 600 TAKE AWAY SHOWS available, including...

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ELEPHANZ // 61' - 2015

Since their remarkable performance at Rennes Trans-Musicales in 2010, Elephanz has been going from strength to strength with live appearances on radio stations and concerts throughout France. On stage, the band consists of Jonathan on lead vocals and electric guitar, his brother Maxime on backing vocals and keyboards, Clément on drums, and Thibaud on bass and trumpet. Their technique is well-established, their message clearly stated. The result is a mixture of unstoppable records. The texts are...

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DIVIDERS AT THE BINIC FESTIVAL // 28' - 2015

The leader, Ismaël, gathered a quartet inspired by classic Americana, twisted in a deafening antifolk. Traumatized by Lee Hazlewood, The Gun Club, Marc Bolan and Violent femmes, Dividers accelerate and purify these folk melodies. The melancholic songwritting and nonchalant voice merge with Fuzz howling and powerful rhythm section.
Dividers has no frame, is not based on any artifice, doesn’t play with trend.

The Binic Festival:
Created in 2008 by a passionate team,...

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FRUSTRATION AT THE BINIC FESTIVAL // 41' - 2015

Album after album, concert after concert, Frustration conquered the audience with its rock electro cold guitar atmospheres. The band is carried away by the exceptional voice and charisma of Fabrice, a singer that Ian Curtis would have not denied! A band to follow for sure !

The Binic Festival:
Created in 2008 by a passionate team, willing to give to their land (Binic is a small port on the Britain North coast in France) a cultural and original attraction in the middle of...

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AVENUE Z AT THE BINIC FESTIVAL // 27' - 2015

Lucien and Agnes Vibration crossed one day in a Beckett alley, Antoine (Secte Du Future / Catholic spray). In triangular formation, they are slipping towards the black hole they decide to undertake. Gloomy synthetic ripple and moog synth-fuzz guitar for this postmodern garage band. French ultra-dark inspiration and always (more than ever) magnetic! They are taking us into a teenage delirium with existential questions about alchemists.

The Binic Festival:
Created in 2008 by...

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REGAL AT THE BINIC FESTIVAL // 32' - 2015

This French Garage trio, discovery of the label Born Bad, is not afraid to chop melodies that overcome with emotion on sophisticated arrangements full of energy !

The Binic Festival:
Created in 2008 by a passionate team, willing to give to their land (Binic is a small port on the Britain North coast in France) a cultural and original attraction in the middle of the touristic summer season. The association La Nef des Fous, organize, every first week-end of august, for three...

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FOREVER PAVOT AT THE BINIC FESTIVAL // 40' - 2015

Inrocks say that his latest album is "psychedelic, cinematic ... a great dream machine". Forever Pavot is an enigmatic character who sings in French and whose melodies plunge you into atmosphere known but ever new : Ennio Morricone, John Barry or Pink Floyd. A delicious concert in the sweetness of summer.

The Binic Festival:
Created in 2008 by a passionate team, willing to give to their land (Binic is a small port on the Britain North coast in France) a cultural and...

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KRAMIES // 35' - 2015

This songwriter from Colorado (USA) came to light thanks to his romantic style and his aura of dreams and fantasy tales, striking the balance it creates between surreal cheerfulness and melancholy. He signed in 2011 with the Australian Hidden Shoal Recordings and became known to the general public on the international scene with the EP "The Wooden Heart" in 2013. With this success he recorded an acoustic album. In 2014 he notes again with a piano recording of some pieces he called "The Folklore...

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A SINGER MUST DIE // 86' - 2015

Originally formed by the duo Philippe Le Guern and Manuel Ferrer, A Singer Must Die - which takes its name from a Leonard Cohen’s song– is quickly known in United Kingdom.They composed a first album in 2007 Today , it's a wonderfull day, published on the Scottish indie label Grand Harmonium. Hailed by critics and noticed for his qualities of storytelling, the duo export to England for some BBC radio sessions and a series of concerts.
In 2011, Manuel Ferrer meets Regis Martel on drums,...

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MATTHEW E. WHITE AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS, CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE // 68' - 2015

From Burt Bacharach to Lee Hazlewood and Ike Turner, Matthew E. White has probably listened, dissected and analyzed every orchestral pop song of the last sixty years. A soul lover and groove aesthete, his own compositions are on a par with the hits that inspire him. A groovy, warm, smooth concert.

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FRANZ FERDINAND & SPARKS AT THE BATACLAN IN PARIS // 79' - 2015

Take one of the greatest British pop groups of the last 20 years, put them together with a group 20 years their senior and you end up with FFS, or the supergroup concept taken to the extreme! A legendary and electric concert by Franz Ferdinand and Sparks in front of a captivated audience!

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RUN THE JEWELS AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 49' - 2015

In 2015, Run The Jewels won were showered with awards and acclaim for their rich and intelligent hip-hop. On stage, Killer Mike and El-P are the kind of duo they don’t make any more: they pass the ball, bouncing flows back and forth with incredible skill. It's good, it's funny, it's powerful.

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ARCHIVE AT LA CARRIÈRE IN NANTES // 78' - 2015

An unusual place in which to film Archive’s equally unusual music! Large windows, a mixture of metal structures and light wood: the refined architecture of the Nantes La Carrière concert hall is a wonderful setting for the British band’s progressive rock, its lightshow and elaborate melodies.

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ANDREW BIRD AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS, CITÈ DE LA MUSIQUE // 86' - 2015

Violinist, singer and composer from Illinois, Andrew Bird is a virtuoso whose skill and arrangements are as dazzling in the studio as they are live. The grandiose setting of La Philharmonie provides the perfect acoustics for this precious selection of indie-folk songs, which are both graceful and touching.

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ALT-J AT THE CHAPELLE DES BEAUX-ARTS IN PARIS // 70' - 2015

An exceptional concert in an exceptional setting! The young English band rolls out its tumultuous rock in the Chapelle des Beaux-Arts, a museum that still contains copies of famous sculptures. A magnificent venue of monumental size, the perfect setting for the group’s almost sacred music and vocal interplay.

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ALEX AUGIER OQOP_000 // 79' - 2014

Electronic musician Alex Augier explores digital aesthetics in a transversal prism, including sound and music as well as visual and formal elements. These elements interact within the stage space and take the form of audiovisual performances.
The presence of the performer on stage participates in the intentions transmitted by the devices. He defends a global vision of the creative process in which design, technology and programming form an integral part of the artistic project.

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ASTON VILLA, THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT // 98' - 2014

This group from the Paris suburbs hits the road slowly but surely since 1994.Their incantatory rock made them one of the most unique band of the French scene. After two studio albums, "Bonne Nouvelle" and "Extraversion" and a live recording, Aston Villa was awarded « Discovery of the Year » by the prestigious French Victories of Music. A new album in 2014 and the tours keep going in the most famous venues…


TRACK LIST ACCOUSTIC TOUR
Le baiser, Le code, Wash my soul,...

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DAMON ALBARN AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS, SALLE PLEYEL // 60' - 2014

With his groups Blur, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, and through his numerous collaborations with renowned artists, Damon Albarn is one of the most complete and talented artists of his generation.
An exceptional concert, featuring Tony Allen, the master of Afrobeat!

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DARKSIDE AT THE STEREOLUX IN NANTES // 74' - 2014

A radiant, large-scale show in which the music rules supreme! In a venue turned into a pure sound box, the musicians are mostly in darkness or surrounded by a thick pall of smoke: they become mysterious figures embodied by fragile moments.

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FOXYGEN AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 45' - 2014

Foxygen would like to have been around in the 1970s. They draw inspiration for their melodies, arrangements, haircuts and eccentric jackets from the golden age of glam and psychedelic rock. Glorious and jubilant orchestral pop songs, pure eccentricity, and joy by the mile!

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KWAMIE LIV AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 12' - 2014

Zambia, Turkey, Sweden, Ireland, South Africa... Before settling in Copenhagen, Danish musician Kwamie Liv lived everywhere. The singer’s many and varied influences are all combined in the melting pot of his ethereal songs, between soul and electro, close to the compositions of Lana Del Rey. A beautiful voice and a great stage presence.

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LYKKE LI AT THE TRIANON IN PARIS // 33' - 2014

From exuberant pop songs to ambitious, melancholy tracks, Swedish musician Lykke Li proves the extent of her talent and the wealth of her palette. A mature, controlled performance from start to finish, in which the lightshow reinforces the mysterious, almost mystical dimension of her songs.

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OUGHT AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 30' - 2014

Canadian band Ought plays tense, nervy, decisive rock. Music to dance to nonetheless, thanks to a devilishly effective supple bass and an incredible singer, Tim Darcy, whose offhand manner, reminiscent of Talking Heads’ David Byrne, gives this classy rock its spice.

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PERFECT PUSSY AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 23' - 2014

Punk of the kind they don’t make any more! Perfect Pussy concerts are superfast and super-energetic! Songs lasting 2 minutes apiece, strung together without a break, like a stream of uppercuts dealt by Meredith Graves, who leaps, rants, lashes out and leaves everyone stunned and blown away!

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SÉBASTIEN TELLIER AT THE STEREOLUX IN NANTES // 73' - 2014

Sébastien Tellier can do everything, including anything. His concerts are as fun as they are beautiful, ranging from heartbreaking songs such as La Ritournelle to cracks about the music industry. This concert, filmed in Nantes during the tour accompanying the album Avventura, shows him in all his splendour.

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SON LUX AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 44' - 2014

Listening to his intimate records, seeing his slender form hunched over his piano, it’s hard to imagine the insane force of Son Lux concerts. But thanks to a drummer and guitarist of breathtaking precision and presence, we get to experience the full extent of their power.

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THE NOTWIST AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 45' - 2014

After an absence of many years, the Dutch band is back again, true to its past works and resolutely turned towards the future. This concert reveals a band in great shape, lacking nothing of its previous youthful energy.

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THE SPECIALS AT THE BATACLAN IN PARIS // 71' - 2014

One of the most important British bands of the 70's and 80's, a symbol of the political commitment of the time and the musical opening up of pop. With hits like Ghost town, A Message to you Rudy and Gangsters, they made Ska popular in Europe. This historic concert at the Bataclan is a moment of pure joy and celebration.

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CARIBOU AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 74' - 2014

He has a PhD in maths and can play almost any instrument. His early albums were also quiet indie pop wonders. But it was when he moved on to Electronica that Dan Snaith, a.k.a Caribou, really found his vocation.
A concert with a now legendary balloon release!

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ALEXIS TAYLOR AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 39' - 2014

Performing solo, the lead singer of Hot Chip abandons his group’s high-energy dance-beat rhythms for wistful ballads reminiscent of Carole King and Randy Newman sung simply at the piano. Within the majestic setting of the Cité de la Musique, this concert is an intimate and wonderful moment of beauty.

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ALT-J AT THE CASINO DE PARIS // 72' - 2014

Sinuous, unpredictable indie rock and a dense, intense show! Their first album, released in 2012, gave this young English band from Leeds access to stages around the world. Within months, they became the toast of Europe and won the prestigious British Mercury Prize. In 2014, the band released their second album and have been playing legendary venues ever since.

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HEART OF GLASS, HEART OF GOLD FESTIVAL // 12' - 2014

This movie presents the Heart of Glass, Heart of Gold festival. It's a young french festival who takes place in a camping in the south of France.
Featuring : Fear of Men, Matt Elliot, Cheveux, Mondkoff, Moodoid, Public Service Broadcasting

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MERMONTE : ONAMISSION // 28' - 2014

Onamission' is a musical trip in four measures alongside the French band Mermonte.
Somewhere between fiction and documentary, as music stands in the front, replacing the dialogues, we drift away with the band in this road-trip to an unknown destination.

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JOHNNY CASH - OUT AMONG THE STARS // 16' - 2014

A film about Johnny Cash's "Out Among The Stars" With Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty & Local Natives.

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JANE BIRKIN SINGS GAINSBOURG VIA JAPAN // 106' - 2013

On the stage of the sumptuous Monaco Opera House, Jane Birkin pays tribute to Serge Gainsbourg on the 20th anniversary of his death. For the first time, Charlotte Gainsbourg joins her mother on stage, as well as singers Abd Al Malik and Miossec.
She is accompanied by the Japanese musicians she met during a charity concert in Japan, following the Fukushima disaster : pianist Nobuyuki Nakajima, violonist Hoshiko Yamane, drums Ichiro Onoe and trumpet Takuma Sakamoto.
Jane was Serge's...

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SUPERPOZE // 49' - 2013

Gabriel Legeleux, performing as one-man-band "Superpoze", brings soft and rhythmed music to the public's ears. The beatmaker's creation may be difficult to be defined as a precise genre, closer to a fusion of hip-hop, pop, jazz and electonic style.
The concert was shown in the Scopitone Festival of Nantes in 2013, a growing french festival which presents electronic music and digital arts.

Recorded at the Scopitone Festival.

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JAGWAR MA AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 46' - 2013

Australian group Jagwar Ma’s recalls the best English alternative rock anthems of the 90s: danceable, colourful, psychedelic pop, reminiscent of the best Primal Scream and the Stone Roses songs and an incredibly energetic stage show.

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JAMES BLAKE AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS, CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE // 51' - 2013

James Blake has invented a new sound: ethereal, warm vocals, syncopated and minimalist rhythms, intoxicating textures... it’s pocket soul, compressed and distilled to the limit. The Cité de la Musique is the perfect setting for these amazingly modern and delicately timeless tracks.

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YOUTH LAGOON AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 53' - 2013

The story of Youth Lagoon is that of a boy who started recording timid songs in his bedroom. After 3 albums, he is now an accomplished artist who has extended his melodies into tracks worthy of Mercury Rev and Modest Mouse.

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COLIN STETSON AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 40' - 2013

When Colin Stetson plays the saxophone, he smashes the syrupy slow ballad clichés and redefines the relationship between the body and the instrument. Through circular breathing, Stetson produces heady, muffled layers to create a powerful, overwhelming, exhilarating and totally unique sound.

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BATHS AT THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 42' - 2013

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VANESSA PARADIS: A PRIVATE CONCERT // 26' - 2013

For the last 25 years, Vanessa Paradis has been a bright and steady fixture in the French pop firmament. A teenage star, she has continually reinvented herself and collaborated with the greatest writers and composers of the moment, including Serge Gainsbourg and Lenny Kravitz… So it comes as no surprise to find Benjamin Biolay backing Vanessa on her 6th studio album, entitled “Love Songs”. Love songs, yes. But also songs about break-ups, songs in which hope rubs shoulders with nostalgia (as in...

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MINA TINDLE AT THE BOUFFES DU NORD IN PARIS // 48' - 2012

She’s been named as one of the most talented French artists of the moment by JP Nataf and The National. Building her tracks upon vocal overlays or simple handclaps, she constructs beautiful, rich and delicately drawn musical pop edifices.

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BEN HOWARD AT THE CASINO DE PARIS // 64' - 2012

The gentle surfer is full of surprises: beneath the laidback exterior lies a solid musical background, with major references to John Martyn. He has continued to hone his song-writing skills, emerging as one of the most unique talents in years.

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WILD BEASTS AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 72' - 2012

With their completely unique sound and swooping vocals… the group takes us further into its own emotional sexual universe; the Wild Beasts’ songs are about desire, the mysterious and dark object that obsesses us and drives us over the edge. Recording their last album, Smother, in Wales did little to cool the ardour of Hayden Thorpe’s vocals and their sound retains every bit of its accustomed warmth. With their own brand of light, wistful folk-pop, there’s something of both Beach House and Thom...

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OTHER LIVES AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 62' - 2012

Produced by Joey Waronker, the members of Other Lives grew up together in Stillwater, Oklahoma, a little town on the Great Plains in the heart of the Bible Belt. Jesse Tabish, who writes most of the band’s songs, has drawn on Americana to present us with a graceful and pastoral album. But still waters run deep: in 2012 the boys from Oklahoma were invited to support Radiohead on their American tour…

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HOT CHIP AT THE DAYS OFF FESTIVAL IN PARIS // 77' - 2012

Hot Chip return to Paris, for the Days Off Festival with their newly released fifth album, In our heads, which proves once more that the group isn’t a hit machine but explorers of the hidden depths of pop and electronic music. It’s hard to stop yourself dancing to their latest offering: Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor ventured out alone, performing solo and with other groups, in order to return to their original configuration this year with renewed vigour. No snobs, the multi-instrumentalists...

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CAMILLE AT THE OLYMPIA // 86' - 2012

Camille is at the Olympia for the release of “Ilo Veyou”, a sincere, touching and accomplished album. At the head of a choir of children, taking classically trained musicians down the path to pop, adopting whatever style appeals to her from Medieval folk to an Edith Piaf parody, from witty little ballads to nursery rhymes... And always, always, the writing that zigzags between metaphors too ethereal to be caught in flight and realities put too bluntly to be immediately taken in. Camille has...

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CHARLES BRADLEY AT THE CIGALE // 53' - 2012

How sweet revenge can be. Look at this man, who has gathered up all his lost years, who has shaped them with hope, with patience and whose moment has finally come. Look at him, this sixty-year-old man, who’d bring any kid to his knees. Watch him kneel himself at the very first song, his eyes full of tears as though thanking heaven for the opportunity to sing at last, pouring his heart out as though it were his first and last chance.
Look at his sincerity, his strength, his energy. Look...

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DIRTY PROJECTORS AT THE GAITE LYRIQUE // 56' - 2012

When Amber and two backing singers went into “Beautiful Mother” at the Gaîté Lyrique, there was that unexpected harmony between three voices thrown together on the spur of the moment, combining and giving rise to something else, something more.
Dirty Projectors is above all the work of an inconoclast, of an artist just crazy enough to produce a musical sap like nothing else. Unless it’s an ensemble that gets its strength from a bold assembly of sundry talents and conflicting voices. Is...

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MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND AT THE “LES FEMMES S’EN MELENT” FESTIVAL // 70' - 2012

It’s impossible to sum up Shara Worden, a.k.a My Brightest Diamond, in one word. Her persona, her music, her performance are always changing as she juggles genres, incorporating snatches of opera, classical, indie rock, folk and experimental music. She’s toured for a long time in a duo, armed only with her voice and a drummer: herself a one woman band, playing guitar, autoharp, mbira, ukulele and kalimba, her drummer providing the rest. But here in Paris she is supported by a whole orchestra,...

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PATRICK WATSON AT THE CABARET SAUVAGE // 55' - 2012

A few years ago, Patrick Watson liked to go down into the audience wearing a bunch of megaphones on his shoulders. At the Cabaret Sauvage, he began on a darkened stage, the instruments lit by a pair of gloves studded with tiny lightbulbs. “Lighthouse” ended in a blaze of trumpets, tumult and dazzling suns.
Patrick Watson orchestrates each song and gives it it’s own special staging. The crowd comes on board, joining in the chorus in an approximate English and creating a convivial...

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BAXTER DURY AT LA MAROQUINERIE // 56' - 2011

A concert to coincide with the release of the album “Happy Soup”. The Baxter/Madelaine combo works brilliantly: there’s a real complicity between the musicians and the band are obviously enjoying themselves. The director has given himself a free rein in capturing the full flavour of the event, picking up a glance here, a look of mock disgust there or a moment of pure excitement. And when the music starts to flow during Leak at the Disco or Cocaine Man, we’re up there with the band, enjoying the...

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A JOURNEY WITH MARCEL KHALIFÉ // 94' - 2017

This Lebanese artist with his prolific output (film music, ballets, concertos, symphonies...), a recognized “Unesco Artist for Peace" for his commitment to his country’s musical heritage, has set himself the task of reviving the spirit of Middle Eastern music. By way of mixing cultures, Marcel Khalifé plays here with his two sons, Rami and Bachar, and the l’Orchestre National d’île de France.

In concert on May 5, 2017 at the Philharmonie de Paris 1
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MOLADA, THE BIRTH (JASSER HAJ YOUSSEF, SIMONE KERMES) // 78' - 2016

The vocal and instrumental works of Jasser Haj Youssef are unclassifiable. They are impregnated with the improvised style of the Arabic maqams that he learned in Monastir and Sousse (Tunisia) from his father as well as the freest forms of jazz – which he often plays on the viola d'amore . Between scholarly and traditional music, his compositions take us from a contemplative adagio (with texts in Aramaic and Italian) to catchy jazz rhythms.
Jasser was the first to rediscover the baroque...

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SIRBA OCTET : TANZ ! // 95' - 2016

This remarkable ensemble, mid-way between classical and Klezmer music, revives the musical traditions of Eastern Europe by rearranging it according to the rules of classical music. Unique arrangements for eight exceptional musicians from the Orchestre de Paris, who play with dazzling interpretive freedom!
This musical treasury, drawn from the traditional repertory, leads audiences from the Doina to the Hora, Sirba and other popular Klezmer and Gypsy dances. Tantz! A gateway between...

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JASSER HAJ YOUSSEF & LES MUSICIENS DU LOUVRE GRENOBLE // 74' - 2015

Jazz, classical, oriental music... many influences permeate the music of the young Tunisian violinist Jasser Haj Youssef, who is a virtuoso of this fabulous forgotten instrument: the viola d’amore. With the Musicians du Louvre Grenoble, he takes us on a musical journey from Tunisian "mâqâms" to Bach sonatas by way of baroque airs played on ancient instruments. A musical conversation between both sides of the Mediterranean.
Recorded during the Détours de Babel Festival.

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MARCEL, RAMI & BACHAR KHALIFÉ // 70' - 2015

Marcel Khalifé is an artist with a deep commitment to peace and proves with this project which brings him together with his two sons the opposite of commonly belief conflict between generations: "We introduced together our sorrows, our joys, and our adventures".
The father-son trio presents a high-energy intermingling of the oud, piano and percussion, shrouded within the frisson of electronic synthesizers and korg keyboards.
The concert showcases a fusion of oriental,...

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QUATUOR BÉLA & DUO SÂBIL, JADAYEL // 70' - 2015

On one side of the Orient, the embellished music of the oud (Ahmad al Khatib) and percussion (Youssef Hbeisch). On the other a stirring and iconoclastic string quartet.
The challenge: to pool timbres and practices and search for points of contact between these two cultural areas. Or how to subject Arab heterophony to a Western harmonic.
Recorded during the Détours de Babel festival.

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URBAN VOICES: ON THE ROAD TO INDIA // 83' - 2014

Imagine a choir of nearly a thousand people of different ages, sex and origin.
Imagine a wonderful melting pot, a fabulous cross section of the people of Nantes, coming from every neighbourhood to sing songs from around the world together. Enthusiastic, curious, joyful, motivated, they come together for the pleasure of creating an ephemeral choir.

TITRE PAR ORDRE D’APPARITION :
RAGESHRI – UDAY BHAWALKAR (REPERTOIRE TRADITIONNEL)
RAGA TODI – MANJIRI ASNARE...

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STRACHO TEMELKOVSKI // 62' - 2014

Stracho’s Macedonian roots give him a sense of cultural fusion that makes him a natural world musician. Whether electric or acoustic, he remains eclectic in his way of marrying jazz and Balkan music, rock, oriental harmonies and Latin rhythms. His collaborations with other "inventors" (notably the pianist Jean-Marie Machado) greatly contribute to his work as an improvisational soloist.

Recorded during the Cabaret Frappé Festival.


Programme
Gipsy...

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NAWEL // 54' - 2014

Nawel is a Franco-Tunisian singer who plays with her smooth, smoky vocals and with languages (English, French, Arabic). Accompanied by a guitarist rocking tribal riffs and a bassist influenced by jazz and world music, the beautiful golden-haired singer catches us off guard, presenting us with a "electro-pop-world" fusing Arabic music and rock.

Recorded during the Tissé Métisse Festival.

Programme :
My way (Nawel Ben Kraiem )
Ala jalek ( Nawel Ben...

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LA LOBAYE // 67' - 2014

Camel Zekri met the Aka pygmies on the shores of La Lobaye, a river on the edge of the rainforest covering the Central African Republic and the Congo. The encounter gave rise to a beautiful musical adventure, La Lobaye. The free and captivating polyphonic singing of the Aka combines with Camel Zekri’s guitar and the electro-acoustic arrangements with surprising results.

Recorded during the Détours de Babel Festival.

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DANCE MEMORY, DANCE // 68' - 2014

A meeting between the Corsican polyphonic choir A Filetta, the Sardinian trumpeter Paulo Fresu and the Italian bandoneon player Daniele di Bonaventura.
This original marriage of Corsican polyphonic singing and jazz pays tribute to Aimé Césaire and Jean Nicoli, two humanists, who loved their native islands and clearly rejected colonialism.
Recorded during the Détours de Babel Festival.

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KASSE MADY DIABATE, LIVE IN PARIS // 11' - 2014

Very particular and cosy live concert of Kassé Mady Diabaté, brilliant Malian music player.

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A BARREL OF LAUGHS, 25 YEARS OF TAMBOURS DU BRONX // 52' - 2012

Evoking the Tambours' carreer this documentary takes us on a journey inside one of the most special bands in today's musical landscape. What started as a small band in a small industrial town of France has turned into an international phenomenon and their concerts have become major events in international festivals and celebrations.
The film combines concerts and rehearsals to share the energy of live shows and interviews of artists and personalities who can witness their dramatic...

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TINARIWEN AT THE BOUFFES DU NORD // 59' or 74' - 2011

During their Spring 2011 European tour, Tinariwen gave a one-off acoustic concert at the Bouffes du Nord Theatre, in which they performed their new album, “Tessalit”, in its entirety.
The sight of these Tuareg musicians in their indigo tagelmusts within the Parisian setting of Peter Brook’s famous theatre adds an unusual dimension to their desert song.

Performing art
PIERRE HENRY : NOW & TOMORROW // 88' - 2016

At 87, Pierre Henry, the pioneer of electronic music comes back to get a new lease on his work with students of the National Contemporary Dance Center of Angers.

- Continuo (53')
- Mass for the present time (13')
- Grand Remix (Hervé Robbe)

Performing art
LE LIVRE DE DINA // 105' - 2016

Play adapted from the novel by Herbjorg Wassmo.
Dina’s Book is set in the extreme north of Norway. Throughout her life, Dina, lonely and violent, seeks refuge in music, horses, men and numbers. Through her, we see Norwegian society with its rules, conventions and ghosts. Dina is played by the beautiful actress Malya Roman, accompanied by musicians, against background of video images.
In this romantic trilogy, Wassmo describes the story of a woman, a society, a country and nature....

Performing art
THE BOORS BY CARLO GOLDONI // 120' - 2016

Recorded on the 22nd and 23rd December 2015 at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier, with the members of the Comédie Française.

Goldoni’s theatre is the theatre of life: we feel life passing by, the daily events, common sense, the contingencies of existence... Goldoni acquired an intimate knowledge of men and women’s lives, a taste for reality, a temperance and empathy that he feeds back into the theatre to share generously with the audience, to make us laugh at its peculiarities and...

Performing art
A HELLISH HEAVEN // 85' - 2015

A comedy based on the meeting of two strong personalities in a highly original huis clos. Vendée Globe yachtsman Yann Kervinel is shipwrecked on a desert island where he is greeted by Colombine de St-Aignon, exiled there voluntarily. A lively encounter between two opinionated characters who are forced to co-exist in this somewhat hellish Garden of Eden!

Recorded during the Avignon Festival "off".

Performing art
THE RETURN OF KARL MARX // 65' - 2014

After 130 years in heaven and a long campaign backed by several supporters, God and his followers grant Karl Marx a moment back on earth.
However, following a celestial bureaucratic blunder, Max finds himself not in Soho, London where he lived for many years, but in SoHo, New York!
Regardless of the location, the stubborn and militant communist launches into a passionate monologue.
Written by Howard Zinn / Directed & performed by Ivan Romeuf
Recorded during the...

Performing art
CROMWELL, OR THE CONSPIRATORS (VICTOR HUGO) // 104' - 2014

The Western comes to 17th century England in the form of a disjointed, modern and unexpected adaptation of a rarely performed Victor Hugo play.
London. Between the sumptuous Westminster Palace, freshly usurped from King Charles I by the regicide Cromwell, and the sinister Three Cranes Tavern, a group of conspirators hatch a plot. The conspiracy unites Royalists and Republicans against Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England: some resent him for executing Charles I. Others can’t admit...

Performing art
LA CLÔTURE DE L'AMOUR // 90' - 2014

Stan and Audrey split up. What was once beautiful and moving becomes ugly and tense, mean and petty.
The poet and choreographer Pascal Rambert creates a masterful vision of separation. A mental dance, Clôture de l’amour, performed in Moscow, Tokyo, New York, Germany, Italy and Zagreb, lit up the Avignon Festival in 2011.
Two artists, in a rehearsal room lit by strip lights, throw and receive words like missiles. Two bodies held in tension, with no mercy, no negotiation, Stan and...

Performing art
A HOUSE IN NORMANDY // 121' - 2013

Nine characters have come for a long weekend in an old house in Normandy. They’re here somewhat reluctantly, but all hope that, together, they can make something out of the place: a holiday home in which to meet up with friends, a fitness centre, a real estate investment ... However, one after the other, they give up their dreams to finally make a radical decision about the future of the house.

Performing art
THE TOIZÉMOI CELEBRATE THEIR DIVORCE // 84' - 2013

Camille and Simon are holding a big and beautiful reception, complete with petit fours, an orchestra and confetti, to celebrate... their divorce! Their family and friends have all come to immortalize this great day.
Camille and Simon want to be a modern couple, ending their marriage with joy, good humour and never an angry word. But are champagne and music enough to ensure a successful divorce? Reproaches and resentment are never far away...
Recorded at the Comédie de l’Odéon in...

Performing art
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA // 51' - 2013

Just when everyone thought he was dead, the famous natural history professor Pierre Aronnax, who had set off in search of a sea monster, finally returns. Invited by Napoleon III to an official reception in his honour, he gives his audience a spirited and passionate account of his long journey.
Carried away by his narrative, the truculent professor becomes impassioned, enthusiastically reliving his adventure and leading the audience into a poetic fantasy full of humour and surprising...

Performing art
DEVOS / DREYFUS: TRIBUTES WITHOUT BOUNDARIES // 80' - 2013

Jean-Claude Dreyfus pays tribute to Raymond Devos. His little pied-à-terre in the imagination is the ideal bistro in which to discourse about everything and nothing, especially nothing. A few words from Devos, some that we return to with delectation, others that we’ve never heard before. Devos presents us with a feast of hidden treasures...

Performing art
INSIDE THE RING: THE CADRE NOIR SET TO MUSIC // 85' - 2013

In this highly prestigious equestrian show, the Cadre Noir of Saumur, accompanied by the Paris Instrumental Ensemble, present us with a display of French horsemanship at its very finest.
Composed of 15 “tableaux”, in which the quintessence of equestrian art is combined with the works of great composers (Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Bizet, Richard Strauss, Britten and Bartok), the film succeeds in creating an emotional whirlwind, culminating in the melodic inebriation of Astor Piazzola’s...

Performing art
AN EVENING WITH FRANCIS BLANCHE // 85' - 2012

An actor, director and scriptwriter, Francis Blanche also wrote numerous poems and more than 600 songs (for Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet amongst others) and was known not only for his prank phone calls and fake advertisements, but also his hugely successful soap operas in collaboration with Pierre Dac.
The diversity and depth of this unclassifiable artist is celebrated in a show alternating between songs, sketches, poems, puns and aphorisms.

A sleekly staged musical...

Performing art
CONCERTO EQUESTRE // 56' - 2012

This is an equestrian and musical show of the French Republican Guard, the cavalry regiment of the Republican Guard, the Choir of the French Army, The fanfare of the Republican Guard, the string quartet of the orchestra of the Republican Guard.
Program recorded at the Haras du Pin, in the musical Septembre festival of orne.
Musics : Albert Gossez, Marius Millot, Raoul Ponsen Francis Lordey, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Purcell, C. Franck, Giuseppe Verdi, Anton Weber, Luigi Ardit,...

Performing art
JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING // 95' - 2012

A show written and performed by Alexandre Astier.
“This class is open to everyone and no musical knowledge is required”. After Kaamelott, Alexandre Astier becomes Johann Sebastian Bach. At last, in 2012, the composer is giving a master class. But he might slip up. “Que ma joie demeure!”, a delightful and ramshackle homage to Bach, merrily lifts the lid on the composer’s music as one opens the bonnet of a car to understand its engine.

Alexandre Astier, born in 1974 in...

Performing art
FRANCOIS PIRETTE // 12 x 90’ + 156’ + 45 x 1’30 à 5’50 - 2004-2009

Belgian humorist, François Pirette began on the RTBF radio with phone hoaxes. He wrote his first stand up comedy show in 1992 : 58 ans en 2021. In 1994, he moved to France and joined the radio show “Rien à cirer” on France Inter with Laurent Ruquier. In 1996, he went back to Belgium and wrote his second stand up comedy show : J’ai très bien connu Chose. In 2004, he left RTBF and joined the private channel RTL-TVI, who proposed him his own TV show : the Pirette show, in which he realized...

Jazz / Blues
THE VOLUNTEERED SLAVES // 60' - 2017

The Volunteered Slaves is a collective of musicians, gathered from here and, above all, there, in search of music that blends styles, cultures, generations and genres... For their new opus, the group is pursuing its task of "decompartmentalising" with every successive encounter.
Not afraid to tinge its jazz with funk and disco before, now it’s cultivating its Afro roots with 4 young hip hop artists (Indy Eka, Mafé, Kiala Ogawa and Raphaela Cupidin) and the talented slammer Allonymous.

Jazz / Blues
POMRAD // 55' - 2017

Pomrad, alias Adriaan van de Velde, an electronic producer from Antwerp, creates harmonious and colourful music influenced by 80's funk, 90's rap and elements of House, Dub and Trap.
His productions are often compared to those of Hudson Mohawke and Daft Punk. Since 2014, Pomrad has been performing live as a trio, with a funky and highly visual show which has already been a great success in Dour and Mekitburn.
Following on from his first EP, "This Day", he’s back again with Steve...

Jazz / Blues
INCOGNITO // 67' - 2017

A legendary band formed in the 80s, Incognito is above all the incarnation of its founder Jean-Paul Maunick. Nicknamed Bluey, he electrified the UK live circuit with his jazz-funk band Light of the World. Having ridden out the acid-jazz wave, Incognito has ensured its continuing success with multiple changes of band members and vocalists, keeping the dance music flame burning by feeding it with jazz, soul and funk influences.
Recorded during the Jazz en Baie festival.

Jazz / Blues
MALCOLM POTTER TRIO // 56' - 2017

With numerous concerts and albums behind them, the Malcolm Potter trio is a group for whom complicity, spontaneity and a thirst for exploration and freedom are essential requirements.
Blending compositions by Malcolm Potter and revisited standards, this dynamic show incorporates every influence, from blues to jazz to pop and funk.
Recorded during the Gresiblues festival.

Programme :
No scalp today (M.Potter)
Her song (M.Potter)
Don't you dare...

Jazz / Blues
MAYFAIR (AURORE VOILQUÉ) // 71' - 2017

Violinist Aurore Voilqué has surrounded herself with three musicians, sound designer Pierre Boscheron (M, Thomas Dutronc), guitarist Aurélien Robert (Swing Hit, Kill Bob) and bassist Basile Mouton (Babylon Circus, ) to bring forth this brand new electro jazz musical project.
"It's the meeting of a violin and machines", explains Aurore Voilqué. "It's a repertoire that we’ve put together from scratch. We’ve invented everything, even if we’re covering themes by Django Reinhardt. "

Jazz / Blues
KYLA BROX // 64' - 2017

Kyla Brox, daughter of British blues singer Victor Brox, ventures with equal pleasure towards jazzy climates, Chicago blues or soul.
Tender or raging, romantic or sexy, she moves easily through every register thanks to her uncommonly pure and powerful voice, considered one of the most beautiful in the UK. Her impeccable flute playing brings an original addition to her vocal talents.

Recorded during the Gresiblues festival.

Programme :
When We're Alone...

Jazz / Blues
KRAKAUER / ANAKRONIC // 70' - 2017

David Krakauer and the Anakronic Electro Orkestra, virtuosos of Klezmer, revisit and reinvent this music by injecting it not only with electronica but above all a surprising and communicative aesthetic and energy.
Samplers, synthesizers, bass and drums establish an unrestrained rhythm approaching rave party trance, reminding us that dance is the basis of Ashkenazi music; the accordion exposes the harmony with the elegance of an Argentinian tango; the clarinets converse and fly on an...

Jazz / Blues
SNARKY PUPPY AT THE OLYMPIA: CUCHA VULCHA // 105' - 2017

In concert on May 18, 2017 at the Olympia
Based in Brooklyn but formed in Texas, the Snarky Puppy collective is considered by Rolling Stone to be "one of the most exciting groups on the stage today". In this concert they give us an album in which Motown meets Bombay and Dallas church music is tinged with South American sounds. An irresistible combination of funk and groove!

Jazz / Blues
THE COMMUNE OF PARIS AND JAZZ // 80' - 2017

The Commune of Paris (1871) was all about Resistance and Revolution, just like Jazz.
Jazz and the Commune, a great political, tragic and lyrical adventure, with its characters and heroes, are brought together here in the form of a hybrid, mixed-race opera, in which slam holds a dialogue with song or a drum solo.
The idea is to put text and music on an equal footing; that’s to say, the history and the way of telling it.
Performers: Mike Ladd (slam), Elise Caron (vocals),...

Jazz / Blues
BENNY GOLSON GUEST FLAVIO BOLTRO // 78' - 2016

Creator of one of the most famous standards of all time, Whisper Not, Benny Golson has composed more than 300 pieces for the biggest names in jazz (John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Ross).
With an unparalleled skill in anti-phrasing, Benny Golson’s performance is poetic and sincere at every moment.
Accompanied for this project by Antonio Farao, one of today’s most prominent pianists, and Flavio Boltro, a talented trumpeter, we are treated to an evening of pure...

Jazz / Blues
STÉPHANE HUCHARD // 69' - 2016

Stéphane Huchard, drummer and jazz composer, performs a repertoire combining funk and Afro Brazilian rhythms.
An outstanding technician, he has collaborated with many artists, including Sanseverino, Laurent de Wilde and Stephano di Battista.
A free spirit, he is open to any music related to jazz, whether electric or acoustic.
We see him here with a new group of outstanding musicians, who unleash their collective talents on this completely new repertoire.
Recorded...

Jazz / Blues
MANU LANVIN & THE DEVIL BLUES // 70' - 2016

Not only a solid blues guitarist but an energetic singer, Manu Lanvin brings the house down with lyrics and riffs that hit the mark every time. Spotted by Quincy Jones and Claude Nobs, he has performed on prestigious stages such as The Olympia, The Apollo Theatre, the Cahors Blues Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Jazz Foundation of America galas which take place every year in New York...
In 2014, he represented France at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Jazz / Blues
AURORE VOILQUé & RHODA SCOTT QUARTET: DJANGOLIZED // 60' - 2016

Aurore Voilqué has surrounded herself with an array of talented musicians including Jean-Baptiste Gaudray, Julie Saury and Rhoda Scott to pay tribute to the great Django Reinhardt.
The repertoire alternates between compositions by the illustrious Manouche (Black and White, Mabel...) and standards (Autumn Dream, Blue Drag...) given a truly personal flavour by this talented violinist’s subtle arrangements.
Recorded during the Jazz en Baie festival.

Jazz / Blues