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TOO BLACK TO BE FRENCH ?

DCP- HD - 2015 - French - 53 Min - Color / Black & White

TOO BLACK TO BE FRENCH ?

Trop noire pour être française? (original title)


A film by Isabelle Boni-Claverie

Filmmaker Isabelle Boni-Claverie, a black woman who grew up in a privileged environment, has none of the supposed social handicaps that could impede social integration. And yet, she is often an object of discrimination. Has the Republic lied to her?

A brazen question illuminated by the analysis of Eric Fassin, Pap Ndiaye and Achille Mbembe regarding the inequalities of our society.




OUR WAR

DCP- HD - 2016 - Italy - 68 Min - Color

OUR WAR

Our War (original title)


A film by Benedetta Argentieri, Bruno Chiaravalloti, Claudio Jampaglia

“Sometimes in your life, you just got to fight, fight for what’s right”

Who fights against ISIS? Three westerners joined the Kurds of the People Protection Units (YPG) of Rojava, in Northern Syria, to fight the self-declared Islamic State. The documentary has original footage from the Syrian battlefield, which blends in with the protagonist's daily life in USA, Italy, Sweden.

The three characters talk about choices, nightmares, hopes, comrades and friends lost and their continuous support the Rojava’s struggle and democratic dream.

In volunteering to fight in a war so distant from their daily life the question is, what are they fighting for?




LINDY LOU, JUROR NUMBER 2

DCP - HD - 2016 - French - 85 Min - Color

LINDY LOU, JUROR NUMBER 2

Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 (original title)


A film by Florent Vassault

Lindy, a former juror, starts a journey through Mississippi looking for the 11 jurors alongside who she sentenced a man to death, 20 years ago.

Looking like 12 ANGRY MEN, Lindy’s story is all but fictional.

For 20 years, she has lived with an unbearable feeling of guilt and no one, in this Republican and Protestant community, understood her distress.

In 2006, Lindy met the man, Bobby Wilcher, who didn’t have a single visitor on death row in Parchman. She sought his forgiveness and became his friend. This friendship shocked and she lost dear friends along the way.

Lindy was the only visitor Bobby Wilcher had on the day of his execution and she remembers seeing him in shackles in the middle of the room, glancing one last time in her direction before passing away.

Traumatized, this is how Lindy begins her journey and finds her 11 fellow jurors since they sentenced this man to death and questions the impact this experience had on them.




WE’LL BE ALRIGHT

DCP - HD - 2016 - French - 77 Min - Color

WE’LL BE ALRIGHT

Bref Manuel de Libération (original title)


A film by Alexander Kuznetsov

In Siberia, Russia, Alexander Kuznetsov follows Yulia & Katia who went from an orphanage to a neuropsychiatric institution.

Deprived of freedom, work and family, they had no say in it and getting those fundamental rights back is a long and painful bureaucratic process.

WE'LL BE ALRIGHT is their path to freedom.

 




THE LAST RESORT

DCP - HD - 2016 - Italy, Greece, France - 135 Min - Color

THE LAST RESORT

L'Ultima Spiaggia (original title)


A film by Thanos Anastopoulos and Davide Del Degan

THE LAST RESORT describes the lives stories of beach-goers revolving around a very popular beach located in Trieste, in the Northeast of Italy, where a wall still separates men from women.

A film about boundaries, identities and discrimination.

A tragicomedy on human nature.




LES SAUTEURS (Those Who Jump)

DCP - HD - 2016 - Denmark - 82 Min - Color

LES SAUTEURS (Those Who Jump)

Les Sauteurs (original title)


A film by Moritz Siebert & Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé

In northern Morocco, lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla: Europe on African Land. On the mountain above, live over a thousand hopeful African migrants, watching the fence separating Morocco and Spain. Abou from Mali is one of them – the protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it. For over a year, he has ceaselessly attempted to jump the fence.

At the fence, they have to overcome the razor-wire, automatic pepper spray and brutal authorities. After every failed attempt, they return to Mount Gurugú, scouring for food in the nearby villages, trying to uphold some sort of order in the camp and building up their confidence again. Some give up and return home, others never return.

Through the lens, Abou gradually finds expression and meaning in his situation. "When filming I feel that I exist". But after 16 months on the mountain, Abou is close to a tragic accident. Returning to Mali is not an option for him and he becomes more determined than ever to pursue his dream of a better life in Europe.

By the producers of Academy Award Nominees

THE LOOK OF SILENCE and THE ACT OF KILLING




The Graduation

DCP - HD - 2016 - French - Approx 90 min - Color

The Graduation

Le Concours (original title)


A film by Claire Simon

With THE GRADUATION the director will delve into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can be summed up as follows: "everyone’s equal, but only the best get in…"

Through the admission process, the hard work all year and the graduation exams, THE GRADUATION will establish a portrait of our relationship to excellence in the Art world and of one of the most prestigious art school in France. A place of culture where generations intermingle.

 




Man Falling

DCP, HD - 2015 - Danish - 105 min - Color

Man Falling

Mand Falder (original title)


A film by Anne Regitze Wivel

A brain injury after a fall forces Per Kirkeby - one of Denmark's most famous artists - to stop painting. In an instant, Kirkeby loses his life's foundation as well as his ability to work. No longer able to see colors, he cannot orient himself in the large canvases that made him a figurehead for Danish and international contemporary art.

"Man Falling" is the story about Per Kirkeby’ s universe - marked by deep melancholy as well as astounding beauty; a story about a personal struggle for life and work, a return to the universal language of painting that has been his way to get his visual and emotional impulses out. Per Kirkeby is one of Denmark's greatest and most famous painters worldwide. He has an unusual and extremely rare linguistic gift.

The film contains a continuous series of registrations and reflections on what human life means; a passion for leaving a mark and being present until the end.




PORNO & LIBERTA’

DCP - HD - 2015 - italy - 78 Min - Color / Black & White

PORNO & LIBERTA’

Porno & Libertà (original title)


A film by Carmine Amoroso

PORNO E LIBERTA' Porn to be free is the first documentary giving an insight on the Italian 70’s and tracing porn’s incredible genesis from the first magazines, photoshoots, censorship issues to its political and social repercussions — such as the election of Porn-star Ilona Staller (Cicciolina),  the first to become parliament’s member.

It also offers food for thought about the 70’s & 80’s periods, years of transformations in which, pornography became a tool of protest and liberation, a real language.

The documentary brings to light a wide range of exclusive materials and interviews – pornographers, porn stars, writers, intellectuals, philosophers and feminists, from Lasse Braun to Riccardo Schicchi, from Marco Pannella to Ilona Staller, from Helena Velena to Judith Malina – who recall and recount what deserves to be defined as the most important sexual revolution in decades.




Misfits

DCP,HD - 2015 - Denmark - 74min - Color

Misfits

Misfits (original title)


A film by Jannik Splidsboel

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a tiny youth center called OpenArms Youth Project is squeezed in between two of the city’s two thousand churches.  The center welcomes young LGBT kids between thirteen and nineteen, who have decided to come out in a very religious society. But the prize for being yourself is high – and you end up becoming a MISFIT.

The three main characters: Larissa, Benny and “D” all go to the center, where they find love and support to confront the daily drama they are facing.

While the general public opinion towards gays in the USA is slowly changing, this coming-of-age story closely follows the three young protagonists as they struggle to achieve a sense of self in a community that still widely condemns homosexuality.