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From Caligari to Hitler

DCP - HD - 2014 - German - 118 - Color / Black & White

From Caligari to Hitler

Von Caligari Zu Hitler (original title)


A film by Rüdiger Suchsland

The film tells the story of German Cinema in the Twenties between Expressionism and New Sobriety. This was the most important period of German Cinema, a time full of wonders and invention. The aesthetic foundations were laid for the "seventh art".

FROM CALIGARI TO HITLER is the first feature documentary ever on German Cinema of the Twenties. It shows well known films, but furthermore forgotten, never shown or totally unknown material. This is an entertaining rollercoaster-trip to the best period of German Cinema and into the abyss of sub-consciousness. 




THE MAN WHO SAVED THE LOUVRE

HD - 2014 - French - 60 min - Color / Black & White

THE MAN WHO SAVED THE LOUVRE

Illustre et Inconnu: Comment Jacques Jaujaurd a sauvé le Louvre (original title)


A film by Jean-Pierre Devillers & Pierre Pochard

At the dawn of World War II, a resistance group organizes an incredible exfiltration of masterpieces from the Louvre Museum to save it off the Nazis’ hands. The man leading the operation is Jacques Jaujard, the Louvre Museum’s director. Jaujard had an extraordinary personality and was madly in love with art. Although he was a devoted servant of the State, he used his knowledge of the system and his audacity to serve a universal cause: saving the world heritage. The film talks about this important chapter of history combining interviews, rare footage (including Jaujard’s notebook), supported by a dynamic narration, animated sequences of the protagonists embedded in archives and footage shot in situ. This form is in ad equation with our heroes’ elegance who remained until now in the shadow...




Sagrada: The Mystery of the Creation

HD - 2013 - Switzerland - 90 & 52 Min - Color

Sagrada: The Mystery of the Creation



A film by Stefan Haupt

The “Sagrada Família” in Barcelona is a unique and fascinating building. It is the brainchild of the architect Antoni Gaudí, a once controversial genius, and the work of an army of laborers. The edifice has a history with many highs and lows and raises a multitude of questions.

We normally experience a cathedral or church in its finished form, as the witness of a period long gone. By contrast, the construction of the Sagrada Famí­lia is anything but complete. We can see with our own eyes how the edifice is growing and evolving, even today, as it has done for the past 130 years.

SAGRADA is a film about the mysterious process of artistic creation, revolving around the ques­tion of our human creative power and how we want to use it.




Ballet Boys

HD - 2013 - Norway - 58min & 73min - Color

Ballet Boys



A film by Kenneth Elvebakk

Ballet Boys takes you through disappointments, victories, forging of friendship, first loves, doubt, faith, growing apart from each other, finding your own way and own ambitions, all mixed with the beautiful expression of ballet. Lukas, Syvert and Torgeir experience some very important years in the beginning of their ballet careers. But how do they deal with pressure from parents and teachers. They face new challenges in ballet competitions in France and Sweden. But most important is the audition to enter the Norwegian Ballet Academy. Out of the blue Lukas is offered a try-out in the final audition at the Royal Ballet School in London. He has not even applied! This may be his opportunity of a lifetime, and secure his career. During the course of four years we see these boys becoming young men, and friends that separates. These kids need to sacrifice parties and friends from school to fulfill their dreams, and admission to a ballet academy means everything. It's up to a jury to determine if they are the chosen one. Their school teachers is concerned and ask them what they will you do if they don’t make it as ballet dancers.




The Special Need

DCP - HD - 2013 - Italy / Germany - 82 Min - Color

The Special Need

The Special Need (original title)


A film by Carlo Zoratti

Enea is 29 and looking for love – physical love that is. But as an autistic living in Italy, this is anything but easy.…

From Bolzano to Linz, Zurich and Hamburg, Enea and his two best friends, Carlo and Alex embark upon a journey that will take them far beyond what they initially imagined. More people will join the mission and a series of unexpected events will divert the van from the initial destination towards new paths.

What started as an expedition aimed at having sex soon becomes a journey into Enea’s most intimate feelings and a way for the three friends to explore their own conception of love, friendship and freedom.

 




Paris Style Architecture – Saison 1 & 2

HD - 2013 - French - 4x26 - Color

Paris Style Architecture – Saison 1 & 2

Architecture à domicile (original title)


A film by Christophe Kilian & Amandine Ceccaldi

Saison 1

EPISODE 1

 11th District Industrial Architecture

During this episode we will discover the industrial architecture in the 11th district of Paris, whose evolution followed, overt time, and the evolution of material and building techniques. The analyses of these buildings will allow us not only to understand a specific kind of architecture but also the history of this laborer district and his work memory.

 

EPISODE 2

 The Bohemian spirit of the 18th district

In this episode we will discover the bohemian & artistic spirit which still reigns in the heart of the 18th district and above all in Montmartre.

 

 EPISODE 3

 Transformed factories – Ivry sur Seine –  at Paris’doors

At Paris border, between the Seine’s banks and railways, the city of Ivry has seen the birth of a new trend in the art of housing, with the transformation of huge abandoned industrial complex in small condominium paradise. Often hidden behind walls, arise exceptional homes that don 'have nothing to envy to Parisian chic.

 

 EPISODE 4

 The village spirit in the 20th district– Paris

 The youngest district of Paris, the 20th changed itself from a rural tradition to urban habits, this making a symbolic "village atmosphere." The bet is to modernize the housing without sacrificing the architectural and urban color that makes the charm of this district.

 

 Season 2

EPISODE 1

 Paris’ Grands Boulevards – Haussmann Style

Paris “Grands Boulevards” are symbolic of an elegance that Parisians associate with the architecture of their city. This style represents the most famous image of Paris. In this episode, we will push the door of several apartments to see how we play with the codes of this so "classic" style.

 

 EPISODE 2

 Architects Houses in Paris

You know Paris from Haussmann with its buildings and main avenues. Leaving the heart of the city to the suburb, the urban landscape offers more diversity: neighborhoods are more intimate, bucolic and some houses even become a setting. Let’s visit those architectural masterpieces.

 

 EPISODE 3

 Art nouveau in Paris in 1900

At the southern border of Paris, between the Seine and the railroads, Ivry-Sur-Seine city gave birth to a new housing trend, with the transformation of huge industrial buildings in small condominium paradises. Often private hideaways, those exceptional accommodations have nothing to envy to the Parisian chic.

 

 EPISODE 4

 Ecological Architecture in Paris

At the time of global warming and major environmental issues, ecological architecture becomes essential. In a city like Paris, is it an easy implementation? We will look for answers and visit several ecological homes located in Paris and its surroundings.