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Harold & Lillian: a Hollywood Love Story

DCP - HD - 2015 - USA - 96 Min - Color / Black & White

Harold & Lillian: a Hollywood Love Story

Harold & Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (original title)


A film by Daniel Raim

HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY is a fascinating and humanistic account of the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his wife, film researcher Lillian Michelson—a talented couple once considered “the heart of Hollywood.”

Harold and Lillian worked on hundreds of iconic films during Hollywood’s golden age including The Ten Commandments, The Apartment, The Birds, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, Fiddler On The Roof, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Scarface, Full Metal Jacket and more. Although the couple was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny, DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Coppola and others, this deeply moving documentary chronicles their remarkable relationship and two extraordinary careers spanning six decades of movie-making history.




Paris Style Architecture Season 3

HD - 2015 - French - 8x26 min - Color

Paris Style Architecture Season 3

Architecture à domicile (original title)


A film by Christophe Kilian & Amandine Ceccaldi

This documentary series invites you to discover France’s architecture through very special cities, from the south to the North, from Bordeaux to Rouen. A surprising and authentic trip to discover the architectural beauties of the country.

 

EPISODE 1 « Typical houses of the Pays Basque »

More than just a house, the « Etxe » symbolizes the familial heritage, the base of the Basque community social and political system. Let us push the door of several houses to understand   the characteristics of the three types of the Basque house.

 

EPISODE 2 « Biarritz, seaside resort architecture »

The Biarritz architecture is characterized by a surprising architectural variety, at least a motley one. By going and meeting numerous houses, we will be able to enjoy the different styles that coexist harmoniously in the city. 

 

EPISODE 3 « Norman architecture panorama»

Norman house and timbered cottage represent all by themselves the symbol of Normandy and its archetypal shape. Above the postcard imagery, this is a guided tour of the mythical architectures of the Norman grove and coast.

 

EPISODE 4 « Le Havre, concrete poetry »

Enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage of mankind of 2015, Le Havre downtown is an exceptional sample of the post war architecture and town planning. Let yourself led through innovative exploitation of concrete potentials.

 

EPISODE 5 « Stalls of Bordeaux »

The city of Bordeaux has been for several centuries significant commercial place. As a witness of this prosperity acquired since the 18th century, town planning of ancient part of the city reflects the first function of Bordeaux: little warehouses, stalls and shops form the main part of the urban link inside the historic districts.

 

EPISODE 6 « Bordeaux, the architectural spring »

Committed in an ambitious project of urban requalification since 1996, Bordeaux, the 5th city in France by population, continues its transformation, mixing its architectural heritage with a new contemporary architecture.

 

EPISODE 7 « Lyon, a trade city »

Lyon became at a very early stage a significant commercial place. As the city grew, a specific figure of the town appeared on the hill of the Croix Rousse district that used to be from the beginning of the 19th century the silk industry place.

 

EPISODE 8 « Lyon, the architectural turning point »

Sometimes regarded as wise and discrete, Lyon seemed henceforth to present the ambition to move on from its prestigious architectural past. A bold and fantasy wind blow on the facilities of nowadays, with a steady elegance.

 

 

 

 




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. 




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.




Tony Curtis: Driven to stardom

HD - 2011 - France - 96 & 52 min - Color / Black & White

Tony Curtis: Driven to stardom

Tony Curtis: Driven to stardom (original title)


A film by Ian Ayres

Tony Curtis, the man who influenced Elvis Presley and James Dean, was one of the very first teen idols and one of the last real movie stars. From his difficult upbringing in the Bronx, where he was born Bernie Schwartz, to his unprecedented fame and infamous way with women, TONY CURTIS: DRIVEN TO STARDOM presents Mr. Curtis's life in all its rags to riches glory. Interviews with Tony's family, friends and co-stars (Hugh Hefner, Harry Belafonte, Debbie Reynolds, Mamie Van Doren, Piper Laurie, Theresa Russell, Jill Curtis among others!) along with exclusive footage and film clips are given deeper meaning and clarity by the most honest and intimate interview the actor may have ever given. Here, in the definitive film about Tony Curtis, filmmaker Ian Ayres forms this incredible material into a revealing portrait of one of the greatest Hollywood celebrities of all time.

 

TONY CURTIS: DRIVEN TO STARDOM explores the man's rebellious demeanor, his struggle as a Jew in Hollywood, his difficult childhood, the brief love affair with Marilyn Monroe and his failed marriages to actresses Janet Leigh and Christine Kaufman, his courageous stance to break the color barrier with The Defiant Ones (the film that earned him an Oscar Nomination), and his entire sixdecade career. A sex symbol, a matinee idol, a powerful and magnetic actor, Tony Curtis was the original movie star.