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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.




Cheer up

DCP - HD - 76 Min - Finland, Canada - 76 Min - Color

Cheer up

Cheer Up (original title)


A film by Christy Garland

Cheer Up takes us into the teenage lives of a team of cheerleaders from the Arctic Circle in Finland, who always seem to place last.  They struggle to improve, and try their best to look perfect doing it, but really, teenage life can be tough for these girls. For Patricia, Aino and Miia, finding out who they are,  where they belong and what family means is much more important than any trophy.

Cheer Up is a universal story about teenagers. The film embraces the inner conflicts these young women face at such an important turning point in their lives - when relating to family, finding your own way, and fitting in with the crowd is not so easy. Win or lose, cheerleading for them is a second family (like dance, football and other hobbies) and an opportunity to learn about life, it’s pitfalls and success, sorrows and joy.




KOUDELKA, Shooting Holy Land

DCP - HD - 2015 - Germany/Czech Republic - 72 min - Color

KOUDELKA, Shooting Holy Land



A film by Gilad BARAM

The film follows Koudelka in his journey photographing Israel and Palestine from one enigmatic and visually spectacular location to the next. In each location - soon to become a new “Koudelka Photo” - a scene unfolds, gradually introducing us to Koudelka’s method of working, his perception of the world he is documenting and the people he encounters.

A fascinating dialogue emerges between the moving images Baram films and Koudelka’s still photographs, as Baram places the photographer in his own breathtaking compositions. Austere images of landscape divided by concrete walls and barbed wire reveal the tragic absurdity of the infamous conflict.

Baram’s long-term documentation of the photographer on-field together with the exclusive use of Koudelka’s photographic archive result in a unique record that offers a rich and intimate look into the solitary creative process of one of photography’s greatest living masters.




Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun: A Touch of Grace

HD - 2015 - French - 90 min & 2 x 52 min - Color

Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun: A Touch of Grace

Le fabuleaux Elisabeth Vigée le Brun peintre de Marie- Antoinette (original title)


A film by Arnaud Xainte

« Between two centuries as at the confluence of two rivers». These words of Chateaubriand seem to be written for Louise-Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun. Born in 1755 and died in 1842, Louise-Elisabeth lived numerous and various periods of time, thanks to her exceptional longevity.

Official painter of Marie Antoinette, whose portrait she painted 30 times, she knew eight political systems, two revolutions, painted more than 660 portrayals, and received in her salon the whole political and artistic intelligentsia of the late 18th century until 1840. She fled the revolution in October 1789, for a 13 year long exile, going through Italia, Russia, Austria, England, and Switzerland. Everywhere, she was received by all the greatest courts of Europe and, besides posterity, was paid the highest fees of her time. The freedom of Louise Elisabeth, nonetheless an 18th century woman, echoes strongly with today’s women struggle, being the first French female painter to be recognized around the world.

The embodiment of the character by fiction appeared to us as the right choice obviously. Interviews of speakers are mixed with fictional scenes. These moments are an evocation of times and places when and where Louise Elisabeth lived, enlightening personal and historical events. In order to make the spectators feel the modernity of this character, the director used also some special effects: we zoom into the canvas so that we understand in a better way the meaning and the structure; engravings are animated; matte paintings remind us the poetry of the artist’s travels; several sequences mix fiction and painting.

EVL used fresh & bright colors and always painted her models in a graceful way, contrasting with the heavy settings usually employed at the time and the film pays homage to her unusual technique at the time.




Guy Martin: A Chef in Japan

HD - 2015 - French - 52 min - Color

Guy Martin: A Chef in Japan

Guy Martin au Japon (original title)


A film by Mélanie Dalsace

This road movie brings us to an enlightening journey of Japan with Chef Guy Martin. From its emblematic megalopolis, Tokyo, to the farthest island southern archipelago “Kyushu”, this initiating path will make us discover the culinary specialty of this country but also the beauty of its landscape, its culture…

Over there, he is considered as the true French ambassador of French gastronomy.    




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.

 

 

 

 




Czech Swan

HD - 2015 - Poland & Czech Republic - 52 Min - Color

Czech Swan

Czech Swan (original title)


A film by Aleksandra Terpińska

The documentary Czech Swan is a compelling story about women aging, dance and beer.

A group of pensioners from Horni Lhota, a small village near Ostrava, Czech Republic, lends beauty to the occasional village events with their dance performances, calling themselves Majorettes. Always ready to perfect their repertoire the ladies decide to incorporate the famous Russian classic – Tchaikovskyʼs Swan Lake – into their famous routine. They ask Igor Vejsada, the director of the Ostrava Ballet, for help. Igor, who is bewitched by their energy and enthusiasm, decides to help the beginner ballerinas. He asks a ‘Swan Lake’ debutant soloist Marketa Pospisilova to give the ladies a proper Ballet training.




Nuclear Nation II

HD - 2015 - Japan - 144, 90, 52 - Color

Nuclear Nation II

Nuclear Nation II (original title)


A film by Atshushi Funahashi

Following the 2011 events and the first documentary Atsushi Funahashi directed, NUCLEAR NATION II analyses the evolution as of December 2014.It follows a new group of people exiled from Futaba, the region occupied by the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Nothing has changed yet for the refugees, away from their home like lost souls and still hoping to be compensated. Through their agonies and frustrations, the film unravels the cost of capitalism and nuclear energy.




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. 




FINDING GASTON

DCP - HD - 2014 - PERU - 75 min - Color

FINDING GASTON

BUSCANDO A GASTON (original title)


A film by Patricia Perez

There are many great chefs around the world.
Only one is considered to be a National hero.

Meet chef Gaston Acurio and follow him in a journey to find out the stories, the inspirations and dreams behind the man that has taken his cuisine outside the kitchen on a mission
to change his country. Because the people that are passionate enough to believe they can make a difference, are actually the ones who do. FINIDING GASTON takes you to the world of Gaston and along with him into discovering the stories behind Peruvian food, its people,
Its dreams. Are you ready to meet them?
LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN…