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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.




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.




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 Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975

DCP - HD - 2011 - Sweden, USA - 92 & 52 - Color / Black & White

The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975

The Black Power Mixtape (original title)


A film by Göran Hugo Olsson

The Black Power Mixtape is an archive- and music- driven documentary that examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the African-American community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. Combining startlingly fresh and meaningful 16mm footage that had been lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for the past 30 years, with contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, Mixtape looks at the people, society, culture and style that fuelled a change. Utilizing an innovative format that riffs on the popular 70s mixtape format, the Black Power Mixtape is a cinematic and musical journey into the ghettos of America. At the end of the Sixties, Swedish interest in the US Civil Rights Movement and the US anti-war movement peaked. With a combination of commitment and naiveté, Swedish filmmakers traveled across the Atlantic to explore the Black Power Movement. Filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson brings this newly discovered footage to light and introduces it to a new generation across the world in a penetrating examination – through the lens of Swedish filmmakers – of the Black Power Movement from 1967-1975, and its worldwide resonance.




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.




Three Letters from China

HD, DCP - 2013 - Swiss - 84 & 52 - Color

Three Letters from China

Watermarks (original title)


A film by Luc Schaedler

Based on three different places, the film portrays the infractions to which people living in modern day China are subjected due to rapid developments: in the deceptively idyllic Jiuxiancun in the rainy south; in the apocalyptic coal mining site of Minqin and Wusutu in the parched north; and in Chongqing, the megacity on the Yangtze River. The protagonists give their moving accounts of an unresolved past, an uncertain present and their tentative steps into the future. The film thus paints a complex image of the mental state of the people in this complicated country. “Watermarks” is a subjective snapshot in time that takes a poetic look at the changing everyday life in China.