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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 




Grandma Lo-Fi

HD - 2011 - Icelandic - 62 Min - Color / Black & White

Grandma Lo-Fi

Amma Lo-fi (original title)


A film by Orri Jónsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir

At the tender age of 70, Grandma Lo-Fi, started recording and releasing her own music straight from the living room. 7 years later she had 59 albums to her name with more than 600 songs – an eccentric myriad of catchy compositions mixing in her pets, found toys, kitchen percussions and Casio keyboards. Sigrídur Níelsdóttir is her name, and before long the Icelandic/Danish musician became an adored cult figure in the Icelandic music scene. Shot mostly on Super-8 and 16mm ‘Grandma Lo-fi’ is a cinematic tribute to her boundless creativity, created by three musicians and artists whom she inspired. 




In Search of Josephine

HD - 2012 - French - 2x52' - Color

In Search of Josephine

A la recherche de Josephine (original title)


A film by Eric Elléna

This two-part documentary series revisits the life of an incredibly modern woman from her childhood spent in the island of Martinique, to her coronation as an Empress at age 41, and finally to her death – from a simple cold – ten years later in her palace, Malmaison. We find ourselves retracing her steps in France and Italy and discover a character much more complex and interesting than what has been written about her by previous historians.

With the help of historical reenactments, paintings and illustrations, this revealing documentary series reconstructs the important moments of her extraordinary life. Having survived a devastating hurricane, a death sentence, firing cannons, a bombing and even a balcony fall, Josephine continues to fascinate millions of people worldwide, not only because she was wife to one of the most well-known characters in history, but also because the life she led – full of drama and grandeur – was greater than any role ever imagined in fiction.




High Parisian Jewelry

HD - 2012 - France - 52 min - Color

High Parisian Jewelry

Joyaux de luxe (original title)


A film by Eric Le Seney

Diamonds, ruby, sapphires, and emeralds …Three of the most important Parisian jewelries opened their doors of their studios to tell the secrets of their knowhow: Lorenz Baumer, the youngest, Mellerio also named Meller the elder and Chaumet, the most emblematic.




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.




Honk!

DCP & HD - 2011 - France - 62 min - Color

Honk!

Honk! (original title)


A film by Arnaud Gaillard & Florent Vassault

At nightfall, on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, surrounded by his family, a grandmother will attend the execution of her husband's murderer.

In Oklahoma, a former death row inmate exonerated after 22 years in prison tells his amazing story.

In Texas, a woman struggles against the criminal justice system for his son to survive, while he is awaiting his execution for 14 years.

In Huntsville, a small provincial town in eastern Texas, the Department of correction performs the executions by lethal injection almost as a weekly ritual.

Based on the numerous absurdities of the death penalty, the film shows through these three characters how this death sentence generates pain, unfairness, violence and inefficiency in the heart of the American society.