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2017

Pierre Barouh, l’art des rencontres

de Marie-Laure Desideri , Christian Argentino - 52 minutes
Portrait of the artist and the man, Pierre Barouh, who spent all his life to devote himself to the pleasure of the moment, encounters chance, which inspired deeply its creation.

Ada for mayor

by Pau Faus - 90 & 52 minutes
Ada Colau confides her fears and contradictions that marked her odyssey. An odyssey which, in less than a year, will propel this street activist to the Barcelona City Council.

2016

Burqa Boxers

by Alka Raghuram - 84 minutes
In the slums of Calcutta, Muslim girls try to escape poverty and seek empowerment through boxing.

2015

Poetics of the Brain

by Nurith Aviv - 66 minutes
Childhood photos from Nurith Aviv’s family album evoke memories and reflections which lead her to encounters with researches in neuroscience.

A Young Patriot

by Du Haibin - 106 minutes
Torn between Communist propaganda and mass consumption trends as exemplified by the West, how do the teenagers and young adults of China - a generation that did not have their hopes raised by the fall of the Communist bloc or experience the events of Tiananmen Square - express their "love" for their country?

2014

Flowing Stories

by Tsui-shan Jessey Tsang - 97 minutes
A film about heritage and development, tradition and modernity, preservation and change.

Elephant Blues

by Philippe Gautier - 90 & 52 minutes
Reflections about Nature and our relationship to the world through Ojas, a five-year old girl who lives in a forest in South India, amidst elephants.

2013

Fatea

by Carole Filiu -
Fatea is a web-documentary on Algerian women at work.

Carlos Nuñez / Bretaña

by Christian Rouaud - 63 minutes
A Spaniard of placid appearance. He’s also a worldwide star. He’s a virtuoso, who has already performed in the Royal Albert Hall in London and at the Carnegie Hall in New York.

China Me

by Michka Saäl - 90 minutes
An impressionist portrait of the new individual in China through the lives of migrant peasants, stressed-out students, and the diverse therapists who treat them.

2012

2011

Kurdish Lover

by Clarisse Hahn - 98 minutes
The Kurdish lover is Oktay, a man of Kurdish origin with whom I share my life. We have been drifting through a devastated region brought to a standstill by war and economic misery. How do people manage to co-exist in this place? This is the (...)

Zahra’s mother tongue

by Fatima Sissani - 93 minutes
The Kabyls exist primarily through speech. Each gesture, each instant of their daily life flows into a verse, a metaphor, a proverb…After all, in the mountainous fortress that they’re patrons of, oratory prowess is the most prevalent activity. (...)

2010

Themerson & Themerson

by Wiktoria Szymanska - 70 minutes
The Themerson Polish couple were part of the avant-garde current in the middle of the 20th century. Very creative in different kinds of media like movie, litterature, painting, they deeply influenced lots of artists - like Roman Polanski for (...)

2009

Michel Desjoyeaux, journal d’un Vendée Globe

by François Gaudrucheau - 52 minutes
Michel Desjoyeaux, the greatest winner of solitary open sea sailing races, just won for the second time the Vendée Globe, the Everest for sailing, a performance that nobody did before. Even if this 2008/2009 edition was remorseless, two thirds (...)

The quest of Excellence

by Olivier Clerot - 3x26min
Regarding the National School of Equitation in Saumur, the public knows essentially the Cadre noir. The official receptions, public performances have been a huge succes all over the years but who knows about the various responsabilities of (...)

Jean Loup Trassard, the writer of agriculture

by Pierre Guicheney - 76 & 52 minutes
Jean-Loup Trassard is a famous writer in the Loire Region but also in the whole country because of his talent in litterature and photography. The publishing house Gallimard is presenting his work since 1961 and there are lots of exhibitions of (...)

Rebels the 9th Art

by Nicoletta Fagiolo - 52 minutes
A rising generation of African editorial cartoonists is addressing corruption, violence and the difficulties of daily life What are their styles? Who are their heroes? What is the “African angle” they portray? How do they see the west? What (...)

Zanzibar Musical Club

by Philippe Gasnier , Patrice Nezan - 90 & 52 minutes
At sunset in the streets of the ancient old town, the musical clubs of Zanzibar buzz with the joyful sounds of Taarab, the music of Zanzibar, whose style reflects two millennia of cultural exchange and the island’s place at the crossroads of the spice route.

Desert Wind

by Larbi Benchiha - 52 minutes
In 1960, in the north of Algeria, war was rampant. But 2000 kms from the battlefield, another project was emerging from within the sands of the Sahara. In the eyes of General De Gaulle, this project was to be more important than the war itself. (...)

2008

The Orphans of the Shoah of Montmorency

by José Ainouz - 94min
6o years after the genocide, the orphans of the Shoah testify. They all lived in Montmorency between 1938 and 1940 and between 1945 and 1960. A few lived in the Helvetia House and the others in Renouveau. For the longest time, they refused to (...)

A Woman in Politics

by Luc Decaster - 94 minutes
We live in times where Politics has a particularly bad reputation, to the extent where men and women who participate in it are looked down upon for it. The politician is often too soon called to the criminal’s box. But in order to understand the (...)

Gallop in Hong Kong

by Luc Riolon , Rachel Seddoh -
This film follows Zingaro in one of its most ambitious international tours. The group presents the one show that combines the efforts of the most number of horse riders and horses : Battuta.

Michel Desjoyeaux, a solitary navigator

by François Gaudrucheau - 52min
But who is this navigator Michel Desjoyeaux, the greatest winner of open sea sailing races, often considered as an extraterrestrial by sailing officials ? This documentary film follows Michel Desjoyeaux, during the eighteen months preceding the (...)

2007

La Plage des dames

by Thierry Compain - 52 minutes
Since about twenty years, filmmaker Thierry Compain has undertaken the particular task of filming specific places and sites, that are also his own personal places and sites: Île Grande, a tiny island on the northern coast of Brittany and its (...)

Garden of Eden

by Philippe Berrier - 52min
We will follow the steps of cider production through two different visions of the cider production trade. Sylvie, in her fifties, is originally from the parisian hight "bourgeoisie". She tells us about here ceaseless renewed surprise. Mériadec, (...)

Sculptors of Wine

by Philippe Ody - 52min
They are avant-garde wine growers, their vineyards define the northern limits of wine culture in the region of Pays de la Loire. They have been settled in Sarthe, in one of the tiniest and least known vineyards of the country. Here, the raisin (...)

The Lady of Osogbo

by Pierre Guicheney - 77 minutes
In the month of November 2005, UNESCO registered the sacred forest of Osun Osogbo in Nigeria as a World Heritage Site. This recognition endowed by the highest cultural authorities in the world, to a site cherished by the Yoruba tradition is the (...)

2006

In the Land of Stone-dancers

by Philippe Gasnier - 52 minutes
“The Royal Ballet is the heirloom of a tradition that is more than thousand years old. Intricately tied to the royal court, the ballet suffered all the upheavals of the Cambodian history and on several occasions, nearly disappeared. But each (...)

The cult of the horse in Russia

by Laurent Desprez - 52min
Since 5000 years, the Russians have maintained privileged ties with the horse. It was in their land, in the steppes of the confines of Asia, that the horse was first domesticated, becoming the very foundation of a people who were later baptised (...)

2005

Saumur: The Chronicle of an Occupied City

by Fernando Gomez Monroy - 52min
How did the people of Saumur live the four years under the German occupation? What was their daily life like? What were their joys and their anguishes during the Occupation? By distancing itself from labels of “good” and “bad” Frenchmen, this film (...)

Louis Sclavis: the monumental tour

by Philippe Ody - 52min
Musical documentary - Jazz In April 2004, the Europa Jazz Festival celebrated its 25 years of existence. On this occasion, for about a month, Louis Sclavis gave 25 concerts, one after another, with the big names of French and European jazz. (...)

Composers of yesterday and of today

by Luc Riolon - 87min
The composer Joao de Deus Castro Lobo (1794-1832) is a mulatto born into a poor family. He is one of the greatest talents of this epoch. Music, for him, was a real means of communication between colonial Portugal and European culture. And more (...)

2004

In the footsteps of Georges Branche

by Didier Agostini - 26min
Georges Branche is a horseman and an atypical stuntman. He won’t take any risks concerning his horses, but is rather patient with and respectful towards the animal. George is an enterprising person in the show business. He is the manager of a (...)

My friend, my enemy

by Mazen Saadeh - 52min
Summer 2000, Denver City, USA. A group of teenage girls from Denver, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza participate in a peace camp at a retreat centre in the Colorado Mountains. As the workshop progresses, friendships develop and stereotypes (...)

2003

A Navajo Spring

by Jean-Louis Nizon - 52min
Far from the contrived folklore, westerns that have blurred the image of and our own prejudices about the native Indian civilisation, this documentary renders justice to the Navajo with a rare sensitivity, explaining even their conception of the (...)

Inva Mula, the Voice of Albania

by Luc Riolon - 69 minutes
Inva Mula returns to sing in Albania in September 2003 amidst the ruins of the antique theatre of Butrini. For her return to her motherland, Inva has imagined a very eclectic programme that goes from songs written by her father to great melodies (...)

2002

Dream of a factory

by Luc Decaster - 98 minutes
The announcement that the Epéda factory in Mer, that employed them was going to shut down stupefied the factory workers, who even the previous month, were working over-time. Work stops gradually. Between the walls of the sick factory, time is now ticking for the individuals.

2001

Svankmajer’s Dreams

by Bertrand Schmitt , Michel Leclerc - 79 & 58 minutes
Jan Svankmajer, Czech filmaker, is one of the prominent representatives of contemporary animated film.

Catherine Paysan

by Laurent Desprez - 2x52min
Portrait of Catherine Paysan, writer, who is born in 1926 in Aulaines in Sarthe. The Gongourt jury has given to her his annual award for her last book “Les Désarmés”.

2000

Hip Hop Fusion

by Luc Riolon - 98min
After the discovery in 1999 of the overwhelming energy that reigns in this Hip-hop dance meet, with contemporary choreographers, filmmaker Luc Riolon proposes to return to Suresnes a year later. It’s a new stage in the recognition of hip hop as a (...)

1999

The Secret of Horse-whisperers

by Laurent Desprez - 52 minutes
Robert Redford’s film “The Horse-whisperer”, released in France in 1998, popularised a new type of horse physician that took into account the psychology of these animals. The aim of the film was not to explain what exactly the method of these (...)

A Star in Danger

by Luc Riolon -
Star dancer of the Opera of Paris, Kader Belarbi is a familiar figure in the world of contemporary dance, having interpreted, among others, works of Dominique Bagouet, Maguy Marin, Daniel Larrieu, Willian Firsythe, Odile Duboc… Since 1994, Farid (...)

The Horses of Pantanal

by Flavia Castro , Jean-François Castel - 26 minutes
Pantanal is a superb region in the western centre of Brazil, one of the most important ecosystems in the world (200 000 km2), recognised by the UNESCO. Fishing and breeding are the only economic activities here. The horse in Pantanal is the (...)

Rajput Horse-rider

by Philippe Gautier - 26 minutes
In India today, Dileep Singh Rathore, descendant of a long lineage of Rajput warriors, presents to us the equestrian tradition in Rajasthan and its characteristic horses of the desert: the Marwadi horse. From the heritage of a warrior past (...)

Suresnes Cités Dance

by Luc Riolon - 74min
Hip hop dancers take up the challenge. Olivier Meyer presented them with five challenges! Five challenges thrown out ot choreographers and dancers: “Occupy the theatre for 2 months, use the stages, studios, material, light, sound and theatre (...)

Maguy Marin

by Luc Riolon - 85min
This documentary proposes to analyse, with the help fo pictures, archives, commentaries and interviews, the choreographic life of Maguy Marin, from May B (1981) to her recent settling in the suburbs of Lyon and her next creation (January (...)

1998

A Portrait of Henri Texier

by Jean-Marc Birraux - 52min
Henri Texier’s story is full of visits to and from different places and symbolic cultures. The Batignolles, Brittany, North American Indians are for him, territories on which his imagination and his creativity stroll. At a time where he has (...)

1996

A Portrait of Patrice Leconte

by Didier Agostini - 26min
From “Bronzés” to “Ridicule”, from “The hairdresser’s husband” to “Mr Hire”…It’s difficult to classify Patrice Leconte in any category of filmmaking. This film sketches a portrait of this extraordinary (...)

1995

The Colours of “Jours de fête”

by Jacques Deschamps - 26min
Very few amateurs of cinema know the real story of the making of world renowned French filmmkaer Jacques Tati’s film “Jours de fête” (also known under the title "Holiday" or "The Big day"). Tati had meant this film to be his first film in colour and (...)

1992

Robert Antelme, the human species

by Jean Mascolo , Jean-Marc Turine - 65 minutes
In May 1944, Robert Antelme is deported to Germany. In 1947, survivor of the death camps, he publishes « The Human Species », a book that becomes famous ofr its look at the human species through the deportation period. This documentary tells the (...)