Arts & Culture

2018

Akram Khan / Chotto Desh

by Luc Riolon - 57 minutes
Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland’, draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling, creating a compelling tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh.

Narcisse Pelletier

by Serge Aillery - 52 minutes
Narcisse Pelletier is a young sailor from Saint-Gilles, born in 1844. At 14 years old, he survived of the St. Paul's shipwreck and lived seventeen years in Australia in an aboriginal tribe Narcisse Pelletier est un mousse de Saint-Gilles né en 1844 qui, rescapé du naufrage du Saint-Paul à l'âge de 14 ans, vécu dix-sept ans en Australie dans une tribu aborigène...

2016

2014

2013

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.

Miniyamba

by Luc Perez - 15 minutes
Like thousands of people who, every day, leave their native lands, Abdu, a young musician from Mali, has decided to go to Europe.

2012

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

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.

2008

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.

2007

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 (...)

2005

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 (...)

2003

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 (...)

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

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)