Documentaries

Beyond this place (95′ - 2010 - Cloud Rock, mon père)

Beyond this place (95′ - 2010 - Cloud Rock, mon père)

90' / Auteur Documentary Film / Awards / HD

“Stoned for 40 Years” is how Cloud Rock La Belle describes his life. Taking drugs and intense cycling are the only things to which Cloud has remained faithful throughout his life. Now his son, Kaleo La Belle, challenges his eccentric father to a bike trip. Cycling through the Pacific Northwest, Kaleo questions his father’s search for truth and demands justification for his absence in his life.


Of leaves and earth

Of leaves and earth

52' / Art & Culture / Documentaries / Ecology / History

Cameroon is a country where men and women continue to construct their own habitats according to ancestral methods and in perfect harmony with the environment in which they live. From the shores of Lake Chad to the great equatorial forest, our guides will be André Gide, a pigmy shool-teacher, the chief of a mountain tribe, the sultan of the Kotokos…


The woman with the 5 Elephants (90′ - 2009)

The woman with the 5 Elephants (90′ - 2009)

90' / Art & Culture / Auteur Documentary Film / Awards / Documentaries / HD / History

Swetlana Geier is considered the greatest translator of Russian literature into German. Her new translations of Dostoyevsky’s five great novels, known as the “five elephants”, are her life’s work and literary mile-stones.

“The concept of transportation is not an adequate metaphor for translation. It is not transportation, since the luggage never arrives. I’ve always been interested in the losses. By what always has to be left outside that which has been newly created, the translation.”


Jazzmix in New-York (90′ - 2010)

Jazzmix in New-York (90′ - 2010)

90' / Art & Culture / Auteur Documentary Film / Documentaries / HD

JazzMix est un film de 90’ qui retrace huit concerts de huit groupes actuels de New-York filmés dans huit différents clubs de Jazz de Manhattan. JazzMix est aussi et surtout une ballade dans le New-York d’aujourd’hui puisque pendant ces huit concerts, le film se promène dans les quartiers des différents clubs de jazz avec une touche de poésie propre à New-York, c’est-à-dire métissée, urbaine, et résolument touchante.


Veilhan Versailles (52′ - 2009)

Veilhan Versailles (52′ - 2009)

52' / Art & Culture / Documentaries

French artist Xavier Veilhan has been invited to exhibit at the estate of Versailles, following on from American artist Jeff Koons. Unlike his predecessor, Xavier Veilhan’s selection is composed entirely of works designed for the exhibition.


From Somewhere to Nowhere (90′ - 2009)

From Somewhere to Nowhere (90′ - 2009)

52' / 90' / Art & Culture / Auteur Documentary Film / Documentaries / HD

In growth centres like the Pearl River Delta in Southern China, one hundred million people have already set out from rural, underdeveloped provinces to earn their living there.


Mirage of El Dorado (75′ - 2008)

Mirage of El Dorado (75′ - 2008)

52' / 90' / Current Affairs / Documentaries / Ecology / HD / Investigation / Today's world

Mirage of El Dorado leads us far into the Andes of northen Chile, where a pitched battles takes place between a farming community and Canadian mining giants like Barrick Gold and its Pascua Lama project.


Markus Raetz (75′ & 52′ - 2007)

Markus Raetz (75′ & 52′ - 2007)

52' / 90' / Art & Culture / Awards / Documentaries / HD

Markus Raetz’s works - drawings, paintings and sculptures - astound us like magic tricks. Poetic, ironic or erotic, they call into question our visual habits.


Juan Negrin Lopez (90′ - 52′ - 2009)

Juan Negrin Lopez (90′ - 52′ - 2009)

52' / 90' / Documentaries / History / Project

¡Salud y República! is a documentary based on the extraordinary life of Juan Negrín López, Head of the republican spanish government of the 2nd republic from 1937 to 1945.


Letter to Anna (75′ - 2009)

Letter to Anna (75′ - 2009)

52' / 90' / Awards / Documentaries / HD / Investigation / Today's world

On October 7, 2006, Vladimir Putin’s 54th birthday, the journalist Anna Politkovskaja is shot in the lift of her Moscow home. Anna’s death is a personal tragedy: she has just learnt that she is to become a grandmother. But the murder is also a political act, for Politkovskaja was the President’s fiercest critic.


Umoja, the village where men are forbidden (52′ - 2008)

Umoja, the village where men are forbidden (52′ - 2008)

52' / Awards / Current Affairs / Documentaries

From 1970 to 2003, 1,600 women said they had been raped by British soldiers in northern Kenya. Feeling dishonored, their husbands beat and abandoned them. A handful of these women created Umoja, a village off-limits to men, which became the refuge of Samburu women. Jealous men regularly threaten the village and create many problems for its founder, Rebecca Lolosoli.


Ada Gallery (52′ - 2008)

Ada Gallery (52′ - 2008)

52' / Art & Culture / Awards / Current Affairs / Documentaries

Belarus is known as the “Last Dictatorship in Europe” and being a freethinker is not too good. Even such an innocent activity (plein-airs and creating the gallery) is considered as unwelcome and can cause problems with local authorities.
But next plein-air is starting…


The Prophecy of Piatsaw (52′ - 2006)

The Prophecy of Piatsaw (52′ - 2006)

52' / Documentaries / Travel / Discovery

This documentary is dedicated to people in danger: the zaparas. This Indian ethnic group lives in the middle of the Amazonian forest, on the border of Ecuador and Peru. The creator of these people - Piatsaw - had predicted from the very beginning their disappearance.


Urs Fischer (90′ - 52′ - 2010 - HD)

Urs Fischer (90′ - 52′ - 2010 - HD)

52' / 90' / Art & Culture / Documentaries / HD

The film is a traditional portrait of an artist, the outlines of a time where will emerge questions about the future of Art and the tensions of our time.


Beyond Farewell (75′ - 2008)

Beyond Farewell (75′ - 2008)

90' / Auteur Documentary Film / Documentaries / Fiction / HD / Spiritual Living / Today's world

Bill Coller, a humorous and down-to-earth Scot has been working as a medium for 15 years; six times a day he receives clients from all over the world and communicates for them with the hereafter: “Mourning affects everybody” he says. Hope, curiosity, the wish for certainty and the search for comfort draw people who are longing for a sign of life from the deceased to Bill.


Monory, Under Control (52′ - 2008)

Monory, Under Control (52′ - 2008)

52' / Art & Culture / Documentaries

‘Out of the ordinary’ would be the way to describe the personality of Jacques Monory, one of the most famous French painters still alive.


Agota Kristof - Continent K (52′ - 1997)

Agota Kristof - Continent K (52′ - 1997)

52' / Art & Culture / Auteur Documentary Film / Documentaries

When Agota Kristof wrote the Notebook she quickly had her first international success. Since then, she was translated in 35 languages.


Beijing 798 (52′ & 90′ - 2008)

Beijing 798 (52′ & 90′ - 2008)

52' / 90' / Art & Culture / Documentaries

‘Beijing 798′ is a feature length documentary on the history of the Factory 798 in the north of Beijng, which has become the center and the symbol of the Chinese contemporary art scene.


The Master Luthier (52′ - 2008)

The Master Luthier (52′ - 2008)

52' / Art & Culture / Documentaries

Repairer and restorer of ancient musical instruments, including illustrious names such as Amati, Stradivarius, Montagnana and Da Salo, he possesses an infallible ear that can immediately pinpoint the source of a flaw or disequilibrium within the harmonics of an instrument


Etoy, Mission Eternity (52′ - 2007)

Etoy, Mission Eternity (52′ - 2007)

52' / Art & Culture / Auteur Documentary Film / Documentaries

Etoy is an European digital art group. Etoy won several international awards including the Prix Ars Electronica. Their main slogan is : “leaving behing reality”.


Pedra, a reporter without borders (52′ - 2006)

Pedra, a reporter without borders (52′ - 2006)

52' / Art & Culture / Auteur Documentary Film / Documentaries / History

High class documentary concerning the unique trajectory of great French photographer for Paris-Match, Jean-Pierre Pedrazzini, fatally injured while capturing enduring images of the Budapest uprising of 1956.


Warsaw, The Fortress Forest (52′ - 2008)

Warsaw, The Fortress Forest (52′ - 2008)

52' / Art & Culture / Documentaries

Once upon a time, there was a totalitarian country in which existed an unlikely island of intelligence and résistance self-called ‘Principauty of Warsaw’.


Walking through the garden (52′ - 2003)

Walking through the garden (52′ - 2003)

52' / Auteur Documentary Film / Documentaries

She is a painter. Her name is Maya. She lives in Algiers. He has never met her. He keeps saying that images of his family are coming back to life as he is proceeding in his letter writing to her. This, he calls his Algerian recollections. We all make up an out-of-time memory. Maya calls it a pseudo memory ; his pseudo memory then : a pomegranate tree, all sorts of Algerian stories, the photo of a man with a long Arab scarf, a few slides. The list is sparse.