Documentaries

30 June 2017

Parcs nationaux, quand la nature fait recette

Portrait d’un prof de gym qui fait de ses cours un espace de liberté et d’expression artistique pour ses élèves. Il tente de soutenir l’émancipation de ses élèves, de combattre les préjugés grâce à la danse contemporaine.
30 June 2017

Le prof de gym (The Gym Teacher)

Portrait of a gym teacher who uses his class as a space of freedom and artistic expression for his students. He tries to support their emancipation and fight prejudice through modern dance. Luchon Festival: Best Documentary Saint-Quentin Festival: Cinéma Prize Zeroplus Festival […]
30 June 2017

Vents contraires (Headwinds)

Three top drivers get ready for a road movie aboard vintage-looking vehicles. All three follow a common goal: track red-handed acts of resistance and change, those they call “headwinds”. 2016 Ecran Public Winner in the Education category.
30 June 2017

Econome sweet home

Throughout France, for economic or ecological reasons, men and women are freeing themselves from traditional distribution circuits as much as they can. Even in winter, those neo-consumers produce their own food and electricity to spend as little as possible, save the planet […]
27 June 2017

Les scientifiques du bout du monde (Scientist at the edge of the world)

What makes someone leave for the other side of the world? Why leave your house, your kids for sometimes dangerous, often long, and always gruelling missions? For the love of science and knowledge, that’s why! Because the desire to learn, to explain […]
26 June 2017

Stan !

They call him the Charitable. Has Stanislas Leszczynski, the king who reigned without governing, this eternal exiled and eventually loved by his people, found out the recipe for being a perfect head of state? 2016 France is obviously not 1737 Lorraine, but […]
25 June 2017

La plus belle course du monde (The Most Beautiful Race in the World)

Every July 1st in Mayotte, some 1500 participants run the tyre race. This massive popular fest, whose ambassadors are children, will take us on a journey to discover the colourful Maore society.
24 June 2017

Buttes-Chaumont: the legendary studio

The 50’s, where television was invented… 40 years of French Television, with television personalities Michel Drucker, Christophe Dechavanne, Pascal Légitimus, Marion Sarraut and Marcel Bluwal.
23 June 2017

Lessons in Chinese propaganda in a forbidden zone

Xinjiang overflows with natural resources essential for China: oil, gold, gas… Two film directors managed to enter an official Chinese procession visiting this province, allowing us to discover from the inside how Chinese propaganda works in a region on the brink of […]
22 June 2017

Guillaume au Pays des Merveilles (Guillaume in Wonderland)

If some stories start well, this one starts with an abduction, the abduction of Guillaume from his A.P.F (Association des Paralysés de France – Disabled Association of France) home. Guillaume has motor disability since birth. He’s turning 50 in 2013 and for […]
21 June 2017

Les chanteurs d’Oiseaux (Birds’ Singers)

Their passion: bird singing. Their talent: their amazing imitations. Jean Boucault and Johnny Rasse have mastered the song of hundred species. In a word, they “speak” bird. ils parlent « oiseau ».
21 June 2017

Les enfants de la juge (The Judge’s Children)

After raising 17 kids, Catherine de la Hougue, 50, decides to give up her job as a pastry chef to become a juvenile court judge. This unusual judge practices in a rural zone and bets all her chips on prevention.
19 June 2017

La confiture dans tous ses états (Jam in a state)

Jam is a symbol of French culture, it represents a firm cultural patrimony, a traditional savoir-faire transmitted in certain family from generation to generation. Nonetheless, jam market is also a thriving economy. From Christine Ferber “the jam fairy” to Lucine Georgelin, let’s […]
18 June 2017

Marianne Oswald

That voice was a scream. That voice unleashed the passion of the pre-war French audience. That voice inspired the brightest intellectuals of its time. That voice revolutionised the protest song. That voice was Marianne Oswald’s.
17 June 2017

Mon curé est congolais (My Priest is Congolese)

Barthélémy Bini is priest of a dozen parishes in Haute-Vienne, and he’s from Congo. Armed with a lot of humour, he answers to his believers, who do not know about the DRC, that he’s a priest from the Down Right Corner! His […]
16 June 2017
Retour au cahier, le cri d’Aimé Césaire

Retour au cahier, le cri d’Aimé Césaire (Notebook of a Return…)

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Aimé Césaire, this movie offers to tell the genesis of his hard-hitting book “Notebook of a Return to the Native Land”. A poetic scream which laid foundations to black consciousness while denouncing colonialism, racism and voluntary […]
15 June 2017

Noirs et Blancs en couleurs (Black and White in Colours)

France has been a de facto multicultural society for a long time. Still, why are there so few black actors and directors in French Cinema? From the borders of the hexagon, to the US, to Overseas territories, let’s meet with directors, actors […]
14 June 2017

Ça tourne en Outre Mer (They’re rolling Overseas)

For many years, Overseas Cinema has revisited themes linked to its own history (colonisation, slavery) with some huge success, like Euzhan Palçi’s “Rue Cases-Nègres” or Nèg Marrons and Jean-Claude Barny’s “Tropiques Amers”. With a new generation of directors coming around in the […]
13 June 2017

On s’était dit, il y a trente ans (Let’s Meet 30 Years Ago)

Six friends between 14 and 16. In this exclusive 1981 movie, we get to see them paint the town red in their run-down projects behind the splendour of the Côte d’Azur. Their life is difficult but their head is full of dreams. […]
12 June 2017

Local Destiny, the raiders of the plateau

In this exclusive 1971 film, a dozen young idealists decide to leave Paris for a mythical return to Earth. We’ve found them again 40 years later… Pioneers of the organic trend in France and solidarity economy, they managed to take roots coming […]
10 June 2017

Michèle Mercier, l’insoumise (Michèle Mercier, unchained)

The amazingly quixotic story of a 60/70’s star whose character Angélique Marquise des Anges went all over the world, but most of all cast a huge shadow on Michèle Mercier’s career, even as she worked with the brightest directors: Truffaut, Melville, Audiard, […]
9 June 2017

Le retour de la beat génération (The Return of the Beat Generation)

What does it mean to be “beat”? Why was Jack Kerouac more conservative than beatnik? Fascinating dive into the world of the Beat Generation.
8 June 2017

Le festin de Noël (Christmas Feast)

Coming off strong off their worldwide fame, 7 starred chefs from different regions of France have decided to pay homage to their local producers by inviting them to an exceptional feast!