The RER B light rail crosses Paris from north to south: a journey inside these nondescript places we call the suburbs.
A mechanic, the faithful at the basilica of SaintDenis, a nurse, the memory of the young people deported to Drancy, children, youth enjoying the summer calm, a writer in Gif-sur-Yvette, the follower of a hunting team, and the filmmaker returning to the places where she grew up. Each person is like the piece of a puzzle that forms a whole picture. A potential “Us”.
Alice Diop offers a nuanced portrayal of characters we tend to see as caricatures and uses the medium of cinema to attain a community that values the conflicts and desires of each of its members. A sensitive and much-needed documentary about living together; a cinematic gesture by the director of Saint Omer (which will represent France at the Oscars in 2023)..
Considered the king of the forest, the oak symbolizes power and longevity: it is the tallest and most majestic tree in the forests of the Northern Hemisphere. For many, it is synonymous with a life of hope for future generations..
Nelly and Nadine meet in Ravensbrück concentration camp. They spend the rest of their lives together. Decades later, Nelly’s granddaughter goes in search of clues. A poignant film about a love story and the need for individual and collective remembrance..
In the heart of the Alps, in the secrecy of the dark and cold night, women and men come to the aid of migrants who emerge from the French-Italian border. In solidarity, they organise themselves illegally to escape police controls and repression on these mountain paths and help those who try to enter France at the risk of their lives. Alps is a journey that starts from solidarity and goes to meet the humanity of the migrants..
Vanya, Sasha and Denis are in their thirties, they grew up together in Kyiv’s northern suburbs. This winter, their murky past dissolves, leaving them without any bearings. They should probably start building their future… or keep on breathing the blazing freedom of the present..
Celebrate the joy of a perfectly executed shot to the groin as Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and the rest of the gang return alongside some newcomers for one final round of hilarious, wildly absurd and often dangerous displays of stunts and comedy..
"Marx can wait" was something Camillo Bellocchio said to his twin Marco the last time they met before the former died at a young age in the heated days of 1968. This documentary is dedicated to his memory..
Making a film about a radio station doesn’t sound like the most visually compelling of projects. How many takes do you need before the acoustic transition from the opening to the closing of a door is perfect or the reader's voice correctly modulated? Nicolas Philibert has accepted the challenge to portray that which cannot be seen. Shouldering his camera, he spent half a year wandering the endless corridors of Radio France’s ‘round house’ on the banks of the Seine where he filmed people who dedicate themselves utterly and meticulously to their work..
In Pahokee, a small town in the Florida Everglades, four teens experience the joys and heartbreaks of their last year in high school.
From sporting events to beauty contests at school, the filmmakers explore social and community rituals, and how gender and identity are portrayed as new stories are created.
In 2008, after a show celebrating the 20th anniversary of his fashion house, Maison Margiela, visionary designer Martin Margiela left the fashion world for good. Throughout his career, the Belgian designer remained anonymous, refusing interviews and never being photographed, leading some to call him the fashion world’s answer to Banksy. Now, more than a decade after his departure, Margiela digs into his meticulous and idiosyncratic personal archives to reflect on his revolutionary career and legacy..
Ultimate refuge for the leftovers of the american dream, the motels in the United States houses a population of drifting humans who, from crisis to crisis – economic and personal – have been dispossessed of everything. Some of them lost it all. Some of them left it all. Some still have dreams. Some of them don’t remember well, sucked by daily survival. Everyone struggles with fragments of life that remain in this precarious nest.
Portrait of a disenchanted America.
Diving in its abyss..
Liesbeth De Ceulaer; Sofie Benoot; Isabelle Tollenaere
2020 | 71 min
California City, a planned city in the desert, where a young African-American man dreams of starting a new life. Documentary impressions, mobile phone videos, diary entries and Google Maps views are combined into a portrait of this otherworldly place..
Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit and Maxim are gladiators of modern times. From the strongman to the top-class bodybuilder, to the veteran who has become a trainer, they all share the same definition and obsession with overcoming their limitations. They are waiting for the next competition, working hard in the gym and following extreme diets..
Drawing inspiration from his personal encounter with the Italian refugee child Giovanna during World War II, Markus Imhoof tells how refugees and migrants are treated today: on the Mediterranean Sea, in Lebanon, in Italy, in Germany and in Switzerland..
Florence Hainaut and Myriam Leroy, journalists, have suffered cyber violence like 73% of women in the world. Starting from online hate speeches, they take the viewer into an international narrative, both intimate and political, which draws up an alarming inventory of misogyny..
We follow the film journey of director Viollaine de Villers and traveller Jean-Pierre Outers around the Chinese interior during the late 1980s. In a fragmented sequence of archival shots, vignettes of local culture gradually emerge, including everyday work, leisure time moments, and reflections of ancient myths. But it’s not just another of the countless travel documentaries or urban symphonies, but rather a suggestive video essay. The VHS camera becomes a fully-fledged historiographical medium through which foreign culture is revealed in all its myriad facets without crystallizing it into a comfortably consumable image.
This visually stunning monumental work is an emphatic reminder of the enduring threat of total annihilation by nuclear weapons.
The driving electro soundtrack was composed especially for the film by electronic music quartet The Acid. Intentionally non-chronological, THE BOMB edits together footage of missile tests, military parades, and instructional films.
Sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, the film was conceived for projection onto meter-high, 360-degree screens. As classic silent films, it was to be presented with live music performed by The Acid. However, the work also unfolds its full impact on home screens.
"A multimedia experience that shocks, shakes and, above all, opens your eyes." (The Upcoming).
A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much..
Under the camera of Benoît Puichaud, the actors Monia Chokri, Anne Dorval, Vincent Cassel, Melvil Poupaud, but also Odile Tremblay (film critic) or André Turpin (cinematographer) are enthusiastic about the little genius of Canadian cinema who has conquered the world of cinema with his films, which are both deeply embodied and very fresh. Mature for some (Nathalie Baye), insolent for others (Thierry Frémaux), all agree in describing a young man who is passionate, creative, a perfectionist and... in a hurry..
Marine, a 21-year-old student, learns that she has multiple sclerosis, an incurable autoimmune disease. The shock of the announcement, the urgency of the situation and the need to make a decision about the best treatment, push her to find a solution within herself... She decides to go on a long initiatory journey in 3 countries: New Zealand to rediscover her body, Myanmar to soothe her mind and Mongolia to reconnect with her soul. Through unforgettable experiences, Marine goes to meet herself and find a new balance with the sclerosis she calls Rosy..
In the melting Siberian permafrost, three Yakutians venture into the wilderness on different quests. Villager Roman and city boy Kymm hunt for a rare reindeer while, not so far away, scientist Semyon searches an enormous crater for a viable mammoth. In the midst of an ongoing mass-extinction, of a Siberian Ivory Rush and at the dawn of de-extinction, a contemporary myth unfolds. While the three men close in on their goals, both the frozen earth that they walk on and reality itself melt into another state..
In Max Eriksson’s audacious debut, Swedish skateboarding prodigy Ali Boulala—alongside other pros like Rune Glifberg and Arto Saari—looks back on the DIY videos and fast-paced lifestyle of his coming-of-age in the ’90s skating scene..
In 2007, the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy painted a series of political works around Palestine, only to have them cut down and sold off to the highest bidder. A stylish examination of public space and the commodification of street art, narrated by Iggy Pop..
Seated in his office in Paris, one day of October 1971, Michel Debré, minister of the Defence declares: We choose the Larzac as it is a deprived land. With no prior dialogue, his decision to extend the military camp of the Larzac is made. The first reaction of the peasants is radical: "If they want our farms and lands, we'll leave them dead and we won't be the only dead around". He sets an unanimous wave of protestations and resistances; the beginning of an amazing struggle, that will last for ten years until the elections for Presidency of May 1981..