"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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
16-year-old Bella and Vipulan are part of a generation convinced its very future is in danger. Between climate change and the 6th mass extinction of wildlife, their world could well be inhabitable 50 years from now. They have sounded the alarm over and over, but nothing has really changed. So they’ve decided to tackle the root of the problem: our relationship with the living world. Over the course of an extraordinary journey, they come to realize just how deeply humans are tied to all other living species. And that by saving them… we’re also saving ourselves. Humans thought they could distance themselves from nature, but humans are part and parcel of nature. For man is, after all, an Animal..
In the largest slaughterhouse in Algiers, men live and work in closed to the throbbing rhythms of their tasks and their dreams. Hope, bitterness, love, paradise and hell, the football stories as of the Chaabi and Rai melodies that set their lives and their world..
In the aftermath of a tragic fire in a Romanian club, burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life threatening. A team of investigative journalists move into action uncovering the mass corruption of the health system and of the state institutions. Collective follows journalists, whistle blowers, and authorities alike. An immersive and uncompromising look into a dysfunctional system, exposing corruption, propaganda, and manipulation that nowadays affect not only Romania, but societies around the world..
‘Lady Day’ was one of the greatest jazz vocalists the world ever heard. In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Before her mysterious death in 1978, Lipnack Kuehl had taped over 200 hours of interviews. The tapes have never been heard. Now they form the basis of an atmospheric, multi-layered documentary that captures the many complex facets of a proud black woman, violent drug addict, loyal friend, vindictive lover and unforgettable singer of ‘God Bless The Child’, ‘Saddest Tale’ and the haunting ‘Strange Fruit’..
The filmmaker Théo Angelopoulos died on January 24th, 2012, knocked down by a motorbike on the set of his final film. In his unfinished film, he was telling the destinies of the victims of the Greek crisis. The list of victims of the crisis has only grown longer, this destitution echoing another that Théo had sensed was coming: that of the massive arrival of refugees who find themselves trapped in Greece by the closure of the borders. Yet citizen resistance is being organized and fights every day to bring those in danger of obliteration out of the shadows. Ironically, the ambulance supposed to come to his rescue broke down because budgetary restrictions had made it impossible to maintain the vehicle. The crisis itself killed Théo. This is a letter addressed to him in the form of a film..
Since the cult success of Merci Patron!, activist/journalist/filmmaker François Ruffin has become an MP. Here, he attempts to table a law aimed at upholding the rights of what in Quebec are known as caregivers, and shows us in passing how a law whose need seems patently obvious is put together, debated, voted on and . . . dies on the battleground of French politics. A stirring documentary about social injustice that somehow manages to make us bust a gut laughing as we rage with indignation. And also cry at the beauty of it all, thanks to the director’s humanist sensibility and a deft play between reality and fiction..
Six Tutsi women, raped in April 1994 by genocidal Hutus, tell their ordeal: rape, pregnancy, childbirth, a life of wandering in which they have been sentenced to live with a creature born from Man's cruelty. Twenty years later, we follow these women and their children now grown up to young adults..
Today, as a skipper for Bulgarian tourists, Nikolay recalls the dream he accomplished in 1985 : going around the world by himself. In crossing the iron curtain, he has shown the way to freedom to an entire generation of young Bulgarians..
While her partner is pregnant, the film director wonders what kind of woman she herself is becoming. In the meantime, the Demonstration for all - "Manif pour tous", the French oppositon movement to same-sex marriage - rumbles in the background..