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LIFAR : A REVOLUTION IN DANSE

by DURTH Florent
© French Connection Films
55 mn - 2017
Original version : Original
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France, renowned for its fondness for the arts, is perhaps best known for its ballet thanks to a certain Russian immigrant by the name of Serge Lifar. Despite his late start as a serious dancer at 16, Lifar found a place in ballet through his preserverance and unassailable stage presence, even working under Sergei Diaghilev, founder of the Ballets Russes. However, Lifar wasn’t just limited to being a star onstage. He...

by MONRO Gregory
© French Connection Films
60 mn - 2016
Original version : Oui
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Since the early days, Jerry Lewis – in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel – had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker whose unquenchable curiosity led him to write, produce, stage and direct many of the films he appeared in, resulting in such adored classics as “The...

INTOLERANCE;DOC

by Susanna LIRA
© Modo Operante Prod
81 mn - 2016
Original version : Portugese
Subtitles : English
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INTOLERANCE.DOC is a documentary that dives into an aspect of Brazilian society that hasn't been properly addressed, the rise of hate crime in the country and what lies beneath the speeches of intolerance. By studying the facts, investigating the crimes from a close, knowing the victims, hearing the perpetrators name their reasons why, we can properly see and have a reflection about a country that confronts its...

THEY HAVE KILLED OUR CHILDREN

by Susanna LIRA
© Modo Operante Prod
71 mn - 2016
Original version : Portugese
Subtitles : English
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Brazil is the country with the highest murder rates in the world. THEY  HAVE KILLED OUR CHILDREN builds a poetic narrative about the journey of the Mothers of May. A group leaded by Debora Silva that creates a new place after the tragic loss of their children. They will not come back, but what is within the reach of these mums is the battle for the memory and justice, transforming daily the grief into struggle, suffering...

Survival in Shanghai part 1

by Collectif
© SMG
30 mn - 2015
Original version :
Subtitles : English
Rights: Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Vietnam, Japan and Korea. (USA and Canada non exclusive rights only)

Former jewish refugees in Shanghai relate the rise of the Nazi party in 1930s Germany and the problemes that it caused to their families. They describe their migration to Shanghai, the last heaven for these stateless refugees.

Survival in Shanghai Part 2

by Collectif
© SMG
30 mn - 2015
Original version :
Subtitles : English
Rights: Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Vietnam, Japan and Korea. (USA and Canada non exclusive rights only)

Jewish refugees, now grandparents, describes their new lives in Shanghai and their relationship with the local population.  They also tells all the difficulties in the everyday life.

Survival in Shanghai Part 3

by Collectif
© SMG
30 mn - 2015
Original version :
Subtitles : English
Rights: Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Vietnam, Japan and Korea. (USA and Canada non exclusive rights only)

Now well established in Shanghai, Jewish refugees have to face terror again when the Japanese army takes Shanghai and set-up a ghetto. The third part of the documentary also illustrates the work of the Jewish community to maintain the memory of the Shanghai Jewish refugees.

World War II at my doorstep

by Wang XIAOQIAN
© SMG
48 mn - 2015
Original version :
Subtitles : English
Rights: Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Vietnam, Japan and Korea. (USA and Canada non exclusive rights only)

The film is a historical survey showing us how people of different nationalities won the victory of the anti-fascist war.The fascist aggressors brought to Chinese people and the people of the world,disaster and pain. This is an unrecognized part for a lot of people of 2nd World War history.  

Jacques Perrin

by BARNAULT Emmanuel
© Movie da
52 mn - 2015
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide (except France)

With testimonies of famous actors and filmakers like Claudia Cardinale, Costa Gavras, Jean Louis Trintignant, this documentary is a tribute to the amazing actor and producer : Jacques Perrin. He released among other "Microcosmos" and "The Travelling Birds", etc.

Bliss

by CONDEMINE Julien
© French Connection Films, Revolution Dance Company
52 mn - 2015
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: WorldWide

A fresh perspective between a choreographer’s sensitivity and the world of clubs: It’s a dive into fantasies and the extravagance. Hip Hop develops the unique hybrid gestures which gives life to the dance. Under the beat and game play of two musicians, the public is invited to immerse themselves into the univers of the dance somewhat tribal, where identity becomes a contagion. In the established creation, the...

Jacques Tourneur Filming the invisible le Médium

by MAZARS Alain
© Movie da
60 mn - 2015
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: WorldWide (except France)

Jacques Tourneur said in an interview: "Many people live in fear and they do not know it", How could we imagine that despite this apparent serenity of his behavior. Did he himself lived in this constant fear and were his films a way to exorcise? There is a Mystery in Jacques Tourneur’s personality. Where does his believes in invisible word and supernatural come from?  This documentary is trying to answer these...

Wisdom of Changes

by WILHELM Bettina
© Triluna Film
87 mn - 2014
Original version : English, german
Subtitles : French, chinese
Rights: Worldwide (except Germany, Switzerland and Austria)

Richard Wilhelm came to China as a young missionary, where he soon set up a mission  that went against conventional expectation. He did not baptize a single Chinese. Instead he strove towards an understanding of Chinese thinking. China was being bled to death by the colonial powers and Richard Wilhelm experienced at first hand revolts against foreigners, the passing of the imperial-dynasties and the First World War....

Surabhi Family

by JAIN DUHAUT Neeta
© Oeil sauvage
52 mn - 2014
Original version : Original Version with french subtitles
Subtitles : French
Rights: Worldwide (except France)

In a big modern city of india, a family of actors has kept alive their ancestral art of traditional theatre for the past 128 years. The sixty-five members of Surabhi family perform dramas that bring together old Indian legends, from the Mahabharata to the pranks of popular theatre. This show borrows to the collective iconography its abundance of colors, its majestic decors in a profusion of gold and ornaments. Song, dance,...

Peru: Extreme Planet 1 - The Amazon Rainforest

by RENAUD Jean-Thomas
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 2014
Original version :
Subtitles : French, English and Spanish
Rights: Worldwide (except France, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Peru)

With a new species being discovered every three days, the Amazon rainforest is one of the richest ecosystems in the world, containing everything from jaguars, howler monkeys, night monkeys, macaws, and a myriad of insects.The discovery of the flora and fauna here gives wildlife photographer Cyril Ruoso the opportunity to photograph and highlight many extraordinary species, all of whom are equipped with an incredible capacity...

Peru: Extreme Planet 3 - The Pacific Coast

by RENAUD Jean-Thomas
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 2014
Original version :
Subtitles : French, English and Spanish
Rights: Worldwide (except France, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Peru)

Clouds and precipitation trapped by the Andean summits have now given way to complete deserts: the Nazca and Pisco Deserts – considered to be some of the driest places on Earth. In this dry and mineral universe where it never rains, Cyril is now joined by scientific journalist Emmanuelle Grundmann. Together, they discover an oasis that is home to one of the most amazing trees in the world: the huarango. On-site, British...

Peru: Extreme Planet 2 - the Andes & the Altiplano

by RENAUD Jean-Thomas
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 2014
Original version :
Subtitles : French, English and Spanish
Rights: Worldwide (except France, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Peru)

Acting as the water reserve for all of its surrounding regions, the Andean glaciers are the second pillar of Peru’s ecological equilibrium. Reaching heights of more than 6,000 meters in altitude, these glaciers form an impenetrable barrier to the Amazonian clouds, whose precipitation consequently falls on these summits in the form of rain or snow. Situated in the tropics, these ice giants are the most active tropical...

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