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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...

When Hip Hop Becomes Art

by ELLÉNA Éric
© French Connection Films, Beleza Films
52 mn - 2014
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: WorldWide

France is the only country in the world where Hip Hop dance managed to have a big breakthrough onto the National scene. The dance is based on prowess which was born in the streets with contact to a fleeting public, and which managed to come a long way since then. The film shows a group of breakdancers such as Les Vagabonds, The Pockemon Crew or 1er Avertissement, who share their time between competitions...

Nicaragua, a stolen revolution

by OTT Clara
© Euromédia - Calisto productions, Arte
90 mn - 2014
Original version : French
Subtitles : English, Spanish
Rights: WorldWide

Nicaragua, 1979. The Sandinista Revolution drove the Somoza family out of power and instilled great hope to the Nicaraguan people who have been oppressed for 50 years by dictatorship. A decade after its triumph, Nicaragua a saw civil war and found themselves in a heated showdown with President Reagan and the United States. What happened to this revolution? Was the pluralist movement corrupted by international...

Mariinsky: Building a Music City

by FEYGINBERG Yosif
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 2013
Original version : English, Russian
Subtitles : French, English
Rights: Worldwide

A new opera house is being built in the heart of St. Petersburg "The Mariinsky" which must be finished in time for the White Nights Festival in June 2013. It is the vision of Valery Gergiev, Russia's extraordinary maestro, and will be realized by renowned architects including Jack Diamond of Toronto and Xavier Fabre of Paris. At the heart of this complex is the Mariinsky II Opera, the first new opera...

What a Fuck am I Doing in this Battlefield

by FEZANS Julien & PELTIER Nico
© Julien Fezans, Nico Peltier
53 mn - 2013
Original version : English
Subtitles : French
Rights: Worldwide

This film attempted to recreate the dark and tortured inner world of the musician Matt Elliott, also known for his work within the band Third Eye Foundation. Through its social and musical experiences, we discovered a rebellious yet lucid man, constantly observing the world, who is not afraid to give his views on contemporary society. Matt Elliott reveals himself with sincerity and lets us foresee the...

My Sweet Hooligan

by VINCLAIR Jean-Marie
© Oeil sauvage
66 mn - 2013
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide

I discovered The Laskies by chance at a rock concert. It was as though their energy reactivated me teleporting me back to a forgotten time. Listening to Lewis Evans, the singer’s voice, I had the impression I was seeing the ghost of Robert Smith from The Cure, my idol from the 80s. Whilst I was filming we bonded and I dragged him, despite himself, back to my teenage years. Lewis was at the...

Rare Species in China 5

by XIANYAO Xiang
© DocuChina Co. Ltd
30 mn - 2013
Original version : Chinese
Subtitles : English
Rights: Europe - Russia and CIS

Bharal is one of the very few mammals living in mountainous areas as high up as 5,000 meters where hardly any living creature is to be found. The crew spent a year of extensive searching for Bharals to film this episode in order to present this intimate and detailed portrait.

Rare Species in China 4

by XIANYAO Xiang
© DocuChina Co. Ltd
30 mn - 2013
Original version : Chinese
Subtitles : English
Rights: Europe, Russia and CIS

Amphioxus, also known as “the crocodile worm” in Chinese, is a transitional species with characteristics common to both invertebrate and vertebrate, which grants it a significant role in evolution. Using photomicrography, macro photography and underwater photography, together with 3D, this episode reveals the secret life of Amphioxus.

Claude Nori

by LANDRON Franck
© Les Films en Hiver
52 mn - 2013
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide

Claude Nori is an « happiness photographer ». He captures some moments of his life, some women he meets for a few moment or for a lifetime. Sensorial photographer, his work, such as « vacances à l’italienne » show the photographic flirt he develops with his models. As a rebel publisher, he creates the «Contrejour» editions’ in 1975 and soon became...

Rare species in China 3

by XIANYAO Xiang
© DocuChina Co. Ltd
30 mn - 2013
Original version : Chinese
Subtitles : English
Rights: Europe, Russia and CIS

In danger of losing its home, the reed parrotbill is the only species of parotbill in China whose survival is entirely dependent on reeds. Shot with a hidden camera, this episode narrates the story of a cozy reed parrotbill family.

Rare Species in China 2

by XIANYAO Xiang
© DocuChina Co. Ltd
30 mn - 2013
Original version : Chinese
Subtitles : English
Rights: Europe, Russia and CIS

As one of the only two known living species of alligators in the world, Chinese Alligators took their first steps on earth more than 230 million years ago. Chinese Alligator follows closely in the traces of those mysterious alligators and presents their living history and unique survival to the world.

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