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The Commitment

by MASSÉ Michèle
© Ana Films
52 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

On June 8, 1942, Josèphe Cardin, a Catholic girl in occupied France, wore a yellow star in rebellion against the Vichy regime. On the grounds of being "a friend of the Jews”, she was arrested by French police and incarcerated in camps at Drancy and Tourelles. During her incarceration, she cared for children before their departure to Auschwitz concentration camp. This act of resistance in...

A Spoon in the Pocket

by IBARS Mireia
© Noche de Estreno
30 mn - 2010
Original version : Catalan
Subtitles : French, English, Spanish
Rights: Worldwide

Mireia returns to Barcelona after a few years working in Paris and starts to ask questions about her grandfather’s exile in France. Grandpa told her that when he left he had taken a spoon. One night, there was an explosion. It seems that the spoon in his breast pocket protected him from the shrapnel. She asks the members of her family about this episode, but apparently no one remembers it. For...

Digestion

by KAWAMURA Tomoko & TAKEDA Jun'ichirô
© ICAM
43 mn - 2010
Original version : Japanese
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide except Japan

Digestion is how we take life from other things and incorporate it into our own. The large molecules having composed other living things are broken down into smaller, microscopic molecules. Each of the epithelial cells absorb the molecules of nutrients through a thousand microvilli that make the boundary between the inside of the body and the outside. Now small molecules will be assembled into large...

Resonance

by FRETTO Serge
© Ana Films
52 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

Maybe you have heard about electromagnetic waves? Electromagnetic pollution created by appliances we use in our everyday lives: mobile phones, microwave ovens, aerials… In parallel to those who consider these waves as dangerous for humans, several researchers have made astonishing discoveries in the field of biophysics. This scientific field of investigation is questioning the nature of...

The Tornado Hunters

by BASSOUS Felix
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

The tornado phenomenon concerns a specific region of the North American continent that extends from Texas to Dakota, the "Tornado Alley." This area has now developed a veritable tourist trade related to tornadoes, filling hotels, restaurants and shops. Many tour operators now offer one or two week "tornado tours”. Oklahoma City has a storm prediction centre, a research institute, schools and...

Positivas

by LIRA Susanna
© Modo Operante Prod
78 mn - 2010
Original version : Brazilian
Subtitles : French, English, Spanish
Rights: Worldwide except Sweden and Canada

By presenting women who were infected with AIDS by their husbands, the film unveils the silence and hypocrisy the bonds of marriage often evoke. It is the stories of the characters in POSITIVAS, rather than the statements of specialists and doctors which point out in a clear and direct way, the main factors of the feminzation of AIDS.

Journey to " Beurgeoisie "

by KICHAH Sonia
© Movie da
64 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide


米什利娜·普莱斯勒,电影探索者

by BOMPUIS Frédérique
© Movie da
52 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide except France


In the Corner

by FLAMMARION Laure
© Anna Lena Films
52 mn - 2009
Original version : French, English
Subtitles : French, English
Rights: Worldwide

Performer and composer, Gonzales is the man who is hidden behind a lot of hits, but also pursues his own career having already released five albums. Laure Flammarion is fascinated by his eclectism and his stage experience. She decided to accompany him for a year. Her camera has captured the making of his sixth album, portraying the artists who collaborated with him and also a private side of him, his...

Latino Americana 2002 Parallel Diaries

by CASTANIER Fabrice
© Flight Movie
195 mn - 2009
Original version : French, Spanish
Subtitles : English, Spanish
Rights: Worldwide

A Road movie across Latin America, "Latino Americana" is a quest for the great Latin America as perceived by Ernesto Che Guevara in 1952: He who believes, who combats and still continues to see things otherwise. A voyage for freedom...

The Scar

by MAESTRALI Dominique & DESRAMÉ David
© Calisto Productions
90 mn - 2009
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide

Wall of Shame. Iron Curtain... since its construction in 1961, the Berlin Wall has become the symbol of the Cold War and the division of the world into two camps. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, what is happening along this huge gash, the scar of Europe from the Baltic to the Black Sea? To evoke this historic page, Dominique Maestrali and David Desramé...

Stomach

by KAWAMURA Tomoko & TAKEDA Jun'ichirô
© ICAM
24 mn - 2009
Original version : Japanese
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide except Japan

Why does the stomach never digest itself? An approach to this mysterious finding in this scientific documentary film. To remain alive the stomach must digest foodstuffs. It carries out its digestive function whilst protecting itself by a layer of mucus it secretes. The camera captures the process of the complicated mechanism of the secretion of gastric acid which is repeated after each meal in...

Breathing

by KAWAMURA Tomoko & TAKEDA Jun'ichirô
© ICAM
34 mn - 2009
Original version : Japanese
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide except Japan

Breathing. Inhaling air and absorbing its oxygen. Air passes through the nasal cavity, and strikes the respiratory tract’s walls and reaches the alveolar sacs. The alveolar epithelium type II cells of each alveolus secrete pulmonary surfactant to protect and help the expansion of alveoli and ensure suppleness and movement.

Mauritania: The Curse of Crude Oil

by NUTCHEY Thierry
© French Connection Films, France Télévisions
52 mn - 2009
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

Since 2006 Mauritania has become one of Africa’s new oil producers. The offshore Chinguetti oil field, not as big as initially thought when it was discovered in 2001, is located near a marine Eco region which harbors the exceptional, but particularly vulnerable, Banc d’Arguin National Park. The operating platform, built from a single hulled old super tanker which has had its day, is...

The Gros Tube

by LARRIAGA Manuel
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 2009
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide

The film is a glimpse into the lives of seven colourful, exuberant musicians, during eight days of their summer tour through France, from Caen to Fleurance, via Loudéac, Annecy and Bagnole-de-l'Orne. Throughout the journey, we discover the reasons that led these diverse personalities, with a passion for funk, to join the band. What is important to the band members of "Le Gros Tube", is to be together,...

Energy for Sale

by TOULIN Marc
© Mil Sabords
52 mn - 2009
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

Cherbourg Normandy. In this city which houses one of Greenpeace’s busiest hotlines, activists attempt to change a region that has been totally infiltrated by nuclear. An encounter with some of them. Jean-Paul, Pascal, Yannick, Nathalie and Amélie, work and devote all their spare time to putting up posters, organizing special operations, campaigning and providing information... What drives these men...

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