>> NEW << moroccan gunpowder girls

DE | 2020 | 50' / 43' for the German version | German, English (sub.) | 4K | By Ute de Groot & Susan Gluth Leonardo Film | Broadcaster: ARTE

 

More than 500 riders compete every year, at the war ritual of Fantasia in Mediouna, near Casablanca,  that have been celebrated for more than 2 000 years, in an "Arabian Nights" atmosphere. While men have been the exclusive guardians of this tradition, women are now claiming their right to perform it as well. The young horsewoman Afrae Ben Bih is training her team of female riders in preparation for the event. Between an irrepressible desire to challenge established norms and the weight of family traditions, the struggle of a whole generation of women fighting for equality is being told.

>> NEW << the red heritage

DE | 2019 | 4x26' | 4K | English (sub.), German, French to be bought to ARTE sales | By Claudia Kuhland, Susanna Schürmann, Cordula Echterhoff | DreamTeam Medienproduktion | Broadcasters: ARTE, MDR

 

The relationship of contemporary artists with the arts of the communist era in Germany, Russia, Lithuania and Bulgaria (one episode per country) highlights an ambivalence towards a past which is still omnipresent but often taboo

>> NEW << girl crazy with hannigan

SE | 2020 | 4K | 88' (including 6' interview of Barbara Hannigan) | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

The worldwide renowned singer-conductor Barbara Hannigan and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra perform a gripping concert full of love with   Debussy’s impressionist flute, Haydn’s crystal clear Viennese classicism, Schönberg’s spine-chilling Verklärte Nacht, and Gershwin’s irresistible Girl Crazy. 

Conductor: Barbara Hannigan 
Soloists: the singer, Barbara Hannigan, the flute soloist, Håvard Lysebo.
Programme: Girl Crazy suite by Gerschwin 15'05'', Symphony n. 96 by Haydn 22'40'', Luonnotar by Sibelius, Syrinx by Debussy 13'21'', Verklärte Nacht, by Schönberg 33'25''.
The concert was shot in the Gothenburg Concert Hall.

>> NEW << rouvali and the russians

SE | 2020 | 4K | 163' (including 8' interview with the conductor) | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony

 

Two rising stars, Fumiaki Miura, Japanese violin soloist and Rouvali, new conductor of the London Philharmonia (for 2021-2022) who will also go to Tokyo in 2020, after conducting the orchestras of New York, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam and Gothenburg in 2019, meet to perform fantastic music composed in the former Soviet Union. At a time when many composers had troubles with those in power, the virtuoso Violin Concerto n. 1 was composed by Shostakovich in 1948 but didn’t premiere until 1955, two years after Stalin’s death.

Programme: 

Shostakovich Symphony n. 5 (47')
Khatchaturian Masquerade (17')
The Iron Foundry by Mosolov (4')
Violin Concerto n. 1 by Shostakovich (41')
Symphony n. 5 by Prokoviev (46')
The concert was shot in the Gothenburg Concert Hall.

>> NEW << Moving Libraries - Where Books Mean The World

DE | 2019 | 5x26' | 4K | English (sub.), German (sub. or voice-over), French can be bought to ARTE Sales | By Michael Bernstein & Anja Schürenberg | Bernsteinfilm | Broadcasters: ARTE, BR

 

Original mobile libraries are run by unusual operators by roller bee, garbage truck, in bags, by bike or ship in order to find their readers, whether they are children in the slums of Bhopal in India, homeless people in Portland, USA or simply those for whom the next book is simply too far away. We get to know the motives of these mobile librarians as they take us into the colorful everyday world of readers in India, Italy, the Caribbean, Columbia and Portland, USA.

>>NEW<< EXILE OF THE EAGLE

IT | 2019 | 52' | 4K  | Italian, English (sub.), French (sub.) | By Stefano Muti | Revolver Audiovisual & Studio 20

 

This blue-chip documentary narrates Napoleon's 300 days of exile, on the Elba Island, after his defeat on the battle field. This chapter of his life, destined to be the last one, will turn out to be a stepping stone to the re-conquest of power, a key moment in the History of Europe, in the XIXth century. Through expert interviews, re-enactments and 3D CGI's, this film sheds a new light on one of History’s greatest figures.

>>NEW<< The Tycoon. The Rise Of Aristotle Onassis

DE | 2019 | 52' | 4K | German, English, French | By Gabriele Wengler | Stennerfilm & Leonardo Film | Partner: Nordmedia | Broadcasters: NDR, ARTE, Nordmedia

 

Onassis is the most famous Greek shipping magnate of the XXth century: he amassed the world's largest privately owned shipping fleet and was one of the world's richest and most famous jet-set men. He had an affair with famous opera singer Maria Callas, and married in 1968 Jacqueline Kennedy. New insights into one of the most influential men after World War II call for a docu-drama to shed light on the Greek tragedy based on love, power and politics.

Mississippi Ramblin'

FR | 2018 | 52' | 4K | English (sub.), French (sub.) | By Nicolas Finet | N2 The Emerging Side 

 

Two French cartoonists pay a tribute to iconic blues musician Robert Johnson (1911-1938) who inspired legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendricks, the Rolling Stones, and others traveling to Mississippi (USA). They tell us their graphic novel, "Love in vain", a bestseller translated in seven languages (and published in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Finland, Poland and Japan), about the life of the artist, walking in his footsteps in the cradle of the blues, meeting real blues men. The 80th anniversary of Robert Johnson's death is celebrated in 2018.

>> NEW << THE LAST ice hunters

FR/SL | 2018 | 72' / 52' | 4K | English (sub.) & Slovenian (sub.), French (at ARTE sales) | By Jure Breceljnik & Rožle Bregar | Film IT, RTV SLO, Studio Ritem, Vizualist | Broadcasters: RTV SLO, ARTE

 

Merely 4 500 people inhabit East Greenland’s 20.000 km long coast. It's one of the least populated place on our planet. Only over the last five generations, the ”modern” way of life penetrated East Greenland: the local population faced dramatic changes, from living in total isolation -the way people lived in the Stone Age- to integration in our globalized world. Still, there are hunters and their families perpetuating their customs and traditions in a beautiful way.

MY LIFESTYLE - VEGAN

FR | 2017 | 20 x 3' | 4K | English, French | By Mike Baudoncq | Mofo Films 

 

Fun and quick recipes from different countries to learn how to cook vegan or how to eat healthy and respect animal ethics. Culinary preparations (starters, main courses, desserts) are made with ingredients found in all supermarkets. 

NO SMOKING IN SARAJEVO

FR | 2016 | 75'/52' | 4K | English (sub.), Italian (sub.), French | By Gianluca Loffredo & Andréa Postiglione | Grenouilles Productions | Broadcaster: France 3

 

The three leaders of the cult Yugoslavian rock band No Smoking were connected by friendship and music. When ethnic conflicts emerged between Serbians, Croatians and Bosnians, ripping apart an entire country, they  split up and founded their own bands, two of them keeping the name of No Smoking. Kusturica will join the Serbian one, contributing to make it internationally famous. Their story reflects the one of Yugoslavia. Will they meet up after 20 years? 

RETURN to bosnia

AU | 2016 | 54’ | 4K | English (sub.) | By Wes Greene | Nalu Productions

 

25 years after fleeing the civil war in Bosnia (1992-1995), Damir Mitric returns to uncover this trauma. He meets with family, friends, and those working to rebuild a nation borne of ethnic and religious divisions. From Sarajevo, his childhood home where Serbians established a siege to a former concentration camp and to mass graves unveiling the ethnic cleansing of Bosnians by Serbians, Mitric confronts the incomprehensible: How could your neighbours turn into killers? How can you rebuild lives and communities devastated by violence?