Be kind rewind Casablanca

FR | 2015 | 52' | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Fernando Favier | La Clairière Production | Broadcaster: France 3 Corse ViaStella

What's up with the artistic freedom and through it, the freedom of expression in Marroco? Michel Gondry, the renowned film director, created a "Home Movie Factory", in March 2014, in a former slaughterhouse, which became a place for artistic expressions, in Casablanca, after launching the same initiative in Johannesburg, Moscow, New York, Paris, Rotterdam, Sao Paulo and Tokyo, just to name a few. A group of amateurs can shoot a movie for free in about 20 sets within three hours in order to experience the pure fun of creativity...and freedom.

FORBIDDEN FILMS

DE  | 2014 | 94’ / 52'| HD | German, English (sub.) | By Felix Moeller | Blueprint Film | Broadcaster: ARTE

The Third Reich produced 1,200 feature films. More than 40 remain forbidden. Nearly seventy years after the end of the Nazi regime, they are banned from public screening in Germany and in many other countries, because they are still considered as dangerous propaganda. Should these films be made freely available? This is their story.

FROM HOLLYWOOD TO NUREMBERG, JOHN FORD, SAMUEL FULLER, GEORGE STEVENS

FR | 2012 | 57' | English & French (commentary voice with sub.) | By Christian Delage | Mélisande Films | Broadcasters: Ciné+, Histoire

Through restored archives, often unreleased, by mythical American filmmakers, we rediscover the front of World War II from the allied landing to the Nuremberg trial. Their footages which served as essential historical evidence of the war crimes are also an aesthetic testimony of their cinematographic experimentation and genius.

SERIES: HISTORY OF ITALIAN CINEMA (3x52')

THE OTHER FELLINI

IT | 2014 | 52'/75' | HD | Italian, French (sub.) & English (sub.) | By Stefano Bisulli & Roberto Naccari | POPCult & EIE film | Broadcaster: SVT

It unveils an unexplored side of Federico Fellini: the rivalry with his brother, Riccardo, actor who wanted to become a director as well. Why would one of the most emblematic artists of the twentieth century be so jealous of his younger brother?

PIETRO GERMI, THE GOOD THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE BAD

IT | 2009 | 52’ | Italian & English (sub.) | By Claudio Bondi | Blue Film & Ascent Film | Broadcaster: LA7

This portrait of the Italian director & actor, Pietro Germi, explores his work, from Italian neorealism to the birth of the Italian comedy. He constructed his movies in a conventional way but also experimented new path. His favorite actresses such as Claudia Cardinale and Virna Lisi, his collaborators and family testify.

 

THE WHALE ROSSELINI

IT | 2010 | 60’ | HD | Italian & English (sub.) | By Claudio Bondi | Blue Film

This is the story of the film “The Whale” never directed by Rossellini. In 1971, a large whale stranded on the beach inspiredRoberto Rossellini to write a scenario. Mixing up interviews, photographs and film footages, the documentary pays a tribute to one of the greatest masters of Italian cinema.

ALGERIAN MOVIES, A NEW BREATH

FR | 2011 | 52' | French  & English | HD | By Mounia Meddour | Cocktail Productions

Young filmmakers are involved in the rebirth of Algerian cinema annihilated by 1988 civil war. This spontaneous generation denounces the deterioration in Algeria on the verge of implosion. In France, their elders such as Lyes Salem, Malek Bensmail, Nadir Mokhnèche question their dual French-Algerian identity and build a collective memory.