>> NEW << T.C. BOYLE

DE | 2018 | 52' | HD | English, German (sub.) | By Thorsten Eppert | Nordend Film | broadcaster: ARTE

 

After a tumultuous youth, the iconic American writer finds peace in the Californian forest, but never gives up criticizing his society. This intimate documentary dips into the mind of the cult author, gives him a voice and makes clear what the "rock star of American literature" stands for.

>> NEW << Moving libraries - where books mean the world

DE | 2019 | 5x26' | 4K | English (sub.), German (sub. or voice-over), French to 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 << 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 United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, 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.

ROTH ON ROTH

FR | 2011 | 52' | HD | English, French | By William Karel, Livia Marena | Cinétévé | Broadcasters: ARTE France, RAI, SBS, SRF

 

One of the greatest writers of the XXth century, Philip Roth is the clever and witty scrutinizer of post-50s America's nonsense. His books were awarded numerous prizes (National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize, etc.). In this documentary, he and some of his closest friends, such as actress Mia Farrow, recount the rise to success of a charming personality, as well as a humorous novelist.