>> NEW << Mobile Books

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. The 80th anniversary of Robert Johnson's death is celebrated in 2018.

SIMeNON'S CENTURY

FR / BE | 2013 | 52' | HD | French & English | By Pierre Assouline | Cinétévé | Broadcasters: ARTE France, RTBF, Ciné+

 

© Georges Hernad

Georges Simenon, the most read Belgian writer worldwide is the author of incredibly numerous novels, of which the most renowned are Maigret detective novels. Coming from the working class, he has always been concerned about political and societal issues. His own voice is used as the narration voice to guide us through his life unveiled thanks to footages, pictures and excerpts from his work. 

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.