>>NEW<< The antagonists: rivalry in art

DE | 2016-2017 | 5x52' | HD | German, French (at ARTE sales), English (sub.) | By Andreas Gräfenstein, Sylvie Kürsten & Henrike Sandner | 3B-Produktion | Broadcasters: ZDF/ARTE

 

Most significant developments in art history often result from the fierce competition between genius masters. In this series, we discover the fruitful rivalries between renowned artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci versus Michelangelo, Vincent Van Gogh versus Paul Gauguin and Emil Nolde versus Max Liebermann, Caravaggio versus Giovanni Baglione and Joseph Turner versus John Constable. The 500 year death Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci will be celebrated in 2019.

 

Da Vinci VS Michelangelo

A whole section of the Florentine Renaissance revisited by the prism of the artistic rivalry that opposed Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo in the sixteenth century.

 

Van Gogh VS Gauguin

In 1888, Van Gogh and Gauguin are ready to create a group of artists that will form a new arts school, but the two men keep arguing and then separate.

 

Liebermann vs Nolde
In Berlin in 1911, Max Liebermann (1847-1935), naturalist converted to impressionism, opposes Emil Nolde, who wants to free colors and brushes.

 

Caravaggio vs Baglione
In Rome, in 1603, Caravaggio and Giovanni Baglione clashed in court, after having challenged themselves artistically: an episode that illustrates the quarrelsome atmosphere of the time.

 

Turner vs Constable
Contemporary painters William Turner and John Constable, the two greatest English landscape designers of the Romantic period, have revolutionized the look on nature.

NinetEENth century

Waterloo, the ultimate battle

BE | 2014 | 80'/52' | HD | English, French and Dutch (voice-over) | By Hugues Lanneau | Les Films de la Mémoire, Wallimage, Bataille de Waterloo1815 asbl | Broadcasters: RTBF, ARTE, VRT, SVT, Ceska TV, Discovery, Foxtel, LIC China, TVP, Smithsonian Network, RAI

 

This bluechip docu-drama tells the story of the battle of Waterloo, whose bicentenary is to be celebrated in 2015. Hour by hour, even minutes by minutes, each decisive event of one of the most famous campaign in history is depicted. Historians sort out the myth from the truth, based on the most recent research findings. Beyond the historical facts, we discover how 'Waterloo' was lived by its key figures & soldiers in both camps.

 

NAPOLEON, THE AMERICAN DREAM

FR | 2015 | 52' | HD | French, English | By Christopher Jones & Marie-Dominique Montel | Zoulou Compagnie | Broadcaster: France 3 Corse

 

After Waterloo defeat on 18  June 1815, Napoleon comes back to Paris. There are only few days left before enemy troups arrive and incarcerate him. Adviced by his brothers, he decides to live his own American dream. This film unveils for the first time the organization of his travel. Thanks to the exceptional access to Napoleon's Malmaison, Ajaccio and Aix Island's Museums (due to the bicentenary) we follow those day by day events prior Saint Helene's exile.

twentieth century

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

DE | 2018 | 52' | 4K | German, English | 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.

>>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 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.

THE CHILDREN OF THE TUNNEL

 FR | 2016 | 45' | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Maxime Midière | Wendigo Films | Broadcasters: Vosges Télévision, ILTV

 

In 1975, a French wreck-lover, Christian Duval discovered a nazi fortress in Mimoyecques, in North France. An illegal exploration was led by a group of friends to pierce its secrets. Duval's son unveils the aim of this mysterious military position namely to storage V-3 weapons to eliminate London to the picture. In 2014, this fortress was placed under the French National Conservatory's administration.

FEDERICA MONTSENY, THE INDOMITABLE

FR | 2016 | 52' | HD | Spanish (voice-over and sub.), French (voice-over and sub.), English (sub.) | By Jean-Michel Rodrigo | Marmitafilms | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

Who was the first female Minister in Europe, in which country and when? Federica Montseny was a charismatic political figure during the Second  Spanish Republic in 1936. Her relatives recall how she has risen to power, her political mandate & achievements and how she fought all her life long against conservatisms and oppressions, despite her exile.

FORBIDDEN FILMS

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

DEADLY DEPTHS

FR | 2014 | 52' & 90' | HD | French & English (voice-over) | By Bob Coen, Eric Nadler & Nicolas Koutsikas | Georama TV | Broadcasters: ARTE France, SF, RTS, LRT, LTV, CyBC, SNRT, CESKA, TV ,RT6P, TLT, RTBF, NRK, Estonain TV, La1, TG4, RTVLSO, ERT, SVT, DW

 

More than one million tons of chemical weapons are lying under water, near our coasts. From 1917 to 1970, armies have systematically been dumping their mortal poisons into the oceans, all over the world. Little by little, the active substances are being released. Why politicians and military staffs took this decision? What are the consequences on maritime life and on our health? This 2-year investigation explores the issue in all its dimensions & search for solutions.

HéLèNe BERR's DIARY

FR | 2017 | 52'/96' | HD | French & English | By Jérôme Prieur | Mélisande films | Broadcaster: France 2

 

English Professor in Paris, Helen Berr is 21 when she begins her diary. In 1942, the anti-Jewish laws slowly shake up her life. She will die at Bergen Belsen a few days before the camp liberation. Over 50 years, the text only existed as a painful family treasure until its publishing in 2008 in around twenty countries.

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

FR | 2012 | 57' | French & English | By Christian Delage | Mélisande Films | Broadcasters: Ciné +, Histoire

 

Through restored archives, often unreleased, by mythical
American filmmakers, we rediscover 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 experimentations and genius.

NO JOB FOR A WOMAN, THE WOMEN WHO FOUGHT TO REPORT THE WWII

USA | 2011 | 60' | HD | English | By Michle Midori Fillion | HURRY UP SISTER PRODUCTIONS | Broadcaster: PBS

 

While women reporting war may seem commonplace now, their arrival in the profession is the result of 150 years of struggle. This historical documentary, narrated by Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies of CBS’ The Good Wife, combines rarely seen archival footage, stills, & actors reading the written words of the main characters to tell the story of how Women war reporters during WWII, like Ruth Cowan, photographer Dickey Chapelle, & magazine writer Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's wife, had to fight for access to the biggest news story of the century.

MODUS OPERANDI 

BE | 2008 | 98' or can be cut in 2x52' | HD | French, English (sub.), Dutch  | By Hugues Lanneau | Les Films de la Mémoire | Broadcaster: RTBF, VRT

 

From 1942 to 1944, 24,196 Jewish men, women and children, were deported from Belgium to Auschwitz. Only 1 ,206 of them returned. A handful of Nazis elaborated the persecution of Jews in Belgium with the support of certain Belgian authorities. How could this have happened? This is the story of this film. This is our history everyone's story.

"CHOCOLAT", NEGRO CLOWN 

FR | 2013 | 52’ | HD | French |  By Samia Chala & Thierry Leclère  | Walter films Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

In the recently released movie Chocolat, Omar Sy (The Intouchables, 2011 ) interprates Raphaël Padilla, the first black man to become a clown. Through the documentary Chocolate, Negro Clown, discover more about the tumultous life of this man, who was born as a slave and was by no means predestinated to become a star in Paris.