IT | Completion 2022 tbc | 52' / feature length tbc | 4K | Italian, English (sub.), French (sub.) tbc | By Luca Cococcetta | Visioni Future
450th anniversary in 2023 of the first ascent of the highest mountain of Apennines in Italy by Francesco De Marchi in 1573.
For the 450th anniversary (in 2023) of the first expedition of Francesco De Marchi in 1573 and the concomitants 150 years anniversary of the foundation of L'Aquila Section of the Italian Alpinism Club, CAI, thifs docu-drama recalls the story of Francesco di Marchi who made the first ascent of the spectacular summit of Corno Grande of Gran Sasso in Italy (2,912 meters), the highest mountain of the Apennines. Fiction scenes will alternate with the interviews of those who know deeply its walls and climbing routes: Domenico “Mimì” Alessandri, born in 1932, dean of the Gran Sasso, Carlo Alberto Pinelli, born in 1935, Luigi "Gigi", Mario Engaku Taino, born in 1938, Zen monk and mountain guide, and Pierluigi Bini, precursor and master of free climbing. Francesco de Marchi spent also some years of his life in the Netherlands. He has also been a military architect serving Margareth of Austria.
FR | 2022 | 52' | French, English (sub.) | By Mike Baudoncq | La Boîte à Songes | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
IL | 2022 | 52' / feature length tbc | English (sub.), Hebrew (sub.) | By Noa Aharoni | Doc.films Ltd. | Broadcaster: The Israeli public broadcasting corporation, PBS, RTVE
WWII uprising in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, whose main protagonists were women. Through the inquisitive eyes of Anna Wajcblum (16), imprisoned Jewish girl, SABOTAGE tells the breathtaking story of the women’s underground operation, which ended tragically in the public hanging of four young women, including Anna's sister, thanks to the use of unpublished archives, interviews and animation reenactment images. A masterpiece !
USA | 2020 | 51' | English (sub.) | By J. R. Heffelfinger | 8 :15 Documentary LLC
At 8:15am on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima, the first atomic bombing instantly killed 70,000+ Japanese civilians, and the rest scrambled for their lives. At ¾ mile (1200m), Shinji and his father Fukuichi miraculously survived the initial blast, but a devastating long journey awaited. Each waking moment gave excruciating pain with no hope in sight. When their paths diverge, Shinji must survive on his own as a teen. This is an inspirational true story of Shinji’s journey of survival and forgiveness after his entire world was taken from him. His daughter Akiko discovers a twist of fate in New York City 40 years later, Now Akiko sends Shinji’s message to the world, so “Nobody else would suffer from nuclear wars.”
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.
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.
IT | 2019 | 52' | 4K | Italian, English (sub.), French (sub.) | By Stefano Muti | Revolver Audiovisual & Studio 20 | Broadcaster: JOJ.
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.
BE | 2014 | 80'/52' | HD | English, French and Dutch | 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
Napoleon's 200th death anniversary in 2021.
This blue chip docu-drama tells the story of the battle of Waterloo. 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.
FR | 2015 | 52' | HD | French, English | By Christopher Jones & Marie-Dominique Montel | Zoulou Compagnie | Broadcaster: France 3 Corse
Napoleon's 200th death anniversary in 2021.
After Waterloo defeat on 18 June 1815, Napoleon comes back to Paris. There are only a 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.
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, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
FR | 2019 | 52’ | HD | French, German, English (sub.) | By Marion Verlé & Jeanne Nouchi | Wendigo Films & Ambiances asbl | Broadcasters: Mirabelle TV, Vosges TV, Public Sénat
DE | 2019 | 52' | 4K | German, English, French | By Gabriele Wengler | Stennerfilm & Leonardo Film | Partner: Nordmedia | Broadcasters: NDR, ARTE, Nordmedia
Aristotle Onassis is renowned for being the richest man in the world, during the 2d half of the XXth century. Greek shipping magnate, he built an empire and became the most famous womanizer and jet-set man. This blue-chip documentary reveals new insights on this -for the FBI- “too influential” man, on his love affair with Maria Callas and his marriage with Jackie Kennedy. Its suspense is superbly sustained by interviews with celebrities, re-enactments and exclusive archives.
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 ten languages (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish), about the life of the artist, walking in his footsteps in the cradle of the blues, meeting real blues men.
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.
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.
DE | 2014 | 94’ / 52' | HD | German, English (sub. ) | By Felix Moeller | Blueprint Film GmbH | Broadcaster: ARTE
USA | 2011 | 60' / 64' | HD | English | By Michele Midori Fillion | HURRY UP SISTER PRODUCTIONS | Broadcaster: PBS
While women reporting war may seem common place now, their arrival in the profession is the result of 150 years of struggle. Narrated by Emmy Award winner, Julianna Margulies (of CBS’ The Good Wife), this documentary combines rarely seen archival footages, stills & actresses reading the words of the main characters, to tell the story of how women became war reporters during WWII, such as Ruth Cowan, photographer, Dickey Chapelle & magazine writer Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's wife.
BE | 2008 | 98' | HD | French, English (sub.), Dutch | By Hugues Lanneau | Les Films de la Mémoire | Broadcaster: RTBF, VRT