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.
IT | 2019 | 52' | 4K | Italian, English (sub.), French (sub.) | By Stefano Muti | Revolver Audiovisual & Studio 20
Napoleon's 200th death anniversary in 2021.
For his 200 death anniversary, 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 (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 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
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.
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
FR | 2014 | 52' & 90' | HD | French & English (voice-over) | By Bob Coen, Eric Nadler & Nicolas Koutsikas | Georama TV | Broadcasters: ARTE, SF, RTS, LRT, LTV, CyBC, SNRT, CESKA TV, RT6P, TLT, RTBF, NRK, Estonian 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.
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
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.