ostalgie

FR / DE | Completion 2018 | 52’ | HD | French, German, English (sub.) | By Marion Verlé & Jeanne Nouchi | Wendigo Films & Stenner Film & Ambiances asbl | Broadcasters: Mirabelle TV, Vosges TV | Looking for pre-sales.

 

Doc. project for the 30th anniversary of Berlin's Wall Fall in 2019.

Monica, Mario, Erika and Karl have different ages and backgrounds but they share the nostalgia they feel for the GDR. 30 years after the fall of Berlin's Wall, this feeling still affects their daily lives. How can we explain the regret of a totalitarian regime?

>> NEW << the blue factory

IT | 2017 | 52’/73' | HD | Italian, English (sub.) | By Davide Maffei | Imago Orbis | Partners: Bugatti Club Italia, Milano - Bugatti Trust Prescott Hill (UK)

 

This is the adventurous story of Bugatti Automobili, the Italian Company which in the 90s revived the legendary car brand and designed one of the greatest supercars ever, the highly-acclaimed Bugatti EB110.

>> NEW << VILLAGIO ENI - A PLEASANT SOJOURN IN the future

IT | 2017 for the 52' version 2013 for the 74' version | 52’/74' | HD | Italian, English (sub.) | By Davide Maffei | Imago Orbis | Partners: Docomomo, Consiglio nazionale dell'ordine degli architetti; Ordine degli architetti di Belluno

 

Enrico Mattei, owner of a big industrial Italian company, ENI appoints in the 50s, the architect Edoardo Gellner (influenced by Vienna Secession & Carlo Scarpa, Venetian architect & designer) to design a holiday village in the beautiful landscapes of the Dolomite mountains for ENI's employees. This film tells the story of this fantastic adventure of the creation of a social and architectural experiment unique in its kind. The ENI Village became a huge complex but ist construction got abruptly interrupted by the death of its instigator.

>> NEW << Børge Mogensen - Designs for life

DK | 2015 | 59’ | HD | Danish, Subtitles in English, Portugese, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese | By Casper Høyberg,Thomas Mogensen & Malene Vilstrup | Copenhagen Film Company | Broadcasters: DR TV, SVT

 

The story of the man behind the Danish design classics is the story of the designer, the craftsman, the private person and of post WWII. The unprecedented economic recovery reflected in culture & lifestyle. Børge Mogensen's furniture is now internationaly recognised as an artform with refined and timeless details and continues to inspire. 

RETURN TO BOSNIA

AU | 2016 | 54’ | 4K | English (sub.) | By Wes Greene | Nalu Productions

25 years after fleeing the civil war in Bosnia (1992-1995), Damir Mitric returns to uncover this trauma. He meets with family, friends, and those working to rebuild a nation borne of ethnic and religious divisions. From Sarajevo, his childhood home where Serbians established a siege to a former concentration camp and to mass graves unveiling the ethnic cleansing of Bosnians by Serbians, Mitric confronts the incomprehensible: How could your neighbours turn into killers? How can you rebuild lives and communities devastated by violence?

NO SMOKING IN SARAJEVO

FR | 2016 | 52' | 4K | English (sub.), Bosnian (sub.), Italian (sub.), French (sub.) | Gianluca Loffredo and Andréa Postiglione | Grenouilles Productions | 

Broadcaster: France 3

The three leaders of the cult Yugoslavian rock band No Smoking were connected by friendship and music. When ethnic conflicts emerged between Serbians, Croatians and Bosnians, ripping apart an entire country, they split up and founded their own bands, two of them keeping the name of No Smoking. Kusturica will join the Serbian one, contributing to make it internationally famous. Their story reflects the one of Yugoslavia. Will they meet up after 20 years?

VUKOVAR(S)

FR | 2015 | 52' | HD | English (sub.), French (sub.), Croatian | By Grégoire Osoha & Timothée Demeillers | Quilombo Films | Broadcaster: TV Tours Val de Loire

25 years after the beginning of the civil war in Ex-Yougoslavia, the Serbian and Croatian communities living in Vukovar, a city in Croatia deeply affected by fightings, still don't reconciliate with each other. Segregation in every day life is still very much alive: children don't play in the same sand box & go to separate classrooms while men don't drink in the same bar and intra-ethnic love is not tolerated by families. Eventhoug, Croatia belongs to the EU, the country remains a powder keg. 

LAURENT GBAGBO, DICTATOR OR ANTICOLONIALIST?

CI | 2015 | 2x52’ | HD | French & English (sub.) | By Saïd Mbombo Penda | Sentinelles Productions |  Broadcaster: Al Jazeera

Laurent Gbagbo’s trial in International Criminal Court for crime against humanity opened in January 2016. President of Ivory Coast from 2000 to 2011, was he an anti-colonialist liberator or a dictator? He’s sued for having stirred up hatred between his supporters & opponents, leading to the deaths of thousands of civilians & two European journalists.

YOLANDE or the scars of the silence 

FR | 2015 | 50’ | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Léandre-Alain Baker | Les Films du Paquebot | Broadcaster: CINAPS TV

Yolande Mukagasana, wife of a high-ranking Tutsi official, lost her husband and children during the Rwandan genocide in 1984. She makes us relive the first morning of horror and the atrocities that follow. This courageous woman can't stop there: after 16 years spent in Belgium in exile, she comes back to her country and makes the people talk about their traumas to rebuild a society still deeply affected by the genocide.

TAKSIM: A CHRONICLE OF THE TREE REVOLUTION

FR | 2015 | 52’ | HD | Turkish, French, English | By Jo Beranger & Christian Pfohl Lardux Films

 

The Turkish Tree Revolution is the most telling episode of the authoritarian drifts of the President R. Erdogan. Istanbulites make us live from within the citizen’s protest movements against his illegal project of building a mall on the famous Taksim square, symbol of democracy.

WHERE TO, ISRAEL?

FR | 2012 | 123’ (can be cut in two parts) | HD | English (sub.), French (sub.) | By Camille Clavel | Mélisande Films

 

This documentary is a journey through the roots of the conflict between Israeli and Palestinians. The director questions Israeli’s and Palestinians’ capacity to live peacefully together in one or two States, through many interviews with Jewish or Arab intellectuals (Shlomo Sand, Aharin Appelfeld, Gadi Algazi, Sahar Vardi, Meir Margalit) & several stakeholders. He testimonies of inspiring initiatives showing that harmony between both communities is possible.