>>NEW<< in your heart

FR | 2022 | 73'05’' | HD | non spoken with French credits | By Mohamed Athamna | Axe Sud | Broadcasters: Olympia TV, France Télévisions


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They meet on the assembly line and it's love at first sight! They have children, time passes and routine sets in. The acrobats give whimsical expression to the humdrum of everyday life, performing crazy feats in the middle of the kitchen, somersaulting over the pushchair and twisting to get a kiss. But the routine wears thin: she dreams of other men swimming through the air, he slumbers with a creature who sends him to seventh heaven. One day, the slaps rain down. Acrobatics turns this heartbreak into a feat. The dented and expelled bodies make us dizzy, make us laugh out loud and move us. We hope for reconciliation. It will take the most improbable acrobatics and the most perched music to complete this fresco of love. At the cost of jeopardising the lives of these young people, we may just achieve victory for the little flame that throbs in their hearts.


CA | 2021 | 75' | HD | non spoken | By Jérémie Battaglia & Johanne Madore | Ecole nationale de cirque (Production by Extérieur Jour)


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Canada's National Circus School trains the future artists of Cirque du Soleil and of the world's leading circus companies. This film is a circus show of great beauty shot on real sets - and not on a stage in front of an audience - that showcases them. The Sum of Our Dreams transports their circus mastery to the heart of a protective, fantasised forest. Between dreams and nightmares, they explore their desires and their subconscious, in tableaux inspired by nature and the performing arts, where the poetry of the body, dance, circus and cinema come together. Directed by Johanne Madore and Jérémie Battaglia.

>>NEW<< circus machine

FR | 2021 | 93'20’' | HD | non spoken with French credits | By Colin Laurent | Axe Sud | Broadcasters: Olympia TV, France Télévisions


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Five men are alone. How can they survive in a world devoid of women and computers? They try to contact other survivors using a strange machine. Will they succeed? They are actually easily distracted by their unusual fantasies and have a talent for getting themselves into perilous situations. Bearing witness, touching and comic, these five characters have an endearing complicity. They're masters of the Korean skateboard, skittles, drums and even the bath towel! Poetic and humorous!


Shot at: Théâtre municipal LE COLISEE in Lens, France

>>NEW<< The fairground, urban ballet

FR | 2018 | 74’ | HD | non spoken with French credits | By Mohamed Athamna | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions, Culture Box


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The ballet Les Forains, in which street performers give a circus performance, with music composed by Henri Sauguet, propelled choreographer Roland Petit to the top in 1945. Anthony Égéa, French choreographer of the Rêvolution company, recreates this show with his own vocabulary, combining contemporary dance and hip-hop with symphonic and electro music. The performance brilliantly depicts the sad world of street comedians professing their art to an enthusiastic but stingy audience.


Shooting: Opéra de Limoges, France


FR | 2018 | 69’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud - Les Nouveaux Caractères | Broadcaster: France Télévisions


© Arnaud Bertereau

Pergolese's Stabat Mater (1736) is one of the most beautiful musical works: it is a meditation, a poem on the pain of the Virgin Mary in front of the Christ on the cross. David Bobée and Caroline Mutel bring a contemporary light to this score performed by Les Nouveaux Caractères by staging the pain of refugees who had no other choice than to leave their country. Their story is told by the dancer Bobie Mfoumou, who incarnates both the strength and fragility of the being and the acrobat Salvo Capello, who evokes with extreme sensitivity the souls of all those who have disappeared.

David Bobée is one of the most talented French directors, combining various disciplines, such as video, light, dance, circus and music, in collaboration with other artists. He was the assistant of Éric Lacascade. David Bobée collaborates in Russia with director/filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov and in Congo with choreographer DeLaVallet Bidiefono.

Musical direction: Sébastien d'Hérin

<<NEW>> cirkafrika 3

FR | 2017 | 90’ | HD | French | By Thierry Teston | Axe Sud - Cirque Phénix | Broadcaster: France Télévisions


© Raynaud Delage

José, an eccentric and benevolent traveler, will show you a different face of Africa, taking you to Tanzania, Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and the Sahara, all the way to Harlem and Brooklyn in this circus show created by Cirque Phénix in Paris: jugglers and contortionists from Ethiopia, stilt-walkers from Togo, straps from Morocco, a basin act from Ghana, a parade of giant folk puppets... A breathtaking show with a live orchestra, a dreamlike, festive journey led by 40 artists from the four corners of the continent, combining virtuosity and generosity!


Shot: Cirque Phénix, Paris, France


FR | 2017 | 70’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud - Cirquons Flex | Broadcaster: France Télévisions


© Romain Philippon

In this creation of the Cirquons Flex company (Reunion’s Island), directed by Christophe Rules, musician, performer and ethnologist, four acrobats from Brittany, Madagascar, Reunion’s Island, and South Africa question climate change and more broadly the crises in our globalized society that is losing its roots. In Creole from Reunion’s Island, «La pli i donn» means "it rains". This circus / theater / musical / dance show is an ode to relationships between people and nature. The rain is hopeful because it gives life, even if the road is long.

Shot in Théâtre d'Ivry-Antoine Vitez.


FR | 2016 | 88’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions


© Arnaud Bertereau Agence Mona

The well-known French director David Bobée decided to tell the history of Columbia with acrobats from Bogota. A combination of aesthetic acrobatics & dance choreographies, striking costumes, imaginative settings, live South-American baroque music and video screenings recall in a very powerful way how the colonizers subjugated the local population: where the sublime goes alongside the brutality. 

The host presentation of the show can be cut by request.


CUBAN SHOW | FR | 2016 | 88' | HD | Introduction in French, songs in Spanish | By Thierry Teston | Axe Sud & Cirque Phénix | Broadcaster: France Télévisions


Cirque Phénix

The Circus Phoenix of Paris presents a Cuban show with 50 acrobats, dancers & musicians who perform 12 colorful scenes, giving a hybrid identity to this creation between a musical & a genuine circus show (without animals). Rigor & technicality inspired sometimes from Russians & Chinese are sublimated by the tropical joy of life irradiating these performances.


FR | 2013 | 96' | HD | French | By Jean-Christophe Pontiès | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions


"Chinese" transposition of the famous novel by Lewis Carroll, this performance mixing circus and dance will take you into Alice’s journey in Wonderland. The Chinese performers offer fantastic new perspectives on this story, fostering the viewer's own imagination.

Gruber Ballet Opera and Academy of Circus Arts in Tianjin.