Cinema & Entertainment

AL PACINO, THE RELUCTANT STAR [52’]

The many faces of an icon

Al Pacino made it onto the big stages from Broadway to Hollywood, but, being extremely shy, he is still somehow a mystery.

At the beginning of the 70’s, he got his first international success as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" which was followed by legendary screen heroes such as drug lord Tony Montana, New York cop Serpico, bank robber Sonny Wortzig or blind colonel Frank Slade.

At nearly 80 years of age, Al Pacino continues to show his versatility by appearing both on stage and in front of the camera. He is a man with many faces. A gifted actor and a reluctant star.

ARTHUR MILLER, A MAN OF HIS CENTURY [60’]

One of the greatest playwrights

Born in New York in 1915, Arthur Miller has created over the course of seven decades some of the most memorable stage plays in the world of literature, becoming one of the greatest playwrights of the century. He never stopped to be curious and was always pushing his own limits.

This is a portrait of a fascinating man who, by marrying Marilyn Monroe, turned into a real American icon as their couple embodied glamour, success, and love in the 20th century.

BELMONDO LE MAGNIFIQUE [52’]

Between arthouse films and popular movies

With 74 films and 160 million tickets sold, Jean-Paul Belmondo has been one the greatest star of French cinema.

If the word "bankable" had existed at the time, it would have undoubtedly applied to him.

People under 30 don’t know that he played with all the Nouvelle Vague directors: Godard, Melville, Sautet, Malle, Resnais, and Chabrol. People over 50 cannot forget his ebullience, his show of strength, and the stunts he performed himself.

Also available as a 90mns

BOLLYWOOD ON THE ROAD [52’]

The silver screen escape

On May 21, 1913, India screened its first film: “Raja Harishchandra“.

A hundred years later, the movie industry has grown into a colossal institution. Every day, 30 million people flock to theaters that sell 5 billion tickets every year.

For Indians, movies are more than just entertainment. It is a sacred ritual. A chance to dream and forget their daily lives in the company of the greatest Bollywood stars.

BRUCE WILLIS, THE UNBREAKABLE [52’]

The star with a thousand hats

Bruce Willis is undoubtedly one of Hollywood's biggest stars. From his debut in the series "Moonlighting", to his roles as John McClane in "Die Hard" or as Butch in "Pulp Fiction", his career covers more than a hundred roles and as many unforgettable punchlines.

Over 40 years, Bruce Willis has built such an extensive body of work that he can’t be easily pigeon-holed. From comedy to action films, his choices have been unconventional and have turned Hollywood’s codes upside down. The star with a thousand hats has continuously expanded his palette, allowing him to join the rank of cult actors.

Driven by challenge and curiosity, Bruce Willis has worked with the greatest directors; he has been at top of the box office many times and has always been able to bounce back after having endured criticism and failures.

BRUCE WILLIS, THE UNBREAKABLE (LONG VERSION) [90’]

The star with a thousand hats

Bruce Willis is undoubtedly one of Hollywood's biggest stars. From his debut in the series "Moonlighting", to his roles as John McClane in "Die Hard" or as Butch in "Pulp Fiction", his career covers more than a hundred roles and as many unforgettable punchlines.

Over 40 years, Bruce Willis has built such an extensive body of work that he can’t be easily pigeon-holed. From comedy to action films, his choices have been unconventional and have turned Hollywood’s codes upside down. The star with a thousand hats has continuously expanded his palette, allowing him to join the rank of cult actors.

Driven by challenge and curiosity, Bruce Willis has worked with the greatest directors; he has been at top of the box office many times and has always been able to bounce back after having endured criticism and failures.

CANNES 1968, WHEN THE FESTIVAL WAS CANCELLED [55’]

Suspense, revolt and stars

"I'm talking to you about solidarity with students and workers and you're talking to me about traveling and close-ups! ». Jean-Luc Godard, May 1968.

That year, the most interesting film in Cannes was the one that took place outside the theaters.

Featuring numerous archives and unreleased testimonies, this film recounts the aborted edition of the 1968 Cannes Film Festival.

DIVAS [52’]

The voices or Arabic music

The "golden age" of culture in the Arab world, which lasted from the 1920s to the 1970s, saw women play a crucial role. They took over music, song, cinema, literature, the radio, and the press, and thrilled and enthralled diverse peoples, from Baghdad to Casablanca.

These women, some of whom remain giants in their own right, are symbols of a bygone era but also models and sources of inspiration for many contemporary Arab artists.

DIVINE DIVAS [110’]

The first generation of Brazilian transvestite performers

In the 1960s, the Divine Divas were the first generation of Brazilian transvestite performers.

One of the first venues that gave shelter to men dressed as women was the Rival Theatre, directed by Américo Leal.

In this film, his granddaughter recounts the stories of a generation that revolutionized sexual behavior and challenged the country’s staid morality.

DRIVE-IN STORIES [52’]

The return of the outdoor movie screen

The drive-in was the ultimate symbol of a carefree and newly motorized American youth in the 60s and 70s.

Even though the changing culture made them disappear decades ago, they have been enjoying a recent revival thanks to many enthusiasts.

With screens springing up all across the US, moviegoers of all ages, families and young couples can now turn again their windshields into giant screens.

FRANK SINATRA, THE VOICE OF AMERICA [90’]

The man behind the winning smile

This film takes us behind the scenes to tell the story of the man known as "the Voice".

What kind of person was Francis Albert Sinatra and what were the keys to his success?

We meet the man behind the winning smile and show why Sinatra became a big star, an icon, and, to many, a hero, even though he was suffering many traumas, who influenced an entire era.

Also available as a 52mns

GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU, THE STORY OF AN ENFANT TERRIBLE [52’]

A shattered destiny

Guillaume Depardieu, who died at the age of 37, was famous French actor Gérard Depardieu’s son.

Through the testimony of those who met him, this film is a portrait of a complex personality. It is the story of a destiny that was shattered too soon, that of a wounded man, revolted, disturbed by childhood, and to whom adulthood brought no peace.

A man with a rare talent, that of being able to express himself with amazing virtuosity both as an actor and as a musician.

INGMAR BERGMAN, LORD OF THE DEMONS [52’]

The torments of genius

The Swedish director Ingmar Bergman had a decisive influence on cinema.

He is survived by more than 40 films and countless theatre productions.

But the man had his demons, fears, and neuroses that kept him awake at night in his house on the island of Farö.

JACK NICHOLSON, THE DIABOLICAL GRIN OF HOLLYWOOD [52’]

An extraordinary life

He is the highest-paid actor of all time and the record holder among male colleagues with three Oscars and twelve nominations.

A world star whose career began in the theatre and whose life is anything but ordinary.

LA LA LA, A STORY OF MUSICALS [52’]

A playful panorama of an enchanting genre

More than a simple cinematographic genre, the musical is a state of mind, a kind of magic that can touch many things, our memories, of course, but also unexpected realms.

This film offers a playful panorama of an enchanting genre.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO, MOST WANTED! [52’]

A living legend of cinema

As a child, Leonardo DiCaprio had a big dream: he wanted to step into Hollywood's limelight and make film history. He pursued his goal with an iron will and natural talent.

Today, he has achieved everything - including winning an Oscar. Nevertheless, he is restlessly searching for new goals.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a man who lives his dreams, even with all their contradictions.

LINO VENTURA, AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT [52’]

A naturally gifted and legendary actor

Lino Ventura was a naturally gifted actor, one of the most familiar faces of French cinema, and a man who took quite revenge on life.

Director Jean-Pierre Melville said he could play anything. So why did he turn down so many important roles? Why did he only choose worthy characters? Why did he, somehow, limit himself?

This portrait reveals the childhood of an Italian immigrant subject to shame and humiliation. Behind the figure of a burly man is a boy with many wounds. It will inform his entire career which then appears in a different light. If the actor has limited himself, the man has fully succeeded in life.

MARILYN MONROE : UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE [60’]

Secrets from the old trunk

50 years after Marilyn Monroe's death, a new and unexpected element surface: secrets locked in an old trunk.

UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE takes us from Tokyo to Paris, via New York and Los Angeles, in the footsteps of this mysterious trunk that would have belonged to Marilyn.

Through this chest, we delve into the intimacy of the most famous blonde in the history of cinema.

MOVIE STAR ANIMALS [55’]

From training to shooting

The dogs Rin-tin-tin-tin, Lassie and Beethoven, killer whale Willy, piglet Babe, and many other animals have long since joined the pantheon of great movie stars.

Behind these leading animals are men and women who are driven by passion, determination, and patience.

This film shows the work of these lovers of animals and cinema, from the first training sessions to the shootings.

OMECITTA, A JAPANESE TRIBUTE TO CINEMA [70’]

The movie posters city

30 km West of Tokyo, the city of Ome has a quaint charm with the multitude of cinema posters that announced the arrival of western films in the 50’s and 60’s. Indeed, after the war, Ome, with its 3 theaters showing international films, attracted moviegoers from all over the country.

Proud of this past, the municipality decided to revive it and although all the cinemas have disappeared, the streets are dotted with painted reproductions of hundreds of posters.

Thus, upon arriving at the train station, travelers are greeted by Audrey Hepburn and her "Breakfast at Tiffany's", while on the platform others wait looking at "Romeo and Juliet".

ONLY IN BOLLYWOOD [8x26’]

It makes Hollywood look dull

Hollywood produces 500 films per year on average when Bollywood produces more than 1000. Its colourful industry is drawing Russian ballerinas, star look-alikes who become heroes of the masses, fans who go to ridiculous lengths for their idols, stuntmen who risk life and limb and scores of non-Indians who want to try their luck. It has inspired an entire village that works towards churning out plagiarized films of local and American box office hits.

ONLY IN BOLLYWOOD starts off in Singapore where it establishes this cinematic genre reach in the region and the world, then follows several endearing characters and their stories of passion, grit and a never-say-die attitude epitomizing the Bollywood dream in a way unparalleled to any other film industry.

PAOLI GREAT AGAIN, LOOKING FOR MEL GIBSON [52’]

The father of the Corsican homeland

A television crew is making a portrait of Pasquale Paoli, a historical figure emblematic of Corsica’s independence, admired by the young Napoleon Bonaparte, the interlocutor of all the great thinkers of the Enlightenment.

As filming progresses, the young director becomes aware that many of the island's inhabitants have a fantasy: that Mel Gibson should make a film on the life of the "father of the homeland", like the one he devoted to William Wallace in "Braveheart" and restore their hero to his rightful place in history.

RYAN GOSLING, HOLLYWOOD‘S DEMIGOD [52’]

Some celebrate him as a sex symbol and the most interesting actor of our time.

Envious people talk about his smooth face and his washboard stomach to explain his fame.

But it is an undisputed fact that Ryan Gosling is one of the most successful actors today.

SEX AND MUSIC [4x52’]

The evolution of our mores by way of songs

Did you know that in the 50's, only 3% of pop songs mentioned sex? In the 70's, that number jumped to 40% and, in 2009, 92% of the songs were talking about sex.

This series reveals the influence of the major pop music genres on our sexual lives and, in return, the influence of our sex lives on music.

SHOWRUNNERS [12x30’]

The masterminds behind the most popular series

Today, American series have become masterpieces of creativity and storytelling.

However, rarely do we hear the showrunners themselves talk about their work.

In this series, exclusive interviews have been conducted with 12 showrunners that are at the top of their game.

THE BLOODY DECADE [8x45’]

Horror films of the '80s

Tracking major theatrical releases, obscure titles, and straight-to-video gems, this series explores the horror movies of the '80s. From "Shining" to the "Nightmare on Elm Street" saga and from "The Gremlins" to "The Thing", the era was truly golden for the genre.

Topics include groundbreaking effects; the home-video revolution; poster art and project marketing; sound design and musical scores; the 3-D resurgence; heroes and villains; sex and nudity and much more.

Filled with countless clips and entertaining moments, this is a nostalgia trip through a game-changing decade that made a generation of horror fans believe in the impossible.

THE GIG GUYS [6x21’]

The high seas festival

This series chronicles the wild and unpredictable feats of a road crew managing Asia’s largest electronic music festival on a cruise liner.

The week-long journey is a no holds barred ride about the raw details of what it takes to put on a "festival that never sleeps".

With 3,800 guests and 90 artists on board, featuring special cameo by David Hasselhoff himself, disaster is always around the corner, but the Gig Guys are ready to face anything thrown at them with little sleep but a whole lot of bravado.

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND... [4x52’]

Cinema heroes

Some characters seem to have always belonged to the 7th art: the soldier, the psychopath, the alien, and the robot.

These heroic or mythical characters are strongly linked to a cinema genre and obey unwritten rules followed by the directors.

This series offers a rendez-vous with these heroes of cinema, sometimes fascinating and moving, some other times ambiguous and repulsive.

THE REBELLIOUS OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND [56’]

The star with the fighting spirit

Of British origin but born in Japan, she made her career in the United States and then moved to France. Olivia de Havilland is the most international of stars with two Academy Awards for best actress.

She is also the one who upset the studio system by successfully suing Jack Warner when she was barely 26 years old. The "de Havilland Law" relaxed the constraints imposed on actors under contract.

TOO YOUNG TO DIE [12x52’]

Behind the myth

In the age of mass media, the death of a star is always a public event that is exploited, serving a thirst for sensationalism.

This series shows the women and the men behind their myths, their reported success and early fame, before succumbing to despair and tragedy. It explores how the gap between their actual lives and public personae promotes contemporary legends.

WINONA RYDER, FIGHTING DEMONS [52’]

Hollywood's anti-hero

Sensitive. Fragile. Crazy. Although Winona Ryder resists labels, the image of the outsider follows her all the way to the red carpet.

At 17, she was already one of Hollywood's greats, but after being convicted of shoplifting, the young talent went quiet.

Now in her mid-40s, she is suddenly back, the anti-hero of Hollywood.