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  • BALTHUS, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR

    Who is Balthus? What does he look like? Balthus, his real name Balthazar Klossowski de Rola, remains an enigma in contemporary art not only on account of his constant hostility to all pictorial movements of his era, but also on...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      PETTIGREW (DAMIAN)

    • Producer(s):

      PORTRAIT & COMPAGNIE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1997

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    Who is Balthus? What does he look like? Balthus, his real name Balthazar Klossowski de Rola, remains an enigma in contemporary art not only on account of his constant hostility to all pictorial movements of his era, but also on account of his personality.

    His solitary and secret character kept him out of the media, and there are almost no images or interviews with the man. Indeed, this marginal artist, who had a reputation for being difficult among critics and the public, always refused to talk about his work.
    For the first time, at the age of 88, Balthus agreed to let Damian Pettigrew follow him week after week in his life and work in Switzerland, Italy, France and England. Trying to make himself as discreet as possible - but how could he do otherwise? - the director tried to pierce the Balthus enigma for the duration of four seasons. He even managed to access his studio.
    In interviews (in particular with his three children), his family and friends further stress the artist's charismatic character and they all seem to want to take a back seat in the face of such a personality.
    Photos of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Irving Penn and many previous unexploited documents reveal the richness and complexity of the work of one of the last great painters of the XX century. When he passed away in his chalet in La Rossinière in Vaud, Switzerland on February 18, 2001, Balthus left behind him a totally singular work numbering over three hundred and fifty paintings known to date, a thousand drawings and about fifty sketch books.

    Released on DVD by ARTE VIDEO

  • THE BACKSIDE OF BUTTOCKS

    A documentary that zooms in on the most beautiful buttocks in the history of art : buttocks. What exactly are they for? What looks and what desires do they arouse? How do they cross eras and cultures?

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      POCHON (Caroline), ROTHSCHILD (ALLAN)

    • Producer(s):

      UN MONDE MEILLEUR, REUNION DES MUSEES NATIONAUX et du GRAND PALAIS DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES, CENTRE POMPIDOU

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2009

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, MOBILE

    A documentary that zooms in on the most beautiful buttocks in the history of art : buttocks. What exactly are they for? What looks and what desires do they arouse? How do they cross eras and cultures?

    This entertaining and accomplished analysis, which is the fruit of a meeting between two art lovers, Caroline Pochon and Allan Rothschild, takes on the subject of that fleshy part of our anatomy, without becoming lurid. From the Louvre Museum to the street, from cinema to designers' workshops, via advertising clichés, the portrayal of buttocks brings out collective fantasies, and reveals a great deal about the foundations (in both a literal and figurative sense) of our society, its taboos, and its desires.

  • MAGRITTE, NIGHT AND DAY

    The artist's memories and places he visited are evoked in this film, which provides an overview of the life of the artist and the man. 

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      DE GERLACHE (HENRI)

    • Producer(s):

      ALIZE PRODUCTION, ARTIC PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2009

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    The artist's memories and places he visited are evoked in this film, which provides an overview of the life of the artist and the man. 

    An exceptional painter of mental images, Magritte explores the relationship between objects and their representation, with a view to giving new meanings to familiar objects.The contradictions and mystery surrounding his work are presented here and illustrated by the peregrinations of an actor who dreams of one day playing Magritte.
     
    This is THE documentary for Hundred Anniversary of Magritte's death in 2017! 

  • COURBET, THE ORIGIN OF HIS WORLD

    A new major film about the life and works of one of the most famous artists of the world's heritage.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      GOUPIL (ROMAIN)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2007

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    A new major film about the life and works of one of the most famous artists of the world's heritage.

    The name Gustave Courbet inevitably recalls his most striking painting, The Origin of the World. The nude body of a reclining woman, thighs spread apart, with neither head nor feet portrayed. Ahead of its time, it's a painting that counters all prejudice, placing itself beyond all criticism.
    Beyond all subjective considerations of his painting, Courbet is an artist who breaks with what went before. He represents a rupture in the history of art as well as in the positioning of the painter in public life.
    This film aims at finding what led the painter to focus on realist paintings. It means grasping his painting, exploring colors, substance and the concrete. Following the path that winds through his paintings.

    Released on DVD by ARTE Vidéo.

    2007 : Selected at DOC FOR SALES (Amsterdam).

  • J. M. W. TURNER

    Joseph Mallard William Turner is probably the most famous British painter. An artist with incredibly early ability, he was nicknamed "the painter of light" and was also the precursor of impressionism.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      JAUBERT (ALAIN)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, REUNION DES MUSEES NATIONAUX et du GRAND PALAIS DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2010

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD

    Joseph Mallard William Turner is probably the most famous British painter. An artist with incredibly early ability, he was nicknamed "the painter of light" and was also the precursor of impressionism.

    This documentary is not a simple biography, but rather a study, carried out in the company of a few specialists, around themes that are common to the life and work of this strange and tetchy character. Water: watercolours, seascapes. Fire: yellow and red, fire, the industrial era. Land: English, French and Italian landscapes, the legacy of Claude Lorrain, the desert. Air: clouds, the dissolution of forms, the temptation of nirvana. Secrets: the double character, eroticism, absolute freedom. Travel: a jealous solitude, discovering the world. Inventions: the new techniques of watercolour, the portable studio, the folly of varnishing.

    2010 : Grand Prize - Feature Films Section at FIAMP 2010 (Shanghai, China).

  • THE VICTORY OF CEZANNE

    To mark the 100th anniversary of Paul Cezanne's death, the big exhibition 'Cezanne in Provence' opens at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Museum Granet in Aix-en-Provence and celebrates the 'great forerunner of...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2006

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    To mark the 100th anniversary of Paul Cezanne's death, the big exhibition 'Cezanne in Provence' opens at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Museum Granet in Aix-en-Provence and celebrates the 'great forerunner of twentieth-century art'.

    The documentary offers an insight into the legend of an artist: the Victory of Cezanne. Paul Cezanne was a solitary hero of modern art, a 'contemplative monk' withdrawn to a mountain, and thus the Holy Victory became the symbol of his work as well as the incarnation of the artist.
    Cezanne was first known as a 'cursed painter', ignored and disparaged, but later became a 'recognized master', the inventor of abstraction with record-breaking pieces on the art market.
    What is most surprising, though, is that the man and his paintings were so little understood at the time.

  • CHAGALL - THE RUSSIAN YEARS

    A reference in the field of art documentaries, this documentary is undoubtedly the best key to Marc Chagall's artistic world.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      NAJMAN (CHARLES)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTLINE FILMS, PARIS PREMIERE S.A., AVANCE SUR RECETTES, PARIS MUSEES

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1995

    • Language(s):

      French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, DVD

    A reference in the field of art documentaries, this documentary is undoubtedly the best key to Marc Chagall's artistic world.

    Based upon scarce interviews with the artist and those closer to him, it relates Chagall's childhood - which proved so influential upon his work - with unique accuracy and sensibility. The film also illustrates the originality of Chagall's art in relation to the pictorial movements that shaped the beginning of the century - cubism, surrealism, futurism...

  • MUSIC LIVE COLLECTION

    07 - TELEMANN - PARIS QUARTET

    For the 250th death anniversary of the famous german baroque composer George Philipp Telemann, The Films de la Decouverte decided to film the complete 12 « Quatuors Parisiens » performance.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    For the 250th death anniversary of the famous german baroque composer George Philipp Telemann, The Films de la Decouverte decided to film the complete 12 « Quatuors Parisiens » performance.

    Lead by Alexis Kossenko’s Les Ambassadeurs, without any audience, in locations in Paris where the masterpiece could have been played at the time in the 18th century. This will be the first ever filmed performance of the masterpiece in its entirety.

  • MUSEUM FOR SALE? DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

    It’s the biggest battle over an art museum in the history of the United States, if not the world: is Detroit about to sell its priceless collection of art to save the city from bankruptcy?

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      DE GUERRE (MARC)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, LES FILMS A CINQ

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    It’s the biggest battle over an art museum in the history of the United States, if not the world: is Detroit about to sell its priceless collection of art to save the city from bankruptcy?

    The Detroit Institute of Arts is home to one of the country’s finest collections, including masterpieces by Van Gogh, Titian, Van Eyck and Bruegel. But in 2013, the once so prosperous city was declared bankrupt. With administrators threatening to pull the plug on pension payments and health cover for thousands of municipal employees, Detroit could sell the artworks in its museum to raise funds…
    This documentary retraces the story of this battle and explores the universal role of art in people’s lives along the way.

  • THE HIDDEN LIVES OF WORKS OF ART

    REMBRANDT

    The Rembrandt Study Days, dedicated to the 17th century Dutch master and his circle, his pupils, his associates and friends. A splendid collection grouping his major masterpieces, including "Bathsheba at her Bath" and "The Slau...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, MUSEE DU LOUVRE - SERVICE CULTUREL - PRODUCTIONS AUDIOVISUELLES, CAMERA LUCIDA PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2010

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET, MOBILE

    The Rembrandt Study Days, dedicated to the 17th century Dutch master and his circle, his pupils, his associates and friends. A splendid collection grouping his major masterpieces, including "Bathsheba at her Bath" and "The Slaughtered Ox".

    In the 19th century, it was in France that Rembrandt was the most widely collected and studied. But in the 20th century, the collections and expertise moved to Holland and the Anglo Saxon countries, leaving the French Rembrandts apart in a dormant collection, which the Study Days will be reviving, bringing the works back into the heart of debate.

    Today, all major artists have had work disattributed, but Rembrandt remains a special case.
    Until the 19th century, there was an explosion in the number of works that were attributed to him. Since then, many works have been sorted: of the 800 Rembrandts recognised back then, only an estimated 300 remain authenticated.

    As the various discussions unfold, major questions are raised. Is it a Rembrandt or is it not a Rembrandt? Is such and such a paining, that was for a long time attributed to the master himself, actually a work of a pupil or a copyist? How can one distinguish between real and fake? To restore or not to restore? Should one keep the sheen that has built up over the centuries or take the risk of removing it to expose the true colours beneath?
    Just as unique, studying the works, is a panel of experts from all over the world, from the National Galleries in Washington and London, from the Metropolitain Museum in New York, and from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

  • THE HIDDEN LIVES OF WORKS OF ART

    WATTEAU

    For two days, the Louvre Museum invited the world's leading experts to come and scrutinise "their Watteaus", a splendid collection, the masterpieces of which are the "Pilgrimage to Cythera" and the "Gilles".

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      NEUMANN (STAN), GARCIAS (JULIETTE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, MUSEE DU LOUVRE - SERVICE CULTUREL - PRODUCTIONS AUDIOVISUELLES

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2010

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET, MOBILE

    For two days, the Louvre Museum invited the world's leading experts to come and scrutinise "their Watteaus", a splendid collection, the masterpieces of which are the "Pilgrimage to Cythera" and the "Gilles".

    Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) was one of the most prominent masters of the French school.
    But he is also the subject of a paradox. The artist of the "fêtes galantes" achieved recognition during his lifetime, and yet all his major works are surrounded in mystery, and raise unanswered questions as to their origins, meanings and history.

    Should the infamous "Pilgrimage to Cythera" be interpreted as an arrival or a departure? For whom and why was the no less infamous "Gilles" painted? Why does an air of melancholy envelop the most light-hearted subjects? Does it come from the artist himself? Or is it just an effect of our modern perspective?

    These questions, and many others, have been the subject of much attention. Today, Watteau is one of the French painters that has sparked the most writings and yet he remains one of the most mysterious. Perhaps because he always attempted to disguise his intentions, was voluntarily ambiguous and never revealed his true colours.

  • THE HIDDEN LIVES OF WORKS OF ART

    POUSSIN

    The Poussin Study Day at the Beaux-Art Museum in Lyon, on a single work "The Flight into Egypt", the latest acquistion in association with the Louvre Museum, for a total of 17 million euros.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      NEUMANN (STAN), GARCIAS (JULIETTE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, MUSEE DU LOUVRE - SERVICE CULTUREL - PRODUCTIONS AUDIOVISUELLES, CAMERA LUCIDA PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2010

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET, MOBILE

    The Poussin Study Day at the Beaux-Art Museum in Lyon, on a single work "The Flight into Egypt", the latest acquistion in association with the Louvre Museum, for a total of 17 million euros.

    The Louvre Museum reveals the intriguing lesser-known story of "The Flight into Egypt".

    This documentary highlights a whole area of the history of works that museums and experts generally prefer to keep quiet - the issue of ownership and authentification, and by extension, price, which propels art history into law manuals and the law courts.

    Complaints, prosecutions, trials and convictions are now a daily part of the lives of works of art and of those who are in charge of them.
    The issue of expertises and laboratory reports as legal arguments is the main topic of this episode, which is unlike the others in The Hidden Lives of Works of Art series, and examines a different aspect of the material lives of the works.

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