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  • 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 New
    • 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.

  • 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...

  • MARVELS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

    THE CAIRO MUSEUM OF COPTIC ART, EGYPT

    The Coptic museum, founded in 1910 by Morcos Smeika Pacha, is the world’s richest museum of Coptic art. 

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      AUFFRET (JEROME-CECIL)

    • Producer(s):

      BONS CLIENTS (LES), ASSOCIATION DES MUSEES DE LA MEDITERRANEE, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The Coptic museum, founded in 1910 by Morcos Smeika Pacha, is the world’s richest museum of Coptic art. 

    It houses an exceptional collection of objects, textiles, icons and manuscripts, featuring artefacts produced between 300 and 1000 A.D.. Nearly 16,000 pieces are exhibited in twelve different sections. 

  • SMART SECRETS OF GREAT PAINTINGS

    10 - A LADY IN HER BATH (1571) BY FRANCOIS CLOUET

    A LADY IN HER BATH (circa 1571), by François Clouet, bears witness to a period in which the pleasure of the senses and the spirit were caught up in religious conflict.

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      COGITORE (CLEMENT), FRANKLIN (CARLOS)

    • Producer(s):

      LES POISSONS VOLANTS, ARTE FRANCE, POISSONS VOLANTS (LES) DOUBLON, POISSONS VOLANTS (LES)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2015

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A LADY IN HER BATH (circa 1571), by François Clouet, bears witness to a period in which the pleasure of the senses and the spirit were caught up in religious conflict.

    It gave rise to the despotic canons of beauty. 

  • SMART SECRETS OF GREAT PAINTINGS

    11 - WHERE DO WE COME FROM? WHAT ARE WE? WHERE ARE WE GOING? 1897, PAUL GAUGUIN

    The reclusive Paul Gauguin painted Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? (1897) during his voluntary exile in Tahiti, a lost paradise disfigured by colonial madness.

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      FRANKLIN (CARLOS)

    • Producer(s):

      LES POISSONS VOLANTS, ARTE FRANCE, POISSONS VOLANTS (LES) DOUBLON, POISSONS VOLANTS (LES)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2016

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The reclusive Paul Gauguin painted Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? (1897) during his voluntary exile in Tahiti, a lost paradise disfigured by colonial madness.

    This imaginary pantheon, which he considered to be his moral and artistic legacy, signalled the eruption of primal art into modern art.

  • SMART SECRETS OF GREAT PAINTINGS

    12 - TEMPTATIONS OF ST. ANTHONY, 1501 HIERONYMUS BOSCH

    The twilight of the Middle Ages was haunted by terrors and suspicions.

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      FRANKLIN (CARLOS)

    • Producer(s):

      LES POISSONS VOLANTS, ARTE FRANCE, POISSONS VOLANTS (LES) DOUBLON, POISSONS VOLANTS (LES)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2016

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The twilight of the Middle Ages was haunted by terrors and suspicions.

    To heal a world disfigured by suffering and fever, Jérôme Bosch used spectacular pictorial magic in the Temptation of Saint Anthony (1501). Through his paintbrush, he attempted to tame his gruesome demons.

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