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  • THE HIDDEN LIVES OF WORKS OF ART

    As part of a Louvre Museum initiative, the worlds' leading experts on Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, Watteau, Raphael and Poussin joined forces to rediscover and study the masters' works that were de-hung and de-framed for the o...

    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:

      2013

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

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

    As part of a Louvre Museum initiative, the worlds' leading experts on Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, Watteau, Raphael and Poussin joined forces to rediscover and study the masters' works that were de-hung and de-framed for the occasion.

    The masterpieces at the Louvre are real survivors!
    Throughout the centuries, they have managed to escape pillaging, fire, woodworm, pigment degradation, changing tastes, overpaints, heavy-handed restorations, mutilation by saw, attacks, ageing and oblivion. Some works have lived a clandestine life, under false identity, others, believed to be lost, have suddenly reappeared centuries later.

    An exceptional event, even for experts. In these collective investigations, each participant tries to shed light on the enigmas surrounding the works. A unique encounter between man and works of art.

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • GRAND'ART

    Grand'Art is a new prestigious documentary collection dedicated to the history of art.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Series (4 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      OBALK (HECTOR)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, ESTHO NEWS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2009

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Grand'Art is a new prestigious documentary collection dedicated to the history of art.

    Hector Obalk takes the viewer through visual presentations of the major names and moments in the history of art. Rather than reflecting upon artists' personal lives, the art market or the historical context of the work., the film focuses instead on painting and a love of painting - or architecture, sculpture and photography.

    Through the lens of his camera, Hector Obalk scrutinizes various works, concentrating on the pictures' details. The commentary is clear, sharp, original, expressive, caustic and sometimes dead-pan. The exceptionally high-quality images are entirely shot in HD.

    Art historian and writer Hector Obalk has written many essays on modern and contemporary art. He is an expert on the writings of Marcel Duchamp, and has published his correspondence (Thames & Hudson). He has collaborated on numerous magazines, and taken part in television programs. As a regular columnist on the magazine ELLE, his new approach to art has earned him recognition from the public at large.

  • MYTHS MADE ART

    Attitudes to "primitive" art have run the whole gamut over the last five centuries.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Series (24 Episodes available)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, LUDOVIC SEGARRA PRODUCTIONS, PROGRAM 33

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2010

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    Attitudes to "primitive" art have run the whole gamut over the last five centuries.

    This collection depictes - in no particular geographical or chronological order - 24 major works from Africa, Oceania, America, Asia and Europe. The objects reveal the collective imagination of their peoples and the world-view their peoples hold, as the viewer gains an understanding of the creation, the purpose and the history of each object, as well of the traditional and contemporary issues that surround it. These so called "primal" works, once mere objects of curiosity, were for a long time looked down upon before becoming simply a way for ethnographers to document peoples, but they have now been elevated to the status of veritable works of art.

  • HEARTHS OF CREATIVITY

    Documentary series in which each episode uses a work of art as a starting point for the exploration of a place and a period that were decisive in the history of the Western world.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      PORTRON (Jean-Loïc)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, PALETTE PRODUCTION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2005

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV

    Documentary series in which each episode uses a work of art as a starting point for the exploration of a place and a period that were decisive in the history of the Western world.

    This is an instructive and rather unusual journey through time. The collection "Sources of Creation" investigates the history of cities which have seen many an artist, intellectual and agitator create new forms and reinvent the world. It draws on a variety of visual sources such as paintings, sculptures, texts, illuminations, fiction and documentary excerpts from the beginning of the century, as well as modern slants on unchanging details of nature or of town life. Each episode recalls the upheavals, influences and contradictions of a specific place and time in history.

    In production : Venice, 1570

    2006 : Best Educational Film award at the Agon Festival (Greece) for AKHETATON, 1350 before Christ.

  • CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

    The cabinet of curiosities, a place of erudition and magic in the era when kings and princes were passionate about acquiring curious collections, has been back in vogue for some years. What is the reason for this worldwide craze?

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      ZEPTER (FREDERIQUE)

    • Producer(s):

      FILMICA PRODUCTION, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The cabinet of curiosities, a place of erudition and magic in the era when kings and princes were passionate about acquiring curious collections, has been back in vogue for some years. What is the reason for this worldwide craze?

    From the secret theatrum mundi of the great princes of the North of Italy to the imperial munificence of the Habsburgs, from the antechambers of the Bavarian dukes to the palaces of the Saxon electors, from the astrologers and “esotericists” of the Prague court to the initiated naturalists, apothecaries and scientists, our journey takes us to the heart of a fantastic Europe.
    The tale is truly fascinating!
    First appearing during the Renaissance, cabinets of curiosity represented man’s place in the universe. A prince’s ability to govern was measured by the knowledge he showed in the areas of sciences and the arts. Indeed, of all the existing cabinets, including those of apothecaries, merchants, gentry or scientists, it is the cabinets of princes that best illustrate this vision of man confronted with nature.
    In the cabinet of curiosities, where nature’s creative genius competed with that of mankind, the arena for this confrontation was art – which is at the heart of this documentary.
    Selection for the historical documentary prize at the Rendez-vous de l'Histoire 2021 

  • 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
    • Director(s):

      AUFFRET (JEROME-CECIL)

    • Producer(s):

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

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2015

    • Language(s):

      German, 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. 

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