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  • GUITAR, A SIX-STRINGED WEAPON

    For most of the 20th century, more than any other instrument, the guitar was a symbol of rebellion. Wielded by musicians from all walks of life, it was a weapon used to wage ideological battles, to fight the establishment and l...

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      PUJIZ (PIERRE-PAUL)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, WHAT'S UP FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    For most of the 20th century, more than any other instrument, the guitar was a symbol of rebellion. Wielded by musicians from all walks of life, it was a weapon used to wage ideological battles, to fight the establishment and light the fires of resistance.

    From blues to punk-rock, from rock 'n roll to Tropicália, from folk and protest song to hard rock and grunge, it has been brandished in anger against racial segregation, social injustice, war, dictatorship or conformism in the adult world...
    Discover the other story of the most popular instrument through the voices of guitarists such as Wayne Kramer, John Kay, Judy Collins or Lee Ranaldo. This is the story of how six simple strings managed to shake the planet as well as consciences.

  • TOM CRUISE, AN ETERNAL YOUTH

    After a career spanning 40 years, Tom Cruise does not seem to have developed one wrinkle. His legendary smile has dominated many blockbuster productions. This film will try to unveil the man behind the film icon.

    ART - CULTURE Presale
    • One-off

    • Provisional Delivery : August 2020
    • Director(s):

      BROCHIER (REGIS)

    • Producer(s):

      TOURNEZ S'IL VOUS PLAIT, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    After a career spanning 40 years, Tom Cruise does not seem to have developed one wrinkle. His legendary smile has dominated many blockbuster productions. This film will try to unveil the man behind the film icon.

    Although he was, for a long time, Hollywood's highest paid star, Tom Cruise is also a secret and tormented actor whose break-ups and Scientology beliefs provide regular fodder for the tabloids. 

  • CITIZEN JANE FONDA

    Very few Icons have at once embodied the Myths of their own country while revealing its contradictions: heiress of the Hollywood star system and muse of the French auteur Cinema, Academy Award winning actress and committed prod...

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      PLATARETS (FLORENCE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, AGAT FILMS ET CIE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Very few Icons have at once embodied the Myths of their own country while revealing its contradictions: heiress of the Hollywood star system and muse of the French auteur Cinema, Academy Award winning actress and committed producer, feminist and aerobic queen, activist and fearless businesswoman… 

    In a lifetime, Jane Fonda may have reconciled all the facets of America without renouncing her own integrity. Through her portrait, the film tells a social and political story while drawing the picture of a typically American phenomenon.

  • FANTASTIC MR. MURRAY

    Outside of his films, Bill Murray is almost always an elusive man. He hates interviews but isn't a misanthrope. He prefers to be where we don't expect him. This film reveals the extraordinary character behind the famous actor. 

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      BENHAMOU (Stéphane)

    • Producer(s):

      SIECLE Productions, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Europe.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, INTERNET, VOD

    Outside of his films, Bill Murray is almost always an elusive man. He hates interviews but isn't a misanthrope. He prefers to be where we don't expect him. This film reveals the extraordinary character behind the famous actor. 

    From Wilmette, the small town in Illinois where he grew up; to New York, where he established his fame in the Saturday Night Live; to Chicago, where he made his debut; Paris which fascinated him and Los Angeles which he hates – we will meet witnesses who will help us understand this one-off character.
    The structure pays homage to one of his instant classics: Groundhog Day. A never ending quest with its share of humor, tenderness, mystery and nonsense.
    Each day of this film deals with an aspect of his life from his childhood to nowadays: his personality, a place, a key moment in his career. Each day unravels a little more of the mystery and teach us more about his life and journey. Bill Murray's character in Groundhog Day wants to know everything about Andie MacDowell's tastes and avoid any mistake in hope of seducing her one day. Like him, the narrator of our film wants to take every parameter into account for the day he will finally manage to meet Bill Murray.

  • JOHNNY CLEGG, THE WHITE ZULU

    1988. In only few months, South African musician Johnny Clegg, an almost unknown artist, has sold millions of albums. With his hit Asimbonanga, which paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, he was instantly propelled to the rank of wor...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      MESTARI (Amine)

    • Producer(s):

      GOYAVE, SCREENSHOT GROUP, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    1988. In only few months, South African musician Johnny Clegg, an almost unknown artist, has sold millions of albums. With his hit Asimbonanga, which paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, he was instantly propelled to the rank of worldwide star and became the symbol of the struggle against apartheid.

    "Johnny Clegg, the white Zulu", Amine Mestari's documentary, relates his adventure.
    The exceptional adventure of a committed musician, crazy for dance, who has made the world loves his vision of a South African culture that allows everyone, black and white, to express themselves and make it possible to get along.
    Apartheid wanted to separate blacks from whites, Johnny Clegg brought them together by mixing English and Zulu, African rhythms and rock. In the early 1970s, he invented a unique style, that is unlike any other, and made it a political art.
    His story and that of his music are in line with the history of South Africa and his long journey to freedom.

  • MICHAEL JACKSON, GONE TOO SOON

    2009 : the best-selling music artist of all times brutally disappeared, leaving the world grieving. Today, his father, brothers, friends, managers, employees, dancers and choreographers remember their Michael. 

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      GANZMANN (Gilles)

    • Producer(s):

      JARA PROD

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      English

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    2009 : the best-selling music artist of all times brutally disappeared, leaving the world grieving. Today, his father, brothers, friends, managers, employees, dancers and choreographers remember their Michael. 

    His talent, unique personality, his obsession with perfection and the events that led to his sudden death. Including Joe Jackson's last interviews.

  • BUILDING ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

    From the 60s until today, the doc retraces the life of this American icon. It also sheds a new light on his career as it shows every step is a part of his ambitious plan. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the living and breathing versio...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      MOMCILOVIC (JEROME), JUZA (CAMILLE)

    • Producer(s):

      PETIT DRAGON, ELEPHANT DOC, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Europe.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV

    From the 60s until today, the doc retraces the life of this American icon. It also sheds a new light on his career as it shows every step is a part of his ambitious plan. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the living and breathing version of the American Dream… although he’s not American.

    Now, nearly forty years after Terminator, everyone has learned to say “Arnold Schwarzenegger”. And no one is astonished anymore. His story has travelled the globe; one of the last great legends of America– “The leaving, breathing incarnation of the American dream”, as he himself likes to put it. It is the story of a young Austrian fascinated by grandeur that became the number one bodybuilder, the number one Hollywood actor, and the governor of California. Most importantly, it is the story of uncommon drive: that of a self-made man who knew how to patiently mold reality into the shape of his childhood dream.
    And if this story is familiar to us today, and if nothing here astonishes us anymore, that is perhaps because the world has taken on his image.  It is perhaps because he came, like the Terminator himself, to predict our future. Today, bodybuilding has become common practice, newspapers continuously talk of our cyborg future, Donald Trump is in the White House and reality seems to have turned irreversibly into a spectacle. The story of Arnold Schwarzenegger is also our own: that of an era governed by the law of images, more fascinated than ever by the cult of ambition, impatient to be done with humanity in order to finally replace it with the reign of the machines.
    So it is time, now that Schwarzenegger is over 70 and no longer looks much like a cyborg, to tell the story of the making of this legend that can speak volumes of our dreams, and also our nightmares.

  • DR. JACK AND MR. NICHOLSON

    No one can resist his killer smile. With his immediately recognizable physique, Jack Nicholson is a far cry from the Californian playboy, at once undeniably sexy, yet singularly scary... How did this common young man become the...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      NOBECOURT (EMMANUELLE)

    • Producer(s):

      MORGANE PRODUCTION, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    No one can resist his killer smile. With his immediately recognizable physique, Jack Nicholson is a far cry from the Californian playboy, at once undeniably sexy, yet singularly scary... How did this common young man become the icon of counterculture overnight?

    His sharp eye and arched brow give his disarming magnetism a hint of menace, as if he might go for your throat at any moment with a howl of Machiavellian laughter. In a Hollywood career spanning more than 50 years, Nicholson has conquered everyone, becoming the archetypal star who lives according to his own rules.

    With more than 60 movie credits to his name, and having worked with many of the best directors, from Roman Polanski to Stanley Kubrick, Elia Kazan, Michelangelo Antonioni and Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson has helped to redefine the notion of actor and remodel the American cinema landscape. Unmoved by critical approval, polemic, or convention, Nicholson remains the most elusive of American actors. For more than five decades, he has hauled his frame through Hollywood like a predator stalking the jungle, always on the alert, never satisfied, and fiercely free.

  • GREETINGS FROM PLANET SMURF

    The Smurfs are 60 this year. But what is the true story behind these tiny cartoon characters who became world-famous icons? From Bruxelles to Dubai by way of Paris and Los Angeles, follow a road-trip tracing the globally renown...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      PANIS (JEAN-MARC)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, FLAIR PRODUCTION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The Smurfs are 60 this year. But what is the true story behind these tiny cartoon characters who became world-famous icons? From Bruxelles to Dubai by way of Paris and Los Angeles, follow a road-trip tracing the globally renowned blue imps.

    Schtroumpfs, Smurfs, Pitufis, Lan-shin-ILings ou Schlumpfs, everybody knows them. But what are they really?
    Why 99 males and one female ? Why are they blue ? And what is the secret of their success ? In a trip around the world, we will discover how far goes smurfmania.

  • BARBRA STREISAND BECOMING AN ICON

    This film recounts the first female megastar’s unstoppable rise. It examines Streisand’s rise to fame and how she shaped and influenced her entire artistic lineage, and embodied the cause of women and homosexuals.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      MAUPIED (NICOLAS)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, ROCHE PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This film recounts the first female megastar’s unstoppable rise. It examines Streisand’s rise to fame and how she shaped and influenced her entire artistic lineage, and embodied the cause of women and homosexuals.

    Today's powerful pop divas - Madonna, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé and so on - trace their descent back to the mother of all Queen Bees: Barbra Streisand.
    Streisand's achievements rank her among the Hollywood greats. Her acting, singing and dancing talents have won her numerous awards including two Oscars, nine Golden Globes, eight Grammys and five Emmys. The kooky, odd-looking mezzo-soprano redefined people's notions of beauty and showed that a female star could be a strong, liberated, unconventional woman, paving the way for the "girl power" generation of female vocalists.
    From "funny girl" to first female mega-star, discover her life-story from her birth in 1942 to 1983, when her fame was at its peak, and see how she became an icon who shaped and influenced generations of female performers while embodying the causes of women and gays.

  • TARZAN, THE MAN BEHIND THE LEGEND

    He is a super hero who never goes out of fashion. He is exotic, entertaining and highly accessible. The film recounts the circumstances surrounding the birth of the character, the reasons for his success, and how did each gener...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      DE YOUNG (Robert)

    • Producer(s):

      FRENCH CONNECTION FILMS, ARTE FRANCE, LOWLANDS MEDIA

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except New Zealand and Australia).

    • Production year:

      2016

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    He is a super hero who never goes out of fashion. He is exotic, entertaining and highly accessible. The film recounts the circumstances surrounding the birth of the character, the reasons for his success, and how did each generation re-invent and re-interpret him.

    Tarzan was born in 1912 in an American newspaper, penned by Edgar Rice Burrough. The young writer was far from imagining that he had just created one of the major characters of the 20th century.
    This key character of popular culture, known all over the world, has become a myth: 28 novels translated into 56 languages and sold 50 million copies, 15 000 comic strips, 200 films or episodes of television series…

  • BORSALINO, A HAT IN HOLLYWOOD

    The word "Borsalino" today designates a felt hat. The Borsalino family brand has become a household name, like that of Tupperware, Kleenex or Walkman.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      VIOLA (Enrica), ROTA (PAOLA)

    • Producer(s):

      UNAFILM, FILMS D'ICI 2 (LES), ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2015

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL

    The word "Borsalino" today designates a felt hat. The Borsalino family brand has become a household name, like that of Tupperware, Kleenex or Walkman.

    The quality felt hat, born in a small family factory in Alessandria in the 1850s, rose in status from manufactured object to veritable international myth when the craftsmanship of a small provincial town met the Hollywood dream. This film recounts the history of the manufacture of this myth, which has close ties to the history of cinema in the early 20th century.
     
    Also available: feature-length version (79').

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