37  programs found [.xls]
  • 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.

  • RENE GOSCINNY, ENTERTAINER OF THE GLORIOUS THIRTIES

    Father of Astérix and the Petit Nicolas, René Goscinny hid the destiny of a nomad with multiple influences behind his average Frenchman’s facetious ways.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      PODROVNIK (Guillaume)

    • Producer(s):

      JARAPROD, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Europe.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Father of Astérix and the Petit Nicolas, René Goscinny hid the destiny of a nomad with multiple influences behind his average Frenchman’s facetious ways.

    Forty years after the death of one of the most read French authors in the world, delve into his exceptional life during France’s “Glorious Thirties” (the 30 post-world-war years).

  • ROBIN HOOD - THE FIRST CELEBRITY OUTLAW

    A real-life or fictitious hero, Robin Hood is first and foremost a cultural reference. Everyone can identify with this character’s values and commitment, and it has been so for some 800 years. A review of this legendary figure’...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      NIZAN (JEAN-MARIE)

    • Producer(s):

      ZETA PRODUCTIONS, ARTE G.E.I.E

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A real-life or fictitious hero, Robin Hood is first and foremost a cultural reference. Everyone can identify with this character’s values and commitment, and it has been so for some 800 years.
    A review of this legendary figure’s impact.

    He is a hero celebrated on all continents across all media; an icon of popular culture, a model of virtue and commitment for all generations. But the documentaries about him are scarce. In these uncertain times, it is high time to revisit this star of social justice.
    Robin never out of fashion: oppressors and oppressed are always in the news. This film tells the fascinating saga of a popular and revolutionary icon present throughout all media; from children’s songs to literature, movies, TV, comics and, more recently, video games. The champion of the poor appeals to all generations, cultures and regions of the world.

  • 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…

  • SEX & MUSIC

    How, since the 1950s, have music and sex influenced each other? Between the intimate and the universal, this 4-episode documentary series recounts evolving mores, through song.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Series (4 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      BENASRA (Julie), MAHIEU (Chloé), PINELL (Lila), POCHON (Caroline), BRAMLY (VIRGILE), ABITBOL (LAURENT)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, SoFemmes productions

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    How, since the 1950s, have music and sex influenced each other? Between the intimate and the universal, this 4-episode documentary series recounts evolving mores, through song.

    In the 1950s, 3% of songs in the charts were about sex. In the 1970s, that figure had risen to 40%. And in 2009, sex featured in 92% of hits! Sex and music: their intertwined paths recount evolving mores, over the decades, but also our transgressions, our freedoms and our desires. Is it because songs have modelled our thoughts that our sexual behaviours have changed? Or is it our sexual behaviours that have influenced the world of music? Is Madonna forging a new image of women’s sexuality, or is her music inspired by women’s emancipation of preceding decades? Do heavy metal groups wear leather and studs because of SM influence, or has SM become sufficiently commonplace as to be put on display?
     
    In 4 chapters, this series shows the paths our identities and sexual leanings have taken, and how, via songs, we have gone from inhibition to a pronounced desire for pleasure.

  • SO GAY!

    The history of homosexuality in pop culture is awash with secrets, unexpected developments, drama and major acts of courage, which form part of History in general.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Series (2 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      DONZEL (MAXIME)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, AGAT FILMS ET CIE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The history of homosexuality in pop culture is awash with secrets, unexpected developments, drama and major acts of courage, which form part of History in general.

    It is no longer anything unusual to see homosexual characters in films or series. All the arts explore the theme, and numerous celebrities do not hide the fact that they are lesbian or gay. Yet not so long ago, it was a very complex matter to speak about homosexuality in popular culture, and those who did so had to find ingenious ways to approach the subject, and thus nudge mentalities forward to make homosexuals more accepted by the general public – and by themselves.

  • 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').

  • WELCOME TO THE CLUB

    Techno has become a culture in its own right, ranking among trendy music, and bringing together millions of people worldwide.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      PAILHE (Dimitri)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, BELLOTA FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Techno has become a culture in its own right, ranking among trendy music, and bringing together millions of people worldwide.

    Its DJs have become veritable stars. It is a global, worldwide culture, and its creators and fans alike share its common denominators of hedonism, a thirst for freedom, and a sense of suspended time via its musical trances.
     
    Thanks to Internet, but also thanks to emblematic festivals, the Techno movement is today undergoing exponential growth. What are the codes and the creative processes of this worldwide culture? Who are the leading players of this global movement? How does this music influence contemporary creation, and increasingly, the economy?

  • ROCKY IV, THE AMERICAN PUNCH

    Rocky IV is an emblematic movie, and constitutes a chapter in popular culture. When it was released in 1985, audiences from all over the world flocked to movie theatres. Rocky IV hits the spot, hard.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      KOURTCHINE (Dimitri)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET

    Rocky IV is an emblematic movie, and constitutes a chapter in popular culture. When it was released in 1985, audiences from all over the world flocked to movie theatres. Rocky IV hits the spot, hard.

    Rocky IV is dually symbolic - it embodies both the victory of the American boxer over the Soviet one and the victory of neo-liberalism over a dwindling socialism. The film fed a global popular culture that steamrolled everything in the US, in Europe and in the Eastern bloc countries.
     
    Still today, Rocky is held up as a model by some and is a subject of derision for others. An emblem of the 1980s, its culture and its heroes, the film will be the subject of an entertaining analysis of popular culture - which in itself is highly political.

    2015 : Etoiles de la SCAM (Paris - France).

  • SUCH A FAN!

    Not so long ago, fans were in roaming their idols’ shadows. But nowadays they have entered the limelight. But today, fans are becoming major players; discover those intriguing yet staple communities in the world of pop culture!

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      DONZEL (MAXIME)

    • Producer(s):

      AGAT FILMS ET CIE, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Not so long ago, fans were in roaming their idols’ shadows. But nowadays they have entered the limelight. But today, fans are becoming major players; discover those intriguing yet staple communities in the world of pop culture!

    Whether they are creators, lifestyle initiators or simply marketing tools for their stars, fans are not seen as “hysterical” individuals to be ridiculed anymore.

  • VHS REVOLUTION

    In the 80s, the VHS stirred up the winds of freedom from the United States to the USSR. Discover the amazing and crazy story of the little black box’s rise to cult status.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      KOURTCHINE (Dimitri)

    • Producer(s):

      TALWEG PRODUCTION, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2016

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In the 80s, the VHS stirred up the winds of freedom from the United States to the USSR. Discover the amazing and crazy story of the little black box’s rise to cult status.

    The last VCR manufacturer stopped producing them in 2016. But VHS lives on. An entire generation grew up with video cassettes. The current revival is also due to them revolutionizing our lives. Being able to record shows liberated people from TV programs’ tyranny; that provoked studios and TV channels’ ire as their cinema and ad revenue diminished.
    The second revolution sparked by VHS, camcorders and video rental shops was cheap movie production, which allowed for the creation of small budget movies that anybody could watch at home. Pornography thus enabled a massive video market growth, which in turn made gore more popular. For better or worse, VHS pushed the boundaries of decency and shaped droves of teenagers’ imagination through its horror and kitsch movies.
    Using testimonies by pioneers and witnesses of the times, delve into the feverish visual culture the media generated – with far-fetched examples of canine television games, seduction manuals, aerobics class while holding a baby, among others.

  • EUROVISIONS

    The event that creates trans-European shared memories since decades.

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      LABOREY (CLAIRE)

    • Producer(s):

      ZADIG PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except United States).

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The event that creates trans-European shared memories since decades.

    Each May, 40 European and not-so-European countries from Ireland to Azerbaijan send pop groups or singers to represent them in a contest between nations, filmed simultaneously by multiple television channels. With its classic pop numbers, catchy refrains, razzamatazz and over-the-top lighting, the annual ritual of the Eurovision Song Contest has held audiences spellbound for decades. Each country sees it differently. The Scandinavians and East Europeans love it. The French and British are more ambivalent. But year after year, it goes on attracting the biggest television audiences in the world. Almost 200 million viewers switch on to cheer their favourites. This documentary explores the enduring fascination of the Eurovision.
     
     

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