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  • CHAPLIN - THE ESSANAY: THE ULTIMATE RESTORATION

    After leaving Sennett's Keystone Studios, where he had spent his year of apprenticeship in cinema, Charles Chaplin became a worldwide star at 10 times his former salary by joining The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in Janua...

    CLASSICAL FILMS
    • Director(s):

      CHAPLIN (Charles)

    • Producer(s):

      FILM PRESERVATION ASSOCIATES

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    After leaving Sennett's Keystone Studios, where he had spent his year of apprenticeship in cinema, Charles Chaplin became a worldwide star at 10 times his former salary by joining The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in January 1915. For the first time, his name was on the credits ! 

    The series was called "Essanay-Chaplin brand", and Essanay was the first to sell merchandising rights for a movie character. In one year, Chaplin was to star in and direct 16 hilarious films, including his iconic The Tramp - each release breaking a new record in sales. Like the two previous series (Keystone and Mutual), these will be newly restored. They will sparkle! The restoration of the Essanay comedies will conclude the restoration of the Chaplin films, now 100 years old, and will amaze future generations in their second century.
     

  • CHILDREN'S FACES

    In Saint-Luc, the highest village of Europe, Jean does not manage to admit the death of his mother. Jean is persuaded that his mother-in-law is cruel, the children get to hate her.

    CLASSICAL FILMS
    • Director(s):

      FEYDER (JACQUES)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1923

    • Language(s):

      German, English, Danish, French

    • Rights:

      DVD

    In Saint-Luc, the highest village of Europe, Jean does not manage to admit the death of his mother. Jean is persuaded that his mother-in-law is cruel, the children get to hate her.

    His father, Pierre Amsler, dreams with getting remarried: he wishes to marry Jeanne Dubois, widow herself and mother of small Arlette. Jean is persuaded that his mother-in-law is cruel, the children get to hate her.

    Starring Victor Vina, Jean Forest, Pierrette Houyez, Rachel Devirys
    Original Music by Antonio Coppola interpreted by the Octuor de France
    Restored version
    Released en DVD by ARTE Video
    Bonus :
    - Documentary about the Music
    - Presentation of the movie by Serge Bromberg

  • MISTER FREEDOM

    Mister Freedom, an American righter of wrongs, a sort of spceage Rambo, arrives to solve France's problems and free the country from the Yellow Peril and the Red Menace.

    CLASSICAL FILMS
    • Director(s):

      KLEIN (WILLIAM)

    • Producer(s):

      FILMS PARIS NEW YORK

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1968

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, CINEMA

    Mister Freedom, an American righter of wrongs, a sort of spceage Rambo, arrives to solve France's problems and free the country from the Yellow Peril and the Red Menace.

    After a series of cockeyed adventures, fighting Red China Man (a gigantic balloon), Moujik Man (Philippe Noiret) and Marie-Madeleine (Delphine Seyrig), he succeeds only in wreaking havoc and destruction, just as he did in Vietnam. The style of the film is a no holds barred satire on the great events that shape our times. The sets and costumes are inspired by hardcore comic-books. The plot contains crazy violence, twists and turns, primeval politics, suspense, sex and slapstick. Audiences feel like they are at the circus until they realize they are watching the news.

    "Mister Freedom is the Ubu of our times, a thundering, allegorical farce that succeeds in recreating for the cinema a trip from which the film draws its inspiration. William Klein's relentlessly inventive, burlesque extravaganza is an invigorating and refreshing breath of fresh air." (Michel Capdenac - Les Lettres Françaises)

  • LE COUPLE TEMOIN

    The Minister of the Future selects a model couple and sets them up in an experimental apartment in the heart of New City, which is still under construction.

    CLASSICAL FILMS
    • Director(s):

      KLEIN (WILLIAM)

    • Producer(s):

      FILMS PARIS NEW YORK

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1976

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      CINEMA, NON-THEATRICAL, TV, DVD, INTERNET

    The Minister of the Future selects a model couple and sets them up in an experimental apartment in the heart of New City, which is still under construction.

    Electronic happiness, a massive hoax. What will life be like in France in the year 2000? How easy will it be to manipulate and program people? To find out, the Minister of the Future selects a model couple, Jean-Michel and Claudine (André Dussollier and Anémone) and sets them up in an experimental apartment in the heart of New City, which is still under construction. Taken in hand on arrival by two psycho-sociologists (Zouc and Jacques Boudet), the two guinea pigs' lives are dictated by a demented program. Every moment of their existence is dissected, their words, dreams, way of eating, being bored and making love. At the beginning, the experiment is a game. The couple's adventures are shown on TV with the whole country watching live. But gradually, in their closed world, things begin to go sour. What are all these tests for? What exactly are all these technicians after? The plot twists and turns down to the final send-up, a joyous explosion of slapstick. The experiment is a horrible flop like so many glorious initiatives of our schizo society.

    "It is incisive, never cursory, always subtle. The film makes you laugh from beginning to end, sometimes so hard you cry." (Alain Rémond - Télérama)

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