A film by Philippe Lioret
Bilal, a young 17 year old Kurdish boy, has travelled through Middle East and Europe to join his girlfriend, freshly immigrated to England. But his journey comes to an abrupt end when he is stopped on the French side of the Channel.
Having decided to swim across, Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train. There he meets Simon, a swimming instructor in the midst of a divorce. To impress his wife and win back her heart, Simon decides to risk everything by taking Bilal under his wing.
A film by Panos H. Koutras
Yiorgos is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There he meets Strella, a young transsexual prostitute. They spend the night together and soon they fall in love.
But the past is catching up with Yiorgos. With Strella on his side he will have to find a new way out.
An extraordinary and spellbinding relationship, a post-modern Greek tragedy in the glowing nights of Athens.
A film by Raphael Nadjari
A HISTORY OF ISRAELI CINEMA is the result of years of researches, studies, documentation, screening, interviews, some recorded - some to learn, to understand, to unfold.
Actors, thinkers, producers, filmmakers, professors, critics negotiated to build a narrative that remains fragile and incomplete. It is the process rather than the result that is shared here.
A film by Philippe Falardeau
Leon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. In the summer of '68, when Mom decides to leave everything behind to start a new life in Greece, Leon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain. Destroy the neighbours' house, become a professional liar and even, why not, fall in love with Lea. Together, they will overcome the pain of growing up when you feel abandoned.
A film by Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Magalie and Guillaume are just as much in love as the day they met. They live a quiet life in the suburbs, between modest dreams and a long awaited pregnancy.
Yet everything gets complicated when Guillaume is contacted by his estranged father. Guillaume learns that due to an agreement dating from the middle ages, he is heir to a genuine kingdom off the coasts of France and England.
Although at first the prospect of reigning over their own island kingdom is highly tempting, they will soon discover that reality is far from what they expected: a shabby, run-down, rock-filled land battered by Northern winds. And the five slightly deranged inhabitants of the island certainly won't be of any help...
A film by 8 directors
In September 2000, 191 governments committed to halve world poverty by 2015.
They defined 8 goals: The Millennium Development Goals.
We're only halfway to reaching these goals. The situation remains critical !
Eight filmmakers have engaged to share their vision of these major issues with the public.
A film by Raymond Depardon
Through a series of portraits, Raymond Depardon becomes a witness to farmer's lives, values, and family stories: all that binds them to the land, and its legacy. He questions what will become of these "people of the land".
A film by Sylvie Verheyde
1977. Stella, 11, lives just outside of Paris in a working class neighbourhood. Admitted into a famous Parisian school, she meets Gladys, the daughter of intellectual Argentinean Jews. Her new best friend will help her take her first steps into the real world.
A film by Claus Drexel
A storyless father, a devoted wife, a studious daughter.
A seemingly quiet family whose world is torn apart when they discover a sport bag full of bank notes.
Soon the image cracks, and they all start playing parts.
A film by Eric Forestier
Emma, a mysterious young woman, gradually discovers that she possesses a strange power: her lovers disappear once in contact with her.
François, an astronomer researching the phenomenon of black holes, meets Emma in an airport. He immediately falls in love with this beautiful and fascinating young woman. A love affair begins. But after a few days, François vanishes without a trace.
With the help of François' brother, Michel, Emma tries to solve the mystery of his disappearance- never suspecting that she may have something to do with it...