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  • NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS: THE SECRET OF THE BUILDERS

    In the Middle Ages, master builders reinvented the art of construction to erect the Gothic cathedrals. In Paris, a vast building site gave rise to the most famous of these stone wonders: Notre-Dame. Seven centuries passed betwe...

    HISTORY Presale
    • Series

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : October 2019
    • Director(s):

      BLANCHARD (EMMANUEL)

    • Producer(s):

      PROGRAM 33, FRANCE 5

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In the Middle Ages, master builders reinvented the art of construction to erect the Gothic cathedrals. In Paris, a vast building site gave rise to the most famous of these stone wonders: Notre-Dame. Seven centuries passed between the laying of the first stone and its restoration in the 19th century, during which time the cathedral witnessed some tumultuous moments in the history of France, from the most glorious to its darkest periods.

    This great historical sweep is told through a gripping documentary recreation using 3D animation, combined with exclusive footage and interview sequences to provide the context and explain the construction techniques to recount the destiny of the men and women who, driven by their faith, ambition and skill, built, embellished, and finally saved Paris’s cathedral. The Secrets of the Builders : Notre-Dame blends powerful drama and scientific rigor based on detailed historical research, resulting a in a new filmic language through which to recount history. The film is produced for France 5’s prime-time science slot. Historians, scientists, architects and engineers will be interviewed to bring factual elements to this epic story.

  • SAPIENS: THE NEW BEGINNING

    A discovery that revolutionizes all research on mankind’s origins. In remote Morocco, in 1960, in the archeological site of Jebel Irhoud, a remarkable find was made: remains of Homo Sapiens. Today we can date them back to 300.0...

    GREEN & SCIENCE Presale
    • Series

    • Provisional Delivery : November 2019
    • Director(s):

      JULIEN (Olivier)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, BELLOTA FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A discovery that revolutionizes all research on mankind’s origins.
    In remote Morocco, in 1960, in the archeological site of Jebel Irhoud, a remarkable find was made: remains of Homo Sapiens. Today we can date them back to 300.000 years old.

    A discovery that rewrites the story of Mankind’s origins, because up until now, the oldest remains found went back to 200.000 years ago! A revelation that not only stretches the timeline of Homo Sapiens’ story, but also changes the geography of where we came from, the whole sub-Sahara region.

  • CASTRO'S REVOLUTION VS. THE WORLD

    For 60 years, Fidel Castro was a thorn in the side of USA and a symbol of anti-imperialist struggle. Castro and his compatriots played a prominent role on the international stage and contributed to changing the world. 

    HISTORY Presale
    • Series

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : July 2019
    • Director(s):

      GOLD (MICK), JAUDEAU (Delphine)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, BROOK LAPPING PRODUCTIONS, TEMPS NOIR

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except English-speaking Canada, Sweden, French-speaking Canada, Norway and United Kingdom).

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    For 60 years, Fidel Castro was a thorn in the side of USA and a symbol of anti-imperialist struggle. Castro and his compatriots played a prominent role on the international stage and contributed to changing the world. 

    Award-winning producers Temps Noir (Cuba, an African Odyssey, Africa, history of a continent) and Brook Lapping (Obama Years, Putin, Russia and the West, Iran and the West) have put their talents together to produce a fascinating insider account of 60 years of Cuba’s history and its place in the world.
     
    Castro and his team changed the world in a way that was inconceivable for a mere Island in the Caribbean. By sending troops to fight alongside left--‐wing revolutionaries in Africa, and using soft power to influence other regimes in Latin America, Cuba–in Fidel’s words–"was a small country which behaved as if it had the resources of a great power". Moreover, he managed to get away with it for more than three decades.
     
    For the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution in 2019, with views from every side–the Cubans, the Russians, the Americans and the rest – this film will reveal the history of Cuba as never before.
     

  • ANIMAL ODYSSEY

    Each continent is associated with an animal. Their ancestors appeared with the disappearance of the dinosaurs often far for their present-day habitats. Over the past 65 million years, climate have changed, the continents have c...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY Presale
    • Series

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : February 2020
    • Director(s):

      JAPHET (WILLIAM), RIBIERE (Maurice)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, NARRATIO FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Each continent is associated with an animal. Their ancestors appeared with the disappearance of the dinosaurs often far for their present-day habitats. Over the past 65 million years, climate have changed, the continents have chifted and new predators have appeared provoking great migrations for suvival and the discovery of new horizons.

    A story of evolution scientists are only beginning to understand in this exciting Odyssey of animals.

  • A HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN WORKING CLASS

    The working class has played an essential part of European countries’ history – through revolutions, wars and social progress.  In 4 episodes of a spectacular tale, this show reminds us of what our societies owe to the workers’...

    HISTORY Presale
    • Series

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

      NEUMANN (STAN)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, LES FILMS D'ICI

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The working class has played an essential part of European countries’ history – through revolutions, wars and social progress.  In 4 episodes of a spectacular tale, this show reminds us of what our societies owe to the workers’ movements and its struggles.
     

    The story begins in the 18th century. But their fight carries on today. Much of our current democracies’ institutions and values flow from older working class demands: universal suffrage or social solidarity are some of its most telling examples. Our culture – the way we dress, the songs we listen to, the movies we watch and the mass-media themselves – heavily relies on the workers’ erstwhile popular culture. Finally, all across Asia, Africa and Latin America, millions of women and men experience lives similar to the 18th and 19th centuries’ European working class. We will bring out the present’s ever looming shadow by constantly flowing back and forth between history and current situations. Those contemporary testimonies and photographs will help us gather the threads of memory between yesterday and nowadays together again.

  • AN OPERA FOR AN EMPIRE

    Famous for its ghost, the Garnier Opera House is above all the product of a titanic building site and the window of a time, the Second Empire. From 1852 to 1870, eighteen years of flamboyance made Paris the capital of modernity...

    HISTORY Presale
    • One-off

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : April 2020
    • Director(s):

      Cabouat (Patrick)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, BEL AIR PRODUCTION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Famous for its ghost, the Garnier Opera House is above all the product of a titanic building site and the window of a time, the Second Empire. From 1852 to 1870, eighteen years of flamboyance made Paris the capital of modernity and the seat of "the civilization of opera".

    This 90-minute documentary aims to tell the story of the great Paris construction of the Garnier Opera House, which lasted 14 years (from 1861 to 1875). While plunging into the backstage, its wheels and its legends, it will explain the special place it occupied in what Nietzsche called the "civilization of opera", the golden age of the bourgeoisie based on the appearance and the spectacular, which was then put in place. By the admission of Charles Garnier, the Opera as a whole was to serve as stage for the new elite of the time. From the story of its construction and architectural details, we will open windows on historical, social, political and artistic themes that will be treated to the image by paintings, period photos, film clips, animations in 3D and historical evocations (fiction). We will also call on specialized speakers on these different themes. Interviewed in studio and in situ, they will guide us, step by step, in this building still alive and full of anecdotes. Throughout the story, we will also follow the myth of the ghost, invented from scratch by the novelist Gaston Leroux, and so well integrated into the monument that it remains today THE symbol and an important key to understanding. Finally, music and ballet will be present in this film, in the form of musical excerpts and lyrical performances.

  • THE DEEP MED

    After “700 Sharks”, “Diving with the Coelacanth” and “Expedition Antarc­tica”, Laurent Ballesta has yet again challenged himself to a new world record: spend 28 days at a depth of 100 meters, pushing the limits of his body to r...

    GREEN & SCIENCE Presale
    • One-off

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

      KEBAILI (GIL)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, LES GENS BIENS PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    After “700 Sharks”, “Diving with the Coelacanth” and “Expedition Antarc­tica”, Laurent Ballesta has yet again challenged himself to a new world record: spend 28 days at a depth of 100 meters, pushing the limits of his body to reveal the luxuriant and unknown depths of the Mediterranean.

    The Mediterranean. Because people have been travelling there for thousands of years, it is be­lieved to be without secrets. And yet, far below its surface, lie vast unexplored territories, luxurious gardens worthy of the finest tro­pical coral reefs. These natural wonders are inaccessible to the traditional diver, in a twilight zone, between 60 and 120 m, where there’s less than 1% of sunlight. If diving at such depths is always a challenge, staying there is a fan­tasy, a utopia that becomes reality in Planet Mediterranean.
    In the tradition of Commander Cousteau and his «houses under the sea», the team of diver-photo­grapher Laurent Ballesta is under­taking a new world-record setting mission in complete freedom and without time limit.

  • SAVING EGYPT’S TEMPLES

    This film retraces the pharaohs’ – from Ramses II to Cleopatra – and the Romans’ steps to better understand the turbulent history of their temples up until their rescues. Thanks to an unprecedented international mobilization, d...

    HISTORY Presale
    • One-off

    • Watch
    • Provisional Delivery : March 2019
    • Director(s):

      LEMAITRE (OLIVIER)

    • Producer(s):

      SEQUANA MEDIA PRODUCTIONS, LEMAITRE (OLIVIER)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This film retraces the pharaohs’ – from Ramses II to Cleopatra – and the Romans’ steps to better understand the turbulent history of their temples up until their rescues. Thanks to an unprecedented international mobilization, discover an exceptional heritage saved at the cost of a "pharaonic" trip.

    When they returned from southern Egypt, travelers reported the existence of temples between the Nubian desert and the Nile. Majestic stone colossi emerging from the sands kept the doors and their secrets. For centuries, Abu Simbel, Dendur, Amada and other monuments were victims of looting, earthquakes, desert encroachment and floods, only to end up almost being swallowed up by the waters in the 20th century. In 1954, the announcement of the construction of a dam threatened the whole of Nubia and more than 20 ancient shrines. Some temples were dismantled in a hurry and relocated to artificial islands, others were even shipped abroad in places such as Madrid, Turin or even New York. Former construction site workers attest to the grueling working conditions during operations. We also present archives revealing the ingenious rescue plans explained in 3D animations.

  • THE BIRTH OF HAUTE CUISINE

    Haute cuisine is a modern luxury that was invented over a century ago by one man. Auguste Escoffier revolutionized French cooking and dining experience and made them a world reference in culinary arts. 

    HISTORY Presale
    • One-off

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : September 2020
    • Director(s):

      JULIEN (Olivier)

    • Producer(s):

      IMAGISSIME, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Haute cuisine is a modern luxury that was invented over a century ago by one man. Auguste Escoffier revolutionized French cooking and dining experience and made them a world reference in culinary arts. 

    He became the legendary chef of the first luxury hotels: the Ritz in Paris, the Savoy and Carlton in London, and then New York. He set the new model of modern gastronomy: organization in the kitchen, uniforms for the personnel, new recipes, hygiene measures, presentation of the dishes and service of course. Through reenactments, archives and interviews of starred-chefs from around the world, we will retrace the birth of haute cuisine and how the legacy of Escoffier remains today

  • THE CARAVAGGIO CASE

    April 2016, an earthquake shakes the art world. A masterpiece has just been uncovered. Today, we know it’s Caravaggio’s Judith and Holofernes. For two years we followed the countless upheavals among experts caused by its authen...

    ART - CULTURE Presale
    • One-off

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : September 2019
    • Director(s):

      BIAMONTI (FREDERIC)

    • Producer(s):

      LES BATELIERES PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    April 2016, an earthquake shakes the art world. A masterpiece has just been uncovered. Today, we know it’s Caravaggio’s Judith and Holofernes. For two years we followed the countless upheavals among experts caused by its authentication and determination of its worth. 

    We went behind the scenes of the closely knitted world of art experts to understand the secrets behind the assessment of an art piece that mixes science, historical analysis and intuition. The film offers a dive into an extraordinary investigation: Who is Caravaggio? Why does his name panic the market? Why are his paintings worth so much? What does this painting represent? How and who decides on an attribution? For two years, we had the rare privilege to follow the preparation of a public auction. In June 2019, a major auction is organized near where the painting was discovered. International buyers from around the world will gather there and this could turn into the art sale of the century.

  • MODIGLIANI AND HIS SECRETS

    Modigliani’s work is among the most recognizable in modern art, but we know almost nothing about the man himself. Based on an ongoing scientific study, the film reveals the secrets behind the myths surrounding this Bohemian art...

    ART - CULTURE Presale
    • One-off

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

      LOEUILLE (JACQUES)

    • Producer(s):

      LES DOCS DU NORD

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Modigliani’s work is among the most recognizable in modern art, but we know almost nothing about the man himself. Based on an ongoing scientific study, the film reveals the secrets behind the myths surrounding this Bohemian artist, to coincide with the centenary of his death in 1920.
     

    Born in 1884, Amedeo Modigliani left no legacy of correspondence or theoretical writings. The public interest in his work seems to be inversely proportional to the attention paid to his life by art historians. Today, some of his paintings achieve astronomical prices at auction (the 1917 work “Reclining Nude” sold in 2015 at Christie’s for more than 170 million dollars). In parallel, Modigliani is attracting fresh attention, and a handful of historians, art critics, and curators are keen to understand the man behind the legend.
    This film sets out to retrace his life, exploring key locations and relationships, and his influences. It will also draw on unprecedented scientific research studying 26 paintings and three sculptures by Modigliani held in French public collections.

  • TRACKING ARCTIC GIANTS

    All along the Arctic coast of Norway, there's a bloody battle going on between three different species: orcas, whales…and humans! And it's all over the vast schools of herring that migrate to the Frozen North to seek shelter th...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY Presale
    • One-off

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : May 2020
    • Director(s):

      Noirot (Didier)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, CINQUIEME REVE (LE)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    All along the Arctic coast of Norway, there's a bloody battle going on between three different species: orcas, whales…and humans! And it's all over the vast schools of herring that migrate to the Frozen North to seek shelter there in the fjords.! 

    Follow Didier Noirot, one of the world's greatest underwater cameramen, as he tracks down the giants of the deep - using 8K underwater cameras and drones - and dives right into the heart of the hunt. Orcas – or "killer whales" – have developed what is called the "carousel" technique for catching herring: they surround them with bubbles then drive them up to the surface. But now the other whales are no longer scared of joining in to claim their share of the booty. Then there are the humans, with their huge nets: they too are after the same prize. Who is going to win the Herring War?

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