This visually stunning monumental work is an emphatic reminder of the enduring threat of total annihilation by nuclear weapons.
The driving electro soundtrack was composed especially for the film by electronic music quartet The Acid. Intentionally non-chronological, THE BOMB edits together footage of missile tests, military parades, and instructional films.
Sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, the film was conceived for projection onto meter-high, 360-degree screens. As classic silent films, it was to be presented with live music performed by The Acid. However, the work also unfolds its full impact on home screens.
"A multimedia experience that shocks, shakes and, above all, opens your eyes." (The Upcoming).
Under the camera of Benoît Puichaud, the actors Monia Chokri, Anne Dorval, Vincent Cassel, Melvil Poupaud, but also Odile Tremblay (film critic) or André Turpin (cinematographer) are enthusiastic about the little genius of Canadian cinema who has conquered the world of cinema with his films, which are both deeply embodied and very fresh. Mature for some (Nathalie Baye), insolent for others (Thierry Frémaux), all agree in describing a young man who is passionate, creative, a perfectionist and... in a hurry..
Seated in his office in Paris, one day of October 1971, Michel Debré, minister of the Defence declares: We choose the Larzac as it is a deprived land. With no prior dialogue, his decision to extend the military camp of the Larzac is made. The first reaction of the peasants is radical: "If they want our farms and lands, we'll leave them dead and we won't be the only dead around". He sets an unanimous wave of protestations and resistances; the beginning of an amazing struggle, that will last for ten years until the elections for Presidency of May 1981..
In 2007, the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy painted a series of political works around Palestine, only to have them cut down and sold off to the highest bidder. A stylish examination of public space and the commodification of street art, narrated by Iggy Pop..
‘Lady Day’ was one of the greatest jazz vocalists the world ever heard. In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Before her mysterious death in 1978, Lipnack Kuehl had taped over 200 hours of interviews. The tapes have never been heard. Now they form the basis of an atmospheric, multi-layered documentary that captures the many complex facets of a proud black woman, violent drug addict, loyal friend, vindictive lover and unforgettable singer of ‘God Bless The Child’, ‘Saddest Tale’ and the haunting ‘Strange Fruit’..
Linkeroever is a suburb of Antwerp. This piece of land, surrounded by highways, industry and a river, is cut off from the city and lives its own life. For decades it has been the perfect wasteland to project plans for the future city. Napoleon, Le Corbusier, Henri Van de Velde and many others dreamed their ultimate city on Linkeroever but without result. Annapolis, Giant City is a film in which architecture and urban design are directly related with the people who live in it. In our human urge to control things, architects and inhabitants keep on dreaming the city and shaping their lives..
Damien Samedi is 43 years old. When he was a child in his Belgian village on the banks of the river Meuse, they called him the “Petit Samedi”. To his mother, Ysma, Damien is still her child, the one she never abandoned when he got caught up in drugs. A son who sought to protect his mother despite it all, a man attempting to liberate himself from his addictions and faces his past to get through..
In the Philippines, women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. In one of the many training centers dedicated to domestic work, a group of trainees are getting ready to face both homesickness and the possible abuses lying ahead during a series of role-playing exercises..
Based on interviews with philosophers, sociologists and psychologists, and illustrated with archive footage, the film explains how social change works, why our moral landscape today changes so fast and how we can avoid polarization.
When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world are left to piece together the clues to a brutal murder and expose a global cover up perpetrated by the very country he loved..
When two of artist Barbora Kysilkova’s most valuable paintings are stolen from a gallery at Frogner in Oslo, the police are able to find the thief after a few days, but the paintings are nowhere to be found. Barbora goes to the trial in hopes of finding clues, but instead she ends up asking the thief if she can paint a portrait of him. This will be the start of a very unusual friendship. Over three years, the cinematic documentary follows the incredible story of the artist looking for her stolen paintings, while at the same time turning the thief into art..
Every morning, Cécile takes her car for her round as a nurse in the countryside of Bordeaux. With her presence both distant and reassuring, she treats, heals, cleans, puts ointments, brushes, dresses up, rubs, wipes, injects, watches over her patients..
For the first time in his 40-year career, Arno Hintjens allows a filmmaker to follow his creative process. The documentary follows him during the recording of his latest album, 'Human Incognito’, and on tour throughout Europe, the US and Japan. Arno - Dancing Inside My Head offers an intimate portrait of the 67-year-old Belgian rocker..
Lettre d’un cinéaste à sa fille is a playful, free and personal film in the form of a letter, a film interwoven with a thousand stories knit together with different textures, a book of images where a filmmaker shows the images and the stories he wants to share..
The portrait of the family of a Brussels drag queen composed of four generations in their dressing rooms during a show. As facial features ae covered by multiple layers of makeup and imbibed in alcohol, jokes are made and they open their hearts and tackle certain difficult questions..
Shakespeare's 'King Lear' travelling on the dusty and risky roads to the remotest forgotten villages in the mountains of Turkey where even drinking water can hardly reach, turns delicately into 'Queen Lear' in the hands of a peasant-women theatre group. In the early 2000s, a handful of peasant women from the mountains of southern Turkey formed a theater group, which later became the subject of the documentary, The Play. The women acted out their own life stories in the village, and the play changed their lives. Now, they take to the road with an adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear, traveling the dusty, dangerous roads to the farthest-flung mountain villages where there isn't even running water. On the road, their lives merge with the world of King Lear and become bound up with "the ...
The touching portrait of eight-year-old Sasha, who questions her gender and in doing so, evokes the sometimes disturbing reactions of a society that is still invested in a biological boy-girl system of thought..
Spring 2017, in between the two rounds of the French presidential election. Pierre, a 25-year-old scholarship holder studying in a big Parisian school, lives with 75-year-old Francine, who is disabled and wheelchair-bound. Politically and socially opposed, they are perplexed and disoriented as they witness the unfolding electoral spectacle. While waiting for the results, they engage with each other, as Pierre tries to take care of Francine’s body and she attempts to heal his voiceless resentment..
1910. Charlotte Dufrène, a former demimondaine secluded in elegant society close to Paris, has to accept a strange proposal : to become the pretend companion of Raymond Roussel, an eccentric writer and secret homosexual. She would spend twenty-three years by his side, accompanying him right to the end of a hallucinat-ed quest. From Brussels, where she then retreats, she recalls the day preceding this decisive meeting and the flamboyant celebration that was then given in her honour..
This fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave by artists Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard combines drama and reality.
Featuring contributions by Cave's family and collaborators like Warren Ellis, Blixa Bargeld and Kylie Minogue, the film is both the ultimate rock star performance and a frank and intimate look behind the facade. Sundance Winner for Best Documentary.
"Bakolo Music International" has just celebrated the group's 70th anniversary. This year they are setting off on a new international tour. Whatever awaits them on their travels, the musicians from Bakolo will continue to play the rumba until their last movement is a guitar chord, their last breath a saxophone solo and their last step a dance step..
In 2016 a controversial deal was signed between the European Union and Turkey to stop refugees from making the short, yet perilous crossing to the Greek islands. The refugees who do make it to these islands, must wait indefinitely for their asylum cases to be processed. This documentary portrays the unusual transit zone the island of Lesvos has become, through the eyes of two Pakistani refugees and a local fishing community..