New Programs

YAB YUM 52’

The rise and fall of the world's most legendary brothel

Yab Yum, Amsterdam's most legendary brothel, was forced to close its doors more than 10 years ago after the exclusive and vibrant club turned into a dodgy criminal hub.

Director Anna Maria van't Hek found those who once worked there; they share with her their turbulent past. They tell their extravagant and painful stories about Yab Yum's glory days and how it all went tragically wrong.

EXTREME ELEVATORS, SKY IS THE LIMIT 48’

Taking you to the next level

The elevator is an invisible means of transportation, yet it is the most used worldwide. More than a billion human beings take them every day.

Since its creation in 1853, it has followed the industrial evolution and accompanied innovative technologies.
Today, it is a sophisticated, high-performance piece of equipment.

When we enter an elevator, we are far from imagining all the innovations it has benefited from over the past decades.

WINONA RYDER, FIGHTING DEMONS 52’

Hollywood's anti-hero

Sensitive. Fragile. Crazy. Although Winona Ryder resists labels, the image of the outsider follows her all the way to the red carpet.

At 17, she was already one of Hollywood’s greats, but after being convicted of shoplifting, the young talent went quiet.

Now in her 50s, she is suddenly back, the antihero of Hollywood.

LOVE AND SEX IN ISRAEL 52’

A torn youth

The Promised Land is a recent state where religion and institutions are intertwined while mores and modernity clash.

In a country swept by conflicts since its creation, where carelessness and patriotism coexist, the youth torn between thousand-year-old traditions and Western influences must find its own way.

IN THE LAND OF THE BLACK BEE 52’

The turbulent life of a swarm

On the gentle slopes of a mountain, between the green ferns, sits a hive inhabited by hundreds of little black bees.

Through the four seasons, this film follows the life of a swarm from the inside. We witness the awakening in the spring, the rearing of new queens, the nuptial flight of the virgin queens and the subsequent ban of bumblebees, the massacre of the males, the pollination, and then, little by little, with the coming of winter, the return to the great sleep.

This film is an epic story set in a tiny wooden box.

THE BLOODY DECADE [8x45’]

Horror films of the '80s

This series tracks major theatrical releases, obscure titles, and straight-to-video gems, exploring the horror movies of the ‘80s. From “Shining” to the “Nightmare on Elm Street” saga and from “The Gremlins” to “The Thing”, the era was genuinely golden for the genre.

Topics include groundbreaking effects, the home video revolution, poster art and project marketing, sound design and musical scores, the 3-D resurgence, heroes and villains, sex and nudity, and much more.

Filled with countless clips and entertaining moments, this nostalgia trip through a game-changing decade made a generation of horror fans believe in the impossible.

BECOMING WOMAN 52’

The fight of a new life

Becoming a woman means, among other things, adopting a new voice, at the cost of long speech therapy sessions, but also a new wardrobe and a new walk.

Day after day, these people will have to tame their femininity to finally become who they have always been inside.

They have decided to free themselves from the gaze of others to fight the battle for a new life.

ANIMAL DESTINIES [7x52’]

Survival strategies

In the African savannah, life is a succession of challenges that must be overcome if one wants to see the next day. Growing up, finding food, moving around, breeding, all these vital needs require coming up with survival strategies that can be perilous.

Through the fate of various animals, the whole theatre of life is revealed with its constant struggles punctuated by brief moments of respite.

PARMESAN, THE GRATE WAR 52’

The second most counterfeited food product in the world

Is Parmesan a luxury product or a mass-market food? In any case, it is a product whose production has been jealously guarded for centuries in the Po Valley in Italy. Thefts of whole wheels have multiplied there, and a parmesan cheese bank has even been created in an ultra-secure place.

While certain production methods are under debate, the United States, a country with little regard for Protected Designation of Origin and traditions, offers a US version of the famous Italian cheese.

The second most counterfeited food product in the world, Parmesan has flooded restaurant tables and supermarkets.

CAMBODIA, THE KHMER MAGIC 52’

An episode from the series
FLAVORS

With its legendary temples and heavenly beaches, Cambodia has many treasures to offer.

This land steeped in ritual and belief has managed to modernize itself, as evidenced by its capital, Phnom Penh, and its Art Deco architecture.

Far from the frenzy of the cities, some inhabitants have managed to preserve their natural and artistic heritage.

THE REALM OF ANTS 52’

United to survive

In the garden of a country house, a colony of Rufibarbis ants wakes up after the winter.

In the six months from spring to autumn, it faces the age-old challenge of survival.

The hard workers, the dedicated soldiers, and the precious queen join forces to meet the demands of reproduction and to fight the dangers of theft, slavery, or flooding.

THAILAND, THE PARADISE ISLANDS 52’

An episode from the series
FLAVORS

If paradise exists somewhere on our planet, it may well be in southwest Thailand with dream islands, white sandy beaches that glisten in the sun, and crystal-clear waters.

The Andaman Gulf is home to magnificent archipelagos, stunningly beautiful landscapes, and unspoiled nature in the heart of a welcoming tropical region.