New Programs

POLYNESIA, HEAVEN ON EARTH [52’]

Exquisite little islands scattered over the Pacific Ocean

Polynesia, a word that resounds like a beguiling and mysterious invitation.

Since the first explorers, these small islands scattered over the Pacific Ocean have fascinated thanks to their beauty and have been likened to paradise on earth. But behind the clichés found on advertising leaflets lie a world, a people, stories, a culture, characters, whiffs and flavors that belong to a more authentic lifestyle.

This film is an exceptional journey through the Society Islands and the Tuamotu archipelago.

THE IMMORTALS [52’]

Living beings with superpowers

Living beings have a very variable lifespan; it can be centuries, years or just a few days but all eventually face extinction. Yet there are animals that defy both death and time. They are called tardigrade, lobster, naked rat-taupe and possess real superpowers that enable them to fight disease and aging.

In trying to unravel their mystery a question arises: do they have the secret of eternal life?

LA LA LA, A STORY OF MUSICALS [52’]

A playful panorama of an enchanting genre

More than a simple cinematographic genre, the musical is a state of mind, a kind of magic which can touch many things, our memories, of course, but also unexpected realms.

This film offers a playful panorama of an enchanting genre.

SLOVENIA, LAND OF THE BEAR [52’]

The secrets of a successful cohabitation

In Slovenia, on the edge of the last primary forests in Europe, man and bear coexist in peace. This small country has become a model in this respect. The animal has even inspired a rich and colourful folklore.

How did the Slovenians manage to live in harmony with the plantigrade? Breeders, researchers and even artists show us the way in a country where nature and traditions are still very much intertwined.

Over the seasons, this film crosses the paths of bears and humans in a magnificent and incredibly well-preserved ecosystem.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO: MOST WANTED! [52’]

A living legend of cinema

As a child, Leonardo DiCaprio had a big dream: he wanted to step into Hollywood's limelight and make film history. He pursued his goal with an iron will and natural talent.

Today, he has achieved everything - including winning an Oscar. Nevertheless, he is restlessly searching for new goals.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a man who lives his dreams, even with all their contradictions.

THE OTHER FRENCH GASTRONOMY [52’]

Northern France gastronomy

Close to the Belgian border, Northern France was better known for its earthy and basic country-style dishes than for its culinary sophistication. But things are changing and Lille, the main city, is fast becoming a gastronomic destination with new talents emerging.

This film unveils this transition from traditional cuisine to creative gastronomy steeped in the region’s roots and local products, showcasing dishes that deserve to be known.

ARKTIC, A 62 DAY SOLITARY JOURNEY [52’]

On and under the ice pack

In some parts of the world, climate change is more obvious than elsewhere.

French explorer Alban Michon, a specialist in ice diving, achieved a world first by crossing the Arctic "Northwest Passage" alone. Carrying over 180 kilos of equipment, Alban travelled nearly 500 kilometres, braving temperatures as low as -53°C.

This film is the story of this extraordinary adventure on and under the ice pack.

LOIRE VALLEY, A FRENCH TREASURE (THE) [52’]

Lush nature, majestic river, stunning castles

In the heart of France, the Loire valley is a rare and precious piece of land listed as a World Heritage Site.

Over a condensed 250 kilometres are incredible places and exceptional people.

With its lush nature, majestic river, numerous castles steeped in history and an authentic terroir, the Loire valley is a must-see destination for lovers of France and its culture.

THE LUCKY ZEBRA [52’]

Some fare better than others

In nature, there are the herbivores to whom nothing smiles right away (barely born already eaten) and others who fare better like THE LUCKY ZEBRA. How else to call this little male born in the dry season who, throughout his life, will enjoy a lucky star.

Confronted with drought, predators, competing males, he always manages to get by. Over the years, he has led without fail and damage the small harem he has patiently built.

But in the end, is it just luck or is this zebra just more cautious, skillful and smart than the others?

THE MAN WHO DEFIED AMERICA [52’]

The 30 years showdown between General de Gaulle and the USA

The hostility of the United States towards the General de Gaulle is not a secret anymore. Successive American administrations tried everything to subdue him without ever succeeding, using media manipulations or clandestine financing of his opponents to name a few strategies.

The showdown between the General and the USA would last 30 years.

This film explains the reasons behind this antagonism thanks to declassified archives and new testimonies. For the first time, it is now possible to recount this secret war which pitted de Gaulle against America from 1940 to 1969.

BECOMING DE GAULLE [52’]

A visionary from an early age

General Charles de Gaulle is a multi-faceted man. There is the savior, a leading figure in French history during WWII. There is the intimate man, the one who cuddled his trisomic daughter, loved the simplicity of family life and always in need of Yvonne, the woman of his life.

And then there is the lesser known side of the man, a visionary even from an early age.

This film tells the story of young Charles becoming General de Gaulle, the many challenges he imposed on himself. The story begins on November 22, 1890, and ends on June 18, 1940, in London.

CALABRIA, ESSENTIAL ITALY [52’]

The toe of the boot

Long overlooked, Calabria has become a choice destination for those who love Italy, sunshine and authenticity.

It offers the visitor unspoiled forests, pristine beaches, breathtaking landscapes and quaint villlages. There, the culture and the terroir are very much alive.

Steeped in Aragonese, Greek and Norman influences, Calabria is the quintessence of Italy and its lifestyle.