ARTEMIS QUARTET AT THE KONZERTHAUS

Looks and talent

98 mnHD
Created in 1989, the resolutely modern image of the Artemis Quartet has made these good-looking musicians real stars of the classical world. Over the years, the quartet has concentrated on playing both the romantic repertoire and contemporary music with great subtlety and acute...
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ARTHUR MILLER: MAN OF THE CENTURY

60 mnHD
Born in New York in the 1920s, Arthur Miller has created over the course of seven decades some of the most memorable stage plays in the world literature, becoming one of the greatest dramatists of the century. He never stopped to be curious and was always open to find new ways by pushing...
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ASIA EXPOSED

The camera never lies

16x23’HD
This series follows established photographers who are challenged to take on unusual and sometimes heart-wrenching topics, embarking on an eye-opening quests to capture such magical moments. Nothing is off limits: plastic surgery, drug addiction, "third sex", teenage smoking,...
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BAHIA, THE BAY OF ALL SAINTS

A poetic journey to the origins of Brazil

52 mn4K
Menelaw Sete, the "Brazilian Picasso", dreamed of a time when his country was a paradise, populated by people living in communion with nature. The arrival of greedy men from far away has upset everything. He saw the red of the blood they shed and the black of the men torn from...
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BELMONDO LE MAGNIFIQUE

Between arthouse films and popular movies

52 mnHD
With 74 films and 160 million tickets sold, Jean-Paul Belmondo has been the greatest star of French cinema. If the word "bankable" had existed at the time, it would have applied to him. People under 30 don’t know that he played with all the Nouvelle Vague directors:...
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BLACK CODE

When states play Big Brother

90 mnHD
This is a gripping account of how governments control and manipulate the internet in order to censor and monitor their citizens. With stories from exiled Tibetan monks trying to circumvent China’s surveillance apparatus, Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian...
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BUILDING MODERN PARIS: AN ESOTERIC VISION

52 mnHD
In 14 years of French presidency, François Mitterrand wanted to give birth to 11 major works: from the Grande Arche de la Defense to the Opéra Bastille, passing by the Louvre Pyramid. Initially nothing was planned in his campaign promise. His policy of large public works was...
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CHAPLIN VS KEATON

52 mnHD
Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton were two giants of the golden era of comedy films. They both were genius actors/directors who were long seen as perfect antagonists. In truth that artistic rivalry was the story of two gentlemen: a friendly competition between two men who thought highly...
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CHHAU NACH, ON THE ROAD TO JHARKHAND

The modernizing of a tradition art

52 mnHD
An Italian choregraph travels to the Indian tribal areas of West Bengal and Jharkhand, home of an exhausting tribal male dance using enormous masks. Like India, this spectacular art form is in mutation, opening to foreigners and female performers. CHHAU NACH is a colorful journey and a...
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CHRISTIAN DIOR - THE REFINEMENT OF A LOST PARADISE

52 mnHD
In 1947, an unknown becomes famous overnight in the fashion world : Christian Dior has just invented the "New Look", a clothing line that gives a new shape to women. Within a decade, the designer will not only revolutionize fashion but also defines it up to today: the...
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CINEMA ACCORDING TO DALI

The other side of the surrealist genious.

52 mn
Salvador Dalí is one of the most widely recognized and controversial artists of the 20th century. Little known is that he was also an avant-garde filmmaker (collaborating with such giants as Luis Buñuel, Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock) though his fascination with film has...
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COMEDY ITALIAN STYLE

From Toto to Benigni, a tribute to Italian Comedy

52 mn
Italians are always prepared to laugh. Ever since the 1950s, their cinema has been bringing to the screen the vicissitudes of life and the atrocities of history in films that are tender, funny and hard-hitting. Roberto Benigni, Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, Vittorio Gassman, Alberto Sordi,...
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DELACROIX

52 mnHD
When exploring Delacroix’s original work, how can we best grasp the artist and the spirit that moved him? Delacroix came on the scene at a turning point for both the 19th century and art in general. Join us in an immersive experience that examines the emotions and tensions which...
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DIOR, SECRETS OF A SHOW

Behind the scenes of a fashion show

40 mnHD
One of the most glamorous events on the planet is probably the Dior show during Fashion Week in Paris. But before the D-DAY (Dior Day), hundreds of people work their hardest for 2 months to prepare the event. Models, dressmakers, technicians, all have a hand in perpetuating the tradition...
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DRIVE-IN STORIES

The return of the outdoor movie screen

52 mnHD
The drive-in was the ultimate symbol of a carefree and newly motorized American youth in the 60’s and 70’s. Even though the changing culture made them disappear decades ago, they have been enjoying a recent revival thanks to many enthusiasts. With screens springing up all...
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FAMOUS DUOS IN ART HISTORY

6x52’HD
An invitation into the private worlds of the greatest duos of modern art. From Van Gogh’s dream of setting up a community of artists with Gauguin to the all-devouring passion of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, this collection explores the complex relationships between iconic,...
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FOR ART’S SAKE

Mixing the old with the new

7x45’HD
From the jungles of Borneo and Papua, the cultural bylanes of Indonesia and Thailand, from the age-old Geisha tradition in Japan to bold experiments in Singapore, outstanding people are breaking new grounds and pushing the limits, just FOR ART’S SAKE.
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GENE KELLY: LIVE TO DANCE

52 mnHD
Gene Kelly masterpieces such as An American in Paris and Singing in the Rain were a real revolution in the realm of musicals. An actor, dancer, singer, choreographer and director, Kelly was also a true innovator. Gene Kelly established a cool look and was thus considered the first blue...
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GHAZEIA: DANCERS OF EGYPT

The belly of contention

52 mn
Two belly dancers – Sabah, a modest “ghazeia” from the Nile delta and Lucy, a star from Cairo - live the lives of dream objects and pariahs at the same time. How do they feel under the gaze of men? How their profession impact on a personal level? Sabah and Lucy have each...
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GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU, THE STORY OF AN ENFANT TERRIBLE

A shattered destiny

52 mnHD
Guillaume Depardieu, who died at the age of 37, was famous French actor Géard Depardieu’s son. Through the testimony of those who met him, this film tells of a complex personality. It is the story of a destiny that was shattered too soon, that of a wounded man, revolted,...
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HONG KONG PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT THE MUSIKVEREIN

Beethoven and Prokofiev

103 mnHD
This concert was filmed at the Vienna Musikverein during the European tour of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the most spectacular symphony orchestra in Asia. The programme includes two magnificent and popular works: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Prokofiev’s Symphony No.5. The...
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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GEORGE CHINNERY

Painting China in the mid-19th century

52 mnHD
George Chinnery was one of the first and most notable European artists to live in Southern China prior to the arrival of photography. His sketches, watercolours and oil paintings are held in private collections and museums worldwide. This film depicts the life and works of the English...
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INFLUENCES

5x52’HD
This is a collection of documentaries on contemporary artists at the peak of their powers. Each one covers the creation of a work. The artists look back over their careers and talk about their “masters” and lines of descent. Each production follows the artist during the...
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INSIDE MOVIES

192x24’
INSIDE MOVIES is a collection of half-hour programs on the making of the major Hollywood blockbusters, movie stars’ careers and the latest trends in film production. Each episode is filled with film clips, behind-the-scenes closeups, film analyses, exclusive interviews of the stars,...
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IREZUMI, THE JAPANESE ART OF TATTOO

The body as a canvas

52 mnHD
Because of its association with the obscure world of the yakusas – the Japanese mafias – the traditional art of tatoo, known as Irezumi, is a contreversial component of Japan’s cultural heritage. It is nevertheless a source of fascination and a striking illustration of...
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KARL LAGERFELD, A LONELY KING

52 mnHD
Karl Lagerfeld is the most remarkable character in the fashion industry, the most creative and the most media exposed. But who is really hidding behind the dark glasses, the powdered ponytail, the stiff shirt collar and the ringed hands? In this film we meet the true Lagerfeld, starting...
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LA LA LA, A STORY OF MUSICALS

A playful panorama of an enchanting genre

52 mnHD
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.
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MAESTRO NAGANO

Music everywhere

52 mnHD
As head of the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra, Kent Nagano has conducted many original projects that demonstrate his marked interest in the culture of his new home country. Above all, he wants to understand the people around him and bring them the music wherever they are: a concert at the...
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MARCO POLO

A creation mixing classical and Asian dance

52 mnHD
On the stage of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, more than 40 artists perform the ballet MARCO POLO. In telling the story of the famous explorer who discovered the splendour and power of the Chinese Empire, it provides intriguing insights into the source of the fascination China holds for...
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MARIANNE TRUDEL : A RISING STAR

The private concert

61 mnHD
Marianne Trudel, who has already released six albums, is a pianist, composer, improviser and arranger. Her music, inspired by french songs, brazilian rythm and contemporary jazz, bears testimony to her openess to the world. Energetic and passionate, she has a busy career as a performer...
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MIYABORI

Carving Divinity

52 mn4K
Miyabori is a traditional wood carving technique used in Japanese temples and shrines. It’s an obscure and underrated form of art which has been offered a new life thanks to long trained and skillful masters. Elizabeth Tinsley, a specialist in Buddhist culture and former fellow at...
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MOULIN ROUGE (LONG VERSION)

Behind the curtains

90 mn
Renowned for its boisterous French Cancan, the Moulin Rouge keeps the dream alive with its lavish revues replete with feathers, extravagant costumes, fabulous sets, and, of course, the most beautiful girls in the world! Following "Formidable" that dazzled over 4 million...
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MOULIN ROUGE FOREVER

The years go by and the show goes on...

52 mn
On October 6, 1889, the Moulin Rouge caused a storm by presenting its tumultuous – and now world-famous – French Cancan. From the beginning, prostitutes, pimps and all sorts of shady characters frequented the Moulin Rouge, which was soon to become what it is today: a landmark...
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MUSEUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN

6x30’4K
Japan has a long and rich history covering many areas. The best way to approach these many facets is to visit the numerous museums scattered around the country This episode takes us back from the Edo period to more recent industrial episodes of Japan history and tradition.
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NIGHT AT THE WAX MUSEUM

The French "Madame Tussaud"

52 mnHD
The Grévin Museum opened in 1882, in Paris. It showcases some 250 characters from across the world, ranging from actors, writers, sports athletes and other well known personalities. More than 800,000 people are visiting each year. Thomas, a 12 years old kid, decides to lock himself...
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ON THE TIGHT ROPE

A gravity defying creation

54 mnHD
Thai choreographer Jitti Chompee seeks a perfect balance in this gravity defying creation. ON THE TIGHTROPE is based on the life and achievements of Philippe Petit, the high-wire artist who, in 1994, walked the distance between the two towers of New York’s World Trade Center armed...
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ON THE WRITERS' TRAIL

A literary pilgrimage

30x26’HD
This series offers an enchanting journey, a literary pilgrimage combining fascinating and unusual places with the intimate discovery of genius authors who have reinvented their time and who continue to influence today’s minds. Are covered such illustrious writers as Ronsard,...
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ONLY IN BOLLYWOOD

It makes Hollywood look dull

8x26’HD
Hollywood produces 500 films per year on average when Bollywood produces more than 1000. Its colourful industry is drawing Russian ballerinas, star look-alikes who become heroes of the masses, fans who go to ridiculous lengths for their idols, stuntmen who risk life and limb and scores of...
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PARAIBA MEU AMOR

The soul music of Northeast Brazil

52 mn
Northeast Brazil moves to the beat of “forró”, a music that is an integral part of the life and culture of the region. PARAIBA MEU AMOR explores the history, presents interviews and covers live sessions to understand how this music came to represent the spirit of the...
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PARAIBA MEU AMOR (LONG VERSION)

The soul music of Northeast Brazil

74 mn
Northeast Brazil moves to the beat of “forró”, a music that is an integral part of the life and culture of the region. PARAIBA MEU AMOR explores the history, presents interviews and covers live sessions to understand how this music came to represent the spirit of the...
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PICASSO DURING THE BLUE AND PINK ERA

52 mnHD
In Picasso’s extraordinary career, his Blue and Pink Periods rarely enjoy the consideration they deserve. Summed up as his work between 1901 and 1907 and overshadowed by his great Cubist paintings, those times are all too often merely touched upon and simplified, and seldom examined...
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PIN UP GIRLS

An era of fantasy

52 mn
Dainty, carefree, but always there, the pin-up is not just a figment of the imagination. Constantly winking at us from out of men’s fantasies, she never lost her freshness. Over a century, she has inspired a staggering quantity of posters, postcards, calendars, photos and films. She...
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PLAY IT AGAIN NAM!

The Guru of video art

52 mn
Born in Seoul in 1932, Nam June Paik became famous (some would say infamous) during his stay in New York with performances such as dragging behind him a violin attached to a string, playing the piano with a camera or breaking a violin. In fact, Paik is an artist: he plays with images, he...
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RETURN TO SPIRIT

Chinese voices of extraordinary purity

55 mnHD
In the 20th century, Daniel-Lesur was recognized as a genius of religious music by modernising the ageless sacred genre in his most popular creation: "Le Cantique des Cantiques". The French Renaissance was a golden age for choral music. Songs by Dufray and Bouzignac provided the...
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ROCK N’ ROLL... OF CORSE!

Police, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Who, The Pretenders, R.E.M., Zucchero

90 mnHD
Henry Padovani is a musician you’ve probably never heard of but who has been instrumental in many ways. He landed in London in 1976 as a 24-year old from Corsica right when a new alternative and revolutionary trend was erupting: the punk movement. A gifted musician and guitarist, he...
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RYTHMS AND FANTASIES

The rising star of classical violin

60 mnHD
At only 18, Stephen Waarts is the rising star of classical violin. Accompanied by Korea’s Chang-Yong Shin, winner of many prestigious awards, they present an ambitious programme. The energy of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata contrasts with the sweetness of Higdon’s Nocturne....
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SCHUMANN'S SPRING

Passionate romanticism

84 mnHD
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra has invited Sir Roger Norrington, the British conductor famous for his recordings using 18th and 19th century instruments as well as the dazzling German virtuoso Arabella Steinbacher to perform Brahms violin concerto, a must from the classical repertoire....
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SEBASTIEN GINIAUX & DENIS CHANG LIVE AT MONTREAL

Gypsy jazz at its best

61 mnHD
Sébastien Giniaux is one of the brightest stars of the new generation of the "gypsy jazz" school of guitarists inspired by Django Reinhardt. He has performed in over 45 countries with artists such as Stochelo Rosenberg, Biréli Lagrène, Taraf de...
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SONG OF THE UNTOUCHABLE: A VIOLINIST IN INDIA

A musical journey

52 mnHD
Gregory Walker is a concert violinist who feels trapped in the classical music culture and being forced to perform the big hits of classical music season after season. He sets out on a personal journey, in search of renewed inspiration. He’ll find it Kerala, the picturesque state of...
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STYLEOGRAPHY

Charting celebrities’ evolving looks and fashion tastes

13x26’HD
STYLEOGRAPHY is a fast-paced, pop series profiling the careers of Hollywood’s biggest stars through their evolving looks. From the sexy curves of Jennifer Lopez to the devastating charm of George Clooney, STYLEOGRAPHY is a light-hearted and very unique movie magazine which favors...
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THE FILM FESTIVAL PROJECT

The ultimate pass for movies aficionados

8x52’
THE FILM FESTIVAL PROJECT is the first series to unveil the curtain on the major film festivals. It features major stars, intriguing characters and storylines, exclusive behind-the-scenes access and exclusive videos from the world’s top movie events. THE FILM FESTIVAL PROJECT is the...
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THE GREAT MASTERS OF PAINTING

The greatest art geniuses

15x52’HD
These masters of painting have been piercing observers of their times, leaving their works for posterity. Often misunderstood, even harassed by the critics, they were trailblazers of new artistic movements which transformed art forever and still fascinate scholars today. This collection...
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THE HOLLYWOOD WAR

The Dream Factory Faced With WWII

3x52’HD
Answering President Roosevelt’s call, Hollywood’s eight major studios devoted their resources and their talents to the war effort. Drama, documentaries, cartoons: thousands of films were produced, meant either for the general public or for the different branches of the...
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THE IMMORTAL SHADOWS

When entertainment becomes art

52 mnHD
Animation is one of today’s most popular forms of entertainment which makes great use of ever evolving technologies. However its origin goes way back, in a long forgotten traditional art that a Japanese shadow master wants to bring to a new audience. His quest takes him to a remote...
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THE MOST AMAZING

The highs and lows of Hollywood

52x26’
THE MOST AMAZING is a fast and fun countdown about Hollywood's highs and lows. Each episode covers a specific theme like the best couples, the biggest break-ups, careers comebacks, PR disasters, big screen comedy duos or off-screen rivals… Stories are told by the actors,...
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THE ROLE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

Movies' turning points

78x26’HD
From the moment audience fell in love with Julia Roberts to the first time comedian Robin Williams made us cry, THE ROLE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE relives famous Hollywood “turning points” - those movies, roles and moments that pushed an actor’s career into the stratosphere...
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THE SCI-FI FILES

In Science Fiction, where does science stops and fiction starts?

4x52’
Predicting the future is the very business of science fiction but how right have visionaries ever proved to be? THE SCI-FI FILES address this question by exploring science fiction, in particular its relationship to ‘’real science’’. Taking off from Mary...
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THE SCREAMING ROOM

A frightfully entertaining behind-the-scene look at the best of horror and science fiction films

185x24’
THE SCREAMING ROOM is a comprehensive examination of one of the oldest and most popular cinematographic genres. It pays homage to the people who have made landmark contributions in this field. Through a series of interviews, film clips and behind the scenes coverage, we look at how...
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THE VIOLINS OF HOPE

The violins of Holocaust victims return to life

88 mnHD
In this no ordinary concert, the great violinists Shlomo Mintz and Cihat Askin appear with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, playing instruments that belonged to Holocaust victims. Often severely damaged, the violins were found in liberated death camps and deserted ghettos after the...
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THE VOICE OF ROMANTICISM

A magical moment...

101 mnHD
This concert is one of those exceptional moment when everything comes together in a somptuous and thrilling synergy: the power and precision of Kent Nagano, the highly Mozartian subtlety of Swedish soprano Miah Persson and the virtuosity of one of the world’s finest orchestras, all...
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TOO YOUNG TO DIE

Behind the myth

13x52’HD
In the age of mass media, the death of a star is always a public event that is exploited, serving a thirst for sensationalism. The TOO YOUNG TO DIE series shows the women and the men behind their myths, their reported success and early fame, before succumbing to despair and tragedy. It...
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TRUFFAUT VS GODARD

52 mnHD
The New Wave made them famous yet antagonistic in the minds of film lovers, filmmakers and critics. Truffaut and Godard was a ‘legendary’ movie couple. A couple that ended up bitterly fighting while giving birth to two lines that include the major names of independent French...
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UNITED KINGDOM OF AUTHORS

5x52’HD
A fascinating portrait of the U.K. by the people who write it.
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UNITED STATES OF AUTHORS

8x52’HD
What does it mean to be American? Who are the people living in this vast and diverse country, and which America do they inhabit?
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VALENTINA LISITSA

Virtuoso 2.0

125 mnHD
The Internet introduced music lovers all over the world to Valentina Lisitsa’s talent. Some of the videos featuring the young Ukrainian pianist have achieved more than eight million views on YouTube. Today, the world’s greatest venues are vying for the artist who enthrals her...
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VINCENT BOUCHER IN RECITAL

Eternal fervour

54 mnHD
Vincent Boucher is the new organ virtuoso. He has won an impressive and growing number of prizes and awards from Canada, his homecountry, and all over the world. He has played many truly outstanding organs such as those in Notre Dame de Paris along with others in Austria and the United...
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VIVIAN BRISTOW, MOVIE CATS

Trainer to four-legged celebrities

52 mn
Vivian Bristow has been making movies for 30 years. Some directors treat actors as animals but Vivian Bristow has been training the wildest animals as actors. So far he has succeeded and survived. Lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas, baboons, snakes, zebras, rhinoceros, crocodiles…...
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VUITTON, BEHIND THE SCENES OF LUXURY’S MASTERMIND

62 mnHD
For the first time, the most popular French luxury brand gave access to its workshops where its famous handbags are laser-cut, its flagship store on the Champs-Elysées, a historical monument dedicated to conspicuous consumption, the repair department, a kind of leather clinic, or...
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO?

Your favourite stars from the 80’s & 90’s are back

104x26’HD
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO? tells viewers where their favorite TV and film stars of the 80's and 90's are today and how they got there. This series will revisit the facts before answering that intriguing question posed by the title. How well do you remember the past? Will you be...
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WHEN BEETHOVEN PLAYS WITH MOZART

A lasting fascination

13 mnHD
Paths crossed. Patrons and clients were shared. A possible meeting in Vienna in the spring of 1787 took place. Music historians are consistently finding Beethoven in the wake of Mozart and vice versa. In this film, Kit Armstrong and Ukrainian violinist Andrej Bielow revive...
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WHEN FLUTE AND PIANO JOIN IN SONG

A daring recital

61 mnHD
The world’s finest orchestras sought to recruit Adam Walker. Finally, the young flautist joined the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra where his magical flute has been working its spell. This Royal Academy of Music alumnus is also quite fluent in contemporary music with regular...
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