8 movies

The Square

August 25, 2017

A satirical drama reflecting our times — about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

Faces Places

June 28, 2017

A documentary by Agnès Varda and JR. Agnes Varda and JR have similarities: a passion and questioning of images in general and more precisely on the places and the devices to show them, to share them, to expose them. Agnes chose the cinema. JR chose to create galleries of outdoor photographs. When Agnes and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, shoot a movie in France away from the cities, traveling with JR's photographic (and magical) truck. Random meetings or projects prepared, they went to the others, listened to them, photographed and sometimes posted. The film also tells the story of their friendship that grew up during the filming, between surprises and teasing, laughing at their differences.

Francofonia

November 11, 2015

Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.

The Museum

January 1, 1964

An advert made by Walerian Borowczyk for a French pasta company. After everybody has left the museum, the paintings can finally come alive and help themselves to some pasta for dinner.

On top of the earth

January 1, 2007

Sophie is both attracted to boys and girls. She is torn between Nicolas and Mathilde.

Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which over a forty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes. The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism features the sell-out exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Leninland

May 19, 2014

Obsession meets civic duty at the Museum of Lenin, built in 1985 in the revolutionary’s hometown of Gorky, where history teacher Natalya and scientific researcher Evgenia honor the controversial leader—even as fewer and fewer visitors come to do so.

Herb & Dorothy 50x50

September 13, 2013

A follow up to award winning documentary 'Herb & Dorothy', the film captures the ordinary couple's extraordinary gift of art to the nation as they close the door on their life as collectors. When Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a retired postal clerk and librarian, began collecting works of contemporary art in the 1960s, they never imagined it would outgrow their one bedroom Manhattan apartment and spread throughout America. 50 years later, the collection is nearly 5,000 pieces and worth millions. Refusing to sell, the couple launches an unprecedented gift project giving artworks to one museum in all 50 states. The film journeys around the country with the Vogels, meeting artists who are famous or unknown, often controversial, striking today's society with questions about art and its survival.