United Dance Company - 2012 - Original version with English subtitles -
United Dance Company is an international ballet troupe led for fifteen years by Alexandre Hoffmann. Under the auspices of the International Dance Council
supported by UNESCO, a dozen of very high level dancers come together for a common artistic project, for ten events.
Between theatre, contemporary or classic dance and original creations, immerse yourselves in this creative and poetic “kaleidoscope”, which reflects the particular language of the world of dance. Learn the steps to creating a ballet: Costumes, rehearsals, troupe life, behind the scenes of a show, but also places steeped in history and magic such as the magnificent Theatre of Augsburg. These images invite you to embark on a unique journey in the privacy of the Company through Austria and Germany. "We try to achieve this harmony, this moment where everything comes together... Then comes the emotion which you always want to feel..." Sergei Upkin, the ballet master.
Gilles Jonemann - 2010 - Original version with English subtitles -
In the workshop of jewelry creator Gilles Jonemann, we discover a multitude of tools and machines, natural and synthetic materials. Since 2006 Gilles Jonemann has been working for Hermes on the development of the "Petit h" collection. Gilles Jonemann believes a jewel cannot exist without its environment: the body. Jewels are alive because they are worn. He began his career in the 1970s with Morabito, then in the 1980s he made more than 800 unique pieces for Per Spook. He also carries out educational missions in Switzerland, Mali, Madagascar and has for 20 years trained many creators. In 2003 the Ministry of Culture awarded him the title of Master of Art. His gallery Naila de Monbrison in Paris tells us that "it is for poetry that women buy Gilles's jewelry: they are made to convey a story - a nice story".
Bangladesh ! - 2013
Watever has for vocation to give assistance to the deprived populations which live on the banks of the oceans and rivers by the study and the implementation of useful floating solutions, adapted to their economic, social and climatic situations in all the domains linked to the water.
Château Tour Saint Christophe - Making of 2014—2016
Two years follow-up of the construction were needed to complete the film and the book unveiled on the occasion of the inauguration of the Château Tour Saint-Christophe in September 2016. The "Chateau Tour Saint-Christophe - making of" traces the history of the rebuilding of the Château and its 21 dry masonry terraces.
Tomas Bagacakas - 2013
The Norwegian couturier Tomas Bagackas
presented his first fashion collection in Paris 21. November 2013 at the elegant mansion belonging to the Lithuanian Embassy. The documentary film follows his "Timless" collection process.
CNB 100 Chrisco the making of - 2006 - 2010
Built in Bordeaux at CNB’s, Chrisco is an exceptional yacht with contemporary lines, a true work of art. More than 10,000 hours of study before the construction started... This “making of” recounts the three years that were needed to build this composite, balsa and vinylester monohull, as well as images of Chrisco sailing in Cannes and Porto Cervo. To build this extremely fast and comfortable yacht, CNB Superyachts brought together Luca Brenta & C. Yacht Designers and Interior designer Wetzels Browns Partners. CNB 100 Chrisco has won several awards, including the 2009 International Superyacht Design Award, Best Sail 24 to 40 m.
Du cube a la courbe - Bernard varvat - 2005
managed a pottery workshop in Grenoble from 1962 to 1966. He sculpted wood between 1985 and 1988, before starting to sculpt stone in 1995. In his workshop in Bouc-Bel-Air in Provence are stored blocks of marble with different origins and of different colours: pink marble from Portugal, marble from Carrare in Toscany, beige marble from the Dauphine region in France, blue granite from Brazil or serpentine from Africa.
Bernard Varvat systematically uses a six-faced block to work on, saying that it is "the most neutral shape for me... which does not make me think of a known or symbolic shape; it is an object with no past, a block that leaves me to my own devices, free to create". Before beginning sculpting, he makes sketches and models in clay. The work of a sculptor is physical. He has to wear protective clothing, gloves and mask; he describes his relationship with the stone as "both adversary and united". Chips of stone and dust fill the workshop, and the sound of the chisel on the stone is very distinct. The stone reasons and the sculptor listens. Little by little, the tools change and the volumes take shape; the disc cutter gives way to the small pick, the small pick to the point, the claw chisel is replaced by the rasp, which is in turn replaced by the file and sandpaper. Bernard uses thinner and thinner sandpaper, before he finishes with the polishing.
Bernard Varvat's sculptures are abstract: "Abstraction places us outside our usual way of thinking. We cannot appeal to our ability to recognise, as there is nothing to recognise; the only thing we can do is to refer to our own experiences and to let ourselves re-discover primary feelings: our emotions."