The film reconstructs the case of JT Leroy: a literary phenomenon in the early 2000s (Sarah, and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things), who ascended from a devastated childhood to the red carpet in Cannes, until his unmasking, when it was discovered he was the avatar of Laura Albert. At the highpoint of his fame, JT had made his way into the hearts of many members of the star system, reluctant co-protagonists of this movie.
Two statues. One colossus. A return home. Between 1630 and 1640 , the sculptor Francesco Mochi made the Baptism of Christ for the Church of San Giovanni Battista de' Fiorentini in Rome. After being repudiated by its patrons, the work began to roam from place to place for almost 400 years. In January 2016, a group of visionaries decided to put the sculpture back where it was originally supposed to go.
Through eighty famous female portraits, from different eras and with no didactic intent, Jean-Daniel Pollet and Jean Thibadeau, the author of the text, construct a dramatization of love. The musical theme was composed by Duhamel for Pierrot le fou.
A part of the series Cinéastes de notre temps, created by Janine Bazin and André S. Labarthe, the film retraces the prolific career of the director of Méditerranée through the eyes and the words of a friend and collaborator, who completed Pollet’s last movie, Jours après jours. A letter, more than a portrait, full of esteem and affection.
The Ta'ang belong to a Chinese ethnic minority of Myanmar. They live in the region of Kokang and for years have been trapped in an endless civil war. In early 2015, the fighting became even more fierce and thousands of children, women and old people were forced into exile in China. Filmed in their everyday lives, these refugees hope to return to their own homes soon. [mp]
Geoffrey, Mike, Nighty and Lapisa have something in common: as children they served their apprenticeship in crime. Kidnapped by The Lord’s Resistance Army, they were brought up as small soldiers, and today they remember and re-interpret their experiences. In the savannah and the forest where the last members of the Army are still being chased, the movie camera recounts the relationship between the people and the land which is once again free.