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Dominique Dreyfus

    • The golden age of Brazilian cinema: Cinema Novo

      A documentary directed by .

      Cin­ema Novo, born at the end of the 1950’s, ranked Brazil­ian cin­ema among the world’s great­est mod­ern pro­duc­tions. Five film­mak­ers of this period remem­ber this adven­ture, which gave Brazil­ian cin­ema an iden­tity of its own. They recount how, notwith­stand­ing the con­ser­v­a­tive soci­ety, they over­came all finan­cial, tech­ni­cal and polit­i­cal obstacles. […]

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    • Lambada: the true story

      A documentary directed by , .

      1989 – fall of Berlin wall – col­lapse of main ide­olo­gies – Lam­bada topped the charts. An unprece­dented pro­mo­tional cam­paign thrust Lam­bada to the top of the 1989 sum­mer charts. This Brazil­ian tune, rearranged in Paris, had a sky­rock­et­ing com­mer­cial success.

      Launched through adver­tis­ing spots for the French “Music Festival ” […]

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    • Gilberto Gil, the power of music

      A documentary directed by .

      Gilberto Gil, a Brazil­ian musi­cian and the for­mer Min­is­ter of Cul­ture of his coun­try keeps on con­tra­dict­ing the logic of Brazil­ian soci­ety. With­out him, music would not be what it is today and some strug­gles for just causes wouldn’t have come out into the open as they had. This excep­tional man whose […]

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    • A famous French concert hall: the Olympia

      A documentary directed by .

      Accord­ing to pop­u­lar wis­dom, there is always a woman behind each great man. Paulette Coqua­trix, the wife of the man at the ori­gin of the Olympia, is one more exam­ple of this phrase. The Olympia cel­e­brated his 50 years anniver­sary on Feb­ru­ary 5th 2004. We have revived 50 years of […]

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    • Enrico Macias

      A documentary directed by .

      Jew­ish, Alger­ian, French, of Kabil ori­gin, Tunisian, Span­ish… Enrico Macias – or Gas­ton Ghre­nass­ian, it’s the same, he says, is above all a man who sings about life. His life and the his­tory that he has been through bear wit­ness to it, he is […]

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    • Brazil: Tropicalist revolution

      A documentary directed by , .

      Brazil­ian music has always been a wit­ness of its time. Yet, the Trop­i­cal­ist move­ment, which was born at the end of the 60’s, was both a wit­ness of con­tem­po­rary his­tory and one of its dri­ving force. This short lived explo­sion, which shook the coun­try between Novem­ber 1967 and Decem­ber 68, […]

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