The drama recounts the life and career of unparalleled three sisters Fountain. Micol is just a dressmaker with 500 pounds in his pocket when she arrives in Rome with her sisters Giovanna and Zoe. The effort of the beginnings is compensated by a passion for fashion that never fails, until the day when the whole world notices them.
Antoine has agreed to follow a writing workshop where some young people in insertion must write a black novel with the help of Olivia, a recognized novelist. The work of writing will bring to life the working-class past of the city. Its shipyard is closed for 25 years, a nostalgia that does not interest Antoine, influenced by the anxiety of the present world
A young woman comes to a remote island to get away from it all, taking refuge at a modern studio utopia. Her stay is jarringly interrupted by an acoustic installation artist. Tension between the contrasting personalities rises as differing lifestyles and expectations clash. Meanwhile nature and mysterious sheep close in on the labyrinthian house.
The atelier of the painter Gonçalo Pena merges into his work. The space's occupation is divided between the solitary and silent moments devoted to painting and the shared moments devoted to conversations with all those who visit him.
Once a week in Paris a group of individuals from all corners of the world meet in a small room at Centre Pompidou to participate in free French lessons. Asylum seekers, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, and students sit side-by-side and immerse themselves in polite, if stilted, conversation. However, tensions and misunderstandings occur as the nuances which each participant attempts to express become lost as they struggle to access the language. But despite their differences - and linguistic limitations - the disparate group of strangers in a foreign land find, in the small gestures and subtle looks between the words, a way towards understanding.
Sight and Thought. In the passage of days, inner advancement thus corresponds with a piece of the outer world, the real condition that allows the inner digression and enables the artist to return again to this window, this tree, the house across from here. In the “drawing” on film, described by the gestures of the recorded image, the physical space itself becomes the work. The space evolves in a counterplay to internal movement. Following an insight, a glance falls on one object, then another. This aspect of the texture of the work that connects the sight of objects with the movement that lies within them, leads me to think admiringly of the two painters Paul Cézanne and Pierre Bonnard: Cézanne, the master of line and the “painterly quantum,” who depicts space as a reality composed of individual moments; Bonnard, the master of painting an animated space.
This reel shows us the "Clown" Valentin in his film studio, in rehearsal, at home, his dog Bobsi.
The film is the cinematic encounter of two looks (that of the painter Arié Mandelbaum and that of the filmmaker Boris Lehman) with one voice: that of the singer Esther Lamandier (who goes by the same name as Arié: Mandelbaum means «I'amandier»).
Self-portrait through a tour of the filmmaker's studio.
A film from Ali Kazma's Resistance series, which focuses on the human body as the central figure in artistic, scientific and intellectual creativity and invention. It depicts the artist Sarkis working in his studio.
A erotic short film in a workshop.
The importance of the Atelier as a meeting and working-place for independent or beginning filmmakers is highlighted in Last days of Studio Frans van de Staak a necrology of his films by Kees Hin (2002), which focuses mainly on Van de Staak's non-naturalistic style of directing actors.
Home movie from Man Ray with a view of his home/gallery
A rare and beautiful moment in cinema where two friends — who happen to be pioneering, legendary filmmakers from the French New Wave — meet in real life and in a virtual world. In the film, which was shot at two points between 2009-2011, Agnès Varda visits Chris Marker in his studio, a few years before his passing. She admires his magnificent mess, snooping around for details that reveal “the hidden side of Marker’s work”: a labyrinth of wires and computer equipment, a collection of images, magazines, and books, and — of course — cats. The film takes on a wonderful surrealist turn when Varda creates an avatar to meet Marker’s avatar in the online virtual world of Second Life.
A documentary film about occupational diseases shot in 1957 at the Francolor factory in Oissel. It takes the form of a scientific investigation to discover the origin of a mysterious illness that has infected a worker at the factory.
Servant Je-ho and maiden Mae-hyang are from a respectable family… One day in the past when it was raining, the two had to love in secret due to the opposition around them. They were secretive but still happier than anyone else. However, several obstacles parted them and they worry they might forget each other. Years pass and they meet as customer and gisaeng. They don’t recognize each other right away but feel attracted to each other in some way…