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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 both spectator and protagonist. For, beyond [...]

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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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