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SELECTION OF "JESUS"
by Fernando Guzzoni (chile) at the INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF TORONTO, AND AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SAN SEBASTIAN in competition
with Nicolas Duran et Alejandro Goïc
produced by Marianne Dumoulin, Jacques Bidou and Giancarlo Nasi


"SOWETO, TIMES OF WRATH"
A 60' documentary directed by SIPHAMANDLA BONGWANA , JERRY OBAKENG GAEGANE , STANFORD GIBSON , NDUDUZO SHANDU was broadcasted on ARTE the 23rd of August 2016. Selected at "ENCOUNTERS" festival in Johannesburg and at the INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF DURBAN produced by JBA Production with the support of ARTE France and the CNC
conducted by Jean-Loïc Porton, edited by Aurelie Ricard
Format 60 minutes


IN DVD LE 20th OF OCTOBER, "THE ROOFTOPS" by MERZAK ALLOUACHE.
The film was released in France the 6th of May 2015, distributed by "Les Films de l'Atalante". He has attained a notable success.


IN DVD "EVA DOES NOT SLEEP" by PABLO AGÜERO, a DVD which contains his first movie "SALAMANDRA", and an interview with the director and several of his short films.



SEPTEMBER 2016


FILMS IN DEVELOPMENT


"SOW THE WIND" second feature film by the young italian director from Apulia Danilo Caputo, film in coproduction with the italian producer Paolo Benzi (Okta Film). The film is supported par the Torino Film Lab and by the french italian fund

"YALDA" second feature film by the iranian director Massoud Bakhshi.

"PERRO NEGRO" first feature by the venezualian director George Walker Torres.

"WAJIB" third feature by the palestinian Annemarie Jacir.


FILMS COMPLETED


"JESUS"
by Fernando Guzzoni (chile)
with Nicolas Duran et Alejandro Goïc
produced by Marianne Dumoulin, Jacques Bidou and Giancarlo Nasi
Synopsis:
Santiago 2013. A journey through two generations in Chile today, where is reflects on the lack of communication, love, betrayal and guilt.
Santiago (Chile). Jesús (18) is in search of his identity. He dances with a Korean pop group and likes hanging out in public parks with his friends. He doesn’t go to school or have a job. Since his mother died he lives with his father, Hector (53), in an apartment where the tv covers up their inability to communicate. One night, Jesús opens up to his father and confesses his involvement in an irreversible event. This shared knowledge forces them to join together for the first time. Hector tries to protect and help his son, but keeping the secret begins to eat away at him. One day he decides to go to pick Jesús up, but not precisely to take him back home…


"SOWETO, TIMES OF WRATH"
A 60' documentary directed by SIPHAMANDLA BONGWANA , JERRY OBAKENG GAEGANE , STANFORD GIBSON , NDUDUZO SHANDU was broadcasted on ARTE the 23rd of August 2016.
produced by JBA Production with the support of ARTE France and the CNC
conducted by Jean-Loïc Porton, edited by Aurelie Ricard
Format 60 minutes
Synopsis
I was born in a shack in Kliptown, at the end of apartheid. I've grown up with hope for a better life, for a real house. With three other young filmakers from Soweto, we have tracked the persistent anger, as well as the vitality of our nation twenty years after Nelson Mandela's election.



"EVA DOESN'T SLEEP"
by Pablo Agüero (Argentina).
Synopsis:
Eva Peron was buried 25 years after her death. During that quarter of a century, she had more political power than anyone alive.
Selected at the Toronto Film Festival and at the International Film Festival of San Sebastian (in competition), the film received an enthusiastic welcome at the Mar del Plata Film Festival. Some days after the film was in theatrical release in Argentina between the two rounds of the presidential elections. The theatrical releases in France by Pyramide Distribution is programmed for the 6th of April (Pyramide International is in charge of the world sales), and the film will be on screen in Greece and in Spain for the beginning of the spring. For these theatrical releases the film obtained the support of the new fund for distribution by the Torino Film Lab. Before Mar del Plata le film was selected in Roma and Tallin, and now it is expected at Geneva at the FILMAR Festival, La Habana (Cuba), Goa in India, Sevilla, Marrakech…
Production: JBA production (France) / Haddock Films (Argentina)/Tornasol Films (Spain)
Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Denis Lavant, Daniel Fanego, Imanol Arias

EVITA by Pablo Agüero, obtained the 21rst of November 2012 the BIG AWARD OF THE BEST FRENCH SCRIPTWRITER organised by Sopadin
The 22nd of January 2013, JEANNE MOREAU reads the script in front of 900 persons at the Angers Film Festival.

"THE ROOFTOPS"
by Merzak Allouache
Production: Jba production (France) / Baya Films (Algeria)
Producers: Merzak Allouache, Marianne Dumoulin & Jacques Bidou

Synopsis:
Algiers. An overcrowded city, with its endless traffic jams, its chaotic crowd, its rundown buildings, its old apartments piled up with families trying to survive... In this suffocating city, the terraces, progressively transformed into living spaces, they too, over time, become effervescent spaces where smiles cross the hurt, life and death. The Casbah, Bab el Oued, Belcourt, Notre-Dame d’Afrique, Telemly. Five historic neighborhoods of the Algerian capital. Five rooftops beautifully open to the city, the bay, the sea, and the horizon far away. Five stories independent of each other, that mingle and clash in the span of one day. From dawn till night, paced by the five calls to prayer coming from the numerous mosques of the city.

After the competition at the Venice Film Festival 2013, the film, since 2013, has been presented at the Maghreb Festival of the Villa Medicis in Roma (Italy), at Kerala and Bangalore (India), Hong-Kong, Colcoa (USA), Goteborg Film Festival and CinemAfrica Film festival (Sweden), Washington, at the Arab Film festival of Tobingen and the Film Festival of Munich (Germany), at the Luxor Film Festival (Egypt), Festio Festival of Prague (Czech Republic), at the BFI London (UK), Abu Dhabi (UAE), at the Arab and Mediterranean Film festival in Catalonia, Jeonju (South Corea), at the Arabian Film Days (Norway), Seattle (USA), at the JCC of Carthage (Tunisia), at the Amsterdam Arab Film Festival, at the Festival Peace and Democracy in Marocco, Rio de Janeiro, Vancouver. And the film continues all around the world.


"RISING VOICES" (Belgium)
a feature film by Bénédicte Liénard and Mary Jimenez Synopsis:
A handful of men and women from all over the world, migrants without papers, decide to use a weapon of last resort: hunger strike. Day by day, overcoming the violence that they inflict upon themselves, they discover the grandeur of their true cause. From this realisation an exceptional meeting occurs, where power is shared, reaffirming their common humanity


"CAIN'S CHILDREN" by Marcell Gerö (Hungary), feature documentary
Synopsis:
Hungary. Six teenagers are sentenced to 8 to 15 years in prison for murder. They are sent to hell, to the prison of Tököl during the communist era. When they are released, the wall has fallen, they are “free”. But how can one survive with this legacy of suffering? 27 years later, I wish to let them express themselves. My country seen through the eyes of the Cain’s children, a voyage in hell..

IN COMPETITION AT THE SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 SECTION "NEW DIRECTORS" 10th Zurich International Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland, Competition, 6th Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Competition, 11th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest, 18th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic, 2014 - in the "Between the Seas" Competition, 27th IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 25th Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, 11th Golden Eye Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 2014, 26th Trieste Film Festival, Trieste, Italy, 2015 Competition, 33rd Bergamo Film Meeting, Bergamo, Italy, 11th Zagreb Dox International Documentary Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2015, 30th International Film Festival of Guadalajara, Mexico, 2015, 12th DocuDays UA - International Human Rights Film Festival, Kiev, Ukrain, 2015 - in competition, 12th Cronograf International Documentary Film Festival, Chisinau, Moldova, 2015 - in Competition, 25th Mediavawe - International Film Festival, Komárom, Hungary, 2015, 14th DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 2015, 23rd Art Film Fest International Film Festival, Trencin, Slovakia, 2015, 21th Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia herzegovina, 2015 – in Competition, 27e édition des États généraux du film documentaire, Lussas, France, 2015, DocsDF, The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City 2015, 4th LET’S CEE Film Festival, Austria, Vienna, 2015 – in the Documentary Competition,
Prizes:
11th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 2014 - "Best Human Rights Documentary Special Award" awarded by the Student Jury, 11th Golden Eye Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 2014 – “Best Cinematographer in the documentary film category”, “Best Documentary in 2014” Prize, awarded by the the Hungarian Film Critics’ Association, Budapest, Hungary, 2015, 11th Zagreb Dox International Documentary Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2015 – "Big Stamp" Award for Best Film in Regional Competition, 25th Mediavawe - International Film Festival, Komárom, Hungary, 2015 - Best feature length documentary, 14th DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 2015 - Honorable mention of the jury



"STRAY DOGS" by Tsai Ming-Liang (Taiwan), winner of the JURY PRICE (SILVER LION) at the Venice Fim Festival
Production: Homegreen Films (Taiwan) / Jba production (France)
Produced by Vincent Wang, Jacques Bidou & Marianne Dumoulin
With: Lee Kang Sheng, Yang Kuei Mei, Lu Yi Ching, Chen Shiang Chyi
International Sales: Urban Distribution Onternational contact@urbandistrib.com

Synopsis:
There is no story to tell. Hsiao-Kang is a good for nothing who holds signboards for a living. He smokes and pisses in the streets that are ever flowing with vehicles and pedestrians. The only people in his life are his two children. They eat together, brush their teeth together, get changed together and sleep together. They have no water or electrical supply and sleep on the same mattress with a head of cabbage, tightly embracing each other. The whole city has become a dumping ground for stray dogs and the river is far, far away. Then, one stormy night, he decides to take his children on a sailing trip.

In competition at the Venice Film Festival 2013 Selected at: VENICE, TORONTO, KAUNAS, VANCOUVER, HAMBURG, NEW YORK, BUSAN, VALDIVIA, MONTREAL, CHICAGO, NAPOLI, MUMBAI, SAO PAULO, KIEV, BERGEN, VIENNEA, HONG KONG, SEOUL, STOCKHOLM, SEVILLE, CALCUTTA, BRISBANE, BANGKOK, TALLIN, NANTES, GOA, TOKYO, KERALA, DUBAI, CHENNAI, DEAUVILLE, BUENOS-AIRES, ISTAMBUL, VIENNA, EDINBURGH, JERUSALEM, RIGA.


"THE REPENTANT" by Merzak Allouache
"Label Europa Cinema award" (Cannes 2012)
"Valois of the best actress for Adila Bendimerad and Valois of the best actor for Khaled Benaissa Festival d’Angoulême" (France 2012)
"Silver Hugo-special mention International Film Festival of Chicago" (Usa 2012)
"Prix Asfaan pour l’œuvre de Merzak Allouache au Festival du Cinéma Africain de Cordoba" (Spain 2012)
"Golden Goddess for the best actor for Nabil Asli at the film festival of Prishtina" (Kosovo 2012)
"Best Script at International Film Festival of Addis Abeba" (Ethiopia 2012)
"Riconoscimento Espressione Artistica all’attrice Adila Bendimerad, Roma Film Festival" (Italy 2012)
"the Best Narrative Feature Film Award au Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012." (Qatar 2012)
"Fipresci Award for the best film International Film festival of Kerala

The film is all around the world already in CANNES, MUNICH, NEW DELHI, AMMAN, PRISHTINA, REYKJAVIK, RIO DE JANEIRO, NAMUR, ANTALYA, LONDON, CHICAGO, VARSAW, CORDOBA, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, ROME, TUBINGEN, BIRMINGHAM, ADIS ABEBA, BARCELONE, TAIPEH, BRUSSELLS, CORK, CARTHAGE, DOHA, NEW-YORK, CAIRO, KERALA, CHENNAI, ISTANBUL, DOHA, PALM SPRINGS, GÖTEBORG, FRANCKFURT, and tomorrow in EDINBURGH, DAKHLA, GENEVA, SILVER SPRING, COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, PRAHA, BEYROUTH, AMSTERDAM, SAO PAOLO, TETOUAN, CLEVELAND, MINNEAPOLIS, LEWEN, JERUSALEM…



"A RESPECTABLE FAMILY" (Iran)
A film by Massoud Bakhshi
Production: JBA production / Firoozei Films (Iran)
Producers : Mohamed Afarideh, Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin
Selection at the "Atelier du Festival de Cannes 2010" and at Turino Film Lab 2009/2010
A Respectable Family (former Khorramshahr) was awarded the ARTE Prize of International Relations at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival Workshop.
Synopsis
Iran. The destiny of a man, Arash, in the whirlwind of intrigue and family vengeance. A modern "Cain and Abel".

Selection at the "Director's Fortnight Cannes Film Festival" (France 2012)
Won the "Black Pearl Award New Horizons festival d'Abu Dhabi" (Emirates 2012)

THEATRICAL RELEASE THE 31 OCTOBER 2012 by PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION
SALES by PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL



"DOG FLESH" (Chile)
A film by Fernando Guzzoni
Production: JBA production / Ceneca Producciones (Chile)
Producers : Adrian Solar, Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin
Shooting Chile automn 2011. Selected by "la Cinéfondation" Paris 2010
Synopsis:
Dog Flesh deals with a complex period in the life of Alejandro (55), a solitary, fragile and unpredictable man who is crushed by the hostility of his mysterious past.

"Award for the best film moviecity at the Valdivia Film Festival" (Chile 2012)
"Award for the best film section Nuevos Directores, San Sebastian 2012" (Spain 2012)



"VIRGIN MARGARIDA" (Mozambique)
A film by Licinio Azevedo
Production: Ebano Mutimédia (Mozambique) / JBA production / Ukbar Filmes (Portugal)
Producers : Pedro Pimenta, Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin
Synopsis:
1975. Mozambique. The young révolution get picked up to the bush prostitutes of Maputo to transform them in "new women". In the group, a young sixteen years old girl, Margarida, has never been with a man. Based on a true story.

Iva Mugalela "ROSA" Award for the best second role at the "JOURNEES CINEMATOGRAPHIQUES DE CARTHAGE" Tunisia
Public award for the best feature film and mention of he jury "Signis" for his humanitarian value Festival d'AMIENS France 2012



"FACE"
a film by Tsai Ming-Liang
Bonus: documentary Flowers in the mirror, moon in the water www.arteboutique.com
Production : JBA Production
Producers : Jacques Bidou & Marianne Dumoulin
Coproduction : Le Musée du Louvre / Arte France Cinéma / Homegreen (Taïwan) / Tarantula (Belgium) / Circe Films (The netherlands)
Distribution France :Jba Production
Internationals sales : Pyramide International
Synopsis:
A Taiwanese filmmaker makes a film based on the myth of Salomé at the Louvre. Even though he speaks neither French nor English, he insists on giving the part of King Herod to the French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud. To give the film a chance at the box-office, the production company gives the role of Salomé to a world famous model. But problems arise as soon as filming begins…
With Fanny Ardant • Laetitia Casta • Jean-Pierre Léaud • Lee Kang-Sheng • Production manager Christophe Desenclos • 1er ad Vincent Wang • Dop Liao Pen Jung • Set designers Alain-Pascal Housiaux et Patrick Dechesne • Costums Anne Dunsford with the participation of Christian Lacroix • Sound engineer Roberto Van Eijden • Composer Jean-Claude Petit • Choregraph Philippe Découflé – 137 mn
Festival de Cannes 2009 in compétition
Publisher: Arte Vidéo in co-édition with le Musée du Louvre

"THE ENERGUMEN"
A feature film by Jean-Loic Portron
77’. Original version French and English subtitles / French version
Production: JBA Production
Co-production: ARTE GIE / CNC / Centre Images / Procirep-Angoa / Doc & Film International
With Anna Mihalcea, Melissa Barbaud, Thierry Bosc, Serge Merlin, Philippe Awat, Serge Feuillard and the historian Sarah Ferber, Robin Briggs, Moshe Sluhovsky, Denis Crouzet.
Synopsis
The film inquires into an affair of state, which shook the end of the sixteenth century. It shows how the devilries of Marthe Brossier, who claimed to be possessed, led her contemporaries to clarify their thinking on the relationship between religion and science, between God and state. Four historians dissect the plot staged by Catholic zealots to sabotage the reconciliation policy pursued by Henry IV. This policy, which puts an end to religious wars, heralds the birth of the modern state and the genesis of a new world where religion is separated from politics. Our world.


SOON IN DVD

IN DVD LE 20th OF OCTOBER, "THE ROOFTOPS" by MERZAK ALLOUACHE.


"CORPO CELESTE"
A feature film by Alice Rohrwacher
Production: Tempesta (Italy) - JBA Production - AMKA (Swiss)
Producer: Carlo Cresto Dina, Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin and Tiziana Soudani
Co-production: RAI Cinema, Ministère de la Culture (Italy), Fondation Calabre, ARTE France Cinéma, RTSI
With Avec Salvatore Cantalupo • Yle Vianello • Anita Caprioli • production manager Giorgio Gasparini • Cinematography Hélène Louvart • Editing Marco Spoletini
Synopsis
Set deep in the south of Italy, Corpo Celeste is the story of 13 year old Marta who is struggling to resettle after ten years growing up in Switzerland. Bright-eyed and restless, she observes the sights, sounds and smells of the city but feels very much an outsider. Marta is about to undergo the rite of confirmation. In the convention of the Catholic Church she takes catechism but confronts the morality of the local Catholic community. A series of subtle moments trace her journey as she connects and conflicts with her mother, sister and the Sunday school teacher Santa. From experiencing her period to making a bold decision to cut her hair, Marta begins to shape her own life for the first time since moving back to Italy. Corpo Celeste heralds the arrival of a young and distinctive voice. Alice Rohrwacher’s writing and directing debut is a sensitive unveiling of the moral and religious layers that can smother adolescence.
Selection at the Directors fortnight- Festival de Cannes 2011
Director Biography
Born in Tuscany, Alice Rohrwacher graduated from Torino University in Literature and Philosophy. She directed a segment in the collective feature film Checosamanca. Corpo Celeste is her feature length writing and directing debut.


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IN DVD "EVA DOES NOT SLEEP" by PABLO AGÜERO, a DVD which contains his first movie "SALAMANDRA", and an interview with the director and several of his short films.


"FACE"
a film by Tsai Ming-Liang
Bonus: documentary Flowers in the mirror, moon in the water www.arteboutique.com
Production : JBA Production
Producers : Jacques Bidou & Marianne Dumoulin
Coproduction : Le Musée du Louvre / Arte France Cinéma / Homegreen (Taïwan) / Tarantula (Belgium) / Circe Films (The netherlands)
Publisher: Arte Vidéo in co-édition with le Musée du Louvre


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