Category Documentary

The Dirt

The story of how four young misfits, who grew up on the streets of Hollywood, gained international fame as musicians, founding the Mötley Crüe heavy metal band...

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Libre

In the Roia valley the destinies of the inhabitants of the place and of the refugees who arrived after crossing the border between France and Italy meet. Michel Toesca is a director who lives in the valley and for two years has filmed the deeds of men and women who, despite the risk of being prosecuted, have opposed the increasingly inhuman situation of immigrants...

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Degas: Passion for Perfection

Traveling from the superb exhibition of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, with its extraordinary collection of works by Degas, up to the streets of Paris, you have exclusive access to rare works created by the famous dancers, one of the absolute geniuses of Impressionism...

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Mountain

The Australian director Jennifer Peedom, in terms of audiovisual symphony, tells about the climbs of the most inaccessible mountains, the impossible enterprises of climbers and other acrobats of the most remote peaks. But it does not spare us to suggest even the controversial aspects of the most extreme mountaineering practices. Until three centuries ago, the mountains were places of danger, not of beauty. When Everest was conquered in the mid-twentieth century, mountaineering became a quest for perfection and mountains were seen as adversaries to be defeated. Today, when millions of people are enchanted by their magic, the mountains become theaters of leisure: managed and marketed as playgrounds. But the mountains are much more than a distraction or an enemy to beat...

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Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

The extraordinary parable of M.I.A., an artist and musician originally from Sri Lanka, is traced through the images made by her and her dearest friends over the course of 22 years...

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At Eternity’s Gate

A look at the period that Vincent van Gogh spent in the region of Arles between February 1888 and May 1889...

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Italian Politics for Dummies

What happens when a 23-year-old boy takes part in the elections to become mayor of a big city in the south of Italy and decides to record with a hidden camera everything that happens to him, making his campaign a transparent box? This is the true story of Ismaele, who arrived fourth in the municipal elections in June 2017 in Palermo, the city that has exported the mafia all over the world. The unconscious “actors” of this film are Italian politicians, those who have commanded Italy until yesterday and those who are commanding it today. In the middle of all the real documents a comedy flows, the life of a boy and his cumbersome Italian mother, set in a city that is an open-air set. Everyone will make their own idea of ​​this adventure. In Ismaele it was useful to understand that politics is basically a simple world. It does not matter knowing how to do what you promise, it is important to promise it well. No matter where the votes come from, it matters that they arrive. It does not matter if you say something and do another, and above all it does not matter if it’s true. It matters to say so many times. And then if someone gives you what you want, you give him what he wants. If you do it with a boss it’s an exchange vote, if you do it with those inside the system it’s not called anymore...

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Almost Nothing – CERN: Experimental City

Have you ever wondered where some of the most important human technologies have been designed? The answer is simple: in a cafeteria. In particular in that of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, a real citadel, where the brightest minds from all over the world are confronted every day to change the fate of humanity. From anecdotes about the most daring discoveries – like a little thing called the World Wide Web – to the first girl-band appeared on the web (Les Horribles Cernettes, ça va sans dire), one observes with passion and irony a scientific community at work...

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Friedkin Uncut

William Friedkin is one of the most influential directors of New Hollywood. He traces his career and personal history starting from the many masterpieces realized, such as L’Esorcista (1973) and Il braccio violento della legge (1971)...

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Renzo Piano, an Architect for Santander

“When you grow up with the idea that building is an art, every time you seem to witness a miracle, something extraordinary that no longer leaves you”: this is the opinion of Renzo Piano, one of the most famous Italian architect prolific of the world. To tell his genius is the filmmaker Carlos Saura, who follows Piano in the design and construction of the Botin Center in Santander, Spain...

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