Les documentaires d'octobre

2023, année du documentaire

4 films

Octobre, mois du film d'animation, l'Institut français a choisi des documentaires animés ou animations documentaires. Les films choisis racontent des histoires vraies associées à des images d'animation : un procès et un récit historique, un drame social et humain, et un conte animalier de la biodiversité.

Les documentaires d'octobre
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h46
  • last chance
by Gilles Porte and Nicolas Champeaux

2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. He seized centre stage during a historic trial in 1963 and 1964. But there were eight others who, like him, faced the death sentence. They too were subjected to pitiless cross-examinations. To a man they stood rm and turned the tables on the state : South Africa’s Apartheid regime was in the dock. Recently recovered sound archives of those hearings transport us back into the thick of the courtroom battles.

  • Literary adaptation, Drama
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h06
  • last chance
by Olivier Cossu

Brest 1950. The city is undergoing reconstruction after the bombing of the war. During a demonstration demanding better wages, the situation with the police degenerates and the young worker Edouard Mazé is shot in the head. René Vautier, militant communist filmmaker, came to film the workers' situation with the collaboration, not always easy, of P’tit Zef and Désiré, Edward’s childhood friends. Once the film is finished, they improvise a traveling cinema and project the images on construction sites and pickets throughout Brittany. The film will breathe new life into the fight. Based on the comic strip by Kris and Etienne Davodeau.

  • Historical film, Drama, Biopic
  • 2020
  • France
  • 1h14
by Aurel

February 1939. Overwhelmed by the flood of Republicans fleeing the Franco dictatorship, the French government parked them in camps. Two men separated by the barbed wire will become friends. One is a gendarme, the other a cartoonist. From Barcelona to New York, the true story of Josep Bartolí, anti-Franco fighter and exceptional artist.

  • Young audience
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h01
by Anne-Lise Koelher and Eric Serre

10 species of animals among so many others are born, live, and become accustomed to each other along beside a river... The long-eared owl takes flight to be born a second time and to tame the night. The great-crested grebe moves back and forth in its fishing terriotry, becoming invisible and dancing with the seaweed. The kingfisher in its journey in search of a place in the sun. The European pond turtle which drifts on the water and defies time. The Irish bat which sees the evening symphony with its ears. The European beaver, the builder of riverbanks which cannot resist the smell of trees. The fire salamander explores both side of the world, this strange marvel. The great bittern, a reed bird that dreams of catching the moon. The pike which hopes to become huge in order to experience great adventures. And, last but not least, the emperor dragonfly, this fighter whose armor is forged by the sun. They all shout: "Hello world!"

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