ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION
Of "Le voyage alchimique - 7"
seventh stage : Notre-Dame of Paris
An emergency accommodation centre for homeless people, located in the suburbs of Paris. Here, a dozen men, coming from all walks of life, isolated and left out by society, are spending winter in a small temporary community. I call them "The Hermits". By observing their lifestyle, their humanity and their struggle, one is faced with a puzzling reflection of the outside world: our world. With the return of spring, they all go back to the road and fade away into loneliness.
The magnificent lagoon of Mayotte, an island in the Indian Ocean, is at the very heart of local life.
The magnificent lagoon of Mayotte, an island in the Indian Ocean, is at the very heart of local life. The Mahorans are aware of this and try to protect it. From the wooded mountain top to the mangrove and into the sea, we came across dedicated men, women and children, turtles and sea cucumbers, right down to the vibrant coral reefs shimmering below in the turquoise water. The lagoon of Mayotte is a cradle of hope : to build a future that will be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
On the occasion of the revival of la Victorine, the only survivor amidst a few dozen film studios in Nice on the French Riviera
On the occasion of the revival of la Victorine, the only survivor amidst a few dozen film studios in Nice on the French Riviera, the time has come to have a closer look at its past: an adventurous and dramatic story. During the German occupation, Marcel Carné shot his “Children of Paradise” here – a masterpiece that was to become the symbol of the Liberation! In the Fifties, Alfred Hitchcock had Grace Kelly and Cary Grant star in “To catch a Thief”, and Gérard Philipe started his international career with “Fanfan la Tulipe”.