December 1989. The Ceausescu regime collapses. The world discovers the horrible extent of this dictatorship, especially images showing hundreds of thousands of children confined and abused in orphanages. Marion is one of these orphans, a devil’s child, as she calls herself. A French couple adopted her when she was 6 years old. Today, at the age of 38, she has just given birth to her first child; this event brings her back to her own past, when she was abandoned the day she was born. Marion wants to retrace her past, along with Elisabeth Blanchet who has photographed Ceausescu’s orphans. We will follow her in her quest, in a road movie across Romania, as the country prepares to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dictator’s fall.
The operating theater is a documentary film on the initiation rites of an apprentice surgeon in the operating block at a university hospital. To witness the steps of this process is to discover a strange and foreign world in which we are transient guests.
Inventive by nature, Jean-Claude Baumier, recreates, with his shapes and colors of the landscapes of his environment, the Loire and the Sologne.
The history of this favela in Rio de Janero has been marked by violence, poverty and drugs trafficking. Far from the clichés and received ideas of the favela, this documentary paints a portrait of the people currently living within the City of God.
Sadhana recounts the Odyssey of a young Westerner who follows the call of his soul to India—the land of ancient and spiritual Wisdom of the East. One man’s journey to India, along the mystical Ganges to the majestic Himalaya.
Composed entirely of still photographs shot by Marker himself over the course of his restless travel through twenty-six countries, If I had four camels stages a probing, at times agitated, search for the meanings of the photographic image.