For this 26th edition of Sunny Side, we have chosen to offer a selection of films about “Wildlife”.
With this in mind two major events in the sector have decided to work in partnership for the 2015 edition on the theme of Sunny Side Goes Wild:
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, the most prestigious wildlife event which takes place from 28 September to 2 October 2015 in the Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming) and Wildscreen Film Festival, a biennial event and unmissable date for wildlife documentaries in Europe (in Bristol), planned for October 2016.
As a result of this ambitious partnership, a 4-day programme of public screenings will be dedicated to the most recent and prestigious wildlife and natural history films from around the world.
Wildscreen Film Festival’s selection includes:
- Hebrides, produced by Maramedia and Otter Films for BBC Scotland and ITV Studios Global Entertainment (UK)
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival’s selection includes:
- Broken Tail, produced and co-directed by John Murray for Crossing the Line Films (Ireland). Produced by: The IFB, RTÉ, with the participation of CBC, SWR, ZDF, ARTE, MEDIA, Nature for WNET, BBC.
- Taïga (FIPA d’Or 2015), directed by Hamid Sardar and produced by A Propos Productions, with the participation of France Télévisions.
The most recent productions from Disneynature: Chimpanzee, African Cats and Bears
And premières from France Télévisions “ Film your neighborhood”, CANAL+ “Daft Punk Unchained” and Arte “The Adventurers of Modern Art”.
Monday June 22nd – Screening Schedule
Monday June 22nd – Médiathèque Michel Crépeau – 2pm
Directed by Hamid Sardar / 52’ / 2014 / French Version
Introduced by Hamid Sardar and Gérard Quéray
The Mongolian economy is thriving. Traditionnal values and mentalities are evolving an new connections with nature and wildlife are emerging. Like most of mongolian nomads, Purevjav is a huntre tempted by the idea of easy money, he decided to capture some wolf cubs in their dens so he could raise them and sell them.
Monday June 22nd – CGR Dragon – 6pm
FREEDOM, AN EAGLE TAKES FLIGHT
Directed by Muriel Barra et Jacques-Olivier Travers/ 90’ / 2015 / French Version
Introduced by Muriel Barra, Christophe Sommet and Annabel Gain
The film is a story about a chance encounter between two sea eagles : Roï living in the wild in France and Kaaba that had been in captivity for years. The wild bird is free but alone. It soars majestically, but lives a harsh existence. We watch the second bird stagger into freedom under the watchful eye of a man who has decided to change the bird’s fate.
Monday June 22nd – Médiathèque Michel Crépeau – 4pm
THE BAT MAN OF MEXICO
Directed by Tom Mustill/ 60’ / 2014 / French Version
Introduced by the producer David Dugan
Rodrigo ‘The Bat Man of Mexico’, has been saving the amazing bats of his homeland since childhood. Now his favorite drink, Tequila, is at stake. The bat that pollenates the plant the liquor comes from is in trouble, and Rodrigo must track their migration to save them. Braving hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs and seas of cockroaches in a heartwarming and breathtaking conservation success story.
Monday June 22nd – CGR Dragon – 8pm
NIGHT ON EARTH
Directed by Thierry Machado / 90’ / 2014 / French Version
Introduced by Barthélémy Fougea
The incredible odyssey of a baby elephant and his family traveling hundreds of kilometers through the wildest and most desolate landscapes of Sub-Saharan Africa… The unrelenting heat of the day progressively forces them to travel by night. This little elephant family immerses us in the mysterious and fascinating nocturnal world of the great African Savanna.
Tuesday June 23rd – Screening Schedule
Tuesday June 23rd – Médiathèque Michel Crépeau – 2pm
YOUR INNER FISH
60’ / 2013 / French Version
Introduced by Anne Tarrant
In this provocative and insightful series, fish palaeontologist Neil Shubin explores how the human body carries rthe legacy of animals that lived millions of years ago and leads a cuttinng-edge scientific adventure. We find out how hernias, hiccups and hypertension can be traced back to a time when our limbswere fins and our gonads were close to our hearts.
Tuesday 23rs June – CGR Dragon – 6pm
Directed by Keith Scholey & Alastair Fothergill / 90’ / 2011 / French Version
Introduced by Jean-François Camilleri
“African Cats” features the real-life love, humor and determination of the kings of the African savanna: Mara, the daughter of an injured, but determined lioness; Sita, a brave cheetah and single mother of five newborn cubs; and Kali, a lion once banished from his pride, who returns with his five sons to reclaim his home.
Last minute! Tuesday 23rd June – CGR Dragon – 9:30pm
DAFT PUNK UNCHAINED
Directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre / 85’ / 2015 / Original version – French subtitles
Co-written by Hervé Martin Delpierre and Marina Rozenman
DAFT PUNK UNCHAINED the first documentary film ever to be made about the hugely successful French music act and the world’s most secretive duo, Daft Punk.
“Daft Punk Unchained” recounts the quest for liberty and independence of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. In an era of globalisation and the expansion of social media, the two Parisian musicians, DJs / producers have refused to show their own faces. They orchestrate every detail of their rare appearances.
From their home studio in Paris in the mid ‘90s to the triumph of The Robots at the 2014 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, the documentary explores the 20-year career of Daft Punk, with rare documents and exclusive interviews with their friends and closest collaborators.
Introduced by Diego Buñuel, Head of Documentaries, CANAL+
Tuesday June 23rd- Médiathèque Michel Crépeau – 4pm
Directed by Nigel Pope / 59’ / 2013 / French Version
Introduced by Nigel Pope
Scotland’s Hebrides are Europe’s final frontier against the wild and unpredictable Atlantic Ocean. Produced over three years, this landmark wildlife series introduces an unforgettable wild animal cast of otters, eagles, red deer, dolphins and basking sharks, all struggling to survive here on these Islands on the Edge.
Tuesday June 23rd – CGR Dragon – 8pm
FILM YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Directed by Hind Meddeb / 52’ / 2015 / French Version
Introduced by Hind Meddeb
France 3, Les Nouvelles Ecritures and France Television foundation has launched a competition, inviting contenders to make a three minutes long film about their neighborhood. The 10 award winning clips have been put together in this documentary which allows to continue the journey. Behind each film, there is a life with its questions and difficulties. This film has give an insight to life in France through the eyes of french citizens and film makers to be.
Wednesday June 24th – Screening Schedule
Wednesday June 24th – Médiathèque Michel Crépeau – 2pm
Directed by Kurt Mayer / 52’ / 2013 / French Version
Introduced by Kurt Mayer
“Planet Sparrow” is a documentary about these flying survival artists, their neighbors and adversaries, all photographed from the perspective of the birds! Small and grey-brown, sparrows may seem dull, but this first impression is deceptive; They’re extremely clever. The camera pursues these artists of flight through narrow alleys, revealing their spectacular aerial manoeuvres.
Wednesday June 24th – CGR Dragon – 6pm
Directed by Alastair Fothergill & Mark Linfield / 78’ / 2012 / French Version
Disneynature’s newest True Life Adventure introduces Oscar, a young chimpanzee whose playful curiosity and zest for discovery light up the African forest until a twist of fate leaves Oscar to fend for himself with a little help from an unexpected ally.
Wednesday June 24th – Médiathèque Michel Crépeau – 4pm
ON A RIVER IN IRELAND
Directed by John Murray / 59’ / 2014 / French Version
Introduced by John Murray
Follow Colin Stafford-Johnson on a voyage of delicate beauty and discovery along the River Shannon – Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark. On its journey, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes, where on little known backwaters wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else in Ireland.
Wednesday June 24th – CGR Dragon – 8pm
THE ADVENTURERS OF MODERN ART
Directed by Amélie Harrault, Pauline Gaillard et Valérie Loiseleux / 52’ / 2015 / French Version
Introduced by Judith Nora (Producer), Pauline Gaillard (directors), Dan Franck (Author)
Adapted from Dan Franck’s book “Le Temps des Bohèmes” the 6-part series plunges us into Parisian life at the beginning of the twentieth century, a hotbed of artistic creation. The series is using a powerful and unique visual grammar mixing illustrations, animations and original documents.
Thursday June 25th – Screening Schedule
Thursday June 25th – Médiathèque Michel Crépeau – 2pm
LAND OF PANDA
Directed by Stéphane Durand and Thierry Machado / 46’ / 2012 / French Version
In autumn 2011 two Giant Pandas arrive in France. This moment is the springboard for a film that uses actuality, location-based interviews, CGI and wildlife photography to explore the latest scientific discoveries about the Giant Panda and its habitat; and reveals the commitment and passion of those who are devoted to helping the Giant Panda flourish.
Thursday June 25th – CGR Dragon – 6pm
Directed by Alastair Fothergill & Keith Scholey / 75’ / 2014 / French Version
In an epic story of breathtaking scale set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, Disneynature’s big-screen adventure “Bears” follows a bear family as impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.
Thursday June 25th – Médiathèque Michel Crépeau – 4pm
Directed by John Murray / 58’ / 2011 / French Version
Introduced by John Murray
One of the world’s leading tiger cameramen, Colin Stafford-Johnson, travels through India on a personal pilgrimage, piecing together the extraordinary last journey of Broken Tail – one of the planet’s most famous wild tigers.
Thursday June 25th – CGR Dragon – 20h
Directed by Patrick Rouxel / 52’ / 2015 / French Version
Introduced by Patrick Rouxel
Her name is Green, she is alone in a world that doesn’t belong to her. She is a female orangutan, victim of deforestation and resource exploitation. This film is an emotional journey with Green’s final days. It is a visual ride presenting the treasures of rainforest biodiversity and the devastating impacts of logging and land clearing for palm oil plantations