Bolero, a Global Hit

From one Étoile to another

Cinema by... Yvan Attal

Bolero, A Global Hit

Documentary by Anne-Solen Douguet & Damien Cabrespines
52 min - Arte - 2019

Synopsis

A performance of Bolero is begun every 15 minutes. Ninety years after its creation, this documentary explores Ravel’s masterpiece through the artists from all sorts of disciplines who have taken it on. With them we want to reveal the richness and ambiguity of this seemingly simple work, which has become a major influence on modern music and “pop culture”, and to understand the driving forces behind its extraordinary story.

ÉQUIPE

  • Direction and writing Anne-Solen Douguet et Damien Cabrespines
  • Production Jean-Marie Nizan
  • Production director Marie de Labarre
  • Photography Youcef Khemane
  • Editing Catherine Jezequel et Barbara Bossuet
  • Music Sebastien Delage
  • Sound Sebastien Tete
  • Researcher Barbara Scholnberger
  • Production assistant Eloïse Brannens

From one Étoile to another

Web content for Octave Magazine
5 min - Opéra de Paris - 2020

Synopsis

A ballet transmited, adapted, interpreted many times, Giselle is once again being played on the stage of the Palais Garnier. In the studio, the Étoile Léonore Baulac is discovering this mythical role she always dreamed of. Under the bright tutelage and the sage advice of another Étoile, Elisabeth Maurin, she deconstructs every step to better make hers the character. And from this precious oral transmission is born a new interpretation : even though the steps are still the same, each dancer is one singular and unique Giselle.

https://www.operadeparis.fr/magazine/dune-etoile-a-lautre

ÉQUIPE

  • Direction Anne-Solen Douguet
  • Editing Laodice Kolk
  • Technical ressources Beall Productions

Cinema by…Yvan Attal

Documentary by Stéphane Bergouhnioux
62 min - Canal + - 2019

Synopsis

A Man in the City could be the title of this movie.

Cinema by Yvan Attal is a documentary about the “cinema city” as much as it is about the man who takes us there: Yvan Attal. With the actor and director of Ma femme est une actrice [My wife is an actress], Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d’enfants [They Got Married and Had Lots of Children] and Mon Chien Stupide [My Stupid Dog], we plunge into the heart of New York.

A cinephile actor and filmmaker, Yvan Attal is almost exclusively focused on New York, a true capital of film. As far back as he can remember, Yvan Attal has been fascinated by the city and by cinema. The filmmakers, actors, and films that forged his love of cinema, his knowledge and love of film, and his career are all connected to this city, which has been host to the greatest number of film shoots in the world.

Accompanying him and following his guide to its landmarks, his meanderings and the images that fed his appetite for cinema, we plunge into to the city as an “open-air studio” city. From The Godfather to Dog Day Afternoon to Manhattan and Taxi Driver, Yvan Attal grew up on a diet of Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro, later building himself up with Francis Coppola, Sidney Lumet and Martin Scorsese.

On a stroll through the most filmed city in the world, Yvan Attal reconnects with his memories, revisits images from the films that made a mark on him, and meets with Brad Mehldau, Griffin Dunne, Jack Garfein and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

In return, Yvan Attal shares his passion for cinema.

ÉQUIPE

  • Direction Stéphane Bergouhnioux
  • Production Jean-Marie Nizan
  • Production director Marie de Labarre
  • Authors Stéphane Bergouhnioux & Jean-Marie Nizan
  • Photography Stéphane Bergouhnioux, Fanny Chauvi, Jean-Marie Nizan, Jean-Michel Poulichot & David Wolfer
  • Editing Nicolas Dumond & Gopal Puntos
  • Original music Laetitia Pansanel-Garric
  • Graphic design Quentin Darredeau
  • Color grading Guillermo Fernandez
  • Sound Jean-Nicolas Buonavista & Aldo Re
  • Mixing and sound editing Benoit Héry
  • Researcher Christine Hamon
  • Production assistant Eloïse Brannens