Directed by Etienne Comar.
The gypsy and guitar hero Django Reinhardt was on top of his game during German occupation in 1943. Every night his swing music set Paris alight at Les Folies Bergères whilst his brothers were hunted down and killed in Europe. German propaganda called for him to be sent to Berlin to perform in concert but he smelt danger and escaped to Switzerland with the help of one of his admirers, Louise de Klerk. To make his escape he went to Thonon-les-Bains, on the banks of Lake Geneva, with his pregnant wife Naguine and his mother Negros. But it was harder than expected and Django and his family were thrown back into the war. Despite the turbulent times, he remained an exceptional musician who resisted with his music, humour and his quest for musical perfection...
Documentary by Morgan Neville.
With humour, tenderness and emotion, The Music of Strangers tells the story of exceptional, talented, humble and generous people, musicians from all over the world brought together by Yo-Yo Ma. From Europe’s best concert halls to Jordan’s refugee camps, from the banks of the Bosphorus to the mountains of China, these maestros bring together their art and culture to prove that all you need are simple ideas and strong beliefs to change the world.
Music documentary by Thierry Guedj.
To coincide with the first anniversary of Prince’s death, this documentary gives the floor to fans, musicians and producers who directly or indirectly knew Prince. The aim is to highlight the deep generosity and drive to share that characterised Prince on stage. Matthieu Chedid, Larry Graham, Sandra Nkaka, Antoine de Caunes and many more demonstrate their love for Prince’s music in their most personal and powerful way in a setting that epitomised his time in Paris. The love story between Prince and the French capital lasted over 30 years and no other European city had such a hold on his heart…
Presentation by Fred Goaty, editor-in-chief of Jazz Magazine, Thierry Guedj, Olivier Gal and Jean-Paul Brun