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Agnès Varda, 1976 c7.6

Daguerréotypes is not a film about rue Daguerre, a picturesque street in the 14th arrondissement, it is a film about a small piece of rue Daguerre, between number 70 and number 90, a modest and local document about a few small shopkeepers, a close look at the silent majority.

Villi Hermann, 1974

They live in Italy and work in Switzerland - and they are the first to be laid off in a recession: Italian cross-border commuters in Ticino. The documentary film from the 1970s shows the difficult situation of people who earn their living in Switzerland but cannot live there.

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Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan, India, 2008
with Dev Patel, Freida Pinto c8.0

Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost.

Peter Guyer, Switzerland 2019, 89' c6.4
Rolando Colla, Switzerland 2020, 111'



Actress, *France 1975

Active in cinema since the late 1990s, Marion Cotillard became known to the general public through her role in Luc Besson's "Taxi" saga. In 2004, she received the first of the major awards that would shape her career: the César for Best Supporting Actress in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's film "Un long dimanche de fiançailles". International recognition followed in 2008: her interpretation of the singer Édith Piaf in the film biography "La Môme" earned her a César, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and an Oscar. Cotillard was thus the first French woman to be awarded Best Actress by the Academy of Oscars for a film made in French. This triumph initiated an international career with directors such as Tim Burton, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Woody Allen, Christopher Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, Jacques Audiard, James Gray, the Dardenne brothers, Xavier Dolan and Robert Zemeckis.



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In Bonnie Scotland (1935) Laurel & Hardy were hired to collect garbage. Demonstration of their dance steps.


Summer breeze

Six films for the most beautiful season

La grande bellezza
Paolo Sorrentino, 2013
A Roman bon vivant looks back on his 65th birthday and strolls through the summery city. 
La belle saison
Catherine Corsini, 2015
Cécile de France and Izïa Higelin illuminate this crazy love story against the backdrop of post-68 feminist revolts.
Matteo Garrone, 2019
Not only for children: This film adaptation of the famous subject matter emphasizes the baroque aspects.          
Pascal Chaumeil, 2010
The ideal romantic comedy to enter the summer, carried by Vanessa Paradis and Romain Duris, a glamorous couple.
Été 85
François Ozon, 2020
François Ozon tells a bittersweet story of love and death with a total 80's look and a fabulous soundtrack.
Eloïse Lang, 2018
Two sisters in their thirties and their mother find themselves in a vacation resort, a hotbed of mischief and excitement.           

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