Category: Biography

July 18, 2019 / Biography

Jean Benoit-Lévy’s silent documentary detailing chronologically Pasteur’s life, directed by Jean Epstein and based on a screenplay by Edmond Epardaud, with most of the story taken from “La Vie de Pasteur” by René Vallery Radot, adapted by Edmond Floury. Intertitles tell us of his discovery of microbes. Scenes filmed on location where he lived and reconstructed sets alternate between informational intertitles. 

June 29, 2019 / Biography

The story of nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu, an Israeli pacifist and government employee, who committed an act of treason in 1986 by informing the British press that his country is working on a nuclear bomb.

June 20, 2019 / Biography

From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte’s life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

June 18, 2019 / Biography
April 27, 2019 / Biography

The romantic and professional life of composer Johann Strauss Jr. provides the basis of this colorful remake of the 1938 version.

March 20, 2019 / Adventure

Based upon the life of Commander Francic D. Fane (USNR), Underwater Warrior follows the evolution of the US Navy’s Underwater Demolition Unit from its inception near the end of World War II through its acceptance and finally successful utilization in Korea. Landmark underwater camera work makes Underwater Warrior a milestone in cinematic history.

March 20, 2019 / Biography

In this biopic set in 16th-century Spain, the famed Italian painter El Greco journeys to Toledo, Spain to paint an altarpiece. Trouble ensues when he falls in love with a beautiful local girl. It is she who warns him that the Inquisition is gathering evidence against him.

March 4, 2019 / Biography

Piaf is a play by Pam Gems that focuses on the life and career of French chanteuse Edith Piaf. This biographical drama with music portrays the singer in as a self-destructive, promiscuous alcoholic and junkie who, in one controversial scene, urinates in public.