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Films du Poisson (Firm)

Overview
Works: 28 works in 83 publications in 7 languages and 2,657 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Melodrama  Biographical films  History  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Films du Poisson (Firm)
The gatekeepers by Dror Moreh( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Hebrew and English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel's secret service tell their story. Israel's crushing victory over its neighbours during the Six Day War in 1967 left it in control of a vast, hostile population living under Occupation. Dealing with that population-in times of calm and times of violent uprising-was the responsibility of Israel's secret service agency, Shin Bet. THE GATEKEEPERS offers a riveting and intimate insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict told by the six former heads of Shin Bet. In a style reminiscent of The Fog of War, their confessions of torture and terrorism, arrests and assassinations are illustrated with archival footage and chilling animations. These offer a window into the moral dilemmas they faced as they unfolded. The citizens they swore to protect against terrorism may have been safer as a result of their actions, but was the country any closer to peace? Theirs is the ultimate cautionary tale of what happens to people and nations alike when they try to answer violence with violence
Meduzot = Jellyfish by Etgar Keret( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batya, a struggling waitress, cares for a mysterious child that appeared to her out of the sea. Newlywed Keren nurses a broken leg and a ruined honeymoon. Filipino migrant worker Joy tries to support her son back home. A reflection on making connections and confronting destiny in a deconstructed urban landscape
Depuis qu'Otar est parti-- = Since Otar left-- by Julie Bertuccelli( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her mother, changing the course of their lives forever
Eat that question : Frank Zappa in his own words( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews and performances, rare and never-before-seen historic footage of Frank Zappa's 30-year career
Jellyfish( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poignant, often witty and exceedingly cinematic, Jellyfish (Meduzot), tells the story of three very different Tel Aviv women whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Batya is one of the servers at the wedding reception of Keren, a bride who breaks her leg escaping a locked toilet stall, ruining her chance at a dream Caribbean honeymoon. And attending the event with an employer is Joy, a non Hebrew-speaking domestic worker who has guiltily left her son behind in her native Philippines. As this distaff trio separately wends their way through Israel's most cosmopolitan city, they struggle with issues of communication, affection and destiny -- but at times find uneasy refuge in its tranquil seas
La cour de Babel by Julie Bertuccelli( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French documentary based in a Parisian school for immigrant children. Filmed over the course of one academic year, the documentary follows the teachers and pupils of Granges-aux-Belles secondary school that teaches non-French speaking children between the ages of eleven and 15 to read and write the language fluently
The tree by Julie Bertuccelli( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exquisite Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist, Melancholia,I'm Not There) stars in French filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli's achingly beautiful follow-up to her sleeper hit Since Otar Left. The Closing Night Film at Cannes in 2010, The Tree is a mystical drama of loss and rebirth in the Australian countryside. Not since classic 1970s works Picnic at Hanging Rock and Walkabout has the harshly gorgeous outback landscape been such a lyrical yet foreboding metaphor for grief and coming of age. Blindsided with anguish after her husband's sudden death, Dawn (Gainsbourg)--along with her four young children--struggles to make sense of life without him. Eight-year-old Simone (unforgettable newcomer Morgana Davies) becomes convinced that her father is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan fig tree that towers over their house. The family is initially comforted by its presence, but then the tree's enormous roots slowly begin to encroach on the abode and threaten their fragile existence
Voyages by Emmanuel Finkiel( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the stories of three Jewish women who have lost family members in the Holocaust. Rivka travels on tour to Poland, searching for evidence of her lost mother and sister. Rsgine, in France, takes in a Lithuanian who claims to be her lost father. Vera emigrates from Russia to Israel, where she traces a long-lost cousin. The three women's stories are connected through their searches
Violette Leduc : la chasse à l'amour by Esther Hoffenberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French author and memoirist Violette Leduc was a controversial pioneer. Her taboo-breaking memoir, La Bâtard, (The Bastard), become an enormous literary success. Through her work, she confronted the experience of being an illegitimate child, homosexuality, abortion, and explored with intensity and total candor the reaches of female desire - all scandalous, indecent subjects for macho 1950s France. A contemporary of Sartre, Cocteau and Genet and published by Albert Camus, she was encouraged to write by Simone de Beauvoir, whom Leduc was in love with. De Beauvoir secretly awarded her a pension for 15 years until Leduc had her own successful following. After decades of toiling in obscurity, Leduc would go on to publish the lesbian classic Thérèse and Isabelle. Director Esther Hoffenberg uses rare archival footage of Leduc, interviews with her friends and scholars, and the author's own words to rediscover the impact of Leduc's work and sketch the controversial woman behind them and one of lesbian literature's giants
The settlers by William Stuart Long( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Hebrew and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since Israel's decisive victory in the 1967 Six-Day War, hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens have made their homes in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank. With unprecedented access to pioneers of the settlement movement and a diverse group of modern-day settlers, religious and secular alike, "The settlers" is a comprehensive exploration of the controversial communities that exert inordinate influence on the sociopolitical destinies of Israel and Palestine." -- Container
Les deux vies d' Eva = The two lives of Eva( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews and archival documents, documentary filmmaker Esther Hoffenberg explores her mother Eva's life as a young woman in Poland and Germany during World War II. Eva's family accepted German citizenship and her father collaborated with the Nazis to maintain his business. After the war, Eva emigrated to France and was disinherited by her father for marrying a Jewish man. She suffered a series of mental breakdowns beginning in the 1970s
Dernières nouvelles du cosmos( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It wasn't until Helene was 20 years old that her parents discovered that their autistic daughter was able not only to communicate, but to write deeply complex, philosophical and poetic work
Druzʹi︠a︡ iz Frant︠s︡ii( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1979. Carole and Jerome are 20 and go on tour in Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. They are cousins and pretend [to be] engaged. [During] the day as tourists, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening, they part company and the group meet[s] clandestinely refuseniks, Jews harassed by the Soviet regime for trying to leave the country. They discover an unknown world, brutal and absurd. If Carole is driven by the commitment and willingness to take risks, to Jerome, the real motivation of this trip is Carole"--from imdb.com
Shomre ha-saf = The gatekeepers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charged with overeseeing Israel's war on terror, both Palestinian and Jewish, the head of the Shin Bet, Israel's Secret Service, is present at the crossroads for every decision made. This documentary features interviews with six former heads of the agency who have agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers and exclusive account of the sum of their successes and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually and the six as a group came to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach based on a two-state solution"--Container
Friends from France( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1979. Carole and Jérôme are 20 and go on an organised trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. They are cousins but pretend they're engaged. In the day, simple tourists, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening, they slip away from the group and secretly meet refuseniks, Jews persecuted by the Soviet regime for wanting to leave the country. They discover an underground world, cruel and absurd. While Carole is motivated by political commitment and a taste for risk, for Jérôme, the real motivation behind this trip is Carole
La peine perdue de Jean Eustache by Angel Díez Alvarez( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of Jean Eustache, the influential French filmmaker. Eustache's own voice provides the narration
Díario de uma busca( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The director tells the story of her father, Brazilian activist and journalist Celso Afonso Gay de Castro, whose life was intertwined with the political struggles that shattered Latin America starting in the 1960s. His life was a combination of repeated exiles and political activism, from the enthusiasm and hope of the early days until the disillusion of his final years. He died tragically at age 41, in the apartment of a supposed Nazi whom he may have been investigating
Modigliani's Genuine fake heads( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Livorno, Italy, the artist Modigliani is said to have dumped some sculptures of heads into the canal outside his apartment after suffering a negative response from art critics. Fifty years later, researchers persuade the municipal authorities to dredge the canal in a search for the heads. As failure follows failure, suddenly they find two sculptured heads. Art critics rave and the heads are exhibited both locally and nationally. Before long, however, scandal erupts over the authenticity of the sculptures
Rachel by Simone Bitton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rachel Corrie avait 23 ans. En Palestine, elle croyait que sa nationalité américaine suffirait à faire d'elle un bouclier humain pour sauver des vies et des maisons. Mais elle est écrasée par un bulldozer le 16 mars 2003 dans la bande de Gaza. Rachel tenait un journal de voyage qu'elle envoyait par e-mails à sa famille et à ses amis aux Etats-Unis ... Au rythme de ses mots, le film enquête sur sa mort en donnant la parole aux parties impliquées, juxtapose les versions contradictoires, observe les lieux du drame et dévoile des documents inédits. Vérité ou mensonge? Témoignage ou propagande? Une méditation cinématographique sur la jeunesse, la guerre, l'idéalisme et l'engagement politique."--Container
Paris fantômes( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary looking at the various memorial plates and commemorative plaques on buildings across Paris
 
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