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• His Master’s Voice (La Voix de son maître)

1978 / 100 mins /16 mm black and white / Format 1.33 / Mono / Co-directed with Gérard Mordillat / A coproduction I.N.A. and Laura Productions, with the participation of SERDAV-CNRS and Centre National de la Cinématographie / Original distributor Laura Distribution / Distribution in France & International sales I.N.A. / DVD publisher BlaqOut / Photography François Catonné, Jean Monsigny, Jean-Paul Schwartz / Sound Pierre Befve, Pierre Gamet / Editing Charlotte Boisgeol / With Michel Barba (Richier), Jean-Claude Boussac (Boussac), Guy Brana (Thomson-Brandt), François Dalle (L'Oréal), Bernard Darty (Darty), Jacques de Fouchier (Paribas), Alain Gomez (Saint-Gobain Emballages), Francine Gomez (Waterman), Daniel Lebard (Comptoir Lyon Alemand Louyot), Jacques Lemonnier (IBM-France), Raymond Lévy (Elf Aquitaine), Gilbert Trigano (Club Méditerranée) / French theatrical release : february 1979.

Twelve chairmen of large companies face the camera and talk about power, command, hierarchy, trade unions... Their voices mingle, scatter and overlap in the city and its factories… The image of a future world dominated by finance is gradually sketched out.

 • Bosses / Television (Patrons/Télévision)                                                                                                                                            1978 / 3 x 60 mins / 16 mm black and white / Format 1.33 / Mono / Co-directed with Gérard Mordillat / A coproduction I.N.A. and Laura Productions, with the participation of SERDAV-CNRS and Centre National de la Cinématographie / Photography François Catonné, Jean Monsigny, Jean-Paul Schwartz / Sound Pierre Befve, Pierre Gamet / Editing Charlotte Boisgeol.

Three TV programmes made from the material gathered for the previous film : Confidences sur l’ouvrier (Secrets about the worker),  Un pépin dans la boîte (A spanner in the works) and La bataille a commencé à Landernau (The battle started at Landernau). The three were banned from television, and have never been broadcast.

 • The North Face of the Camembert (La Face nord du Camembert)                                                                                                 1985 / 7 mins / 35 mm colour / Format 1.66 / Mono / Production Les Films d'Ici / Original distributor Hachette Fox / Distribution in France & International sales Les Films du Losange / Photography Claude Michaud / Sound Olivier Schwob / Editing Marie-Catherine Miqueau / Original score André Giroud / With Christophe Profit and Pascal Pistaccio.

For the requirements of a fiction film (Billy Ze Kick) , the young mountaineer Christophe Profit is asked to “understudy ” and “stand in for ” an actor. He has to climb with bare hands the smooth front of a 200-foot building.

• Christophe                                                                                                                                                                                           1985 / 28 mins / 16 mm colour / Format 1.33 / Mono / Production Maison du cinéma de Grenoble, with the participation of Antenne 2, Alpa et Sandoz-France / Based on an idea by Yves Ballu / Camera Laurent Chevallier, Amar Arhab / Sound Bernard Prud'homme / Editing Marie Quinton / Original score André Giroud.

Christophe Profit’s "100% solo" climb (without ropes and without belays) of the west face of Les Drus, a gigantic, 3,600ft vertical pyramid in the heart of the Mont-Blanc range. Christophe Profit is one of the greatest mountaineers of his generation.

Grand Prix du Festival international du Film d'aventure sportive, La Plagne (France), 1985 - Diable d'Or, Festival international du Film Alpin, Les Diablerets (Suisse), 1986 - Prix Cinégramm, Les Diablerets, 1986 - Grand Prix et Prix du Public au Festival de Teplice nad Metuji (Tchécoslovaquie), 1986 - 3e Prix du Festival International du film de montagne de Gräz (Autriche), 1986 - Prix du meilleur film d'alpinisme, Banff Mountain Film Festival (Canada), 1987 - Prix du  meilleur film d'alpinisme, Festival de Cinema de Muntanya de Torello (Espagne), 1987. 

• No Problem (Y’a pas d’malaise !)                                                                                                                                                         1986 / 13 mins / 16 mm colour  / Format 1.33 / Mono / A production Maison du cinéma de Grenoble, with the participation of Antenne 2 / Camera Laurent Chevallier, Amar Arhab / Sound Bernard Prud'homme / Editing Marie Quinton / Original score André Giroud.

Clinging to the middle of the mountain like spiders, a dozen filmmakers and mountain guides busy themselves above the abyss to film Christophe Profit’s ascent of Le Dru.  Little by little, the director finds himself dreaming of the tranquil seaside holidays he might have had, like so many other  people..

Prix du « Meilleur reportage de Télévision », Festival de la vidéo sportive, Arcachon, 1986 – Prix de l’humour, Festival mondial de l’image de montagne, Antibes, 1986 – Prix de l’humour, Journées Internationales du Film d’Aventure Sportive, Annecy, 1986 – Prix spécial du jury, Banff Mountain Film Festival (Canada), 1987.

• Trilogy for One Man  (Trilogie pour un homme seul)                                                                                                                          1987 / 53 mins / 16 mm colour  / Format 1.33 / Mono / A coproduction Les Films d'Ici, Antenne 2, with the participation of Millet / Distribution in France & International sales Les Films du Losange / Camera Laurent Chevallier, Denis Ducroz, Olivier Guéneau, Richard Copans / Sound Olivier Schwob, Bernard Prud'homme, Freddy Loth / Editing Marie Quinton / Original score André Giroud.

One of the most fabulous "combinations" of climbs ever achieved by a mountaineer: on March 12 and 13, 1987, Christophe Profit, 26, succeeded in his attempt to climb the three toughest north faces in the Alps, in 40 hours: the Grandes Jorasses, the Eiger, and the Matterhorn. But beyond the coverage of this feat, we discover the sidelines, the story behind the project, the ups and downs of its preparation, and the personality of the man behind the climbs, a dancer on sheer rock faces, focusing all the energy and reflexes of life itself in his fingertips.

Grand Prix des Journées Internationales du Film d'Aventure Sportive, Hakuba (Japon), 1987 - Diable d'Or, Festival International du Film Alpin, Les Diablerets (Suisse), 1987 – Grand Prix du Festival Mondial de l'Image de Montagne, Antibes, 1987 - Special Jury Prize, Festival international du film d'aventure, La Plagne, 1987 – Grand Prix du Festival de Teplice Nad Metuji (Tchécoslovaquie), 1988 - Triglav d'argent, Festival international de Kranj (Yougoslavie), 1988.

• The Measure of the Feat (La Mesure de l’exploit)                                                                                                                                 1987 / 23 mins / 16 mm colour / Format 1.33 / Mono / A coproduction Laboratoires Sandoz and Wander, Les Films d'Ici /Camera Laurent Chevallier, Denis Ducroz, Olivier Guéneau / Sound Olivier Schwob, Bernard Prud'homme, Freddy Loth / Editing Marie Quinton / Original score André Giroud.

A film coming out of the previous one about the medical and nutritional monitoring of Christophe Profit during his “trilogy” and the intensive training period leading up to it.

• Go For It, Lapébie ! (Vas-y Lapébie !)                                                                                                                                                 1988 / 27 mins / 16 mm colour  / Format 1.33 / Mono / A coproduction MC4, Pathé, Canal +, with the participation of the Centre National de la Cinématographie / Camera Olivier Guéneau, Frédéric Labourasse / Sound Freddy Loth, Julien Cloquet / Editing Nelly Quettier.

At the age of 77, Roger Lapébie is the oldest winner of the Tour de France still alive. Since his legendary victory in 1937, half a century has gone by. Yet Roger still covers more than 200 miles each week by bicycle on the highways and byways of the Landes.. The portrait of a great, good-natured cyclist, who declares : « I love my bike more than I love myself. »

• Baquet’s Come Back  (Le Come-back de baquet)                                                                                                                            1988 / 24 mins / 16 mm colour / Format 1.33 / Mono / A coproduction Les Films d'Ici and Antenne 2, with the participation of Sandoz-France / Distribution in France & International sales Les Films du Losange / Camera Laurent Chevallier, Denis Ducroz / Sound Olivier Schwob, Bernard Prud'homme / Editing  Marie Quinton.

In July 1956, the actor and cellist Maurice Baquet, along with the mountaineer Gaston Rebuffat, made the first ascent of the south face of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), a magnificent red granite wall that rears up like a rampart above the Vallée Blanche, in the Mont-Blanc range... 32 years later, as if in tribute to the memory of his friend Gaston, Maurice Baquet once again climbs this wall hanging between sky and earth, this time with Christophe Profit.

Grand Prix du Festival Neige et Glace, Autrans, 1988 - Prix du Public, Festival Mondial de l'Image de Montagne, Antibes, 1988 – « Best Mountainfilm Spirit », Mountain Film Festival in Telluride (USA), 1989 - Special Jury Prize, Banff Mountain Film Festival (Canada), 1989. 

• Migraine                                                                                                                                                                                               1989 / 6 mins / 16 mm colour / A coproduction La Sept and Les Films d'Ici.

An episode in the Et vous, comment ça va ? (And how are things with you?) series proposed by Dr. Sylvie Quesemand-Zucca.

• Louvre City (La Ville Louvre)                                                                                                                                                               1990 / 85 mins / 35 mm colour and DCP / Format 1.66 / Mono / A coproduction Les Films d'Ici, La Sept, Antenne 2, le Musée du Louvre, with the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Centre National de la Cinématographie / Original distributor Ciné Classic / Distribution in France & International sales Les Films du Losange / DVD publisher Les Editions Montparnasse / Photography Richard Copans, Frédéric Labourasse, Eric Pittard, Eric Millot, Daniel Barrau / Sound Jean Umansky / Editing Marie Quinton / Original score Philippe Hersant / Director’s assistant Valéry Gaillard / Line producers Serge Lalou, Dominique Païni / French theatrical release : november 1990.

What does the Louvre look like without the public? For the first time, a great museum lets a film crew get behind the scenes : the staff are hanging paintings, reorganizing rooms, moving works around, the guards are trying on their new uniforms... Little by little, characters appear, more and more of them, crossing paths and slowly weaving the threads of a narrative. Miles of underground passages... A sequence of scenes that let us in on the secrets of a museum... Stacks and reserves containing thousands of paintings, sculptures and objects... Places off limits to the public... A film blending the humdrum and the outstanding, the prosaic and the sublime, the comical and the dreamlike... When the life of a major institution attains the realms of fiction.

Prix Europa 1990 « Best documentary of the year » - Prix Intermédia au Cinéma du Réel, Paris, 1990. 

• Bosses 78 / 91  (Patrons 78 / 91)                                                                                                                                                           1991 / 75 mins / video black and white / co-directed with Gérard Mordillat  / A coroduction I.N.A. and Laura Productions, with the participation of SERDAV-CNRS and of the CNC. Reissued by La Sept.

A short version of His Master’s Voice broadcasted on channel La Sept.

• In the Land of the Deaf  (Le Pays des sourds)                                                                                                                                  1992 / 99 mins / 35 mm colour and DCP / Format 1.66 / Mono / A coproduction Les Films d'Ici, La Sept Cinéma, the Rhône-Alpes Européen Cinématographic Centre, in association with Canal+, the Rhône-Alpes region, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, the Fondation de France, the Ministy of Foreign Affairs, RAI TRE, BBC Television, Radio Télévision Suisse Romande / Original distributor  MKL / Distribution in France & International sales Les Films du Losange / DVD publisher Les Editions Montparnasse / Photography Frédéric Labourasse / Sound Henri Maïkoff / Editing  Guy Lecorne / Director’s assistant Valéry Gaillard / Production management François Buraux / Line producer Serge Lalou / Presented as a world premiere in the official selection, Locarno International Film Festival, 1992 – Yamagata International Film Festival, Japan, 1993 / French theatrical release : march 1993.

What is the world like for the thousands of people who live in silence? Jean-Claude, Abou, Claire, Philo and all the rest, who have been totally deaf since birth or since the early months of their lives, dream, think and communicate through signs. With them we set off to discover that distant land where seeing and touching are of such crucial importance. This films tells their story and gives us a glimpse of the world through their eyes.

Prix de la Fondation GAN pour le Cinéma, 1992 – Grand Prix du Festival de Belfort, 1992 – Grand Prix du Festival dei Popoli, Florence, 1992 – Grand Prix documentaire, Vancouver International Film Festival, 1993 - Prix « Tiempo de Historia », Festival de Valladolid, 1993 - Prix Humanum, décerné par l'Association de la Presse Cinématographique de Belgique, 1993 - Grand Prix du Festival de Bombay, 1994 - Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival, 1994 - Prix du meilleur documentaire, Festival de Potsdam (Allemagne) 1994 - Stephanie Beacham Award, 13th Annual Communication Awards, Washington D.C., 1994 - Peabody award, USA, avril 98 - Prix du Public au Festival du film francophone de Bratislava, Slovaquie, mars 2004. 

• Animals (Un animal, des animaux)                                                                                                                                                         1994  / 59 mins / 35 mm colour and DCP / Format 1.66 / Mono / A co-production with Les Films d’Ici, France 2, National Natural History Museum (Paris), Mission Interministerielle des Grands Travaux, with the participation of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Research, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, Channel 4, Rai Tre, VPRO, and Television Suisse Romande / Original distributor MKL / Distribution in France & International sales Les Films du Losange / DVD publisher Les Editions Montparnasse / Camera Frédéric Labourasse, Nicolas Philibert / Sound Henri Maïkoff / Editing Guy Lecorne / Original score Philippe Hersant / Director’s assistant Valéry Gaillard  / Line producer Serge Lalou / French theatrical release : june 1996.

The Zoology Gallery of the National Natural History Museum in Paris was closed to the public for a quarter of a century, leaving hundreds of stuffed animals in a forgotten twilight zone : mammals, fish, reptiles, insects, amphibians, birds, crustaceans... The film was shot during the renovation work in the gallery (from 1991 to 1994), and describes the resurrection of its strange residents.

“Best research film” Prize, Festival dei Popoli, Florence, 1994 - Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival, 1995.

• In a Badger’s Skin (Dans la peau d’un blaireau)                                                                                                                                   1994 / 7 mins / video colour / Format 1.66 / Mono / A coproduction with Les Films d'Ici, National Natural History Museum, Mission Interministérielle des Grands Travaux / Camera Frédéric Labourasse / Sound Olivier Schwob / Editing Guy Lecorne / A film initially made for the renovated Grande Galerie in the NNHM / An extra of the french DVD of Animal.

In a workshop in the National Natural History Museum (Paris), a taxidermist undertakes the task of stuffing a badger.

• Metamorphosis of a Building (les Métmorphoses d’un bâtiment)                                                                                                        1994 / 8 mins /video colour / A coproduction Les Films d'Ici, National Natural History Museum, Mission Interministérielle des Grands Travaux / Camera Frédéric Labourasse / Sound Henri Maïkoff / Editing Guy Lecorne  / A film initially made for the renovated Grande Galerie in the NNHM / An extra of the french DVD of Animal.

A film initially made for the Grande Galerie in the National Natural History Museum, retracing the major stages of its recent restoration.

• Family Portraits (Portraits de famille)                                                                                                                                                   1994 / 3 mins / video colour / A coproduction Les Films d'Ici, National Natural History Museum, Mission Interministérielle des Grands Travaux / Camera Frédéric Labourasse / Editing Guy Lecorne / Original score Pascal Gallois / A film initially made for the renovated Grande Galerie in the NNHM / An extra of the french DVD of Animal..

400 animal portraits file over the screen, in less than 3 minutes.

• For Catherine (Pour Catherine)                                                                                                                                                             1995 / 30 mins / video colour

For the 50th birthday of a friend (Catherine), her nearest and dearest close friends and family file past the camera to wish her a happy birthday.

• Every Little Thing  (La Moindre des choses)                                                                                                                                         1996  / 105 mins / 35 mm colour and DCP / Format 1.66 / Mono / A coproduction Les Films d'Ici, La Sept-Cinéma, with the participation of Canal+ and the Centre National de la Cinématographie,  with the support of the Council of the Centre region, in association with Channel 4, WDR, VPRO, International Film Circuit, Filmcooperative Zürich / original distributor MKL / Distribution in France & International sales Les Films du Losange / DVD publisher Les Editions Montparnasse / Camera Katell Djian, Nicolas Philibert / Sound Julien Cloquet / Editing Nicolas Philibert / Original score André Giroud / Director’s assistant Valéry Gaillard  / Production management Patricia Conord / Line producer Serge Lalou / Presented as a world premiere in the official selection, Locarno International Film Festival 1996 / French theatrical release : march 1997.

During the summer of 1995, faithful to what has now become a tradition, residents and staff at the La Borde psychiatric clinic get together to put on the play that they will perform on 15 August. During rehearsals, the film retraces the ups and downs of this adventure. But over and above the theatre, it describes life at La Borde, everyday life, time passing, trivial goings-on, loneliness and tiredness, as well as the moments of merriment, laughter, and wit peculiar to certain residents, and the close attention which people pay to one another...

Grand Prix du Public des Rencontres Internationales de Cinéma à Paris, october 1996 – Grand Prix du Public au Festival International du Cinéma et des Nouveaux Médias de Montréal, june 1997 - Prix du Meilleur Documentaire au Festival du Film de Potsdam (Allemagne), june 1997 - Prix Spécial du Jury, 11e Festival International du Film anthropologique de Pârnu (Estonie), july 1997 - Grand Prix du Festival Amascultura (Lisbonne), november 1997 - Golden spire (Epée d'Or), San Francisco International Film Festival, April 1998. 

• Us, France’s Illegal Immigrants…  (Nous, sans papiers de France…)                                                                                               1997 / 3 mins / 35 mm colour / / Format 1.66 / With Madjiguène Cissé / French theatrical release : march 26, 1997

A collective film co-signed by 200 directors, producers, distributors and film exhibitors in support of undocumented immigrants.

• Who Knows ? (Qui sait ?)                                                                                                                                                                       1998 / 106 mins /35 mm colour / Format 1.66 / Son Dolby SR / A coproduction Agat Films & Cie, La Sept ARTE, Strasbourg National Theatre / Distribution in France & International sales Diaphana / Photography Katell Djian / Camera Nicolas Philibert / Sound Julien  Cloquet / Editing Nicolas Philibert / Original score Philippe Hersant / Line producer Gilles Sandoz / With the students of the 30th class of the Strasbourg National Theatre : Bérangère Allaux, Laure Bonnet, Damien Caille-Perret, Eric Caruso, Franck Chevallay, Delphine Chuillot, Juan-Marcos Cocho, Benoît Delaunay, Arantxa Etcheverria, Emmanuel Faventines, Régis Laroche, Gaëlle Le Courtois, Cécile Léna, Fany Mary, Mounia Raoui / French theatrical release : september 1999

This evening, they have decided to meet up at their school to devise together the project for a stage show whose theme - or pretext - is the city of Strasbourg itself. But they soon come up against a number of problems. What story should they tell? How should they build it up? How is it possible to stage a show without the back-up of a text and characters that already exist?  How can they pool the different elements that each one of them has gathered on the city? How can they transfigure reality to bring fiction to life? All these questions incite each one of them to talk about his or her relationship with the city, politics, utopia, the theatre…And all these questions reflect - as in a mirror - the director's own approach in a film that candidly sets off in search of its own subject…

At dawn, nothing has changed, or almost. Who knows ?

• To Be and To Have (Etre et avoir)                                                                                                                                                        2002 / 104 mins / 35 mm colour / Format 1.66 / Son Dolby SR / A coproduction Maïa Films, Arte France Cinéma, les Films d'Ici / with the participation of Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Gimages 4, with the backing of the Ministy of National Education, the Auvergne Regional Council and the Procirep / Distribution in France & International sales Les Films du Losange / original DVD publisher Télévisions Distribution / DVD publisher Les Editions Montparnasse / Photography Katell Djian, Laurent Didier / Camera Nicolas Philibert / Sound Julien Cloquet / Editing Nicolas Philibert / Original score Philippe Hersant / Line producer Gilles Sandoz / Presented as a world premiere in the official selection, Cannes 2002 / French theatrical release : August 28th, 2002.

The everyday life in a single class school, in a small village of Auvergne.

Prix Louis Delluc 2002 – Prize for the distribution, Tübingen Film Festival (Germany), 2002 - Prix  Tiempo de Historia (« Best documentary ») au Festival de Valladolid, 2002 - Grand Prix du Festival France Cinéma, Florence, 2002 -  Best documentary (Prix ARTE), European Film Awards, Rome, 2002 - Prix « Humanum », awarded by the Belgian film press, 2002 - Prix Méliès (« Best french film of the year ») awarded by the French Union of Film Critics, janvier 2003 - Prix des auditeurs du Masque et la Plume, France inter, janvier 2003 – Cesar Nominations 2002 : « Best Director », « Best Film » and  « Best Editing » - 2002 Cesar for Best Editing - Prix de l'Association Cubaine de la Presse Cinématographique (Fipresci), 11e Festival du Cinéma français à Cuba, 2003 - Etoile d'Or (« Best french film of the year ») awarded by the press - Prix du public au 4e Festival du film français à Athènes, 2003 - Grand Prix et Prix du public au Festival du Film francophone de Bratislava (Slovaquie), 2003. – Grand Jury Prize for the Best Documentary, Full Frame Film Festival, USA, 2003 – « Best non fiction film Award » décerné par la National Society of Film Critics, USA - Nominé aux BBC World Cinema Awards, november 2003 - Nominated at the BAFTA (British Academy Film Awards) in the category « Best films not in the English language », London, february 2004. 

• The Invisible (L’Invisible)                                                                                                                                                                      2002 | 45 mins, video colour / Format 4/3 / Production Les Editions Montparnasse / Camera & sound Nicolas Philibert, with the complicity of Linda De Zitter and Valéry Gaillard / Editing Nicolas Philibert, Olivier Zuchuat / A complement to the french DVD edition of Every Little Thing

A conversation with Jean Oury, founder and director of the La Borde psychiatric clinic. 

• Emmanuelle Laborit, Sign Shards  (Emmanuelle Laborit, Eclats de signes)                                                                                       2002 / 7 mins / video colour / Production Les Editions Montparnasse / Camera, sound & editing Nicolas Philibert / A complement to the french DVD edition of In the Land of the Deaf.

An interview with Emmanuelle Laborit, actress.

• What Drives the Taxidermist (Ce qui anime le taxidermiste)                                                                                                               2002 / 18 mins / video colour / 2002 / 18 minutes / vidéo / Production Les Editions Montparnasse / Camera Nicolas Philibert / Editing Stéphanie Mahet / Music Philippe Hersant / A complement to the french DVD edition of Animals.

An interview with Jack Thiney, taxidermist at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris.

• Back to Normandy (Retour en Normandie)                                                                                                                                        2006 / 113 mins / 35 colour / Format 1.85 / Dolby SRD / A coproduction Les Films d’Ici, Maïa Films, Arte France Cinéma, with the backing of Canal+, TPS STAR, Centre National de la Cinématographie, France Télévisions Distribution / in partnership with Soficinema, with the support of the Basse-Normandie Region and the collaboration of la Maison de l’Image Basse-Normandie / Distribution in France & International sales Les Films du Losange / Original DVD publisher Télévisions Distribution / Photography Katell Djian / Camera Nicolas Philibert / Sound Yolande Decarsin / Editing Nicolas Philibert / Line producers Serge Lalou and Gilles Sandoz / Presented as a world premiere in the official selection, Cannes 2007 / French theatrical release : october 3rd, 2007

The film returns to the settings of another film, shot in 1975 in a rural environment with local country people in the main roles : I, Pierre Rivière, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister and My Brother... by René Allio. A young assistant director at the time, Nicolas Philibert spent three months hiring them, going from village to village, farm to farm…

• Nénette, orang-outan de Bornéo                                                                                                                                                      2009 / 24 mins / vidéo colour / Format 16.9 / A coproduction Les Films d’Ici, Forum des images, with the participation of the Menagerie of Jardin des Plantes (National Natural History Museum), France Télévisions, Long Ride Inc. (Japon), Editions Montparnasse, Centre National de la Cinématographie, and the support of la ville de Paris / Camera Katell Djian, Nicolas Philibert / Sound Jean Umansky, Laurent Gabiot / Editing Nicolas Philibert / original score Philippe Hersant.

A short version of Nénette for the TV channel France 3.

• Nénette                                                                                                                                                                                                2010 / 70 mins / 35 mm colour / Format 1.85 / son DTS / A coproduction Les Films d’Ici, Forum des Images, with the participation of the Menagerie of Jardin des Plantes (National Natural History Museum), CinéCinéma, Long Ride Inc. (Japon), Centre National de la Cinématographie, and the support of la ville de Paris / Distribution in France & International sales Les Films du Losange / DVD publisher Les Editions Montparnasse / Camera Katell Djian, Nicolas Philibert / Sound Jean Umansky, Laurent Gabiot / Editing Nicolas Philibert / Original score Philippe Hersant / Traditional song performed by Eric Slabiak et Franck Anastasio / Line producer Serge Lalou / with the voices of Abel et Lucie Morin, Agnès Laurent, Georges Peltier, Gaya Jiji, Muriel Combeau, Diego Feduzi, Valéry Gaillard, Ludovico Lanni, Christelle Hano, Charlotte Uzu, Agathe Berman, Judit Kele, Zhang Xuequin, Linda De Zitter, Maria Charlès, Marianne et Mikhael Lalou, Marie-Claude Bomsel, Jean-François Sonnet, Gérard Dousseau, Catherine Hébert, Pierre Meunier, and of numerous anonymous visitors / Presented as a world premiere at the 2010 Berlinale, section Forum / French theatrical release : mars 31st, 2010. 

Born in 1969 in the forests of Borneo, Nénette has just turned 40. It is rare for an orang-utan to reach such a venerable age ! A resident of the menagerie at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris since 1972, she spent more time there than any member of staff. The unrivalled star of the place, she sees hundreds of visitors file past her cage each day. And, of course, each one of them has comments to make…

• The Origin of Languages (De l’origine des langues)                                                                                                                       2010 / 4 mins / vidéo HD colour / Format 16.9 / A co-production Rita Productions, Radio Télévision Suisse, la Head-Genève, l’UER / Camera Katell Djian, Nicolas Philibert / Sound Olivier Schwob / Editing Nicolas Philibert / Executive producer Gilles Sandoz / Associate producer Max Karli / With the voices of Delphine Chuillot and Virginie Colemyn.

A film directed as part of  “La Faute à Rousseau”, a collection of short films to celebrate the tercentenary of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in 2012.

• Night Falls on the Menagerie (La Nuit tombe sur la ménagerie)                                                                                                      2010 / 11 mins / vidéo HD colour  / Format 16.9 / A coproduction Les Films d’Ici, France Télévisions, Les Editions Montparnasse, with the participation of the Menagerie of Jardin des Plantes (National Natural History Museum) / Photography and sound Katell Djian, Nicolas Philibert / Editing Nicolas Philibert / A complement to the DVD edition of Nénette.

Paris, August 2010. As night falls over the menagerie in the Jardin des Plantes, a strange atmosphere takes over…

• The Screening (La Projection)                                                                                                                                                             2010 / 8mins / vidéo HD colour / Format 16.9 / A coproduction Les Films d’Ici, France Télévisions, Les Editions Montparnasse, with the participation of the Menagerie of Jardin des Plantes (National Natural History Museum) / Photography and sound Katell Djian, Nicolas Philibert / Editing Nicolas Philibert / A complement to the DVD edition of « Nénette ».

When Nénette watches Nénette... Eight months after the theatrical release of Nénette. Nicolas Philibert, who had promised himself that he would show his film to his heroine, carries out his plan. For her and her son Tübo, this is a major first...

• La Maison de la radio                                                                                                                                                                          2012 / 103 mins / DCP / Format 1.85 / A coproduction Les Films d’Ici, Longride Inc., ARTE France Cinéma, with the participation of ARTE France, Canal+, Ciné+ / In association with Cofinova 7 and Les Editions Montparnasse / With the support of the Ile-de-France region and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image animée / Distribution in France & International sales Les Films du Losange / DVD publisher Les Editions Montparnasse / Camera Katell Djian, Nicolas Philibert, and sometimes Laurent Chevallier / Sound Julien Cloquet and sometimes Xavier Griette, Laurent Malan, Olivier Schwob, Nicolas Philibert / Editing Nicolas Philibert / Mixing Olivier Do Huu / Production management Virginie Guibbaud / Line producer Serge Lalou / Presented as a world premiere at the 2013 Berlinale, section Panorama / French theatrical release April 3rd, 2013.

A journey into the heart of Radio France to discover what usually escapes our gaze : the mysteries and the wings of a media whose very matter, sound, remains invisible. 

Prize « Tiempo de Historia » 2013 (Best documentary, Semana de Cine de Valladolid) – Golden Star 2014, awarded by the french cinematographic press – Nominated at the Cesar 2014, category « Best documentary ».

• Joël as in Collado (Joël comme Collado)

2013 / 12 mins / video HD colour / Format 1.85 / Camera Nicolas Duchêne, Nicolas Philibert / Sound Olivier Schwob / Production management Virginie Guibbaud / A complement to the DVD edition of La Maison de la radio

An interview with Joël Collado, the famous weatherman familiar to anyone who listens to Radio-France.

• France Culture at the Avignon Festival: « Forcenés »                                                                                                                    2013 / 38 mins / video HD couleur / Format 1.85 / Camera Katell Djian, Nicolas Philibert / Sound Julien Cloquet / Production management Virginie Guibbaud / A complement to the DVD edition of La Maison de la radio.

Extracts from a reading of texts on the heroes of the Tour de France by Jacques Bonnaffé, accompanied by Louis Sclavis on the clarinet and sax.

• Each and Every Moment (De chaque instant)

2018 / 106 minutes / DCP 2K / Ratio 1.85 / A coproduction Archipel 35, France 3 Cinéma, Longride Inc. / With the participation of Ciné +, France Télévisions, Les Films du Losange, Doc & Film International /And the support of the Région Île-de-France / Distribution Les Films du Losange / Internationales Sales Doc & Film International / Camera Nicolas Philibert, assisted by Rémi Jennequin, Aurélien Py, Camille Clément, Pierre-Hubert Martin, Cécile Philibert / Sound Yolande Decarsin / Editing Nicolas Philibert, assisted by Janusz Baranek / Mix Emmanuel Croset / Production Manager Cédric Ettouati / Line producer Denis Freyd / Coproducer Norio Hatano / French theatrical release August 29th, 2018