Chronicles from a Changing Empire

For a few years now China has been undergoing considerable changes. The implosion of the Soviet Empire, the reforms and opening-up policy, the advent of consumerism and the emergence of modernity: important challenges to meet, both socially and economically. Although the country has gained considerable international influence, it’s inner mechanisms actually remain largely unknown. Between the «yellow peril» and an economic miracle, one often forgets to consider the 1.3 billion Chinese citizens attempting to find their place in a completely new context.

That’s why we feel it is important to talk about «the New China» differently: through an exceptional portfolio of human-interest stories, filmed from the inside by young independent Chinese filmmakers. By observing its diversity, in the cities and in the countryside, with the young and families, with rich and poor, but always with ordinary people. The curious viewer will find here a compelling mosaic revealing a mysterious, complex and authentic China.

  • A personal film exploring the spiritual World and the mysteries surrounding the end of Life

    • Duration: 16 Ratio: 2.4/1, Format: HD, Available Versions: Chinese, English, French, Greek
    • Director: Yanlin Li Producers: Guangyun Liu
    • Director of Photography: Soran Quibani Editor: Yanlin Li, Ng Xiyu
    • Sound Designer: Alex Collier Composer: Liu Yuyao
    • Distribution: ICTV
  • When acrobatics become a means of emancipation from a futureless childhood

    Duration : 38’, Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Available versions: Chinese, French, English, Italian Directed and written by JIN Huaqing and produced by XIA Chenan
  • Decadence of a Chinese town destined to the exemplary richness

    Duration: 27’ , Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available versions: Chinese, English, French A film written and directed by Jin Huaqing, produced by Michel Noll Production: Quartier Latin Media
  • Migrant farmers looking for a better life as fishermen

    Duration: 52’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HDV, Available versions: Chinese, English, French A film by ZHOU Hao – Produced by HE Shaoguang and Michel NOLL Image: ZHOU Hao – Sound: TAN Jiaying – Editing: Isabelle COLLIN Production: Solferino Images - Grand Entertainment For: CICC & Middle Empire Screen in association with Guangzhou Documentary Association Worldwide Distribution: ICTV
  • Tribulations of a Fish Tycoon in China

    Duration: 52’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available Versions: Chinese, English, French A film written and directed by FEI Youming and LIU Shuo - Produced by YING Qiming, GAN Chao and Michel NOLL Production supervisors: HAN Lei and Violaine HARCHIN Image: FEI Youming – Sound: LIU Shuo – Editing: Axelle SCHATZ Production: Documentary Channel – Shanghai Media Group– Solferino Images – Quartier Latin Media International Distribution: ICTV
  • Citizen Zheng, a Journey through his Life, a vibrant Memory of China’s History

    Duration: 52’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: DVCAM, Available versions: Chinese, English, French A film written and directed by SHAN Zuolong - Produced by YING Qiming, GAN Chao and Michel NOLL Production Supervisors: HAN Lei and Violaine HARCHIN Image: SHAN Zuolong – Sound: CHEN Guojie – Editing: Axelle SCHATZ Production: Documentary Channel – Shanghai Media Group – Solferino Images – China Screen Worldwide Distribution: ICTV
  • When almost everybody favors an urban lifestyle, a few farmers have chosen to stay on

    Duration: 52’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HDV, Available versions: Chinese, English, French A film by ZHOU Hao and TAN Jiaying produced by HE Shaoguang and Michel NOLL Image: ZHOU Hao – Sound: TAN Jiaying – Editing: Isabelle COLLIN Production: Solferino Images - Grand Entertainment Coproduction: CICC & Middle Empire Screen in association with Guangzhou Documentary Association International Distribution: ICTV
  • Blank Lands

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    Discovering some Chinese ethnic groups, hardly known for a very long time

    Length: 85’, Ratio : 16/9, Versions available: Chinese, Italian, French, English A film written, directed and produced by Blank Lands Collective - Editor: Piero Lassandro Production : NACNE – AVROTROS – Productions Latérales – Heilongjiang TV
  • The Story of LU Chiu – Her Battle for a New Life.

    Duration : 52’, Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Available versions : Chinese, English, French A film by JANG Dajung – adapted by Michel NOLL – Produced by JANG Yung-Lin Cinematography: JANG Dajung & WAN Pei-Chyi - Sound: Eric LIANG - Editing : HSIU Yin Sung & Delphine GAREL A co-production : Impress Productions – Productions latérales In association with Good Day Films , Quartier Latin Media & Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government International Distribution: ICTV
  • Nu Shu

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    A secret language for women in China

    Duration: 52’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: SD, Available versions: Chinese, French, English A film written and directed by YANG Yue-Qing and produced by Michel NOLL Production: East-West Film Enterprises International Distribution: ICTV
  • Hong Kong’s Young Children looking Ahead

    Duration : 52’, Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Available Versions : Chinese, English, French A film by WONG JC – Adapted by Michel NOLL – produced by Ben TSIANG et WONG JC Cinematography and Sound : JC WONG - Editing: JC WONG et Delphine GAREL A production by CNEX Foundation in association with : APRIORI Images, Asia Television, Productions latérales International Distribution : ICTV
  • Young Parkour Fans from Uyghur confront their Future

    Duration : 52’, Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Available versions : Chinese, English, French A film by HAO Zhi Qiang – Adapted by Michel NOLL – Produced by Ben TSIANG Cinematography: SHI Cheng & LIANG Jia-sheng - Sound: HAN Lu - Editing: WU Fang & Delphine GAREL A production of: CNEX Foundation In Association with Asia Television and Productions Latérales International Distributionl: ICTV
  • A creative Portrait of a free and independent Chinese Citizen

    Durée : 52’, Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Versions Disponibles : chinois, anglais, français Un film de LEI Gaozhen – Adapté par Michel NOLL – Produit par YANG Zhan & CONG Xiao Image: LEI Gaozhen- Son: LIANG Baohua - Montage: WU Linke & Mathieu Wilson Une production: Guangdong Radio & Television et Quartier Latin Media en Association avec les Productions Latérales Distribution Internationale : ICTV
  • The mysterious Life of André D’Hormon, pioneer of the Sino-French Friendship

    Duration : 52’, Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Available Versions : Chinese, English, French A film by LU Jing & WANG Chi – Adapted by Lucie DENECHAUD, Isabelle COLLIN & Michel NOLL Image: LI Lee, YU Sun, Lucie DENECHAUD, Mathieu WILSON - Editing: TING Ting & Isabelle COLLIN Produced by WANG Chi & Michel NOLL – A production of: Beijing TV & Solferino Images In association with Productions latérales & Quartier Latin Media International Distribution: ICTV
  • Striving for dignity and a meaningful life in the stream of economic reforms

    Duration: 52’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available versions: Chinese, English, French, Italian Presented by ZHANG Huijian - Produced by YANG Zhan & WU Linke – Edited by ZHANG Weixiong Directed by ZHANG Weixiong, XIAO Cong, LIU Zaili & DENG Jiangao Cinematography: ZHANG Weixiong & DENG Jiangao - Sound: MA Hanyang & HUANG Dehui Associate Producers: XIAO Yue - A production by: Guangdong Radio and television
  • When the History, the life and the work of an artist form a whole

    Duration: 51’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available versions: Chinese, French, English, Italian Written and directed by Charlene SHIH – Produced by Gary SHIH Photography: Angel CHEN – Sound: Buzzing Studios – Editing: Charlene SHIH A production: Dynamic Communications Company International distribution: ICTV
  • Portrait of a man who dedicated his life to this exotic plant

    Duration: 59’ , Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available versions: Chinese, English, French, Italian Directed, written and produced by MA Zhidan Cinematography: ZHENG Yaohao - Sound: MA Shiting & LU Gui – Editing: Delphine GAREL Executive Producer : ZHANG Huijian and ZENG Guohuan Co-production: Guangdong Radio and Television
  • Will the traditional folk dance from Donghai Island survive in Modern Times?

    Duration: 59’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available versions: Chinese, English, French, Italian Producer and Director of Editing: MA Zhidan - Screenwriter and Director: LIU Yang Camera Operator and Journalist: CHEN Huimin - Sound: MA Shiting & LU Gui Executive Producers: ZHANG Huijian & ZENG Guohuan - Associate Producers: CHEN Yongguang & YU Detong A production by: Guandong Radio and Television
  • Encounter with a Chinese artist, who documents China’s forgotten history

    • Duration: 76’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available Versions: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Greek
    • Written and directed by: Rita Andreetti, Producers: Rita Andreetti, Matteo Bosi
    • Director of Photography: Micro Sgarzi, Sound: Emanuela Cotellessa, Editing: Fabio Bianchini Pepegna;
    • Associate Producers: Marco Alessi, Giulia Achilli, Micro Sgarzi
    • Production Company: Cronos Film, Dugong Films - Distribution: ICTV
  • Daily life in a Police Station in the small Chinese town of Dongming

    • Duration: 62’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available Versions: Chinese, English, French, Italian
    • Director: Qiao Jianjia, Producer: Qiao Jianjia, Wu Yadong
    • Cinematographer: Qiao Jianjia, Wu Yadong
    • Editor: Qiao Jianjia, Ma Qian, Bo Bing
  • Les artisans d’une nouvelle société à l’œuvre à Macao

    • Durée: 87’, Format: 16/9, Définition: HD, Disponible en: cantonais, anglais, français, italien, allemand
    • Un film de Larry Chan – écrit par Larry Chan, Isabelle Collin et Michel Noll – Montage: Isabelle Collin
    • Producteur: Michel Noll
    • Une production de: Marching Productions & Quartier Latin Media
    • Distribution internationale: ICTV
  • Illusions, doutes et questionnements de jeunes Chinois au matin du 21ème siècle

    • Durée: 87’, Format: 16/9, Résolution: HD, Disponible en: anglais, français, italien, allemand
    • Un film réalisé par HE Wenzhong – écrit par Michel Noll & He Wenzhong –
    • Montage : Cécile Beaulande – Musique par : Ma Hanyang – Producteur : Michel Noll
    • Une production de: Quartier Latin Media
    • Distribution internationale : ICTV
  • En remontant la piste de Yu Bin, son grand-père, Jean-Christophe Yu redécouvre l’histoire de la Chine

    • Durée: 105’, Format: 16/9, Résolution: HD, disponible en: Anglais, Français, Italien, Allemand
    • Un film écrit et réalisé par Jean-Christophe Yu – Montage : Luc Plantier et Sandra Biesmans
    • Une production de Image Création.com et Martine Barbé
    • Distribution internationale: ICTV
  • Chinese workers gain their Dignity thanks to their daily Poetry

    Duration: 98’ , Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Available in : Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Italian A film written and directed by QIN Xiaoy & WU Feiye - Produced by Brian CAI Cinematography: LIU Jinliang - Sound: GUO Wei – Editing: Ken ZHONG Executive Producer: WU Xiabo Co-production: Medoc - Changhai Eternity - Distribution: ICTV