Following its first successes such as Luc Jacquet’s THE MARCH OF THE PENGUINS and THE FOX AND THE CHILD (which together drew over 2 million viewers in France), BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA invests in ambitious projects that fit into its editorial policy of unique family films that speak to and touch a broad spectrum of viewers.
After the incredible story of Antarctica’s emperor penguins, seen in over 60 countries, was awarded an Oscar, BEING JACQUES CHIRAC by Karl Zero and Michel Royer won the Cesar for Best Documentary, the same category that Antoine de Maximy’s HOLLYWOOD, I’M SLEEPING OVER TONIGHT was nominated in two years later. BONNE PIOCHE then went on to produce TOSCAN, THE FRENCH TOUCH, Isabelle Partiot-Pieri’s portrait of the famous film producer which has been selected for Cannes Classics and won of the Audience Special Prize at the ColCoa Festival (Los Angeles).
In 2011, BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA coproduced Pierre Pinaud’s ON AIR starring Karin Viard and Nicolas Duvauchelle and, in 2012, produced Joel Franka’s A SONG FOR MAMA with Sylvie Testud, Patrick Timsit and Dave.
In 2013, the company released Luc Jacquet’s ONCE UPON A FOREST. In 2015, it produced Christophe Lioud’s first film, TWISTING FATE and joined forces with ALOEST to co-produce the feature documentary LITTLE GEMS by Xavier de Lauzanne.
In 2016, BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA released through UGC the French box office Summer hit WE ARE FAMILY, a family comedy directed by Gabriel Julien-Laferrière with Julie Gayet, Chantal Ladesou, Julie Depardieu, Thierry Neuvic, Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Arié Elmaleh, Claudia Tagbo and Philippe Katerine.
In 2017, BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA released in France through Disney Nature MARCH OF THE PENGUINS 2 – THE CALL by Luc Jacquet, which sold worldwide by Wild Bunch.
In 2019, WE ARE FAMILY 2 brought together more than 1 million spectators.
In 2020, we released 3 films : “I will die in the Carpates” by Antoine the Maximy, “Poly “ by Nicolas Vanier and “Iron Men” by Eric Guéret. The first two have been rewarded with the “Public favourite” label by L’Écho du public© and the third one by the ADEME Award at the Atmosphere Festival.
With seventeen films to date, BONNE PIOCHE CINÉMA has won one Academy Award and two Cesars. We also obtained seven Cesar nominations, one Bafta nomination and won a Victoire de la Musique, a Magritte and an Audience Special Prize at ColCoa.