Chine, le nouvel empire

2010-2013 | Documentary series | Drama | 156 min | Color


Chine, le nouvel empire,  is the historical and political story of the last 30 years of the country. The film starts of with Mao’s death in 1976 and the arrival to the supreme power of Deng Xiaoping in 1979 and it finishes with the international exhibition  held in Shanghai in 2010. It’s an historical film which intends to show the beginning of the world’s factory, the authoritarian regime that caused its growth, and the reinforced nationalism that established its power. But it’s also the story of how China needs yet to establish its dominant position worldwide.


Direction: Jean-Michel Carré
Script: Jean-Michel Carré
Direction of photography: François Cauwel, Jesús Merino
Production companies: Inicia Films in co-production with Les Films grain de sable, Hikari Films, Simple productions, and with the collaboration of Arte, RTBF, MEDIA, PROCIREP, CNC
Executive production: Sallah Edine, Valérie Delpierre, Nicolas Wiart, Kathleen de Béthune
Distribution: Mercure


Sunny Side 2013 (FRANCE)

FIPA – Audiovisual Programs International Festival 2013 (FRANCE)


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At Inicia Films we understand that production is a way to influence society and connect emotionally with the audience. Since 2006 we have been working to promote new generations of filmmakers and thus give them a voice in today’s audiovisual world.

Through the eyes of our creators, the sensitivity of our authors, we accompany the development of international projects and multicultural talent, building bridges between their experiences abroad and their roots. We deal with topics that respond to current concerns and we believe that by connecting people and emotions we can help draw new narrative and visual horizons.

The films produced by Inicia Films have been selected and awarded at numerous festivals, including “Schoolgirls” by Pilar Palomero with four 2021 Goya Awards, including Best Film; “Summer 1993” by Carla Simón, Best First Film at the Berlinale 2017; “La Maternal” also by Pilar Palomero, winner of the Silver Shell for Best Performance, “20,000 species of bees” by Estibaliz Urresola, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance, two Forque Awards including Best Film, two Feroz Awards including Best dramatic film and 3 Goya Awards 2024; “Foremost by night” by Víctor Iriarte, premiered at Giornate degli autori in Venice and winner of the Feroz Arrebato de Ficcion Prize; “Unicorns” by Àlex Lora, with Premiere in the Official Section of the Malaga Festival and “Teresa” by Paula Ortiz, premiered in this edition of the Seminci in Valladolid. For documentaries such as “Singing on the Rooftops” by Enric Ribes, with Premiere at Sheffield DocFest. Also for shorts such as “Los desheredados” by Laura Ferrés, Best Short Film at the Semaine de la Critique de Cannes, “El bus” by Sandra Reina, premiered at SXSW, Nominated for the Goya Awards and winner of the Gaudí Prize.


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