Returning to Reims
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    Returning to Reims

    Retour à Reims (Fragments)

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    France

    2021

    83 min

    • French

    Documentary

    Through Didier Eribon's text, interpreted by Adèle Haenel, Retour à Reims (Fragments) tells an intimate and political story of the French working class world from the early 1950s to the present day.

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    Screenplay
    Jean-Gabriel Périot
    Cinematography
    Julia Mingo
    Editing
    Jean-Gabriel Périot
    Music
    Michel Cloup
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    A fascinating reflection on working class life in France over the past 70 years...densely packed with ideas and images

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    Jean-Gabriel Périot

    Jean-Gabriel Périot

    France

    Films should be politic not only regarding the content but mainly by how they are made and how they deal with the content.

    Born in Bellac, France in 1974, Périot studied visual communication before completing a year-long internship at the Pompidou Centre. He works as a video artist, cinematographer, editor and director and makes film projects using found footage and archive material. The majority of his works are documentary, animation and experimental projects dealing with violence and history. They include 200000 PHANTOMS (2007), OUR DAYS, ABSOLUTELY, HAVE TO BE ENLIGHTENED (2012), LOOKING AT THE DEAD (2012) and LE JOUR A VAINCU LA NUIT (2013). His directorial feature, A GERMAN YOUTH (2015), opened the Panorama section at the Berlinale and was released in France (where it was nominated for the Best Documentary César), Germany and Switzerland; it has been awarded in festivals worldwide. His second feature SUMMER LIGHTS (2016) premiered at the New Directors section of the San Sebastián IFF. His film AFFRONTER L'OBSCURITE has been selected at the 2021 Venice Gap Financing Market. His latest work is the documentary film RETURNING TO REIMS (FRAGMENTS) (2021), selected at San Sebastian IFF 2021.

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