Yoshido (Les autres vies)
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    Yoshido (Les autres vies)

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    53 min

    • French
    • Japanese


    Six years ago, Yoshido directed La Vie lointaine, the adaptation of the eponymous novel of Haruki. Two days before the end of the shooting, a sudden and strange rise of fever struck the members of the crew causing the film to stop. Today, Yoshido is an old and weakened man. When he leaves the hospital, he knows he only has little time to live. During the night, after a few glasses of saké, he decides to resume the shooting of his unfinished film.
    In his new short film, Sebastien Betbeder takes over the character of Yoshido, old Japanese director wishing to complete the work of his life and already seen in La Vie lointaine by Sebastien Betbeder presented at Paris Cinema IFF in 2008. Thanks to a skilful scenaristic process, the screenwriter builds a film in the film and thus opens incredible directing possibilities, putting the camera where the fictional director does not. More than a sequel, Yoshido (Les autres vies) acts rather like a mirror, where the luminous atmosphere leaves the room to a darker work . A captivating film that blends moments of pure grace and imaginativeness


    Gen Shimaoka
    Clémentine Poidatz
    Manuel Vallade
    Louise De Fleury
    Mati Diop
    Sébastien Betbeder
    Christine Hamon
    Antoine Parouty
    François Quiqueré
    Winter Family
    Sébastien Betbeder

    Sébastien Betbeder


    Something original, magic and indestructible like a pact happens when one of the protagonists faces the screen and addresses the audience.

    Sébastien Betbeder was born in 1975 in Pau, in the west south of France. After passing his degree in the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux, he joined Le Fresnoy, The National Studio of Contemporary Arts. He has directed films since 1999, writes features for the radio channel France Culture and taught in the Art and Design School of Geneva from 2008 to 2011. His films LA VIE LOINTAINE (2008), YOSHIDO (LES AUTRES VIES) (2010), LES MAINS D'ANDREA (2011) and 2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS (2013) have screened at the Festival Paris Cinema. His film NIGHTS WITH THEODORE (2012) won the FIPRESCI Prize at San Francisco IFF and 2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS won the Special Jury Award at Torino IFF. His short film INUPILUK won 3 awards at the Clermont-Ferrand ISFF in 2014. In 2016, his film JOURNEY TO GREENLAND was part of the ACID selection at Cannes IFF.

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