International Competition : First French Fictions

Lumières d'été

Jean-Gabriel Périot

2016
France
1h22
Fiction
Col.

In Hiroshima, a survivor of the atomic bomb speaks about her experience during an interview for a television documentary. She evokes memories of her older sister: a young nurse who has disappeared yet remains omnipresent in the survivor’s thoughts. At the end of the shooting, the filmmaker—Akihiro, a Japanese man based in Paris—is deeply touched, and encounters an enigmatic Japanese woman. Together, they walk through the streets of Hiroshima. Between the two moves the possibility of budding love, as well as the indelible traces the city’s history. The couple sinks into the depths of a tale that the boundaries between present and past, reality and imaginary. A tender tale that moves forward through the details: a face, a voice, a word that becomes lost in the haze of memory as it would in the light of summertime.  (Elena Lopez Riera)

Jean-Gabriel Périot directed about twenty short films (found footage films, fictions and animation). His work explores the relationship between Violence and History.
Courts métrages
notamment : Eût-elle été criminelle...(2005), 200 000 fantômes (2006), The Devil (2012)
Longs métrages
Une Jeunesse Allemande (2015)

Lumières d'été is his first fiction feature film.

Cast
Hiroto Ogi, Akane Tatsukawa, Yuzu Horie, Keiji Izumi, Mamako Yoneyama
Screenplay
Jean-Gabriel Périot, en collaboration avec Yoko Harano
Photography
Denis Gravoul
Sound
Dana Farzanephour, , Ai Miyatake, Laure Arto
Music
Xavier Thibault
Editing
Jean-Gabriel Périot, Mona Lanfant
Production
Nicolas Brevière (Local Films)

World Première

CONTACT :

Miliani Benzerfa (Potemkine)

miliani@potemkine.fr

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2016 Competition