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Yves-Marie Mahé

Jeune cinéma

Jeune Cinéma is a footage film documentary about the famous yet forgotten Hyères
Film Festival which took place from 1965 to 1983. It was at that time the most important
in France just after the glamorous Cannes Film Festival and a friendly place to discover
young directors such as Gilles Garrel, Akerman, Helma Sanders, Schroeter or Carax
before they became a legend for the art-house film amateurs. Hyères was a vivid
space for passionate debates, incredible polemics and above all surprising encounters.
In a word, it was THE place to be for all the cinephiles. If it suddenly disappeared
in 1983, it is not only because of internal and political conflicts but also for an unfair
competition with Cannes. The « Perspectives » section at Cannes, widely inspired
by Hyères, was attracting those same young talents discovered there. My personal
history as a filmmaker is deeply tied to the “Collectif Jeune Cinéma”, which was
in charge of the “Cinéma Différent” section. Therefore, it’s with a real emotion that
I have dived into the festival’s unreleased archives – finding astounding debates
or hilarious reactions of the audience – in order to reweave the thread of that forgotten
and yet so meaningful story about Cinema.

Yves-Marie Mahé

Technical sheet

Genre : documentary
Length (min) : 83′

Production country : France
Production company : Local Films
Producer : Nicolas Brevière

Project state : Development
Budget : 194 896 €
Acquired Budget : 95 896 €

Shooting country : France

Production company filmography :
Local Films
– Azor / Andreas Fontana / 2021 / 100′
– La Nuits aux Amants / Julien Hilmoine / 2021 / 86′
– L’oiseau de Paradis / Paul Manate / 2019 / 88′
– Nomades / Olivier Coussemacq / 2018 / 89′
– Permanent Green Light / Cooper & Faley / 2018 / 89′
– Lumières d’Eté / Jean-Gabriel PERIOT / 2017 / 85′
– El Apostata / Federico Viejoz / 2016 / 90′
– Une Jeunesse Allemande / Jean-Gabriel Periot / 2015 / 93′

Director

Yves-Marie Mahé - France

Filmography

  • Une Certaine Histoire du Cinéma Expérimental français / 2019 / 80'
  • Le Rock Expérimental des Instants Chavirés / 2018 / 69'
  • Les Établissements Phonographiques de l’Est / 2017 / 64'
  • La Chanson Politique de Colette Magny / 2017 / 32'
  • Attention Spoiler / 2017 / 4'
  • C’est de la Merde / 2017 / 4'
  • Plaisir Progressif du Glissement / 2015 / 4'
  • En Bleu, Blanc et Rouge / 2016 / 4'
  • Le Centre Rouge / 2015 / 2'
  • Le Fascisme à Notre Porte / 2015 / 2'
  • Libertine X 6 / 2014 / 3'

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