FIDLab Project 2016
Martine Deyres

LES HEURES HEUREUSES

Over 40,000 patients in French psychiatric hospitals died during the war years, 1939 to 1945. However, one facility avoided this catastrophe. It was an asylum in an isolated village in central France, Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole. Caregivers, religious and patients worked together side by side during these dark years, for the survival of all for all. And the asylum at Saint-Alban became a hub of activity for the French Underground Resistance. Starting with the period of active resistance which forged the institution, the film will explore how the struggle against Nazi oppression gradually became a struggle against all forms of oppression and confinement. A whole community helped the psychiatrists elaborate a new concept of care for people with mental illness and of their role in society. Amateur 8mm and Super 8 footage, photographs, sound recordings of psychiatrists and patients, and the publication of newsletter attest to Saint-Alban’s amazing artistic, therapeutic, and intellectual vitality. A film which surrounds us with the intensity of this drama born of living and practicing under enemy occupation is a tribute to a collective adventure.Martine Deyres

Technical sheet

Director : Martine Deyres

First feature film

Country : France
Genre : Documentary
Length : 90′
Project state : Production
Budget : 366 555 €
Acquired budget : 211 555 €

Production company : Les Films du Tambour de Soie
Producer : Alexandre Cornu
Coproduction company, France : Les Films d’Ici
Coproducer : Richard Copans
Coproduction company, Suisse : Bande à part Films
Coproducer : Jean-Stéphane Bron
Coproduction company, France : In The Mood
Coproducer : Hugues Landry

FILMOGRAPHY

Les Films du Tambour de Soie
– Le Douanier Rousseau, ou l’éclosion moderne / Nicolas Autheman /
2016 / 52′
– Blood Sisters / Malin Andersson / 2015 / 58′
– Concrete Stories / Lorenz Findeisen / 2015 / 72′
– Tokyo Blue / Sylvain Garassus / 2014 / 72′
– Jasmine / Alain Ughetto / 2013 / 70′
– Avec nos yeux / Marion Aldighieri / 2013 / 91′
– Wrestling in Dakar / Edward Porembny / 2012 / 70′

Bande à part Films
– La vanité / Lionel Baier / 2015 / 75′
– Les ponts de Sarajevo / Ursula Meier, Aida Begic, Leonardo Di Costanzo
/ 2014 / 114′
– Les gymnastes / Gilles Monnat / 2014 / 52′
– Les grandes ondes (à l’Ouest) / Lionel Baier / 2013 / 85′
– L’expérience Blocher / Jean-Stéphane Bron / 2013
– L’harmonie / Blaise Harrison / 2013 / 60′

Les Films d’Ici
– Fuocoammare, par-delà Lampedusa / Gianfranco Rosi / 2016 / 108′
Entre les frontières / Avi Mograbi / 2016 / 84
– Chacun sa bonne / Maher Abi Samra / 2016 / 67′
– La vallée / Ghassan Salhab / 2014 / 134′
– 3000 Nuits / Maï Masri / 2015 / 103′
Eau argentée, Syrie autoportrait / Ossama Mohammed &
Wiam Simav Bedirxan / 2014 / 90’
And the living is easy / Lamia Joreige / 2014 / 75’
Dans un jardin je suis entré / Avi Mograbi / 2013 / 97’
– Gare du Nord / Claire Simon / 2013 / 119’
– Michael Kohlhaas / Arnaud Des Pallières / 2013 / 122’
– La maison de la radio / Nicolas Philibert / 2012 / 103’

In the Mood
– Sillons Sillages (Gérad Pierron mélodiste) / Paul Champart / 2015 / 70′
– La vierge et la Cité / Amalia Escriva / 2014 / 52′
– Victor Jara n°2547 / Elvira Diaz / 2013 / 52′
– Arc, Arceaux, Arcades / Laurent Roth / 2011 / 70′
– Francesca Solleville : montrez-moi la phrase / Bernard Darnault / 2011 / 52′

Director

Martine Deyres - France

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FILMOGRAPHY

Martine Deyres
– Le sous-bois des insensés, une traversée avec Jean Oury / 2015 / 89′
– L’homme sans chapeau / 2010 / 52′
– White spirit / 2007 / 37′
– Lieu commun / 2003 / 14′

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