LUMIÈRES D’ÉTÉ | NATSU NO HIKARI
Luces de verán | Summer Lights
France | 2016 | 83´ | Colour | DCP
Dirección/Direction: Jean-Gabriel Périot. Guión/Script: Jean-Gabriel Périot, Yoko Harono. Fotografía/Cinematography: Denis Gravoui. Son/Sound: Dana Farzanephour, Ai Miyatake, Laure Arto. Montaxe/Editing: Jean-Gabriel Périot. Música/Music: Xavier Thibault. Intérpretes/Cast: Hiroto Ogi, Akane Tatsukawa, Yuzu Horie, Keiji Izumi, Mamako Yoneyama. Produción/Production: Nicolas Brevière. Produtora/Production Company: Local Films.
Akihiro, a Japanese filmmaker living in Paris, is working on a documentary that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. He comes back to Japan to interview the survivors. Deeply moved by the interviews, he decides to take a break. While wandering through the streets of the city, he meets Michiko, a merry and enigmatic young woman.
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016 – New Directors Award
Valdivia International Film Festival 2016
Hiroshima International Film Festival 2016
Jean-Gabriel Périot has directed several short films. He has developed a personal style based on the combination of moving images and archive footage. His films are often experimental, and combine documentary and animation filming techniques. Périot’s works are an invitation to reflect upon violence and history. His films have been on show at major film festivals worldwide, and have been recognized with prestigious awards. His first feature, Une jeunesse allemande, obtained a great success at the Berlinale 2015 and has been screened and awarded at more than 60 film festivals around the world.