A GERMAN YOUTH

Une jeunesse allemande (Original title)

feature-lenght documentary by Jean-Gabriel Périot, 90', 2015, DCP, color/BW

A documentary about the history of the Red Army Faction and the images generated by this story. The film is entirely produced by editing preexisting visual and sound archives. It aims to question viewers on the significance of this revolutionary movement during its time, as well as its resonance for today’s society.

PRIZES

Best first film award / Lima independiente film festival (Peru)
Best documentary / Bratislava international film festival
Prix SCAM du jury international / Cinéma du réel (Paris)
Prix du film suisse le plus innovant / Visions du réel (Nyon)
Prix spécial du jury / Yerevan golden apricot film festival
Prix de la presse / L'Alternativa (Barcelone)
-Prix du public / Valdivia international film festival
Mention spéciale du jury / BAFICI
Mention spéciale du jury / DocAviv (Tel-Aviv)
Mention spéciale du jury / Guanajuato international film festival
Mention spéciale du jury Fipresci / Festival cinematografico internacional del Uruguay (Montevideo)
Mention spéciale / Les rendez-vous de l'histoire (Blois)
Nominated for the best documentary / Les Césars 2016
Nominated for the best historical movie / Focal 2016

Born in France in 1974, Jean-Gabriel Périot directed several short films in video and film, developing his own style of editing, between documentary, animation and creative video.
His work repeatedly questions violence and history. Movies such as "We Are Winning, Don't Forget" (2003),"Dies Irae" (2004),"Eût-elle été criminelle... " (2005),"200 000 fantômes" (2006),"Entre chiens et loups" (2007) were shown and awarded prizes at many international festivals.
In 2015, he released his first feature film "German Youth" which was shown and rewarded in more than 60 festivals.

with the support of Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée and Eurimages
the Office Fédéral de la Culture, Cinéforom with the support of Loterie Romande
Developped with the support of MEDIA Programm

Internationales Sales: Films Boutique

FESTIVALS

Festival international du film de Berlin – Ouverture de la section panorama
San Francisco film festival - Compétition documentaire
Milano film festival - Compétition internationale
Indielisboa - Compétition internationale
San Sebastian film festival – Zabaltegi section
Viennale
Jihlava international documentary festival

Cinéma du réel, Paris
États généraux du film documentaire,  Lussas
Visions du réel, Nyon

- semaine du cinéma français en Saxe-Anhalt
- Dok fest / Munich
- Kasseler dokfest
- Heimspiel filmfest / Regensburg

- festival international du film de la Rochelle
- États généraux du film documentaire / Lussas
- l'étrange festival / Paris
- festival du cinéma / Douarnenez
- rencontres cinéma / Gindou
- kino vision / Marseille
- les rendez-vous de l'histoire / Blois
- ânûû-rû âboro festival international du cinéma des peuples / Nouvelle Calédonie
- festival international du film grolandais / Toulouse
- festival international du film indépendant / Bordeaux
- cinessone
- festival du film d'histoire / Pessac
- les rencontres bandit-mage / Bourges
- semaine du cinéma de Sciences Po / Paris
- Forum d'intervention sociale / Rézé
- Playtime / Loire Atlantique
- diversité / Besançon
- péril électro Confluence / Paris
- festival du documentaire en Cévennes
- bobines sociales / Paris
- festival des Busters / Paris
- rencontres cinématographiques de Dignes-les-Bains
- festival du film documentaire / Labastide-Rouairoux
- festival du cinéma européen / Houlgate
- festival du film français / Bienne
- Leeds international film festival
- festival international du film / Milan
- Festival dei popoli / Florence
- Rassegna cinematografica / Bergame
- Indielisboa / Lisbonne
- San Sebastian international film festival
- festival de cine europeo / Séville
- Zinebi festival internacional de cine / Bilbao
- Muestra de cine europeo / Lanzarote
- L'alternativa / Barcelone
- cineuropa / St Jacques de Compostelle
- IDFA / Amsterdam
- Viennale / Vienne
- Polit-film festival / Inssbruck
- Bergen international film festival
- CPH:DOX / Copenhague
- Docpoint / Helsinki
- Inconvenient film festival / Vilnius
- Verzio human right film festival / Budapest
- Watchdocs / Varsovie
- New Horyzons / Wroclaw
- Transilvanian International film festival / Cluj-Napoca
- international human rigths film festival / Tirana
- golden apricot international film festival / Yerevan
- Bratislava international film festival
- Jihlava documentray film festival
- Dokufest / Priznen
- Sarajevo film festival
- Pravo Ljudski / Sarajevo
- auteur film festival / Belgrade
- festival tolerancije / Zagreb
- Minsk international film festival
- Molodist international film festival / Kiev
- festival international du film de Moscou
- message to man / St Petersbourg
- Ankara international film festival
- Brand new films from Germany / Istambul
- DocAviv / Tel Aviv
- Guanajuato international film festival
- BAFICI / Buenos Aires
- Bienal de la imagen en movimiento / Buenos Aires
- MIDBO / Bogota
- festival internacional de cine / Cali
- Lima festival de cine independiente
- Valdivia international film festival
- Cachoiera doc / Bahia
- Havana film festival
- festival cinematografico internacional del Uruguay / Montevideo
- San Francisco film festival
- Berlin & Beyond / San Francisco
- Hamptons international film festival
- art of real, Lincoln Center / New-York
- ASN film presentations / Columbia university New-York
- AFI european union film showcase / Washington
- rencontres internationales du documentaire / Montreal
- DOXA documentary film festival / Vancouver
- DMZ international documentary film festival / Gyeonggi
- Melbourne international film festival


 

projections

- cinémathèque française / Paris
- Nuit debout / Paris
- péril électro (Confluences) / Paris
- la parole errante / Montreuil
- rencontres cinéma éducation / Toulouse

- the frontline club / Londres
- cinemateca / Madrid
- playtime audiovisuales / Grenade
- Libraria Anomalia / Rome
- Paradiso / Amsterdam
- filmmusem / Vienne
- stanford University
- cinema project / Portland
- museo de arte contemporeano / Buenos Aires
- palais des glaces / Buenos Aires

- projection mois du film documentaire : la maison du peuple (Saint Claude)
- projection IDFA : Kriterion cinema (Amsterdam)

Script, editor and direction: Jean-Gabriel Périot
Production: Local films (France), Nicolas Brevière
Coproduction: Alina film (Switzerland), David Epiney, Eugenia Mumenthaler, Blinker filmproduktion (Germany), Meike Martens

in coproduction with RBB in cooperation with ARTE
in coproduction with the Radio Télévision Suisse, RTS Unité des films documentaires, Irène Challand, Gaspard Lamunière

Production manager and documentation: Emmanuelle Koenig
1st editing assistant: Avril Besson
Editing assitant: Malak Maatoug
Direction assistant: Charly Fevre, Marine Aielo
Sound edit: Etienne Curchod
Soundmix: Laure Arto-Toulot
Music: Alan Mumenthaler
Postproduction coordinationa: Kévin Rousseau

CINEMA RELEASES

Germany: 15 may 2015 (W-films)
France: 14 october 2015 (UFO distribution)
Switzerland: 24 september 2015 (german-speaking part) 20 october 2015 (french-speaking part) (Adok films)

Diffusion on RTS: 2nd october 2016

Alina film / 13 rue Colonel Coutau / CP 1073 / 1211 Genève 1 / +41 76 372 21 96 / info@alinafilm.com / Skype: alinafilm