A legendary 70’s rock critic takes hold of a group of young counter-culturalist. From Paris to Beijing, by way of New York, Montreal and Hong Kong, the nightdwellers ride a William Burroughsy wave. As the decadent pasts and urban futures interlace, music from yesterday and today pave a revolutionary road. With his skeleton silhouette coiffed with a big black chapka, the bizarre sixty-something introduces himself : 69-x-69, Yves Adrien’s testament executor, the inventor of punk, of novö, the famed music critic of times past.
Or how Yves Adrien, an amusing and ghost-like dandy, reminds us that real life is here and now. Now or Never ! His is a subtle and electric invitation into the galaxy of « The Kids of Today ». « I believe very strongly in arrogance. I abhor the notions of submission and humility. This was one of the founding concepts of the « Ultra » movement : to never submit oneself to anyone or anything ». Yves Adrien (interview with Alain Pacadis, Libération, May 16/17, 1981, For a thermidor Rock).
Gaëlle Vidalie, comité de sélection
french sur une idée originale de / on an original idea of : Jean-François Sanz Jérôme de Missolz, Sarah Blum Matthew Foldes Elisabeth Juste, Vanessa Bozza Yves Adrien, Mathieu Chausseron, Lio, Edwige, Les Crystal Castles, This Is Pop
From the punk movement to the death of communism, Jérôme de Missolz is an independent director committed to breaking conventions, standards and cliches, striving to find new ways of transmitting cinema, and, ultimately, representing freedom.