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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Après le sud

Fortnight 2011, Feature film, 1h29

Synopsis

A modern drama freely based on real events. One sweltering afternoon in the south of France, four lives intersect: those of Stéphane and Luigi, two cousins barely out of adolescence, Georges, a retired worker, Amelie, Luigi’s girlfriend, and Anne, Amelie’s mother. Four mundane lives full of hurts, humiliations, fears and fatigue which converge on a tragedy.
Based on a true story, « Heat Wave » offers up a story from intersecting points of view where different destinies cross paths and are reunited by a tragic event. Staying close to the action, Jean-Jacques Jauffret places each story in a kind of uncomfortable daily reality thanks to his very refined and minimalistic mise en scène. A real director who delivers an intense and captivating film.
Javier Martin, sélection commitee

Director

Jean-Jacques Jauffret

Jean-Jacques Jauffret was assistant director on some 30 feature films, among them Cyril Collard’s Les Nuits fauves. He directed two shorts and a documentary. Since 2003, he has been teaching at ESRA (film school). Après le sud is his first feature.

Adèle Haenel
Sylvie Lachat
Ulysse Grosjean
Yves Ruellan

Screenplay
Jean-Jacques Jauffret

Image
Samuel Dravet

Sound
Benjamin Jaussaud

Editing
Lise Beaulieu

Music
Mozart, Giovanna Marini

Set decoration
Jacques Pellissier

Production
Explicit Films
13 quai de l’Oise
75019 Paris – France
Tél : +33 1 55 28 33 87
Fax : +33 1 55 28 33 91
nadegehasson@gmail.com

Co-production
Neon Productions (France)

Distribution / French distribution
Jour2Fête
7 rue Ambroise Thomas
75009 Paris – France
Tél : +33 1 40 22 92 15
Fax : +33 1 40 22 96 68
etienne.ollagnier@jour2fete.com
sarah.chazelle@jour2fete.com

Presse / Press
Agnès Chabot
cell: +33 6 33 68 84 95
agnes.chabot@free.fr