52nd edition

Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes

Fortnight 2011, Feature film, 1h37

Synopsis

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

Casting

  • Edwige
  • Les Crystal Castles
  • Lio
  • Mathieu Chausseron
  • This Is Pop
  • Yves Adrien

Team

Screenplay
sur une idée originale de / on an original idea of : Jean-François Sanz

Image
Jérôme de Missolz, Sarah Blum

Sound
Matthew Foldes

Editing
Elisabeth Juste, Vanessa Bozza

Production

Production

Love Streams Agnès B. Productions
17 rue Dieu
75010 Paris – France
Tél : +33 1 53 38 43 45
Fax : +33 1 53 38 43 49
lovestreams@agnesb.fr
www.lovestreams.fr

Co-production

ARTE France Cinéma (France)

Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales

Memento Films International
9 cité paradis
75010 Paris – France
Tél : +33 1 53 34 90 20
Fax : +33 1 42 47 11 24
sales@memento-films.com
www.memento-films.com

Presse française / French press

Annie Maurette
Tél : +33 1 43 71 55 52
Cell : +33 6 60 97 30 36
annie.maurette@gmail.com

Presse internationale / International press

Stanislas Baudry
Cell : +33 6 16 76 00 96
sbaudry@madefor.fr

Title in Original Version : Kids of Töday-Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes