01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

A Season in Hell

Yann Ducreux

Belgium
2022, 16'

Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine had a tempestuous love affair  in the 19th century that lasted almost two years and ended with a pistol shot and two years in a Belgian prison. This film reimagines this relationship through a modern lens and with a splash of color.

Arthur and Paul go their separate ways in London and meet again in Brussels for a final goodbye. Une jeunesse aimable imagines the last moments of love between Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. At first glance we know that we are not in the 19th century, but when we hear Verlaine’s voice saying the contents of a letter written to Rimbaud we also know that we’re not quite in this century. It’s another time, the former and the latter simultaneously, the time of the epistolary novel and the time of poetry, real time and dream time, the feverish time of troubled love and the hallucinogenic time of absinthe. It is in this powerful evocation of different times, of mental and poetic states, of vivid presences and reincarnations, in a sometimes tinted black and white, that this film is woven and enchants us. (Cláudia Marques)

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PREMIERE TYPE
World
ORIGINAL TITLE
Une jeunesse aimable
LANGUAGE
French
SUBTITLES
Portuguese / English
SCRIPT
Joey Elmaleh, Yann Ducreux
CAST
Noé Englebert, Pablo Guarise
PHOTOGRAPHY
Charlotte Muller
SOUND
Manel Weidmann, Eliot Ratinaud, Jean-Baptiste Perrin
EDITING
Léole Poubelle
PRODUCER
Théo Degen, Cinéxpérience
PRODUCTION
Phosphore films

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