30.09. - 09.10.2021

Vers Madrid (The Burning Bright)! Spain, France 2012 | 150 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour and B&W | FF 2013

Sylvain George

SYLVAIN GEORGE (*1968) studied philosophy and worked as social worker before turning to film. Today, he is seen as one of France's most influential political documentary film-makers. In 2013, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his film Vers Madrid: The Burning Bright.

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They called themselves indignados – the indignant. From 15th May 2011 onwards, people of all classes and ages came to the central squares of Madrid to protest against the power of the banks, the crisis management of the government and corruption. Director Sylvain George took his camera to the epicentre of the protest movement, to the Plaza Puerta del Sol in Madrid. He documents the daily routines: speeches, group discussions, cabaret and street fights. George's style is rough, direct and at the same time poetic, whilst leaving no-one in any doubt about whose side he's on.

Screening on 27.09. in attendance of:
Sylvain George (Director)
Original title: Vers Madrid (The Burning Bright)!
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, French, Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Sylvain George
Screenplay: Sylvain George
Producer: Sylvain George
Director of Photography: Sylvain George
Music: Godspeed You Black Emperor, Max Roach, Yann Robin, Black Justice Experiment
Production Design: Sylvain George
Editor: Sylvain George
Sound: 0
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World Sales: Noir Production
Production: Noir Production


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