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27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Super 8 Years
The Super 8 Years
The Super 8 Years
The Super 8 Years
The Super 8 Years

The Super 8 Years

director: David Ernaux-Briot, Annie Ernaux
original title: Les Années Super 8
country: France
year: 2022
running time: 60 min.


The film consists of 8mm shots filmed in the 1970s by Annie Ernaux and her husband, including family celebrations, holidays, daytrips, and vacations spent in various destinations around the world. However, these aren't just home videos, but also an “archive” of political and social changes and the impact they had on an ordinary French family. Nostalgic imagery is accompanied by the auteur’s own literary monologue reflecting on the transformation of society from the 1970s to the present. This gives rise to a cinematic reflection on humans’ rediscovery of the natural world and the possibilities it brings in overcoming life’s hectic nature at a time of late-stage capitalism.

“There will be another moment in which hope, this desire to conquer other things, will be born again. But it’s all about this impossibility of foreseeing tomorrow, even though tomorrow is already present in today.”

Source: https://filmmakermagazine.com/114729-interview-annie-ernaux-david-ernaux-briot-the-super-8-years/


Annie Ernaux (* 1940) is a French writer, professor of literature, and as of 2022, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her son, David Ernaux-Briot (* 1968), majored in science and has enjoyed an active career in scientific journalism. He has written and directed several miniseries, and The Super 8 Years marks his debut film.

more about film

director: David Ernaux-Briot, Annie Ernaux
producer: David Thion
script: Annie Ernaux
photography: Philippe Ernaux
editing: Clément Pinteaux
music: Florencia Di Concillio
sound: Rym Debbarh Mounir
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