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Paris, fifty years on from May ’68: In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, the Nuit Debout movement, and the May 2017 presidential elections, Matthieu Bareyre’s documentary is a long, nocturnal stroll through the streets of Paris; the silence pierced with the voices of young people they encounter. Hopes and dreams, declarations on politics, social justice and the French state collide with riots, nightclubs and music, moving from cacophony to quiet.
Director’s Note: Brimming with raw emotions, fear and uncertainty, we are elated and brought down to earth by the frankness of the people we encounter in Young and Alive.
Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard
Winner Best European film, Europa Cinemas Label, Locarno International Film Festival 2018; BFI London Film Festival 2018
Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival – November 14th to 25th