From the clinic La Borde he created in 1953, Jean Oury tells a life spent welcome madness. The film-interview takes us closer to the thought of it that Peter Delion described as “the greatest living expert on psychosis.” For the simple richness of his words, the sweetness of his voice, by the delicacy of his presence, it transmits evident complexity of a thought always developed as close to daily clinical practice, accessible to everyone because it does is never frozen in theoretical knowledge.
Anger, humour and impertinence alternated throughout these exciting interviews, filmed shortly before his death on 15 May 2014. A valuable testimony of one of the major players in the psychiatry of the twentieth century, the film invites us to share the quality of a meeting which the stakes exceed the clinical field and reminds us of an essential conquest of humanity.
SCREENINGS & AWARDS
2015 World Premiere
2016 Festival international du film d’éducation – Évreux (France)
2017 Festival Psy de Lorquin – Lorquin (France)
2017 États généraux du film documentaire – Lussas (France) – Séances spéciales
Reviews: La Nouvelle Republique (FR)
DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY
Born in Lyon in 1972, Martine Deyres first studied theater and worked as an actress before moving towards documentary cinema. Trained at Ateliers Varan then at Lussas (Master 2 documentary creation), she makes films on public places with hygienic and standardized devices, such as Lieu commun (2003) or White Spirit (2006). For a few years now, she has been tackling counterpoint by taking an interest in the world of psychiatry. While working on the preparation of her feature film “Happy Hours” on the asylum of Saint-Alban, she met the famous psychiatrist Jean Oury with whom she made a long film of interviews, Le sous-bois des insensés ( 2015).
Filmography & Professional background:
2019 / OUR LUCKY HOURS 77 ‘- Les Films du Tambour de Soie
2015 / JEAN OURY, MEETING AT LA BORDE 52′ – Les Films du Tambour de Soie
2010 / THE MAN WITHOUT A TAPER 52 ‘production Adalios – GroupeGalactica
2006 / WHITE SPIRIT production Le GREC, 37 ‘
Prix du CECI- Documentary screens, Arcueil, Prix VOD- Docs en court, Collection GREC du Forum des Images
2003 / COMMON PLACE End of studies film
French Competition Selection – Cinéma du Réel, 2004
PAS D’ACCORD (1) 30 ‘documentary co-directed with Gilles Chatelard and Jeanne Delafosse – Ardèche Images Production
PAS D’ACCORD (2) 52 ‘documentary co-produced with Gilles Chatelard and Jeanne Delafosse – Ardèche Images Production
2000 / Something very precious, by Arlette Girardot, co-author and assistant director Production: Vie des Hauts Prod. 52 ‘
Since 2007 / Flashtanz choreographic company, Paris – video creations
2014 / Workshops and conference – European School of Image
2012 / interventions within ARC Documentaire – Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Besançon 2011 / interventions within ARC Documentaire – Regional School of Fine Arts, Besançon 2010 / documentary film session supervision – Classes A3 cinema
2008 / interventions within the Documentary ARC – Regional School of Fine Arts, Besançon 2006 / documentary film session supervision – Class A3 cinema –
1994 -1999 / Actress in the companies: Colibri, La Grave and Burlesque Equipée du Cycliste, Le Horla.
1995 / Role of Sylvia in Pascal Kane’s film, The Educator
Author Martine Deyres
Image Jean-Christophe Beauvallet
Sound Martin Boissau, Olivier Hespel and Marianne Roussy
Editing Catherine Catella and Martine Deyres
Sound Editing Catherine Catella
Grading Jean-Laurent Feurra, Nasser Amri
Producer Alexandre Cornu, Les Films du Tambour de Soie
Co-production TV Tours Loire Valley
With the support of
CICLIC Région Centre – Val de Loire, La Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in partnership with CNC
PRODUCER’S BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY
After studying literature, Alexandre Cornu earned a degree in film from ESEC (Ecole Supérieure d’Etudes Cinématographiques) in 1984. He then completed his year of mandatory military service in the French Army’s film and cinema department. In 1987, he took part in founding the company Les Films du Tambour de Soie, alongside Jacques Malaterre and Bernard George. He became the company manager in 1996.
He produces from eight to ten hours of programming yearly, for TV and cross-media broadcast, working with French networks (Arte, France 5 and France 3, LCP, Planète +, Vosges Télévision and Voyage) and foreign ones (RTBF in Belgium, TSR in Switzerland, AVROTROS in the Netherlands, YLE in Finland).
For five years now, he has also been producing feature films. His latest theatre releases are a film by Marion Aldighieri, “Avec nos yeux” (the story of actress Emmanuelle Laborit’s battle for sign language) and “Jasmine,” a feature animated in stop-motion, selected by the Festival d’Annecy and the European Academy Awards.
An the next one: No Dogs and Italians allowed – coproduction Italy-Switzerland-Belgium-France : https://vimeo.com/285489039
With offices in Paris, Marseille and Vichy, LES FILMS DU TAMBOUR DE SOIE, founded in 1987, has been producing films for over 30 years. The company’s name was inspired by the title of a play by Yukio Mishima (Aya no Tzuzumi or The Silk Drum). In 1993 the company settled in Marseille, developing an editorial focus on documentaries about the arts and Mediterranean culture. Our continually renewed curiosity generated eclecticism: we began to explore new topics and new forms of filmmaking, and we soon opened an office in Paris. Our films are about society, history, discovery, politics, and lifestyles. They are always produced on an international scale together with European or foreign coproducers.
LES FILMS DU TAMBOUR DE SOIE regularly work in collaboration with National French Museums (the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, the Georges Pompidou Centre) and produce every year between eight and ten hours of programmes for French broadcasters (ARTE France, France 5 and France 3) and foreign channels (RTBF in Belgium, Sveriges Television in Sweden, TSR in Switzerland, NRK in Norway and YLE in Finland).
Today our catalogue contains more than a hundred and fifty films distributed by Doc&Co, Andana Films, Terranoa, France Télévisions Distribution and Arte Distribution.
In 2012, Les Films du Tambour de Soie was named Best French Documentary Producer by the PROCIREP.
In 2013, our film Jasmine by Alain Ughetto was selected for the Best European Animated Film at the European Film Awards.
In 2014, we were awarded the FIGRA Jury Special Prize for “L’Ecole en Bâteau,” a film by Laurent Esnault and Réjane Varrot, produced by Nicole Levigne.
In 2016, the SCAM Star was awarded to “Concrete Stories”, produced by Muriel Sorbo.
In 2018, our production A thousand girls like me, by Sahra Mani was selected in prestigious festivals, like IDFA, Sheffield, Hot docs and won many prices…