Director: Gaël Lépingle

Gaël Lépingle has been directing films on the border between documentary and fiction for the past fifteen years. His works have been selected in international festivals such as Cinéma du Réel, Rotterdam, La Viennale or Jeonju IFF (Korea). His films Julien (2010) and Seuls les pirates (2018) each received the Grand Prix of the French competition at the FID, the international festival of Marseille. He has long worked for the rediscovery of filmmaker Guy Gilles (notably through two documentaries, Guy Gilles et le temps désaccordé, Guy Gilles photographe). L’été nucléaire (2020) was presented at the Champs-Elysées film festival, before its theatrical release in 2021.

Seuls les pirates

Following a large urban renewal project, Gero is going to be evicted from his home and his pocket theater, where he hardly plays anymore since the disease made him lose his voice. A nephew he hardly knows suddenly comes to