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Jean Gabriel Periot
Before I Was Sad Jean-Gabriel Périot

In this film, Périot presents a tongue-in-cheek ultimate solution for all homosexuals: integrate yourself in the world of the heterosexuals, ideally become one yourself.

Before I Was Sad

Documentary Film
France
2002
2 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean-Gabriel Périot
In this film, Périot presents a tongue-in-cheek ultimate solution for all homosexuals: integrate yourself in the world of the heterosexuals, ideally become one yourself. He illustrates it by placing portrait photos from his youth on cut-outs of fashion shots and newspaper pictures and moving them back and forth like nodding dogs.
Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Jean Gabriel Periot
Devil Inside Jean-Gabriel Périot, Tom de Pékin

Women march, women exercise, women are part of the revolution. Their performances are sexy – and yet a demonstration of male strength.

2004

Devil Inside

Animadoc
France
2004
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean-Gabriel Périot, Tom de Pékin
The Flaming Pussy
Women march, women exercise, women are part of the revolution. Their performances are sexy – and yet a demonstration of male strength. This partly animated film plays with stereotypes by linking the archive material to the characters drawn on it, supported by a score by “The Flaming Pussy”.
Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Dies Irae

Documentary Film
France
2005
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Frédéric Dubreuil, Yves Le Yaouanq
Jean-Gabriel Périot
9,000 photos generated from Google, processed and edited to create the illusion of a journey: through streets, corridors, cellars and vaults, on highways, boulevards, through train stations – and a railway track leading to a gate … what looks like a meditative flow ends as a metaphor of civilisation, in ashes and fury.
Grit Lemke

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Jean Gabriel Periot
Even if She Had Been a Criminal … Jean-Gabriel Périot

The Marseillaise accompanies pictures of soldiers, battles, rallies and cheering crowds: the victory of liberty, equality and fraternity over Hitler’s barbarians.

Even if She Had Been a Criminal …

Documentary Film
France
2006
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Frédéric Dubreuil, Yves Le Yaouanq, Guillaume Desmartin
Jean-Gabriel Périot
The Marseillaise accompanies pictures of soldiers, battles, rallies and cheering crowds: the victory of liberty, equality and fraternity over Hitler’s barbarians. But the smooth flow of images comes to a halt to reveal a different truth about winners and losers, while the song blares on like a jaunty pop song …
Grit Lemke

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Jean Gabriel Periot
Gay? Jean-Gabriel Périot

Gays are the people with good taste who hang around in art galleries and smell good, as every child knows. Coming out is as mundane as brushing one’s teeth.

Gay?

Documentary Film
France
2000
2 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Gays are the people with good taste who hang around in art galleries and smell good, as every child knows. Coming out is as mundane as brushing one’s teeth. And political correctness sells like hotcakes. But this parody gleefully takes it apart. About time, too.
Grit Lemke

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Jean Gabriel Periot
Intimate Diary Jean-Gabriel Périot

A man facing a (camera) mirror. The naked, young upper body suggests images and concepts from advertising and the media … which begin to dissolve as the body is revealed as damaged.

Intimate Diary

Documentary Film
France
2000
2 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean-Gabriel Périot
A man facing a (camera) mirror. The naked, young upper body suggests images and concepts from advertising and the media … which begin to dissolve as the body is revealed as damaged and the (voyeuristic) look becomes first embarrassed and then touched.
Grit Lemke

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Jean Gabriel Periot
Loving Flirts Jean-Gabriel Périot

A frog, horse and duck are the protagonists of this short film, which is not an animation, since the toys’ own movements are filmed. Irritating? That’s what it’s meant to be.

2000

Loving Flirts

Animated Film
France
2000
1 minute
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean-Gabriel Périot
A frog, horse and duck are the protagonists of this short film, which is not an animation, since the toys’ own movements are filmed. Irritating? That’s what it’s meant to be.
Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Jean Gabriel Periot
Médicalement Jean-Gabriel Périot

Medical progress is a blessing for humanity, since it brings new cures and the chance of a longer life. But do we really want to know what sacrifices are made in its name? This film at least forces us to think about it.

Médicalement

Documentary Film
France
2005
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Prototype
Medical progress is a blessing for humanity, since it brings new cures and the chance of a longer life. But do we really want to know what sacrifices are made in its name? This film at least forces us to think about it.
Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Jean Gabriel Periot
Nijuman no borei – 200000 Phantoms Jean-Gabriel Périot

Périot carefully edits archive photos from 1914 to 2006 that all focus on the same building but reflect even more clearly the lives of the residents of the city.

Nijuman no borei – 200000 Phantoms

Documentary Film
France
2007
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Guillaume Desmartin, Frédéric Dubreuil, Yves le Yaouanq
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Current 93
Xavier Thibault, Laure Arto
This may be one of the most poetic and moving films about the Hiroshima nuclear bomb. Périot carefully edits archive photos from 1914 to 2006 that all focus on the same building but reflect even more clearly the lives of the residents of the city.
Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Jean Gabriel Periot
Our Days, Absolutely, Have to Be Enlightened Jean-Gabriel Périot

A concert project with prison inmates gives rise to the idea of documenting its broadcast outside the prison walls. Périot orders his camera operators to stay on the faces longer than the duration of a song.

Our Days, Absolutely, Have to Be Enlightened

Documentary Film
France
2012
22 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Cécile Lestrade
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Gérald Kurdian
Vianney Lambert, Denis Gravouil
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Xavier Thibault
A concert project with prison inmates gives rise to the idea of documenting its broadcast outside the prison walls. Périot orders his camera operators to stay on the faces longer than the duration of a song. When he views the material, he discovers a film …
Grit Lemke

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Jean Gabriel Periot
The Barbarians Jean-Gabriel Périot

Group shots of politicians, family and holiday pictures, until the gradual isolation of individual persons in freeze frames begins to dissolve all order and the individuals unite in a new, archaic organism.

The Barbarians

Documentary Film
France
2010
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ron Dyens, Aurélia Prévieu, Jean-Gabriel Périot
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Xavier Thibault
Laure Arto
Group shots of politicians, family and holiday pictures, until the gradual isolation of individual persons in freeze frames begins to dissolve all order and the individuals unite in a new, archaic organism.
“(…) the substratum of the outcasts and outsiders, the exploited and persecuted of other race and other colours, the unemployed and the unemployable. (…) The fact that they start refusing to play the game may be the fact which marks the beginning of the end of a period.“ (Herbert Marcuse)
Grit Lemke

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Jean Gabriel Periot
The Day Has Conquered the Night Jean-Gabriel Périot

Part two of the prison project. Its starting point is the question what unites all humans (inside and outside): dreams. Texts are written with the inmates, songs and performances rehearsed.

The Day Has Conquered the Night

Documentary Film
France
2013
28 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Cécile Lestrade
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Xavier Thibault, Gérald Kurdian
Denis Gravouil
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Xavier Thibault, Laure Arto
Part two of the prison project. Its starting point is the question what unites all humans (inside and outside): dreams. Texts are written with the inmates, songs and performances rehearsed. The subtext is supplied by the invisible but ever present walls and the question whether our dreams can overcome them.
Grit Lemke

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Jean Gabriel Periot
The Delicate Art of the Bludgeon Jean-Gabriel Périot

Police officers exercising their power. Or is it a misuse of power? Périot uses disturbing archive material of protests and combines it with the powerful statement of the music on the soundtrack: “This is not a lovesong!”

The Delicate Art of the Bludgeon

Documentary Film
France
2009
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Expérience
Police officers exercising their power. Or is it a misuse of power? Périot uses disturbing archive material of protests and combines it with the powerful statement of the music on the soundtrack: “This is not a lovesong!”
Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

The Devil

Documentary Film
France
2012
7 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nicolas Brevière
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Boogers
Xavier Thibault
The African-American protests in the 1950s and 60s and the beginnings of the Black Panther Party were historic watershed moments, but they also kindled a deep-seated feeling of irritation in both the white and the black US population. Suddenly, the perception of society changed for everyone involved. There’s a reason why the subtitle of this film is “You don’t know what we are”.
Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Under Twilight

Documentary Film
France
2006
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Patten
In rapid and repeated image sequences Périot deconstructs archive footage of war planes, bombings and the resulting destruction. This mise-en-scène, however, makes the decidedly disturbing images seem disconcertingly beautiful.
Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Undo

Documentary Film
France
2005
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nicolas Brevière
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Sylvia Filus
Xavier Thibault, Laure Arto
Images projected backwards play with the assumption that everything used to be better. A grand design for the possibility of reversal. What if?
“Let the mushrooms crawl back into the soil / And the bombs back into the belly of the plane / Let the hole in the sky close again / And the holes in the earth / Them too. (Gundermann)
Grit Lemke

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.