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Vers Madrid (The Burning Bright)!

Country: France
Year: 2012
Duration: 150'
Direction: Sylvain George
Writer: Sylvain George
Cinematographer: Sylvain George
Editor: Sylvain George



  • 2012 Festival de Venise
  • DocLisboa
  • Viennale
  • Torino Film Festival, Filmmaker Film Festival (work in progress)

World premiere

This film is a newsreels. A newsreels which present some views, scenes, moments of the class struggle in Madrid: The 15 M. The 15 M is the first major “movement” in the beginning of this XXI century. A deep movement, trans-border and trans-historical, which come from afar, and reactive and work these ideas and concepts that were thought forgotten: demos, logos, revolution ... Plaza Puerta del Sol, 15 M, past and future meet in the present, where they are produced and constantly reinvented. To Madrid, Place Puerta del Sol, the countries of Europe and the world have turned like the flowers to the sun.

Sylvain George

Sylvain George

Sylvain GeorgeSylvain George is a French poet and filmmaker. After studying philosophy, he produced since six years some poetical, political and experimental films, on the theme of immigration and socials movments. His work, influenced by the thought of the german philosopher Walter Benjamin, by the free jazz, punk, noise music is under the sign of awakening and emancipation, combines formals research and active commitment. His films are screened in militant networks, underground place as well as in national and international films festivals.


  • Vers Madrid (The Burning Bright!) (2012)
  • Les Nuées (My black mama’s face) (2012)
  • Les Eclats (ma gueule, ma révolte, mon nom) (2011)
  • Qu'ils reposent en révolte (Des Figures de Guerres I) (2010)
  • Ils nous tueront tous... (2009)
  • L'Impossible - Pages Arrachées (2009)
  • No Border (Aspettavo Che scendesse la sera) (2005-2008)
  • N'entre pas sans violence dans la nuit (2005-2008)

Contact details

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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