We are sorry,
this movie is not available
in your country
Movie no more available
More informations on FILM-DOCUMENTAIRE.FR and on VAD.CNC.FR

Hors saison

Jean-Claude Cottet
French, 2008



Vendredi 24 mai 1996, dans le hameau de « Gremey » en Haute-Savoie, la maison dans laquelle j’ai grandi vient d’être vendu aux enchères. J’avais vingt ans à l’époque, il fallait quitter cette baraque. Je me suis enfui, loin, ailleurs, tandis que mes parents sont restés là à vivoter dans les alentours de ce petit hameau de moyenne montagne. Après douze années de relations en pointillé, où l’on ne se voit pratiquement plus, comment revenir ?"J.-C. Cottet

With the support of SCAM

Tënk's film review

"Hors saison" charts how J.-C. Cottet rekindles ties with his parents, having left them suddenly 20 years previously. Now a filmmaker, he uses a highly delicate approach to framing and sound as a way of getting close to them again. He gradually shifts from the standpoint of the character, confined to watching his own homecoming from a distance, to the person filming the action, using the camera to record this rapprochement. After memories of the fear of living and shame of family breakdown, he brings us this wonderful gesture of reconciliation, with cinema as his go-between.


You like this movie, you want to share it for free with a loved one? You must first subscribe to be able to offer this film. If you are already a subscriber to Tënk, log in If you are not a subscriber yet, go to the subscription page to subscribe to the subscription of your choice

Your wish to offer this film has been taken into account. Your loved one will soon receive a mail informing him of your gift, as well as the procedure to be followed to be able to view it.


Jean-Claude Cottet

Jean-Claude Cottet a suivi le master documentaire à Lussas en 2004. Son film "Hors saison" a été réalisé en 2008, et a remporté le Prix Découverte de la Scam. Plus récemment il a réalisé le documentaire "Au bord du vide" en 2012.

Other films in the collection: Brouillon d'un rêve