No Border (aspettavo chescendesse la sera)

Dir: Sylvain George
23' . 8mm . 2008 . França


Paris, Open City. Dizziness commemorations. Ruins. Winds. Tides. Young migrants Iraqis, Afghans, Iranians roam the streets between soup kitchens and camps. Consequently, they put in crisis the order of things and bourgeois society. An emancipation occurs, deeply melancholy, elegiac: redefining the concept of revolution by a new concept of history.

Rating 14 years

Sylvain George

Born in 1968 in France. He studied philosophy, political science and law before becoming a director at the age of 38. In contrast to the immediacy allowed by digital technology, Sylvain took around 20 years between the idea and making his first audiovisual project.And it is perhaps in all that time of reflection where part of the strength of his filmmaking lies.

Once a social worker, he was born for contemporary cinema in 2009 when he presented his feature,L’impossible, at FID Marseille. The following year, ate the same festival, he presented Qu’ilsreposent en révolte (2010), which developed a theme that was present in his previous film: a portrait, in high-contrast black and white, of Calais, where immigrants from all over Africa joined up in the hope of crossing the English Channel and reaching the United Kingdom.

Far removed from any ‘tics’ of social cinema loaded with uncritical sentimentalism, George’s work combines militancy with a flight from documentary realism. Combining the reflective gaze of someone who has thought a lot before picking up the camera, with the violence and urgency of someone who knows that the position of the camera is very similar to that held by someone shooting a weapon, Sylvain shows ins his films an overwhelming and surprising vigor.

Check out the filmography of Sylvain George


Production company: Noir Production
Script: Sylvian George
Cinematography: Sylvian George
Sound: Sylvian George
Editor: Sylvian George
Music: Arvo Part, Ligeti, Schnittke

Festivals and Awards

  • Lima Independiente 2013
  • Lima Independiente 2013
  • (entre outros/amongothers)