Une maison, un artiste – Victor Hugo, une île pour exil

France | 2016 | 26 min
French
Cinematography: François Chayé
Distribution: France Télévisions
Editing: Audrey Le Narvor
Producer: Charlotte Guénin
Sound: Leonard
Production: A Prime Group
 

Synopsis

This mid-length documentary about Victor Hugo is part of the series Une maison, un artiste on France Télévision.
Forced to flee Paris in May 1856, Hugo bought a house in Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands. He wrote to one of his friends: “Since I no longer have a homeland, I want to have a home.” For the first time in his life, the writer became a homeowner. He transformed the house, decorating it and bringing his poetic and artistic world into the space. This house and its staging would become one of his finest achievements. And it was on the top floor of this sanctuary that he wrote his greatest novels.

Directors

François Chayé

Born in 1960, François Chayé studied at the Centre de recherches et d’études audiovisuelles in La Rochelle. In 1986, he made his directorial debut with Moi-Je for Antenne 2, then collaborated on Nulle part ailleurs for Canal +. With his production company Les Jours d’Octobre Films, he produced and directed a number of short films, and began making documentaries in the 1990s. He also created a number of successful television shows: Un livre un jour, Le cercle de minuit, Arrêt sur image, Un siècle d’écrivains.
Filmography | Coup de balai au Vatican : une enquête sur le pape François (2014) ; Maisons d’Artistes – Le Corbusier, Salvador Dali, Maurice Béjart (2013-2014) ; Paysages d’ici et d’Ailleurs, Italie, Croatie, Montenegro, France, Irlande, Allemagne (2013-2014) ; Uranium Appauvri : un tueur très présentable (2012) ; Sorties de routes (2012) ; Villages de France (2011/2012) ; L’amour sans limites (2010) ; Les montagnes du monde : Japon, Ladakh, Bolivie, Ethiopie, Maroc, Kirghizstan (2009-2010) ; Tout le monde sur son île : île de Sumba, Indonésie ; île de Palawan, Philippines ; île de Chiloé, Chili ; îles du Cap-Vert ; île de Marajo, Brésil (2009) ; Portrait de Jean-Louis Trintignant (2008) ; Roger Planchon, un conteur sur les planches (2007) ; C’est en hiver que les jours rallongent (2005) ;

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