A few hours of spring

A few hours of spring is a French film co-written and directed by Stéphane Brizé , released in 2012 .


A man after leaving prison, is forced to return to his mother. The latter, ill with incurable cancer, decided to choose the time of his death 1 .

Data sheet

  • Directed by: Stéphane Brizé
  • Screenplay: Florence Vignon and Stéphane Brizé
  • Photography: Antoine Héberlé
  • Editing: Anne Klotz
  • Music: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
  • Format 35 mm . – Ratio: 1.85: 1 – Turning: digital cameras
  • Casting by Pascale Paddy
  • Distributor: Diaphana Films
  • Release date : In France
  • In Quebec


  • Vincent Lindon : Alain Evrard
  • Hélène Vincent : Yvette Evrard, the mother of Alain
  • Olivier Perrier : Mr. Lalouette, the neighbor of Yvette
  • Emmanuelle Seigner : Clémence
  • Ludovic Berthillot : Bruno, the friend of Alain
  • Silvia Kahn : Doctor Mathieu
  • Jean-Luc Borgeat : the head of the association
  • Véronique Montel : the head of the association
  • Sylvie Jobert : the employee of Pôle emploi

Around the film

  • Hélène Vincent , who interprets the mother, and Olivier Perrier , the neighbor, already shared the distribution of the same film: Les Camisards by René Allio ( 1972 ).
  • Emmanuelle Seigner is not the first of the Seigner sisters to be directed by Stéphane Brizé : in his first feature, Le Bleu des villes ( 1999 ), already screenwritten by his friend Florence Vignon , he distributed Mathilde Seigner in a leading role, Alongside Florence Vignon and Antoine Chappey .
  • The musical theme is by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis and is excerpted from The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford . When Warren Ellis saw the film, he was amazed that his music could be used as well. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis will compose the music for the next film by Stéphane Brizé.


Prize of the listeners of the Mask and the Feather 2012


  • Sydney 2013 Film Festival : Feature Selection
  • Césars 2013
    • César for Best Director
    • César for Best Actor for Vincent Lindon
    • Caesar of the best actress for Hélène Vincent
    • César for Best Original Screenplay

Notes and references

  1. ↑ http://www.lexpress.fr/culture/cinema/locarno-jeanne-moreau-et-helene-vincent-au-sommet-de-leur-art_1146423.html  [ archive ]