Mars Exalté

Exalted Mars
A city at dawn. Traffic is flowing like red and white blood cells. A man sleeps, enveloped in the darkness – he is beautiful, he is naked, it is hot. We will never know what he is dreaming. The sun rises and the façades of the skyscrapers begin to sparkle.
by Jean-Sébastien Chauvin
with Alain Garcia Vergara
France 2022 Without dialogue 18’ Colour World premiere


  • Alain Garcia Vergara (The Dreamer)


Director Jean-Sébastien Chauvin
Cinematography Maxime Berger
Editing Patric Chiha
Sound Design Damien Boitel, Xavier Thieulin
Producers Yann Gonzalez, Flavien Giorda

Produced by

Venin Films

Jean-Sébastien Chauvin

The French director, teacher and film critic has already made several short films including Les filles de feu (Girls of Fire) which was selected for the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes. From 1999 to 2020, he worked for the French magazine “Cahiers du Cinéma”.

Filmography (short films)

2008 Les filles de feu (Girls on Fire) 2011 Et ils gravirent la montagne (And They Climbed the Mountain) · La tristesse des androïdes (Sadness of the Androids) 2014 Les enfants (The Children) 2022 Mars Exalté (Exalted Mars)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022