In partnership with France Televisions, Paris 2024 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have chosen Jules and Gedien Naudet to direct the official film of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 and the associated documentary series.

Over five months, 100 days to 8 September 2024, Jules and Gedien Naudet go behind the scenes of Paris 2024, following athletes, partners and teams to produce an exclusive account of the organization and presentation of the Games. XXXIII Olympiad. Helping carry on the Olympic and Paralympic legacy, this high-speed journey will capture the attention of everyday working people.

Jules and Gédéon Naudet: Witnesses to the Paris 2024 Games Organization

Recognized for their ability to capture the essence of an event as „privileged witnesses”, the French filmmakers will focus on the journey of several key players pursuing the common goal of delivering the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Their unique style is characterized by a precise and chronological approach to facts, which is clearly focused by the intimate relationships they form with the people depicted.

Jules and Gédéon Naudet said, „We are honored to have been chosen to produce the official film of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 and the documentary series. Our mission is to provide an original view of the Games, focusing on what goes on behind the scenes and the people who work there to make the Games a success. We are very proud and in every sense for us Fascinating new sports that are seen through the eyes of those who make them happen; we tell stories from the inside, very human accounts.

Since the beginning of the 20th centuryTh Centenary, each edition of the Olympic Games is accompanied by an official film that reflects the spirit and evolution of the Olympic Movement. Over the years, renowned filmmakers have drawn inspiration from this global event, pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary and helping to shape a compelling form of cinema that has a place in the cultural heritage of the Olympic Games. This valuable collection of over 50 feature-length films provides a fascinating look at key historical moments in modern sports.

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As IOC President Thomas Bach said, “Official film brings a unique editorial angle to the experience of the Games, taking into account the wider social and cultural context and attempting to capture the spirit of a particular edition. The Naudet brothers were chosen for their ability to capture historical events through a deeply human and authentic lens.

The Paris 2024 Official Film puts the City of Light and its iconic landmarks at the center of an international and global legacy story. It offers an inside look at the organization of the Games, revealing the inner workings, while celebrating all aspects of the Olympic and Paralympic spirit.

Another innovation compared to previous editions is the addition of a documentary series. Driven by audiences looking for innovative storytelling, these five episodes complement the official film, chronicling the journey of the people who make up the Games: the Paris 2024 teams, a volunteer, the athletes’ friends and families, a member of the security forces and more. Thanks to this collaboration with France Televisions, the French public will have the opportunity to see what happens behind the scenes of the world’s biggest sporting event before the actual games.

Paris 2024 President Tony Estangood emphasized: „Official film and documentary series are like the people who make them: innovative, inspirational and true to the ambitions of Paris 2024. With their unique humanitarian approach, the Naudet brothers will offer a holistic vision. The Paris 2024 vision of 'Games Wide Open’, the world’s It allows the public to see what goes on inside the setting of the biggest sporting event.

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France Televisions president Delphine Ernot-Guncy added: Documentary filmmakers Jules and Gedien Naudet have documented some of the most remarkable and life-changing events of the early 21st century.St century Now, France Televisions returns with the official film of the Olympic Games, with this exceptional documentary series on the inner workings of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, for which our team produces the official broadcast. The IOC, Paris 2024 and France Télévisions have chosen the Naudet brothers, with their unique and globally recognized signature style, to tell the inside story of the Games, leaving a remarkable and unprecedented legacy for the people of France and the Olympic Movement.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons said: “These two men invite us to share the secrets of the Olympic and Paralympic Games without ever breaking their first rule – to focus on the human and personal. Over the course of a month, Jules and Gédéon Naudet will record the stories of staff, friends and family of the athletes and volunteers through the corridors, spaces and some unusual places of the organizing committee. Today, when the Paralympic Games are the third largest sporting event in the world, this film and documentary mini-series is a new opportunity to grow the Paralympic movement and the vision of disability.”

Jules and Gédéon Naudet

With a career spanning more than 25 years, the Naudet brothers were the authors of „New York, 11/09,” a remarkable account of the attack on the World Trade Center, while documenting the day-to-day work of the team of firefighters on which they were based. in southern Manhattan. It earned them two Emmy Awards. Their subsequent films, including „Notre-Dame de Paris” and „13 November, Fluctuat Nec Mergitur,” a three-episode mini-series exploring the attacks in Paris in 2015, were public hits. Their latest documentary, „January 6th”Th”, about the attack on the US Capitol, was selected by the Doc NYC festival.

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Information sheet:

The official film and documentary series are produced by ELEPHANT – Emmanuel Chain, Gaël Leiblang, a company renowned for producing hard-hitting documentaries for television and cinema in France and abroad.

A 90-minute official feature film and a 5×52-minute documentary series.

The series will be shown on French television in France before the Olympics and after the Paralympics.

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