It Wasn’t Bourgogne


Between two telephone calls, my grandfather recounts some of his memories from the war when he was twenty years old.


6min | France | 2021


Directors: Mathias de Panafieu

Mathias was born in Paris in 1986. In 2004 he became a student at the École des Beaux Arts in Poitiers, where he met Sonia Gerbeaud who became his girlfriend. Together they produced the short film Faded Finery, that won some fifteen festival awards. Mathias subsequently started to produce C’était pas du Bourgogne. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2018.  He fought an intense battle against the illness but on 01/07/19 the cancer got the better of him. Sonia and her loved ones completed his film at the end of 2020.


Producers: Luc Camilli | Editing: Sonia Gerbeaud, Julien Farto, Rémy Hurlin, David Martin | Animation: Mathias de Panafieu, Manon Brûlé, Sarah Brûlé, Sonia Gerbeaud, Hugo de Panafieu, Tom Chertier | Sound: Manuel Vidal | Language: French | subtitles: Arabic + English