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Le Sujet

Fortnight 2018, Short film, 10 min


An animator dissects his own body, extracting memories, emotions and fears that will nurture his work. As he cuts into his skin, various symbolic objects recalling his past emerge. Reaching the heart, he succeeds in identifying the burden he’s been dying to cast off.


Patrick Bouchard

Patrick Bouchard directed his first stop-motion puppet film, Jean Leviériste (1998), as part of his degree and his first professional film, The Brainwashers, in 2002. Then followed Dehors novembre (2005), Subservience (2007) and Bydlo (2012), which was selected at both TIFF and Annecy.

Patrick Bouchard
Olivier Calvert
Sacha Ratcliffe, Theodore Ushev
Patrick Bouchard

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Title in Original Version : The Subject

Cannes projection

Programme courts 3

Théâtre Croisette
Thursday, May 17 – 3.30 pm

Studio 13
Friday, May 18 – 7 pm