I LOST MY BODY
J'ai Perdu Mon Corps
European ShowcaseJérémy Clapin
Adapted by first time filmmaker and animator Jeremy Clapin and AMELIE screenwriter Guillaume Laurant from the latter’s 2006 novel, “Happy Hand,” the script portrays the troubled existence of Naoufel (voiced by Hakim Faris), a kid who spent a happy childhood in North Africa until his parents were killed in a car accident and he was sent to live with an evil uncle in Paris. Still somewhat traumatized by the incident that left him an orphan, Naoufel scrapes by as a lowly pizza delivery boy with no real plans for the future. But when he falls in love for the elusive librarian Gabrielle (Victoire Du Bois) during a botched delivery, he decides to pursue her, landing a job at the carpentry workshop of her uncle (Patrick D’Assumcao), and, perhaps for the first time, taking his life into his own hands. Or in this case, hand. Thus, the journey of the hand commences, hoping to reunite with its body.
Premiering in competition in Cannes’ Critics’ Week, I LOST MY BODY is a highly original and rather touching account of loss, both physical and emotional, the perspective of a severed hand, who contemplates Rene Descartes’s ‘Cogito, ergo sum,’ is the kind of existential ennui that is best parlayed in French animation.
|Sunday 10||16:30 - 17:55||Regal Dole Cannery 15|
|Thursday 14||17:30 - 18:55||Regal Dole Cannery 16|
|Cast||Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois and Patrick Dassumçao.|
|Screenplay||Jérémy Clapin and Guillaume Laurant.|
Lucie Bolze ... associate producer