I Lost My Body

Jérémy Clapin · Marc Du Pontavice
France · 2019
In French

In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body in this Cannes Critics’ Week selection. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what caused the hand’s separation, and a poetic backdrop for a possible reunion between the three. Based on the novel “Happy Hand” by Academy Award® nominee Guillaume Laurant (Amelie)


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  • Jérémy Clapin

    In the late 1990’s, Jérémy Clapin studied animation and illustration at the École des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (Paris Decorative Arts School). After graduating in 1999, he started working in 2000 as an illustrator and directed his first short film in 2004, Une Histoire Vertébrale (A Vertebral Story), which was very well received in festivals. […]
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  • Marc Du Pontavice

    Marc du Pontavice, Xilam Animation’s President, began his career with GAUMONT, where he co-founded GAUMONT Television (1991‐95), supervising the production of a hundred hours of prime time fiction, including the series Highlander. He created GAUMONT Multimedia, whose assets he acquired in 1999 to found Xilam Animation. Since that time, Xilam has established itself as one […]
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