Disconnected: the short films of Jérémy Clapin + I LOST MY BODY (Q&A w/ director Jérémy Clapin in person!)
Jérémy Clapin’s body of work is unique within the world of independent animation. He gained recognition through a number of ambitious, groundbreaking short films before taking the arduous path of directing his uncompromising debut feature, I LOST MY BODY, which recently won the grand prize at the International Critics Week section of the Cannes Film Festival, and the top feature prize at the Annecy International Animation Festival, Colcoa, and Animation Is Film, in addition to being released this Fall by Netflix.
The characters in Clapin’s stories navigate the world in a constant state of disconnection: from themselves and others. It is through an examination of this process of alienation and suffering that they ultimately discover who they are meant to be. Whether ominous, romantic, or redemptive, we are taken on a winding road towards acceptance and understanding of our own destiny. His work is singular in its aesthetic diversity, an evolving hybrid of techniques that is both direct and complex. In all aspects, he pushes toward innovation while remaining grounded in a distinct cinematic vision.
GLAS Animation is pleased to screen Clapin’s short films, and the feature I LOST MY BODY. Clapin (along with producer Marc Du Pontavice) will join us for a conversation about his work, and his journey as a director of independent animation.
Une histoire vertébrale (2004, 9min)
Skhizein (2008, 13min)
Palmipédarium (2012, 12min)
I Lost My Body (2019, 81min)
A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one crucial goal: to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to, until they met Gabrielle.
Q&A w/ director Jérémy Clapin & producer Marc Du Pontavice