France

Synopsis

In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one on 145 BPM techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young transgender and crew: Felix, Raya and Juan. As the night draws on, collective hysteria morphs into sweet melancholy, and euphoria into yearning for tenderness.

Director's Biography

Naïla Guiguet graduated from the Femis’ Cinema School Scenario Department in 2019, where she made a student short film, ROUGH SKIN. During her time at the Femis, she co-wrote with Arnaud Desplechin, Catherine Corsini and Thomas Salvador. Naïla Guiguet is also a DJ and a founding member of the Collective Possession. This collective organises LGBTQI+ techno evenings. During one these evenings, she shot DUSTIN, her first short film as a professional.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2020 - DUSTIN
2019 - ROUGH SKIN
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Naïla Guiguet

Written by: Naïla Guiguet

Produced by: Jean-Etienne Brat, Lou Chicoteau

Cinematography: Claire Mathon

Editing: Nathan Jacquard, Vincent Tricon

Production Design: Pauline Thomas

Costume Design: Hugo Rossi

Sound: Jean-Charles Bastion

Main Cast: Dustin Muchuvitz (Dustin), Félix Maritaud (Félix), Raya Martigny (Raya), Juan Corrales (Juan), Lucie Borleteau (Lucie), Erwan Fale (Erwan)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2021