The visual concept is based on a hybrid montage of archive images and 3D animation that work in tandem on the motif of fragmentation.
The animation of the film, made from real shots and then transformed by various technical processes, shows an inner landscape composed of exploded views of the metro station, as if the image of these memories had also been subjected to the physical shock of the explosion. These clouds of dots reflect the mental instability that runs through the main character's representation, sizzling, even uncertain. These layers of reality that persist throughout the animation help to immerse the spectator in the emotional experience of amnesia.
Born in France in 1988, Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis lives and works between Paris and Brussels.
2020 - MAALBEEK
2018 - SWATTED
2017 - DARK WAVES
2016 - NOIR PLAISIR
2015 - SOUS COULEUR DE L'OUBLI
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
Written by: Perrine Prost, Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
Produced by: Pauline Seigland, Lionel Massol, Maxence Voiseux, Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis, Jules Reinartz
Cinematography: Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis, Pierre De Wurstemberger, Maël Delorme, Bérengère Gimenez, Nicolas Forero
Editing: Maël Delorme, Marianna Romano, Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
Original Score: Sergio Baietta
Sound: Martin Delzescaux, Lucas Masson
Animation: Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis, Maël Delorme, Dorian Rigal, William Houel
Nominations and Awards
- Short Film Candidates 2021