Body Mechanics

A film by Matthieu Chatellier

78 min. / documentary / 2016
An Alter Ego / Nottetempo / Bip TV / TV Tours Val de Loire coproduction

with scriptwriting support from the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image)-FAIA
with development support from Ciclic / Region of Centre-Val de Loire and the Region of Normandy
with production support from the Region of Normandy, the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image), Procirep-Angoa and the Department of Manche
this film was 
in residence with Périphérie – Centre de création cinématographique as part of its partnership with the Seine-Saint-Denis Department

In a rehabilitation centre, recently amputated women and men are training to regain their autonomy. The medical team by their side is busy assisting them in standing again. Ingenious mechanisms have to fill the gaps.
Everyone gets their bearings. Tries, gauges and invents one’s new body.

Press Reviews : PDF


Festival Selections :
Cinéma du Réel – Paris – 2016 (French Competition)
Festival A nous de voir – Oullins – 2016
Rencontres cinématographiques de Gindou – 2016
Festicab – Burundi – 2016
Parnu Fest – Estonia – 2016

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