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I Lost My Body

Directed by Jérémy Clapin

France | Fiction Feature | 81

14 Nov
Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Guests Expected

Director Jérémy Clapin is expected to attend and participate in a post-screening Q&A.


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).

Director Jérémy Clapin

In the late 1990s, 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. In 2008, in Skhizein, he told the story of a man hit by a meteorite who finds himself shifted 91 cm from his physical body, thus rendered invisible. Clapin then worked in advertising and in 2012 he made Palmipedarium, in which he developed a style of animation that is much closer to live action.

Film Details

Language French

Original Language Title J'ai perdu mon corps

Year 2019

Runtime 81

Country France

Director Jérémy Clapin

Producer Marc Du Pontavice

Writer Jérémy Clapin, Guillaume Laurant

Editor Benjamin Massoubre

Music Dan Levy

Cast Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois, Patrick d'Assumçao

Print Source Netflix