Foreign Bodies
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    Foreign Bodies

    Les corps étrangers

    Directed by

    Belgium, France

    2014

    15 min

    • French

    Drama

    During his rehabilitation in a public swimming pool, a man has to learn to face his new body, although he is not ready to assume it. The physiotherapist who accompanies him tries to break the distance he has with both his body and the pool environment.

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Laura Wandel
    Cinematography
    Frédéric Noirhomme
    Editing
    Nicolas Rumpl
    Production
    DRAGONS FILMS PRODUCTIONS
    Laura Wandel

    Laura Wandel

    Belgium

    I don't want to have a passive audience; I want them to participate in the story. That's why, in the cinema I tend to make, action happening out of the frame is so important. In that way, I think the unique force and beauty of cinema is to generate collective and empathetic experiences.

    Laura Wandel was born in 1984 in Belgium where she studied filmmaking at the IAD school. Her school film MURS (2007) was selected in many festivals around the world. After her first short film O NÉGATIF (2010), she directed the short FOREIGN BODIES (2014), selected in competition at Cannes FF. PLAYGROUND (2021) is her first feature, which premiered and was awarded at Cannes FF.

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