The Subject

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    The Subject

    Le Sujet

    Directed by

    Canada

    2018

    10 min

    • French

    Drama

    An animator dissects his own body, extracting memories, emotions and fears that will nurture his work. As he cuts into his skin, various symbolic objects recalling his past emerge. Reaching the heart, he succeeds in identifying the burden he’s been dying to cast off.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Patrick Bouchard
    Editing
    Sacha Ratcliffe
    Theodore Ushev
    Music
    Patrick Bouchard
    Production
    NFB - THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
    Sales
    NFB - THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
    Patrick Bouchard

    Patrick Bouchard

    France

    Patrick Bouchard directed his first stop-motion puppet film, Jean Leviériste (1998), as part of his degree and his first professional film, THE BRAINWASHERS, in 2002. Then followed DEHORS NOVEMBRE (2005), SUBSERVIENCE (2007) and BYDLO (2012), which was selected at both TIFF and Annecy. His latest short, THE SUBJECT screened in Directors' Fortnight Cannes 2018.