Screening and discussion with director Jérémy Clapin and producer Marc Du Pontavice. Followed by reception.
Dir. Jérémy Clapin. 2019, 81 mins. In French with English subtitles. In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body in this wildly inventive and unconventional romantic adventure. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. 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), I Lost My Body premiered at the 2019 Cannes Critics’ Week. A Netflix release.
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