Dir. Élodie Dermange / Switzerland / 2017 / 5’ / Polish premiere
Director: Élodie Dermange
Screenplay: Élodie Dermange
Animation: Élodie Dermange
Editing: Élodie Dermange, Zoltán Horváth
Sound: Élodie Dermange, Jérôme Vittoz
Music: Fatima Dunn
Producer: Nicolas Burlet
Production: Nadasdy Film in co-production with: RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse
World sales: Nadasdy Film
As she is showering, dressing, putting on her make-up, a woman bares her soul. She speaks of her fears, her complexes, and the process of accepting – even loving – herself. Insecure, she loves neither her body nor her face. Then, one day, she starts posing as a photo model for a friend. With the passing of time, the photographs reveal to her the beauty of herself.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, DOK Leipzig, International Short Film Festival Tampere (Grand Prix), Edinburgh International Film Festival, Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Animation Festival, International Animated Film Festival Animateka, Anim’est International Animation Film Festival, Busan International Short Film Festival, Les 17es sommets du cinéma d'animation de Montréal, Bucheon International Animation Festival, Milano Film Festival, Internationales Festival für Animationsfilm Baden, Odense International Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Animação do Brasil Anima Mundi, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Solothurner Filmtage, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Anibar International Animation Festival, Palm Springs International Animation Festival, Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, Balkanima - European Animated Film Festival, Concorto Film Festival, Anima Mundi, Florida Film Festival, ANIMASIVO - Festival Internacional de Animación de México
Born in 1992 in Geneva, Élodie Dermange grew up between Switzerland and Paris. She worked as an independent illustrator for two years and then decided to go backpacking for a year. Upon returning she attended the Atelier de Sèvres in Paris where she studied animation. In 2016, she came back to Switzerland where she made her first animated short film “Intimity” with Nadasdy Film. From 2017 to 2019 she attended La Poudrière in Valence.