Clay

Director: Michael Guerraz
Englisht title: Clay
Original title:  Argile
2012/ France/ DVD/ 18’/ Fiction/ Colour

CREDITS
Script: Michael Guerraz & Olivier Dreux;   Photography: Sylvain Rodriguez;   Editing: Nicolas Sarkissian;   Music:  Clemence Fabbricotti & Louis Rouah;  Sound: Mathias Large;   Leading actors: Edith Scob, Laurent Delbecque; Producer: Jonathan Hazan

SYNOPSIS

Alex is posing. An old lady is sculpting. It would be a normal situation... if the lady wasn’t blind and only had her hands to “see”. Wrinkled hands that she lays on the naked body of her young model. Alex is going to experience an unusual posing session.


FILMOGRAPHY
Born in 1974 in Grenoble, Michael Guerraz produced and directed several short movies since 2003 : « Building Blues », « Gare א l’amour », « La mיthode douce », « Les ordures », « Spirale ». « Contacts » was awarded for the best short script in the Grenoble short film festival in 2007 and produced by le G.R.E.C. He also co-directed documentaries about cinema and works as an editor. « Clay » (« Argile ») is his last short. Co-written by Olivier Dreux, the short, with Edith Scob and Laurent Delbecque, was produced by Les Films du Cygne in 2012.

AWARDS
Jahorina Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2012) . 4th Atlanta Philosophy Festival (USA, October 2012) Audience Choice Award . Cortex – Sintra Shortfilm Festival (Portugal, November 2012) . 33rd Short Film Festival of Villeurbanne (France, November 2012) . Euroshorts 2012 International Contest (Pologne, November 2012) . Festival « Un poing c’est court » in Vaulx-en-Velin (France, January 2013) French-Speaking Space Award & Special mention for the script . Festival « Premiers Plans d’Angers » – Out of Competition (France, January 2013) . Fest’Yves Arts 2013 – Out of Competition (France, January 2013) . Festival « Les 24 Courts » - Out of Competiton (France, February 2013) . Picture this... film Festival (Canada, February 2013) . Festival CinיMA 35 – Official Competition (France, March 2013) . 26th Festival Clap 89 (France, March 2013) Silver Clap Award . Festival « Mamers en Mars » (France, March 2013) . European Cinema Festival of Lille (France, March 2013) Best Direction Award . Festival « Sup’ de Courts » (France, March 2013) Special Award . 21st Mediterranean Festival of New Film-Makers in Larissa (Greece, April 2013) Silver Horse Award – Mediterranean Competition . Rhפne-Alpes Film Festival (France, April 2013) Best Short Film Award . City of Lights – City of Angels (Colcoa) (Usa, April 2013) . French Cinema Panorama (China, April 2013) . 15th « Festival du Film Francophone » of Vienna (Austria, April 2013) . Festival « Entr’2 marches » Cannes (France, May 2013) . Bosifest 2013 (Slovenia, June 2013) . Palm Springs Short Film Festival (Usa, June 2013) . Mobile Shanghai Film Festival (China, June 2013) . Festival of Nations – Ebensee (Austria, June 2013) Silver Bear Award . Melbourne Film Festival (Australia, July 2013) . Festival Courtscourts in Tourtour (France, July 2013) . Festival Integration « You and Me » (Poland, September 2013) . Festival of Saint-Paul-Trois-Chגteaux (France, October 2013)

 

 

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