2016 Official Selection, film index



  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Exploring the body's sensitive envelope: the skin. The animation of the ephemeral shedding (created with sugar casts) evokes the fragile landscapes in a world on the edge of abstraction.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Squame

    Directed by: Nicolas BRAULT

    Born in 1975 in Montreal, Nicolas Brault won the NFB's Cinéaste recherché(e) competition in 2000 and he has won several awards since then. With "Hungu" (2008), he explored African oral traditions and with ''The Circus'' (2011), nominated for Best Animation Film at the 37th César Awards, he illustrated memories of his mother's death. Since 2012 he has been developing a series of non-narrative shorts about the human body and "Foreign Bodies" won the first-ever "Off-Limits" Award at Annecy 2014.

    Country: Canada

    Year of production: 2015

    Running time: 04 min 06 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: animated objects

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Nicolas BRAULT

    Production: NICOLAS BRAULT FILMS, Nicolas BRAULT

    Distribution: NICOLAS BRAULT FILMS, Nicolas BRAULT

    Artistic direction: Nicolas Brault

    Graphics: Nicolas Brault

    Animation: Nicolas Brault

    Camera: Nicolas Brault

    Compositing: Nicolas Brault

    Music: Jean-Philippe Loignon

    Sound: Olivier Calvert

    Editing: Nicolas Brault

    Voice: Jean-Philippe Loignon