The dark, surreally romantic animated feature film I Lost My Body has been awarded the Nespresso Grand Prize of the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week section. Written and directed by Jérémy Clapin (Skhizein) from the book Happy Hand by Guillaume Laurant, the film follows a severed hand’s arduous journey to reunite with the rest of its body. The pic was the online animated project in the Critics’ Week selection.
Read more about the new Xilam Animation film in Ramin Zahed’s interview with Clapin and producer Marc du Pontavice in the June/July ‘19 issue of Animation Magazine, available soon.
Cannes Critics’ Week Award Winners 2019:
Nespresso Grand Prize: I Lost My Body, Jérémy Clapin
Leitz Cine Discovery Prize for Short Film: She Runs, Qiu Yang
Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award: Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, A White, White Day”
Gan Foundation Award for Distribution: The Jokers Films, French distributor for Vivarium by Lorcan Finnegan
SACD Award: César Díaz, Our Mothers
Canal+ Award for Short Film: Ikki Illa Meint, Andrias Høgenni
You can watch the trailer for the film here: