GOLDEN MÉLIÈS COMPETITION
France. Direction: David Le Bozec. Production: Pierre-François Bernet / Butterfly Productions. Screenplay: David Le Bozec. Animation: Ludovic Hell, Amanda Minazio, Ludivine Kadikoff. Music: Olivier Calmel. Edition: David Le Bozec, Gita Aslani Shahrestani. Running time: 16 min
LANGUAGE: French / SUBTITLES: English, Spanish
In the 18th century, Prosper Thanatier, the last in a long line of executioners, carries out his trade, which he considers an art, with great passion. On the eve of the revolution, Prosper is forced to abandon his tools and his ancestral know-how and start using a new gadget for his executions. Deprived of his earlier form of art, Prosper does not know how to adapt to "progress" and refuses to accept that his role as executioner is simply a matter of a machine.