Highlight on I LOST MY BODY

During the 58th edition of La Semaine de la Critique, the jury presided by Ciro Guerra awarded the Nespresso Grand Prize to I LOST MY BODY (J'AI PERDU MON CORPS), Jérémy Clapin’s first feature. This prize is a tribute to the talent of this French director that was already manifest in his short films Skhizein (that competed for the 2009 César Academy Awards) and Palmipedarium (2013 Amina award). Since its premiere in Cannes, this animation film has won several film festival awards such as the Cristal for a Feature Film and the Audience Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival or the Critic’s Choice at the CoLCoA French Film Festival. I LOST MY BODY was released on November 6th in France (Rezo Films), where it reached more than 70 000 admissions just for its first week of exploitation and in Belgium (Lumière). The international distribution will be carried out by Cinemien in the Netherlands (December 5th), Baska Sinema in Turkey (November 22nd), and available worldwide on Netflix (November 15th for the USA and November 22nd for Spain).

Jérémy Clapin tells Naoufel's story in Paris, where he falls in love with Gabrielle. On the other side of town, a severed hand escapes from a lab, intent on getting its body back. A dizzying quest through town ensues, filled with obstacles and memories of its life up to that fateful accident. Naoufel, the hand and Gabrielle, all three will find each other along the way in a most poetic and unexpected manner. 

“Much of the film’s undeniable poetry stems from being anchored in a pre-digital realm.The musical score and especially the sound design are equal partners with the visuals in achieving this haunting film’s cumulative resonance.“ (screendaily)

Jérémy Clapin

French nationality
Born on February 13th, 1974
in Paris (France)

J'AI PERDU MON CORPS had won the Nespresso Grand Prize during the 58th edition of Semaine de la Critique.


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For 9 years now, Nespresso has been supporting emerging talents by giving the Grand Prize of La Semaine de la Critique. 9 years which show Nespresso's commitment to creativity and to encouraging artists worldwide. Since 2016, Nespresso also honours short films through the contest NespressoTalents.