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Julien Lecat - French filmmaker

The Survivor of the hippocampus

Original Title (If different): 
Le Rescapé de l'hippocampe
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Production country: 
Running time (In minutes): 
Fantasy / Science Fiction
Short films
Student film: 
Production year: 
January, 2009
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Julien Lecat used his knowledge in computer science inherited from training in image processing to make the leap into the world of cinema: he made websites for great French filmmakers such as Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, Jan Kounen... Simultaneously, he directed two short films in video and specialized in behind-the-scene documentaries. In 2006, he co-directed "Demain la Veille" ("Waiting for Yesterday"), a short film selected in over 40 festivals throughout the world and winner of 17 awards. He was later selected by Canal+ and singer Juliette Noureddine, to direct his script "Le Rescapé de l'Hippocampe" ("The Survivor of the Hippocampus") for the Canal+ Collection entitled "Write for a Singer" shown in Clermont-Ferrand and Cannes Festivals.

Film director: 
Julien Lecat
Edyta Janczak-Hiriart & Mathieu Bompoint
Julien Lecat
Joëlle Hache
Film photographer: 
Julien Poupard
Julien Perez
Juliette Noureddine
Julia Bourlier
Benjamin Lamps
Cast 1: 
Juliette Noureddine
Cast 2: 
Jean-Pierre Martins
Cast 3: 
Simon Buret
Cast 4: 
Jacques Develay
Cast 5: 
Amandine Chauveau
Film synopsis: 
Diane, a hardened woman, manages a brothel in the 2030s. Frank Richard, a smuggler and old friend, drowns his sorrows in alcohol, trying to escape the memory of his dead brother. He convinces Diane to enter his brain in order to erase this memory. She will make astonishing discoveries…
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
35 mm
Format Ratio: 
2.35 scope
Film Sound: 
Dolby SR
Video master available ?: 
Video Type: 
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Festival selections: 

- Festival International de Clermont-Ferrand 2009 - La Collection Canal+
- Festival de Cannes / 48è Semaine de la Critique - La Collection Canal+
- 37è Festival des Nations (Ebensee, Autriche) - En compétition
- CFC Worldwide Shortfilm Festival (Toronto, Canada) - Sci-Fi Program
- Supershorts International Festival (Londres , R.-U.) - Prix de la photographie
- Euganea Movie Movement (Padova, Italie) - En compétition
- Rhode Island International Film Festival (USA) - En compétition
- Magma Festival (Sicile, Italie) - En compétition
- Salento International Film Festival (Italie) - Prix Meilleur Court international
- 14è Festival International du Film (Contis, France) - En compétition
- 6è Festival Ose ce Court (Bischheim, France) - Prix Meilleur scénario
- Dixie Film Festival (Atlanta, USA) - En compétition
- Les Rencontres Vidéos (La Rochelle, France) - Sélection officielle
- Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival (Sydney, Australie) - En compétition
- Red Rock Film Festival (Utah, USA) - En compétition
- Festival Ecran Libre (Aigues-Mortes, France) - En compétition
- Fuji Tous Courts (Paris, France) - En compétition
- Courts de Sciences (Clermont-Ferrand, France) - Prog. "La Mémoire"
- ArtCourtVidéo (Arles, France) - En compétition
- Du grain à démoudre (Goinfreville-l'Orcher, France) - Prog. "Labomatic"
- Anchorage International Film Festival (Alaska, USA) - En compétition

Awards received: 
- Supershorts International Festival (Londres , R.-U.) - Prix de la photographie - Salento International Film Festival (Italie) - Prix Meilleur Court international - 6è Festival Ose ce Court (Bischheim, France) - Prix Meilleur scénario
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