Canadian Premiere
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A Kind of Testament (genre de testament)

Directed by Stephen Vuillemin

France 2023 16 mins OV English
Genre Animation

A woman’s somewhat random web search reveals that someone else has been creating animated films from her social-media images. Her investigation of the matter reveals something far stranger than simple identity theft. Having made a name for himself with animated gifs for such prestigious clients as The New York Times and GQ, French animator Stephen Vuillemin now reveals his debut short film, a rumination on art, identity, and regret, as exquisitely beautiful as it is disturbing. – Rupert Bottenberg