Bucheon Choice: Shorts 2

Alex’s Machine

Mael LE MÉE|France|2022|25min |Asian Premiere |15+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
217 6/30  14:00 - 16:03 CGV Sopung 8 15 GV
519 7/3  13:30 - 15:33 CGV Sopung 11 15 GV
736 7/5  20:00 - 22:03 CGV Sopung 8 15
217 6/30  14:00 - 16:03CGV Sopung 8
15  GV
519 7/3  13:30 - 15:33CGV Sopung 11
15  GV
736 7/5  20:00 - 22:03CGV Sopung 8
15

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Program Note

Alex is the only girl in her “automotive biomechanics” class. For her degree, she has chosen to build an engine made of artificial flesh. One night, Chloé, who shares her boarding school room, discovers that Alex takes a singular pleasure in working on her living machine.

Program Note

There is a movie that comes to mind when you think of machine engines, cars, and sex. It is David Cronenberg’s 1996 film Crash. Alex’s engine takes the form of an artificial organization, created specifically to satisfy only herself or also the other women. With a playful imagination of whether there is a need for men if one has a customized machine, it goes beyond the safety of Crash. (Kristin JI)

Director

마엘 르 메

Mael LE MÉE

Mael LE MÉE has been developing corporeal science fiction for twenty years. His work has been showcased at prestigious venues such as Palais de Tokyo and Gaîté Lyrique in Paris. He directed his first short film Aurore (2017) ,which won Best Short Film at Fantasia in 2018. Currently, he will shoot his first feature film, Incarnation, with the support of the CNC and Canal+. He has also written a hundred episodes of cartoons for television.