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The Man Without a Head

The Man Without a Head

A Short film by Juan Solanas

Produced by Onyx Films

Production year : 2003

    Synopsis

    A simple room looks out on a vast industrial landscape. The sea can be seen in the distance, melding with the horizon. The sea disappears far into the distance. A few steps are danced to an old-fashioned, rousing tune. Someone knots a bow tie. A framed photograph captures the brilliant gaze of the woman the headless man loves. He gets ready for his romantic meeting. Tonight he’ll declare his love. To do so, he’s decided to buy himself a head.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Onyx Films

    Co-production :

    La Maison

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Photos (2)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producers :

    Aton Soumache, Alexis Vonarb

    Co-producer :

    Annie Dautane

    Sound Recordist :

    François Groult

    Production Designers :

    Frédéric Lapierre, Frédérique Lapierre

    Costume designer :

    Patricia Oumedjkane

    Sound Mixer :

    Franck Marchal

    Screenwriter :

    Juan Solanas

    Director of Photography :

    Juan Solanas

    Editor :

    Olivier Mauffroy

    Music Composer :

    Vincent Artaud

    Visual Effects :

    François Dumoulin

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Fantasy

    Themes :

    Love, Dance

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2003

    Runtime :

    15 min

    Visa number :

    104.204

    Visa issue date :

    13/06/2003

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    News (5)

    Festival Selections (67)

    Toronto - Nomads - 2007

    Toronto - Nomads (Canada, 2007)

    Selection

    Official Selection

    Uppsala International Short Film Festival - 2004

    Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden, 2004)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Odense Film Festival - 2004

    Odense Film Festival (Denmark, 2004)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Huesca International Short Film Festival - 2004

    Huesca International Short Film Festival (Spain, 2004)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Sydney - Film Festival - 2004

    Sydney - Film Festival (Australia, 2004)

    Selection

    Scope Onedotzero

    Short Shorts Film Festival - 2004

    Short Shorts Film Festival (Japan, 2004)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Stockholm French Film Festival - 2004

    Stockholm French Film Festival (Sweden, 2004)

    Selection

    Short films selected

    Brussels Short Film Festival - 2004

    Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium, 2004)

    Selection

    International Competition

    CoLCoA - 2004

    CoLCoA (United States, 2004)

    Selection (2)

    Short Film Program

    Short Film Program

    Tampere Film Festival - 2004

    Tampere Film Festival (Finland, 2004)

    Selection

    International Competition

    RIFF - 2004

    RIFF (Italy, 2004)

    Selection


    Soleure - Film Days - 2004

    Soleure - Film Days (Switzerland, 2004)

    Selection

    Special Program - "International Short Films"

    Curtacinema - 2003

    Curtacinema (Brazil, 2003)

    Selection

    International Competition

    BFI London Film Festival - 2003

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2003)

    Selection

    Short Films Section

    Cork Film Festival (Corona) - 2003

    Cork Film Festival (Corona) (Ireland, 2003)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2003

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2003)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2003

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2003)

    Selection

    European Cinema

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2003

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2003)

    Selection

    Official Competition - Short Films

    Awards (18)

    Nenzing Film Festival (Alpinale) - 2004

    Nenzing Film Festival (Alpinale) (Austria, 2004)

    Awards

    Golden Unicorn for Best Short Film

    Odense Film Festival - 2004

    Odense Film Festival (Denmark, 2004)

    Awards

    Special Mention from the International Jury

    Lutin Short Film Awards - 2004

    Lutin Short Film Awards (France, 2004)

    Awards (6)

    Lutin Award for Best Special Effects : François Dumoulin

    Lutin Award for Best Screenplay : Juan Solanas

    Lutin Award for Best Director : Juan Solanas

    Lutin Award for Best Costume Design : Patricia Oumedjkane

    Lutin Award for Best Art Direction : Frédéric Lapierre

    Lutin Award for Best Original Music : Vincent Artaud

    RIFF - 2004

    RIFF (Italy, 2004)

    Awards

    Best Short Film

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2004

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2004)

    Awards

    Cesar Award for Best Short Film

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2003

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2003)

    Awards

    Short Film Jury Award

    Delegations

    Lutin Short Film Awards - 2004

    Lutin Short Film Awards (France, 2004)

    Team (6)

    Composer of original music : Vincent Artaud

    Production designer : Frédéric Lapierre

    Costume designer : Patricia Oumedjkane

    Director : Juan Solanas

    Production designer : Frédérique Lapierre

    Special effects : François Dumoulin