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The Old Child

The Old Child

A Short film by Felipe Esparza Pérez

Produced by Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains

Production year : 2020


According to one of the stories of the Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi, the great Taoist thinker who one day fell asleep and dreamt that he was a butterfly. When he woke up, he did not know whether he was really a man who had dreamed that he was a butterfly or whether he was a butterfly who now dreamed that he was a man. How do you determine what reality is?

Participants (2)

Production and distribution

Photos (6)

Full credits (10)

Sound recordist :

Li Zheng

Screenwriter :

Felipe Esparza Pérez

Editor :

Felipe Esparza Pérez

Foley artist :

Médéric Corroyer

Sound Mixer :

Yannick Delmaire

Line producers :

Estelle Benazet, Jie Min

Production Manager :

Luc-Jérôme Bailleul

Sound Editor :

Yannick Delmaire

Grader :

François Engrand

Participants :

Pema Rigtsal, Joshua Kinney

Technical details

Short film

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Themes :

Identity, Spiritualité, Religion

Production language :

No dialogue

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Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

16 min 10 seconds

Production formats :

Digital video

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Audio format :

Digital 5.1

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