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DIVERSION – Mathieu Mégemont (France, 2018) 20′

Locarno 2018, Short Film Grand Prize – Gérardmer Film Festival 2019

Joël, a small town journalist, goes to cover a case in the French countryside. When he stops after running over a dog on the road, he finds himself trapped in the stories he usually writes.

Mathieu Mégemont is a writer, director and musician. After two documentaries produced and directed in pairs, he launched into fiction. After a G.R.E.C. internship, he directed ÖVO, his first short film, produced by Shellac Sud. After a stint at the Atelier Scénario at La Fémis, he developed FOOD, a feature-length genre film with Insolence Productions, which received CNC’s Aide à la réécriture. DIVERSION, winner of the SoFilm/Canal+ residencies can be seen as the first filmed stone of this collaboration.
At the same time, he is a script consultant for various production companies and teaches dramaturgy. He is also co-programmer of a cycle of films of Genre in the broad sense at Utopia Bordeaux. As a musician, he tours internationally.

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