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L'homme d'Argile

L'homme d'Argile

Original name: L'homme d'Argile
English name: The Dreamer
Year: 2023
Run time: 94 Min
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: France
Director: Anaïs Tellenne
Producers: Diane Jassem, Céline Chapdaniel
Cast: Raphaël Thiéry, Emmanuelle Devos, Mireille Pitot, Marie-Christine Orry
Screenplay: Anaïs Tellenne
Cinematographer: Pierre W. Mazoyer
Editor: Héloïse Pelloquet
Sound Designer: Rémi Chanaud, Rosalie Revoyre, Maxime Roy
Music Composer: Amaury Chabauty
Production Company: Koro Films, Vagabonds Films, Micro Climat
World Sales: Be For Films


  • Venice FF 2023
  • MAMI Mumbai FF 2023
  • Busan IFF 2023

Director's Selected Filmography:

  • 2018 Modern Jazz (Short)
  • 2018 Le Mal Bleu (Short)
  • 2016 June 19 (Short)

Director's Biography:


Anaïs Tellenne is a filmmaker, actress, dancer, and writer. She began her career as a film, broadcast, and theatre actress before turning her attention to screenwriting and directing. She made her debut with a short film, June 19 (2016). She was chosen for the annual selection of Le Groupe Ouest in-residence writers’ workshop, where she fleshed out the screenplay for her first feature film The Dreamer. It was an official selection in the Orizzonti Extra section, the Venice FF. She is currently working on her second feature.


Raphaël, a one-eyed man, is the caretaker of a mansion where no one lives anymore. Soon to turn 60, he lives with his mother in a small house located at the entrance to the grounds of the stately manor. Between mole hunting, bagpipe practice and the occasional ride in the postwoman's Kangoo van, the days resemble one another. But one stormy night Garance, the estate's heiress, comes back to the family's abode and now nothing will ever be the same again.