2022 / France / Fiction / 30′

Directed by Judith Auffray



Jean lives as a hermit in a forest. From his cabin, he listens to and records the sounds of the animals that inhabit the surrounding area. One night, he hears the cry of an unknown animal. Along with Mana, a young girl who sings with the birds, he goes in search of the mysterious creature.


Judith was born in Paris in 1993. She first studied painting and drawing at the école nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon then cinema at the HEAD – Geneva. Between 2016 and 2019, she made severals films in an experimental center for autistic people, among which A house (2019), her first feature film, selected at Cinéma du réel (Paris), FID Marseille and awarded at Ji.hlava IDFF. She joins Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains in 2020 where she made 7h15 – Blackbird (2021).


Writer   Judith Auffray

Cinematographer   Mario Valero, Raimon Gaffier

Sound   Stéphane Debien, Killian Fanget

Editing   Stéphane Debien, Judith Auffray

Mix   Thomas Fourel

Cast   Jean Poinsignon, Mana Féron

Sets   Margot Clavel, Olivier Bienz

Production   Le Fresnoy-Studio National des Arts Contemporains, La Traverse : Gaël Teicher