Theo and the Metamorphosis
In a remote house in the forest, Théo lives in seclusion with his photographer father. Théo loves nature and drawing, and has a passion for becoming a samurai. When his father goes away to an exhibition, Théo decides to start a new life, and his extraordinary journey begins.
Beginning with a quite astonishing caving sequence, the director shows us the world from Théo’s perspective, in dreamlike surreal compositions of self-discovery and self-determination. Hallucinatory, often explicit and including idiosyncratic music and line animations, Theo and the Metamorphosis is a unique and provocative meditation on identity, self and our connection with nature.
Content warning: Strong sexual and gory images.
Picture House Presents
Leeds University Union