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Theo and the Metamorphosis

Théo et les métamorphoses
France, 2022, 97mins, Cert.18
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Film description

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.


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