MADE OF FLESH

By Florence Rochat & Séréna Robin

Florence ROCHAT - directress:
After studying literature and cinema at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Florence Rochat devoted herself to writing and directing. She developed several short film projects, including Made in Flesh (Poupées de chair), which she directed in 2022, produced by Les Films du Cygne and Cookies films, pre-purchased by Canal+. She also co-wrote Jonathan Millet's first feature film Les Fantômes, produced by Films Grand Huit, winner of the Moulin d'Andé Francophone residency, Groupe Ouest, Emergence and the Grand Prix 2022 at the Prix du Scénario (formerly Sopadin). At the same time, she works as a lecturer at the Cinémathèque Française and is about to publish a book of interviews of Alain Bergala on cinema.

Séréna ROBIN - directress:
At the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University Paris 3, Séréna combined her two passions with a double degree in Modern Literature and Cinema. She then began writing short film scripts. Made of Flesh (Poupées de chair), pre-purchased by Canal+ and co-produced by Les Films du Cygne and Cookies Films, is her first fiction film. In parallel, she has written and directed several documentary films. She is currently shooting her next two documentaries: Les Nouvelleaux and Les Sorcières de Sarcelles (2022).

French Festivals & Awards:
. Size doesn't matter monthly film festival, Paris (September 2022)
. Festival La Toile des Palmistes, Cayenne (October 2022)
. 37th European Short Film Festival of Brest (November 2022)
. Amiens Film Festival (November 2022)
. 9th La Balade des Courts Festival (November 2022)
. Night of the Short of Hazebrouck (November 2022) - Best set design and Best costumes awards
. Auch Short Film Festival (November 2022)
. Cine Paris Film Festival (November 2022) - Best first time director award
. Butterfly Film Festival, Marseille (December 2022)
. 23rd French Speaking Film Festival of Vaulx-en-Velin (January 2023)
. 45th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival - Canal+ Special Program (February 2023)
. 11th "Il Paraît qu'Eux Festival" (February 2023)
. Festival Cinema For Change (April 2023)
. Festival Toi Femmes, Paris (May 2023)
. Festival "Détours en Cinécourt" (June 2023)
. International ShortFilm Festival “Cinéma en Liberté" (July 2023) 
. 36th Vebron International Film Festival (July 2023)
. 15th International Festival of "Cinéma et d'Art de Percé-Les Percéides" (August 2023)
. Courts Circuit 66 (August-Sept. 2023)
. 23rd Un Festival c'est trop court ! de Nice - Canal+ program (October 2023)
. Short Films Festival of Dinan (November 2023)
. Eurydice short film Festival of Fécamp (November 2023)
. 38th European Short Film Festival of Brest – special program (November 2023)

International Festivals & Awards:
. 37th International French Speaking Film Festival of Namur (Belgium, Sept-Oct. 2022)
. IndieCork Festival (Island, October 2022)
. 25th SCAD Savannah Film Festival (USA, October 2022)
. 13rd French Film Festival of Jeju (South Korea, October 2022)
. 28th International Film Festival Golden Beggar (Slovakia, October 2022)
. Short Of The Year (Spain, November 2022)
. Creation International Film Festival (USA, November 2022) - Best drama award, Best in show award, Best director award, Best lighting award, Best produced screenplay award, Best sound design award, Best supporting actress award (Laïka Blanc-Francard), 2023 Grand Champion award
. Global Bengaluru International Film Festival (India, December 2022)
. Orion International Film Festival (Germany, December 2022)
. Beloit International Film Festival (UK, February 2023)
. Crossing the Screen International Film Festival (UK, March 2023)
. 2023 Valkyrie International Film Festival (USA, March 2023)
. International Women Filmmakers Festival (Turkey, March 2023) - Life international best short film award
. Capital City Film Festival (USA, April 2023)
. 47th Cleveland International Film Festival's FilmSlam (USA, April 2023)
. Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (USA, April 2023)
. 6th Annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival (USA, April 2023)
. Cascadia International Women's Film Festival (USA, May 2023)
. 13th Parish Festival – Jersey International Films Festival (USA, May 2023)
. Akbank Short Film Festival (Turkey, May 2023)
. New York Independent Film Festival (USA, June 2023)
. Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (Japan, June 2023)
. New York City Independent Film Festival (USA, June 2023)
. Santiago del Estero Film Festival (Chile, June 2023)
. Arizona Short Film Festival (USA, June 2023) - Best short film Award
. Cinemadamare (Italy, June-Sept. 2023)​
. Southport FilmFest (UK, July 2023)
. Mansfield Town Film Festival (UK, July 2023)
. IFF Across the Lake (Macedonia, July 2023)
. Cinalfama Film Awards (Portugal, July 2023) – 1st Timers Award
. Quarantine Film Festival 2023 (Bulgaria, August 2023)
. Kraljevski filmski festival (Serbia, September 2023)
. Portobello Film Festival (UK, September 2023)
. Footcandle Film Festival (USA, September 2023)
. 10th Torino Underground Cinefest (Italy, September 2023)
. Vancouver Independent – International Film Festival (Canada, September 2023)
. Tri-Cities International Film Festival (USA, October 2023)
. Atlanta Women’s Film Festival (USA, October 2023)
. Kurzfilmfestival Kufstein (Austria, November 2023) 
. Linea d'Ombra Festival (Italy, November 2023)
. Exground Filmfest (Germany, November 2023)
. Shorts Not Pants (Canada, November 2023)
. Greenwich Village Film Festival (USA, November 2023)
. Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF (Greece, December 2023)
. Athens Short Film Festival (Greece, December 2023)
. International Usak Short Film Festival (Turkey, December 2023)
. Beijing International Short Film Festival (China, December 2023)
. Cortogenia Festival (Spain, December 2023)
. Bengaluru International Film Festival (India, December 2023)

TV:
. Canal Plus (France) & Canal Plus International
. TV5 Monde

Special Screenings:
. Association Somnambuli, Paris (France, March 2023)
. Mk2 Odéon, Paris (France, April 2023)
. Audiovisual Meetings of Lille Shorts Program (France, August 2023 - August 2024)

Synopsis: With a touch of blush and a few drops of lip gloss, Lucie is getting ready to start her training day to become a hostess at a motor show. A lifelong car enthusiast, she has the secret hope of being noticed by the prestigious EBBE brand. However, she is unaware that the training has only one true goal: to make her and the other 15 girls into premium women.

Drama - 18'40'' - 2K - 1,85 - Color - France/ Belgium 2022

Casting: Mara Taquin, Denis Eyriey, Laïka Blanc-Francard, Sanda Codreanu, Mona Walravens
Direction: Florence Rochat & Séréna Robin
Screenplay: Florence Rochat & Séréna Robin
Production: Jonathan Hazan
Coproduction: Laurent Denis
Cinematography: Alexandra de Saint Blanquat
Set Design: Denoal Rouaud
Costume Design: Olaya Llopis
Sound: Gauthier Cauvin
Editing: Youri Tchao-Debats
Sound Editing: Julien Vanhée
Sound Mix: Rainier Buidin
Music: Thibault Picard

A coproduction Les Films du Cygne et Cookies Films.
With the participation of Canal+,
In coproduction with Pictanovo, images en Hauts-de-France, with the support of the Region Hauts-de-France,
With the supports of CNC, the Procirep and the Angoa,
The Cinema and audiovisual centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, in coproduction with Shelter Prod,
of Taxshelter.be and of ING, and of the tax shelter of the federal Government of Belgium