by Kevin Lecomte

France // 2007 // 7:50 // 35mm // 1.85 // Color // Stereo
Language: French // Subtitles: English

Left on an answering machine, the message of a panting breathing pierces the silence of a gray lounge. The room is not empty, a woman in a bathrobe wanders there, sad face. A young man enters the apartment. He bestirs oneself under the eyes of the woman, but does not seem to see her.

Carried by the incredible Catherine Lachens, « Absence » is Kevin Lecomte’s first film.

Winner of the « Envie D’Agir » program, « Absence » is, like « The Breathing Birth », one of the winners of the contest « Le retour des courts » and was screened in the MK2 theaters from March 2012 to March 2013.

The film was awarded a Silver Mélies at Science+Fiction (Trieste) as well as the Audience Award at the Etrange Festival (Strasbourg) and the 13th Rue à Court Métrange Award (Rennes).

Non-exhaustive festival selections: Fantastic’Art, Utopiales, Festival Opalciné, Courts dans l’herbe, Le Festival du court métrage de Vélizy-Villacoublay, L’Amberg horror fest, Fantasia, Chicago Short Film Festival, Sapporo Short Fest, PIFAN…