Axel and the True Story of an Imaginary Illness

Year
2020
Country
France
Duration
52’
Directors
Dorothée Lorang, David Beautru
After four years of medical wandering, a diagnosis has finally been made: Axel, our son, is suffering from Lyme disease. Between a silent epidemic and an imaginary pathology, in the Lyme’s maze a story is created about our child and our quest for a future. A story of a knight and superheroes, in which Axel still has something to say…
CREW:
Director: Dorothée Lorang, David Beautru
Producer: Aurélie Angebault
Cinematographer: Dorothée Lorang, David Beautru
Editor: Dorothée Lorang, David Beautru, Hoël Sainléger
Sound: Henri Puizillout
Production
Vivement Lundi !, France 3 Pays de la Loire
Director
Dorothée Lorang

Dorothée Lorang was born in 1985. She lives and works in Nantes, France. She has a degree in fine arts from the National School of Nantes. During her studies, she took part in Hashiru Kanazawa’s residency project in Japan. This experience resulted in two films about Japanese youth that she directed in collaboration with David Beautru, City Lights and Hikikomori.

Selected Filmography
City Lights (2010); Hikikomori, à l'écoute du silence (2013); Axel and the True Story of an Imaginary Illness (2020)
Director
David Beautru
David Beautru was born in 1983. He lives and works in Nantes, France. David holds a degree in fine arts form the National School of Nantes and a degree in visual communication. Since 2008, he has been working as a film editor for the Nantes artist Pierrick Sorin and as a filmmaker in different projects.
Selected Filmography
City Lights (2010); Hikikomori, à l'écoute du silence (2013); Axel and the True Story of an Imaginary Illness (2020)
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