Three characters in an increasingly authoritarian Paris, on the verge of implosion. United under the sign of the manta ray, Kamilya, Ghost Rider, and Gilles each seek escape and a sense of lightness in their own way—be that through insurrection, art, adrenaline-chasing or distorting reality.
Capturing tonally disparate snapshots of Parisian protest, Anton Bialas’ punky short mixes energizing action with more mysterious sequences of contemplation. Exploring resistance within an authoritarian society, the film is visually striking while offering complex notions of what liberation can be.
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