Publié le 08/06/2022

The story of "Margarethe" by Lucas Malbrun

Lucas Malbrun’s new project joins other projects currently in residence for the production of his short film Margarethe.

Lucas Malbrun is a Franco-German artist, he goes to study art at ENSAD Paris where he graduated in 2015 and his graduation film Quand le fleuve se silence wins the short film prize at the Toronto Film Week 2016 festival.
After a residency at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, he joined the fifth season of the collection of En sortir de l'école with the short film La Clé des champs. Among his various projects, he collaborates with director Marie Larrivé and creates together the musical videos Tropicool.
Currently, Lucas Malbrun is preparing his first animated short film project Margarethe, for which he has received development schemes from CNC FAIA and Region Grand Est and the Fondation Lagardère 2020 grant.

Coming from personal events, Margarethe puts madness and identity at the center of her questions. The short film also echoes the German past and the GDR, impostures and manipulations.

This film, produced by Eddy, received production support. Director, Lucas Malbrun , will be in residence from June 7nd 2022 to September 9th 2022.

Margarethe by Lucas Malbrun
Eddy / 20' / felt pen on paper, 2D animation
Margarethe, a German artist in her fifties, returns to her hometown Leipzig for a retrospective of her work. Rediscovering her paintings takes her back to her student days as an anti RDA protester in love with Heinrich, a mysterious young punk singer. Through the fog of repressed memories, the growing doubt - did she ever really know who he was ?