A filmmaker is working on his next film on monstrosity theme. He developed the idea with his colleagues in working sessions, including actors he has chosen for the lead roles and his producer. He seems obsessed with the idea of finding a canvas which would be like the heart of the upcoming film and symbolize, crystallize, the power and beauty of monsters. The vastness of possibilities and interpretations, it uses the services of an art historian who will offer him many paintings and with whom he will begin discussions increasingly passionate. Spilliaert, Francis Bacon, Hans Bellmer, Diane Arbus, Gustave Moreau, each meeting the hustle and calls the next. His desires become clear, he even decides to run rehearsals to see how the idea develops itself. But it does not show to anyone, not even his wife is this spot that grows in his back. This red mark that worries, and seems to express something…

Director : Antoine Barraud

Written by : Antoine Barraud

Length : 127 min
Language : French
Originale title : Le Dos Rouge

Cast : Bertrand Bonello, Géraldine Pailhas, Jeanne Balibar, Barbet Schroeder, Isild Le Besco, Alex Descas, Marta Hoskins

Produced by : Cédric Walter, Antoine Barraud, Vincent Wang

In coproduction with : Anna Sanders Films, Cosmodigital, Archipel Production, Les Films du Bélier, Centre Georges Pompidou

In association with : France Télévisions

With the participation of : CNAP – Image/mouvement

DoP : Antoine Parouty