Depressive Cop

Francia, 2017, 16mm, 12', b/n-col.

director:

Bertrand Mandico

Depressive Cop

On a grey and desolate Scottish island, Elroy is a depressed policeman investigating a case of a missing girl . The neurotic, voluptuous mother of the girl is helping him. She is a middle-aged woman fixated on her own beauty. This is a disconnected thriller reminiscent of Lynch, where the surrealistic and oppressive setting recalls the atmospheres created by Harmony Korine in Gummo and Trash Humpers.

screenplay

Bertrand Mandico

editing

George Cragg

photography

Sébastien Ronceray

sound

Simon Apostolou

cast

Serguei Ivanov, Elina Löwensohn

producer

Emmanuel Chaumet

production

L’œil qui ment, Aka Productions

 

Louise Rinaldi
Louise Rinaldi
rinaldi@eccefilms.fr
www.eccefilms.fr

 

Bertrand Mandico

Biofilmography

Bertrand Mandico was born in Tolosa in 1971 and graduated from the Gobelins animation school. He directed a dozen shorts films and in 2017 he debuted as director in the feature film The Wild Boys. His films (he usually shoots in 35mm and Super 16mm) catapult us into parallel, surrealistic, alienating universes, where exploitation films merge with the avant-garde and where posthumans and intersexuals rule the desolate scene.