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A short film by Paul Marques Duarte
16 min - Color - in development

Capture d’écran 2020-09-01 à 15.57.25.

October 1937. With his glory days behind him, Vander Clyde, a forty-year-old American trapeze artist, performs in a small travelling circus in France. Under the big top, he
transforms into a gracious woman: Barbette, his other self. But every night he can feel his aging body failing him a little more. Since giving up the show would sentence Barbette to death, Vander tirelessly keeps climbing on the trapeze, ignoring the danger. As a wounded animal that knows its end is near, he’s rushing towards his own fall.

Workshop short film & narration - Groupe Ouest Developpement

European Short Pitch - NISI MASA & Brest European Film Festival

Selected at Paris Courts Devant - Live Screenplay Readings

First price of script at European Film Festival of Lille 2021

Vivons les mots - Mimosa d’Or  - L’Harmattan edition


Rencontre 3e personnage - Festival International du Film d’Aubagne 2021

Maison du Film, dispositif Trio - residence 2021

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