In Cannes from May 18th to 25th

Directed by

Tarek Lakhrissi

BRIGHT HEART

Coeur Brillant
Directed by

Tarek Lakhrissi

Year:

2023

Country:

France

Language:

French

Genre:

Fantastic | Live-action | Queer ♡

Runtime:

14 minutes

Production: Maison Populaire & Malfamé in coproduction with Beursschouwburg

Synopsis

A young man, Jahid, runs away in the night from a dangerous biker and takes refuge in a strangely quiet museum. There he meets unusual characters and faces extraordinary events. Throughout this initiatory journey, Jahid confronts the improbable and goes through the exploration of beauty, political awareness as well as the surrounding danger...

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Why we love it

After the first watch, we had the feeling that Dario Argento, Bruce LaBruce & Greg Araki had a baby together and it is Tarek Lakhrissi. Close to Alice in Wonderland, Bright Heart makes us discover Jahid our Alice. In this fairytale about emancipation, a dinosaur is our lover, the good mothers the fairies are gothic and a strange biker is the Heart Queen.

About the director

Tarek Lakhrissi (lives and works in Paris) is a French artist and poet with a background in literature who explores sociopolitical narratives and speculative situations of transformation and magic through text, film, installation, and performance. 

Lakhrissi has been exhibited internationally at galleries and institutions including Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Museum of Contemporary Art; 22nd Biennale of Sydney (Sydney), Wiels (Brussels), Frieze (UK), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Hayward Gallery (London), La Verrière, Fondation Hermès (BE), Haus der Kunst (Munich), Auto Italia South East (London), Grand Palais, FIAC (Paris), Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris), Somerset House Studios (London), Fondation Lafayette Anticipations (Paris), Palazzo Re Rebaudengo/Sandretto (Guarene/Torino),  Clima Gallery (Milan), Manchester International Festival (Manchester), Mostyn, (Llandudno), Tinguely Museum (Basel), HKW (Berlin), ICA (Londres), Shedhalle (Zurich); Fondation Ricard (Paris), Quadriennale di Roma; Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Roma), High Art (Paris), Kevin Space (Vienna), L’Espace Arlaud (Lausanne), Zabriskie (Geneva), Fondation Gulbenkian (Paris), Veda gallery (Firenze), CRAC Alsace (Altkirch), Kim? (Riga), Artexte (Montreal), Gaité Lyrique (Paris), SMC/CAC; (Vilnius). Lakhrissi’s artworks are part of different private and public collections like Defares, Sandretto Foundation or CNAP. He is represented by Galerie Allen (Paris) and Vitrine Gallery (London/Basel).

Intention Note

Why we love it

After the first watch, we had the feeling that Dario Argento, Bruce LaBruce & Greg Araki had a baby together and it is Tarek Lakhrissi. Close to Alice in Wonderland, Bright Heart makes us discover Jahid our Alice. In this fairytale about emancipation, a dinosaur is our lover, the good mothers the fairies are gothic and a strange biker is the Heart Queen.