Spell On You La Verrue

by Sarah Lasry

France
2021
23 min
OV French
Short film
Fiction
Color
DCP

Content warning: scenes, words or images may offend the spectators' sensitivity

Sarah Lasry and the film crew will be attending

In competition 2021

Official synopsis

Salomé, 10, has a wart on her nose. She's disgusted by her own reflection. At night, she spies on her parents through the keyhole. Strange things are happening, which no one speaks of... A spell will be cast.

The programmer’s eye

Why in movies do parents always make love with a door that is not properly closed, shamelessly half-opened, or with a key left far from the keyhole, allowing any ill-asleep child to glance through it? Sarah Lasry uses this cinematic cliché to stretch its dramaturgical possibilities, thanks to her Salomé who makes the eruption of a wart a potential trigger of the apocalypse, in an effort to confuse carnal horror, the dislocation of the family unit and an essay on contemporary witchcraft. Farcical and terrifying. — Pierre Guidez

Biography and Filmography

A screenwriter and director, Sarah Lasry graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts, (New York University) and from the Script Workshop at la Fémis in 2018. She studied directing at the National Superior Conservatory of Dramatic Art. Inspired by magical realism, her work is haunted by dance with a taste for theatricality and artifice. She explores the strangeness of everyday life, as well as the questions of ritual and desire. “Spell on You” is her second short film. Sarah is currently developing her first feature, “La Sarramauca”, which is part of FIFIB’s C.L.O.S. Residence 2021.

2021 - SPELL ON YOU (Short) - Sarah Lasry - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - LES VOIX VOLÉES (Short) - Sarah Lasry - Director, Screenwriter

Sarah Lasry

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de Sarah Lasry

A screenwriter and director, Sarah Lasry graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts, (New York University) and from the Script Workshop at la Fémis in 2018. She studied directing at the National Superior Conservatory of Dramatic Art. Inspired by magical realism, her work is haunted by dance with a taste for theatricality and artifice. She explores the strangeness of everyday life, as well as the questions of ritual and desire. “Spell on You” is her second short film. Sarah is currently developing her first feature, “La Sarramauca”, which is part of FIFIB’s C.L.O.S. Residence 2021.

2021 - SPELL ON YOU (Short) - Sarah Lasry - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - LES VOIX VOLÉES (Short) - Sarah Lasry - Director, Screenwriter