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Eugène, le mystère Falleni
A Conversation with Anaïs Caura

Sunday, January 28
FIAF Skyroom

In English • 75 min

Discover Anaïs Caura’s (The Man-Woman Case, Annecy Festival Jury Award Winner 2017) latest work in progress, the Life of Eugène Falleni, or Eugène. Caura will discuss her interest in this real-life story and her graphic and narrative choices.

Eugène relays the story of Eugène Falleni, an Italian-Australian transgender man convicted of the 1917 murder of his wife, and scrutinized for his identity. In the film, Eugène is living in Sydney, 1920. From the outside, his life seems relatively normal. Yet he’s haunted by nightmarish images and at times, plagued with guilt. As Eugène comes to terms with past traumatic events, he also stands to be accused of murdering his wife. Fleeing from the accusations, Eugène questions how long his secret can remain hidden.

Produced by 2P2L.

Moderated by Dez Stavracos, Animator.

About Anaïs Caura

Anaïs Caura is a director specializing in 2D animation. In 2011, Caura graduated from the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris. Since 2015, Anaïs has produced Desintox, in collaboration with Arte and Libération. Simultaneously, her passion for animated narratives and extraordinary characters led her to create The man-woman case in 2017, an animated series for France Télévisions that earned multiple awards at festivals, including the prestigious jury award at the Annecy Festival. Currently, Caura is co-directing a factual fiction for Arte and working on the cinematic adaptation of the life of Eugène Falleni, Eugène.