I Want Pluto to Be a Planet Again

Marie Amachoukeli & Vladimir Mavounia Kouka | 12 min | France | 2016


A transhumanist romance in the near future. A young boy of modest origins, Marcus, an H-, falls madly in love with an H+.

Transhuman Diaries
9:00 PM | Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Cobble Hill Cinemas
265 Court St, Brooklyn, 11231

Screenplay | Marie Amachoukeli, Vladimir Mavounia Kouka
Production | Nicolas Schmerkin (Autour de Minuit)
Music | Rone
Editing | Marie Amachoukeli, Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka
Voice | Stéphan Castang, Gregory Gadebois
Sound Editing | Fanny Martin

Marie Amachoukeli, director and screenwriter, trained at the Fémis. She wrote and collaborated in the production of Forbach (Grand Prix of Clermont-Ferrand in 2008), It’s Free for Girls (César for the Best Short Film in 2010), then Demolition Party in 2013, with her schoolmate Claire Burger. Marie Amachoukeli then went on to work on the feature film Party Girl.

Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka is a graphic designer, artistic director and director of animated films. He studied animation in ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs) in Paris. In 2006, his end-of-studies film At Fire received the prize for Best Animated Film at the Festival of Clermont-Ferrand. In 2010, he directed La femme à cordes, co written with Marie Amachoukeli. Then in 2013, his film The Beast won the Special Prize in Hiroshima. These two short films have been selected and rewarded at numerous festivals in France and throughout the world (pre-selected to the Césars for the best animated film in 2012 and 2014).