Gilles CHANIAL (LES FILMS FAUVES), Tomas LEYERS (MINDS MEET), Leontine PETIT (LEMMING FILM)
Lucien is born with magnetic powers. All manner of cutlery sticks to him. But his father has forbidden him from showing this talent to anybody. He secretly dreams of an artist’s life and of conjuring up birds. When the First World War breaks out, he comes into contact with a travelling circus. He joins them, and not only becomes an artist but also an adult. When his old life pulls him back in, he returns home disappointed, and finds that nothing is as it was. He loses his special talent and is no longer an artist, but he is also incapable of leading a normal life. He no longer fits in the world, and the world no longer fits him.