Jacqueline has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, for her trip to the seaside, she has decided to take the train by herself, like a big girl!
A very immaginative short film, with a wonderful work in the animation and, for sure, in the story. It tells a day in the life of a woman suffering from dementia, willing to reach the seaside as she does every year. The way in which her disease is represented is delicate but really effective: with a pinch of surrealism, we follow her carrying around her head under her arm, and living misadventures that are occurring only inside her brain. She is confused, apparently alone with her head (or inside her head), struggling with her desire to reach the destination by herself. THE HEAD VANISHES is beautiful in many different ways, including musics, and has a sweet ending that will melt your heart. A great job in depicting dementia without being redundant or too obvious.
Title: THE HEAD VANISHES
Director: Franck Dion
Country: Canada, France
Running time: 9′