Horror anthology series, Dolls features eerie cloth dolls.
Siamese sisters, a sewn woman, a pregnant man... the gallery of «Freaky Dolls», with its mutilated, deformed or multiple bodies, take us back to our own anxieties and relationships with others.
As with series like Tales from the Crypt or The Twilight Zone, Dolls offers independent episodes t at share the same thematic and aesthetic identity.
Each original horror story in the Dolls series features a new set of stop motion animated textile dolls set in painted surroundings reminiscent of expressionist cinema.
I've had the idea for this series since I was a young adult. My first desire was to immerse myself in my childhood fears, to rediscover the sensations I could feel when my older brother would tell me «scary stories» during our wakes. As a naturally emotional person, my perception of bodies - mine and others' - has always been complex and extremely difficult to grasp. Stop motion seemed to me to be the ideal medium to liberate and express these sensations. So I started writing the first story, Skinned, that can be considered as the first episode of the series. The film lays out the themes I wish to deal with : the bodies, their gender, their sometimes deformed shapes, their fragility and their source of physical and moral suffering... The experience I gained as a director on this project and the pleasure I took in making this film led me to continue the adventure and launch the Dolls series project.