Award of Merit – Prisoner (Canada)

Title: Prisoner
Runtime: 8 min
Country: Canada
Director: Julie St-Marseille
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: December, 2023

Synopsis: Pierre-Luc suffers from emetophobia. For fear of vomiting in public, he has not left his home for several years. His mother, unable to take it any longer, comes to visit him with a psychologist specializing in EMDR therapy. Pierre-Luc agrees to play the game, but his condition, over the years, has led him to build a community on social networks where he feels good. So he doesn’t want to heal.