Award of Merit – THE DARK GUIDE “A Personal Odyssey Towards Resilience” (France)

Title: THE DARK GUIDE “A Personal Odyssey Towards Resilience”
Runtime: 9 min
Country: France
Director: Cédric Hémon
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: December, 2023

Synopsis: “The Dark Guide” is much more than a short film: it is a captivating experience that delves deep into its protagonist’s healing journey dealing with PTSD (post-traumatic stress). With deep artistic sensitivity, this short film explores his most painful wounds and transforms each ordeal into a vibrant source of resilience. Accompanied by a mysterious force, symbolized by the powerful “Dark Guide”, this character discovers the courage to get up and give meaning to his life.

Prepare to delve into the emotional cinematic intimacy of The Black Guide, a work that reveals the infinite capacity of human beings to transcend past suffering to find light in darkness. Through this poignant story, be prepared to be deeply moved, inspired, and guided toward your own path of healing.

Come discover “The Dark Guide,” a captivating journey toward resilience that will touch your heart and stay with you well beyond the screen.

Cedric Hémon, a soldier injured in combat, became his own therapist through an unexpected revelation through art. This outcome and the inspiring journey that followed gave birth to what he calls The Art of Resilience.