Pendant ce temps sur Terre

Meanwhile on Earth
Siblings Elsa and Franck were always very close. When Franck mysteriously disappeared during a space mission three years ago, everything changed for Elsa. Since then, the 23-year-old has struggled to move on with her life. One day she is contacted by an unidentified life form who offers to bring her brother back to Earth. But there is a price to pay...
by Jérémy Clapin
with Megan Northam, Catherine Salée, Sam Louwyck, Roman Williams, Sofia Lesaffre
France 2024 French, Subtitles: English 88' Colour World premiere

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  • Megan Northam (Elsa)
  • Catherine Salée (Annick)
  • Sam Louwyck (Franck)
  • Roman Williams (Vincent)
  • Sofia Lesaffre (Audrey)


DirectorJérémy Clapin
ScreenplayJérémy Clapin
CinematographyRobrecht Heyvaert
EditingJean Christophe Bouzy
MusicDan Levy
Sound DesignVincent Piponnier
Production DesignMarion Burger
CostumesAriane Daurat
Make-UpAlice Robert
CastingJudith Chalier
Assistant DirectorAmandine Escoffier
Production ManagersKarine D’Hont, Serge Catoire
Post ProductionEugénie Deplus
ProducerMarc du Pontavice

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Jérémy Clapin

The filmmaker is chiefly known as a director of animated film. After making several successful shorts, he directed his debut animated feature in 2019 with I Lost My Body. The film won the Nespresso Grand Prix of the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes and was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Animated Feature. Pendant ce temps sur Terre is his first live-action feature film.


2008 Skhizein; short film 2012 Palmipedarium; short film 2015 Hundred Waters Innocent; short film 2019 J’ai perdu mon corps (I Lost My Body) 2024 Pendant ce temps sur Terre (Meanwhile on Earth)

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