Genius Loci

There is chaos everywhere: in her head and outside, in the big city. Things are taking on a life of their own. Young Reine is on the search, but she does not know what she is looking for. In delicate drawings and fluid animations, we see the world through her eyes and her perception becomes tangible.
by Adrien Mérigeau
with Nadia Moussa, Georgia Cusack, Jina Djemba
France 2019 French 16’ Colour, 2K DCP


  • Nadia Moussa (Reine)
  • Georgia Cusack (Rosie)
  • Jina Djemba (Mouna)


DirectorAdrien Mérigeau
ScreenplayAdrien Mérigeau, Nicolas Pleskof
Sound DesignLê Quan Ninh
ProducerAmaury Ovise
Co-ProductionFolimage, Valence

Produced by

Kazak Productions

World Sales

L'Agence du court-métrage

Adrien Mérigeau

After studying at the French animation school EMCA, the filmmaker went to work for the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon on the Oscar-nominated feature films The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2014), both directed by Tomm Moore. He made his debut film as a director in 2010 with the short Old Fangs. In 2015, he returned to France and began work on his second short film, Genius Loci.

Filmography (short films)

2010 Old Fangs 2019 Genius Loci

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020