Best Short Documentary
Julien Meyzindi is a “Sujet” dancer at the Paris Opera. He joined at the age of 12. Today, he is 42 years old and must leave, that’s the way it is, that’s the rule. Halfway between documentary and dance fiction, What Next? is both a look at the 30 years he has spent at the Opera and Julien’s choreographic creation to imagine his future. Julien is the bearer of this story. He is also the choreographer and performer of this hybrid film. It is his name, his voice and his body. Cécile is the director. She watches, translates, accompanies and adds cinematographic and aesthetic layers. The questions of age and legitimacy inhabit them.