NOWNESS PRESENTS: Catharsis with Marie-Lou Desmeules

French Canadian artist Marie-Lou Desmeules transforms a therapy session into a riotous, full-bodied display in this new film from brother directors Guillermo and Javier Polo Gandia, with effects and collages by Jonathan Cremades. The artist, whose work uses the body as a canvas, metamorphoses the forms of her subjects—with daubs of paint and roughly applied plastics—into grotesque, colourful portraits of the rich and the famous, from Donald Trump to John Waters.

Directed by Los Hermanos Polo 
Artist & Art Direction: Marie-Lou Desmeules
Screenplay Los Hermanos Polo & Marie-Lou Desmeules
Editing, Collages, FX and Animation: Jonathan Cremades
Sound Design: Pepe Ábalos
Special thanks: Fernando Gisbert Carla Fuentes Maria García Giménez