Lina Laraki (MA, SN)
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Shinigami is a sensory investigation into the stomach of an assassin. What's in a monster's stomach?
The corpse of Demeo, a septuagenarian hitman, is found in the aquatic darkness. A frog enters his mouth and accompanies him in a delirious autopsy. As a bridge between life and death, a disillusioned and morally ambiguous investigator, the frog navigates its way through Demeo's ambiguities and takes us through the sometimes dark and sometimes vulnerable territories of human nature, between the real and subconscious times of memory.
The film is a labyrinth between scientific method, philosophical tale and iconography of murder and mystery. It carves a narrative arc in swirling furrows with imagery that is both conventional and abstract. Shinigami proposes an interpretation of death as a digestion in the underworld, flowing between genres.

Lina Laraki
Lina Laraki Maroc, Sénégal
Promotion Marie Curie

Born in Casablanca, Morocco (1991), lives and works in France. Lina Laraki is a Central Saint Martins graduate (2014). Her practice is situated between visual arts and cinema. She directed her first experimental sci-fi film (The Last Observer) in 2020, premiered at Sheffield DocFest, and her first fiction short (Halves Through Night) in 2021, premiered at Hallucinations Collectives. Her work addresses various themes often dealt with in their shadows, whether it is the mysticism of reality, human deviances or vulnerabilities. She works on the sensorial and experiential aspect of cinema to dig into the ambiguities and ambivalences of reality. 




  • Scénarios: Lina Laraki, Natacha Lecsei
  • Interprétation: Anthony Bambury, Nasser Akkouchi, Jonathan Paepens
  • Image: Samuel Esselinckx
  • Montage image: Omar Guzman
  • Son: Arthur Hecky, Nicolas Maumus
  • Montage son: Thomas Becka
  • Sound design: Thomas Becka
  • Bruitage: Thomas Becka
  • Mixage: Yannick Delmaire
  • Accompagnement artistique: Sabrina Ratté
  • Institut français du Maroc Institut français du Maroc
  • Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains est né de la volonté du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication d’implanter dans le nord de la France, un établissement supérieur d’enseignement artistique d’un type nouveau, pôle d’excellence d’envergure nationale et internationale, dont les références furent exprimées par quelques formules telles que « un IRCAM des arts plastiques » ou encore « une villa Médicis high-tech ».

Sa pédagogie, principalement fondée sur la production d’œuvres de toute sorte dont le point commun est l’intégration de techniques audiovisuelles professionnelles, en fait un lieu de production, d’expérimentation et de diffusion totalement inédit.