L'ASCENSION DU HAUT MAL (writer, director) - view more

"A child who turned doolally, that spoilt everything!"

The tonic-clonic seizures of one child are going to shatter the life of an entire family, who, throughout the seventies clings onto all the false hopes offered by magnetism and macrobiotic communities. Their epic battle with epilepsy nourishes an extraordinary imaginary world that each one throws onto reality as a lifebelt.

Adapted from david B.'s multi award winning graphic novel.

FRANCE - produced by Tchack and Atopic - teasers at www.lascensionduhautmal.com.

The press about L'ASCENSION DU HAUT MAL:

Emma Deleva from Ecran Total wrote:
“Il n’était pas simple de s’attaquer à l’adaptation de la série autobiographique de David B., “l’Ascension du Haut Mal”. Le réalisateur Christophe Gérard s’y est attelé avec brio en respectant l’univers, les envolées graphiques de l’au­teur et la profondeur des noirs”.

Zainab from Comics & Cola wrote:
“Even from those brief glimpses, it looks pretty good, ominous and moving”.

Matt D. Wilson from Comics Alliance wrote:
“Animated adaptation of David B.’s ‘Epileptic’ gets stunning trailers (…) helmed by director Christophe Gérard which appears to nail the look and feel of the comic”.