The Mechanics of Things

DIRECTOR: Alessandra Celesia
107 minutes | FRANCE, Germany

Tito, the stray cat of a filmmaker struggling with her own invisible scars, falls from the 8th floor and ends up paralysed. Together, they embark on a journey to China, searching for regeneration that has to do with the soul as much as with the body.


Production: Films de Force Majeure, Dirk Manthey Film

Release: Planned for 2022




Eurimages, Région Sud (dev. & prod.), Aosta Valley Region, CNC (FAI and development fund), Arte/ZDF, Hamburg Regional Fund, Ciclic (dev.)

Project selected at
Les Arcs – Work in Progress, When East Meets West – EWA Recognition award


Writer & Director Alessandra Celesia
Director of Photography François Chambe
Sound Engineer Marilou Cuffini-Fabre
Editor Nicolas Milteau
Postproduction coordinator Nora Bertone
Executive producer Luca Bich – L’Eubage
Production manager Jérôme Nunes
Producers Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Dirk Manthey

Technical sheet

Format HD
Sound 5.1, stéréo
Length 90 minutes