Tokyo. A teenage girl jumps in front of a subway train. Her soul rises from the tracks. On the platform, the witnesses to the scene are in a state of shock. It has awoken a traumatic memory in each of them. A painful memory, that plays out again and again. To end its wandering, the soul must pass into each of their minds, delve into their memories, and help them find peace.

7 lives is an interactive VR tale that tells the odyssey of a soul, standing between the living and the deads. In this dreamlike experience, users go from a dimension to another and explore spaces that usually remain invisible. Taking root in Japan and shinto, 7 lives arouse an imagination shared by a whole generation, inspired by japanim and mangas. The narrative yet has a true universal dimension through the very contemporary notions of trauma and resilience.

FormatVirtual Reality (VR)
GenreImmersive and supernatural tale
Duration20 - 25 min
LanguageFrançais, Anglais
ProductionRed Corner,, a_BAHN, Frakas Productions
BEST FICTIONAL, HALO AWARDS/ VR Days (Pays-Bas), 2019 award logo
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE / NewImages Festival Paris (France), 2019 award logo
AUDIENCE AWARD / VR Days (Netherlands), 2019 award logo
FICTION PRIZE / Arles VR Festival (France), 2019 award logo
Sandbox Immersive Festival / (Chine), 2019 award logo
Kaohsiung Film Festival / (Taïwan), 2019 award logo
Tribeca Film Festival / New York (États-Unis), 2019 award logo

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Charles Ayats et Sabrina Calvo

Jan Kounen

Sound desing
Franck Weber

Produced by
Marie Blondiaux et Adrien Oumhani

Coproduced by
Yannick Jakobowicz, François Le Gall, Stéphane Hueber-Blies, Nicolas Blies, Marion Guth, Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts

Post production
Small Creative

Co-financed by
Wallimage Creative et Creative Wallonia

With the participation of
CNC - Fonds Nouveaux Médias, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

With the support of
CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), Tax Shelter by Belfius Casa Kafka Pictures movie