Un cœur d’or

Who wouldn't give their all for a child? A mother sees an opportunity to escape the hardships of a life of poverty by selling her organs to a sick, very rich, elderly neighbor. And she hands over her own flesh in exchange for gold. Little by little, necessity gives way to a craving for more gold.

Director Biography

Born in Reims in 1987, Simon goes through a literary prep, then a cinema prep, before joining the image department of Femis in 2008. He chooses to make his graduation film in stop-motion; La Ravaudeuse obtains the congratulations of the jury, as well as more than 60 festival selections and 5 prizes. After school, he worked as a cinematographer and assistant operator, always with an inclination for stop-motion films. He thus does the lighting in Marie Larrivé’s films, notably for the Hunting Museum, and also finds its place in the teams of Breton animation: Vivement Lundi (Dimitri, Pigeons et Dragons) and JPL films. With JPL, he has the opportunity to work on films like Lupus, by Carlos Gomez Salamanca, or even Raymonde or the vertical escape, by Sarah Van Den Boom, nominated for the César. In Paris, he also works on commercials, clips, institutional, animation or real shot. At the same time, he has the idea of a short film, in a thematic around the body related of his graduation film. After three years of development and one year of production, he presents Heart of Gold in 2020

Alternative title

Heart of Gold


Simon Filliot








13 min.

Kill Your Darlings

Saturday, 4 September 22:00 - 23:50 / Kijkhuis 2
110 min.

Also in this session

1. Sisters
Katarina Rešek, 23 min.
2. Yo
Begoña Arostegui, 13 min.
3. O Prazer de Matar Insetos
Leonardo Martinelli, 10 min.
4. Un cœur d’or
Simon Filliot, 13 min.
5. Beat 97
Washington Calegari, 12 min.
6. Madonna f64.0
Stavros Markoulakis, 18 min.