Sara, a young girl, walks into a hospital. At the reception desk, she is sent to the waiting room. She waits for the doctor. When he appears, he ignores her and closes the door on her. Another patient enters the waiting room. He has a visible affliction, unlike Sara. He has a head wound, with stuffing leaking out like an old teddy bear. The doctor invites him into his office instead of Sara. She goes to the reception desk to complain. They give her a magazine to kill time. A new patient, with a broken arm enters the waiting room en gets immediately helped by the doctor. The girl returns to the reception desk and gets ignored again because she has no visible defects. When she looks in the mirror, hundreds of needles are sticking out of her body. And thats how she feels. Eventually, Sara has had enough. She sneaks into an operating theatre to perform an operation on herself to fulfil the doctors expectations. The doctor sees her new deformed body and invites her into his office to be treated.
Winner ex-aequo for the Best animated short film 2019
This work has succeeded in telling the experience of the majority of rare patients in search of diagnosis and represents the desperation in not being understood with a delicate but strongly evocative animation technique.