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Imprisoned in his mind because of his stammer, Smaïl found in dancing a way to overcome his speech impediment.

Shot in the sumptuous architecture of the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, Expand offers us a poetic journey reflecting a dancer’s profound inner states.


a film by Steven Briand

with Smaïl Kanouté

cinematographer Christo Roussev

music by Aten Rays

editor Florian Julia

colourist Nicolas Gautier

stage manager Manon Lantignac

titles Milos Trkulja

sound engineer Augustin Bretillard


Special Thanks Institut du Monde Arabe - Marie Descourtieux

Ariane Kotsovassilis Tristan Maillet Julien Jourdain de Muizon

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