The Film Catalogue


Documentary | English | 71 minutes


Metropolis Produzioni


When James was 17, he lost his leg due to bone cancer.

Closed in his bedroom, unable to move, he found in cardboard the ideal material to express his everyday life and pain. Cheap, light and easy to obtain, cardboard was for James the only material he decided to work with since then.

Today James is 44, his cardboard sculptures continue to talk about human fragility and pain, but something has interrupted his routine: James has been invited to the International Biennial of paper art in Lucca, Italy, and he will travel abroad for the first time and he will deal with a monumental cardboard sculpture.

Paperman is a universal story about overcoming physical and psychological limits, and about the value of growth and change.

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