The Substance

by Coralie Fargeat

The Substance


Have you ever dreamt of a better version of yourself? You, only better in every way. You should try this new product, it’s called The Substance. IT CHANGED MY LIFE. With The Substance, you can generate another you: younger, more beautiful, more perfect. You just have to share time – one week for one, one week for the other. A perfect balance of seven days each... Easy right? If you respect the balance... What could possibly go wrong?


Born and raised in Paris, Coralie Fargeat is a French filmmaker best known for her 2017 debut REVENGE, which she wrote and directed. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and was subsequently released by Neon in spring 2018.



2024 The Substance

2017 Revenge

2014 Reality + (short)

2003 Le Telegramme (short)


Demi Moore
Margaret Qualley
Dennis Quaid


Director: Coralie Fargeat
Screenplay: Coralie Fargeat
Director of Photography: Benjamin Kračun
Production Designer: Stanislas Reydellet
Costume Designer: Emmanuelle Youchnovski
1st Assistant Director: Matthieu De La Mortiere
Special Makeup Effects Designer: Pierre-Olivier Persin
Visual Effects Supervisor: Bryan Jones
Visuel Effects Producer: Pierre Procoudine-Gorsky
Special Effects Supervisor: Jean Miel
Film Editors: Coralie Fargeat, Jérôme Eltabet, Valentin Féron
Composer: Raffertie
Production Sound Mixer: Emmanuelle Villard
Sound Editors: Valerie Deloof, Victor Fleurant
Re-Recording Mixer: Stéphane Thiébaut, Victor Praud

Technical Data

Original title: The Substance
International title: The Substance
Duration: 140 min
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Format: DCP
Sound: 5.1
Year: 2024
Original language: English
Countries of production: United Kingdom, USA, France
With the support of: FILM FRANCE - CNC

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