next door

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Fiction ∙ 2009
25 min ∙ 16/9
French
best short film Vila Do Condo 2010
Festival del Film Locarno 2009
Short film Mediterranean Festival Tangiers 2010
A film by Basil da Cunha

Serguei is a railway worker, seemingly cheerful and sociable. But within the intimacy of his gloomy apartment, he lives a terrible loneliness. When his television breaks down, he overhears a couple's argument in the apartment next door. Driven by a growing fascination for the woman's voice, he starts to share, by proxy, her everyday life, till the day he'll walk through her door…

Basil Da Cunha was born in Morges in 1985. He directed three short auto-produced films, then joined Thera Production in 2008. In 2012, he finished his cinema studies at the Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design of Geneva with his first feature film "Até ver a Luz". Since 2013, Basil Da Cunha is a cinema teacher at the Geneva HEAD. In 2017 he shot his second feature film "O fim do mundo".

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- Do you know a good florist guys ?

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- To eat them !


With

Dorin Dragos
Carlos Marques
Antonio Buil
Boubacar Samb
Elphie Pambu
Baptiste Coustenoble

Screenplay and directing

Basil da Cunha

Photography

Patrick Tresch

Sound

Matéo Luthy, Michel Challandes

Makeup

Miriam Varela

Music

David Tabachnik

Editing

Basil Da Cunha, Amina Djahnine, Dominique Auvray

Sound editing and mixing

Adrien Kessler

Color grading

Laurent Kempf

Production

Thera Production

Coproduction

HEAD – Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design, Genève

With the support of

Fondation Vaudoise pour le Cinéma with the help of the Loterie Romande, Canton de Vaud and Ville de Lausanne
Ville de Renens
Groupe d’Interêt Jeunesse

PRIZES

Best short film, Vila Do Conde 2010

Festivals

IFF Locarno 2009, Léopards de demain, Swiss competition / Batumi international art house film festival, Georgia 2009 / Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, 2009 compétition / Festival européen du film court Brest, Brest off 2009 / Festival du film court francophone de Vaulx en Velin 2010 / Journées du Cinéma suisse de Soleure 2010 / Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris, Focus Suisse, 2010 / TAU Film Festival, Tel Aviv 2010 / Festival de Court Métrages Atakpamé (Togo) 2010 / Curtas Vila Do Conde, Portugal 2010, nationale Competition / Festival du Court-Métrage Méditerranéen, Tangers 2010 / International Short Film Festival, Drama 2010 / Skena Up Festival, Prishtina 2010 / Festival Luso-Brasileiro, Studio des Ursulines, Paris 2010 / Festival du film européen de Vannes, 2011 / Fête de la francophonie, Swiss program, Kiev 2011 / Festival UNESCO, Paris 2012

Screenings

Kurzfilmnacht 2010 (Zürich, Schaffausen, St-Gallen, Chur, Bern, Luzern, Aarau) / Nuit du court-métrage 2010 (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Genève, Sion, Ste-Croix, Delémont, Lugano, Fribourg, Lausanne, Morges) / “Fenêtre sur le court-métrage contemporain” program, Cinémathèque française, 2010

Special program "Trois court-métrages de Basil Da Cunha" 21.02-7.03.2013, Lausanne, Morges, Fribourg, Genève, Berne, Neuchâtel, Yverdon, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Zürich

TV

RTP, Portugal, 2011

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