Fiction ∙ 2019
17 min ∙ 1:1.55

best swiss graduate film 2020
Competition LOCARNO 2019
Competition CLERMONT-FERRAND 2020

Narrative short SLAMDANCE 2020
Competition WINTERTHUR 2019

A film by Julietta Korbel

In an abandoned factory destined to be demolished, Pavel’s routine, the guardian, is disturbed by the arrival of a young engineer who discovers an unusual electric activity, a running turbine. Pavel will be faced with the imminent disappearance of the factory and with the end of his universe…

«It seems to me that we try to define the present only once we’re afraid of losing it. Pavel, the guardian, lives in a repressed attachment to his factory, until the day Gabriel, the young engineer, comes to put the place out of order. Through the portrayal of a character who refuses the evolution of the world, I wanted to tell an intimate reflexion on what gives meaning to our existences. I chose the abandoned factory of Chavalon as a scenery, in the Swiss south Valais. The place has an authentic and almost unrealistic nature that evokes the past whereas it incarnated a utopian vision of the future.»
Julietta Korbel, director

Julietta Korbel was born in 1996 in Frankfurt, Germany. From Swiss and Slovakian origin she received her degree in 2019 at École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne, cinema department.

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Beat Wittwer
Jean-Baptiste Le Vaillant

Scénario et Réalisation

Julietta Korbel

1ere assistante réalisation

Mathilde Neau


Carlos Tapia Gonzáles


Chloé Bouhon
Ariane Luçon


Camille Bonard


Hugues Droguet
Pascal Baillod


Fanny Buchs


Raphaël Lefèvre

Musique Originale

Benjamin Bucher

Montage son

Myriam Guyénard
Julietta Korbel


Adrien Kessler


Carlos Tapia Gonzáles


Thera Production, Julien Rouyet


École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL)
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse - Françoise Mayor

Avec le soutien de

L’ Office Fédéral de la Culture (OFC)
Cinéforom avec la Loterie Romande


Best graduate film - Swiss Film Academy
Palm Sprins International Short Film Festival : Best Student Film
Zürcher Jugendfilmtage : best film in under 30 year category
Tabor International Short Film Festival - Special Mention by the Jury
New York Tri-State International Film Festival - Best Student Film : Honorable Mention


Pardi di domani - Festival del Film Locarno 2019
Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2019
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2019
Les Nuits du Court-Métrage Monthey & Lausanne, 2019
Leuven International Short Film Festival 2019
Festival international du Film de montagne d’Autrans 2019
55. Solothurner Filmtage - Upcoming Talents
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival - International Competition
2020 Slamdance Film Festival, Park City - Narrative Short
Festival d’Angers, Premiers Plans – European School films
Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen - Student competition
Kyiv International Short Film Festival
Tel Aviv International Short Film Festival
Bucharest, Film in Focus Internation Film festival
St Petersbourg, New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival
Porto Alegre, Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
Tabor International Short Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Los Angeles - The Wrap Short List Film Festival
Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Pontenure & Piacenza, Concorto Film Festival
Lessinia Film Festival
Kyiv, International Film Festival Molodist
Festival du Film d'Avenches
Encounters Festival 2020, Bristol - International Competition
San José Short Film festival 2020
FantasFestival Roma 2020
Stuff Mx Mexico 2020
Montreal Underground Film Festival 2021
SPYFLIX Film Festival, New York 2021
New York Tri-State International Film Festival 2021


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