Under the fish scales


Fiction ∙ 2019
18 min ∙ 1:1.66

Solothurner Filmtage 2020
Huesca Film Fest 2020

A film by Colombe Rubini

Max, a 23-year-old young man, works in his father's fish shop. In this family business, the days are long and repeat themselves. The arrival of Zoe, an enthusiastic and full of life trainee, disturbs Max’s routine and leads him to rethink his future, which to him seemed to be foregone decided.

- You can't just leave from one day to the next!

- Why not?

Colombe Rubini was born in Paris in 1997. She grew up in Paris and Bordeaux, then moved to Lausanne to study cinema at ECAL (Cantonal art school of Lausanne) in 2015.
During a fiction workshop she directed « Rendez-vous vendredi » which was selected at the Solothurn Film Days. In 2019 Colombe Rubini received her diploma with her first short film « Under the fish scales », co-produced by ECAL and Thera Production.

Under the fish scales · fiction · 18' · 2019
Au travail · documentary · 17' · 2018
Rendez-vous vendredi · fiction · 12' · 2018


Guillaume Chauvin
Philippine Delaire
Maxime Gorbatchevsky
Christian Gregori
Samuel Progin
Mathias Progin

Written and directed by

Colombe Rubini

Assistant director

Mathilde Neau

Director of Photography

Augustin Losserand


Patrick Muroni


Camille Bonard

Set design

Michel Imhof


Julia Jeanneret


Cécile Lapergue

Sound editing

Avril Lehman

Sound Mix

Emma Zimny

Color Grading

Loup Brenta


Thera Production, Kaspar Schiltknecht


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

With the support of

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


Compétition Entrevues de Belfort 2019
Solothurner Filmtage 2020
48th Huesca Film Fest - International competition
29th édition Côté Court Pantin - Panorama
Mulhouse, Tous Courts Film Festival
Grimstad, Norwegian Short Film Festival
48e Huesca Film Fest - Compétition Internationale
29e édition Côté Court Pantin - Panorama
Bucarest, Film in Focus International Film Festival
Kyev International Film Festival
Fünf Seen Festival 2020, Bayern
Osnabrück Independant Film Festival 2020
29e Séquence Court-métrage – Festival International, Toulouse


RTS - Cinemaniak


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