Short Films Competition | 15 min | 2020

About the Film

This animated documentary follows the daily routine at a retirement home in an isolated location. While time seems to stand still, the story unfolds as the residents come to life on paper. Some appear to be active, yet others follow a fixed schedule to be repeated each day: medication, meals, games, and a lot of resting. In the surroundings, machines don’t stop flashing, caregivers are constantly busy, and the crucifixes hanging on the wall remind everyone of inevitable death. Time fades away, while in the distance, a vast forest stretches on.

Film Info

Section Short Films Competition
Year 2020
Length 15 min
Language Silent 
Country Switzerland

Film Credits

Director Samuel Patthey, Silvain Monney
Screenplay Samuel Patthey, Silvain Monney
Music Julien Gobet
Editing Samuel Patthey, Silvain Monney, Valentine Moser
Producer Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi
Production Company Dok Mobile
Sound Design
Sound Florian Pittet

Film Contacts

Directed by: Samuel Patthey, Silvain Monney

Samuel Patthey was born in 1993 in Berlin, Germany. He attended the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In 2017, he acquired his bachelor’s degree in animation. Monney Silvain was born in 1993 and has a bachelor’s degree in 2D animation from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.