In Switzerland, we work an average of 41.8 hours per week, making us one of the most industrious nations in Europe. But how does this impact our life rhythm? This question takes center stage in a short documentary film about freeriders Linda Schmitter and Simone Le Grand. Amidst the hustle of daily life and their passion for freeriding, they discover a remarkable equilibrium. This inspiring narrative showcases how they master an extraordinary way of life – one that sparks dreams and prompts reconsideration.

  • Noemi Aeschlimann
  • Noemi Aeschlimann
  • Noemi Aeschlimann
  • Linda Schmitter
    Key Cast
  • Linda Schmitter
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    BERGLUST - Beyond Summits
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 CHF
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Swiss German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, SONY
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - ZHDK
Director Biography - Noemi Aeschlimann

Born and raised in Switzerland in 1997, Noemi Aeschlimann's journey into the world of media was a natural progression. After gaining valuable experience at the Swiss Radio and Television, she pursued her passion for visual communication by enrolling in the Audiovisual Communication program at Zurich University of the Arts.

Today, she thrives in her role as a skilled photo and videographer. With a keen eye for capturing the essence of moments, Noemi's work reflects her dedication to visual storytelling. In 2023, she achieved a significant milestone with the creation of her debut short documentary film titled "Berglust Beyond Summits." This remarkable production stands as a testament to her artistic prowess, boasting striking visuals and an engaging narrative that resonates with audiences. As she stands on the beginning of her career, Noemi Aeschlimann's commitment to her craft shines brightly, foreshadowing a promising future in the world of visual media.

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Director Statement

Filmmaking and capturing images is for me like weaving threads of reality into the fabric of storytelling.