Private Project

Without Reason

Frida is visited by her boyfriend Nio in the clinic.
 Exhausted by her questions, he shows no understanding for her situation and loses his temper. Frida wants to break free from her relationship.
Her friends try to keep her distracted, but the real support is missing. Haunted by her traumas, Frida seeks escape in the nightlife lets herself float.
She follows her inner voice, which leads her to new insights.
On new ground, she is now ready to face her past.

  • Vanessa Blättler Alcaide
  • Vanessa Blättler Alcaide
  • Edith Kaupp Rivadeneira
    Key Cast
  • Benjamin Spinnler
    Supporting Cast
  • Georg Weislein
    Supporting Cast
  • Shannet Clemmings
    Supporting Cast
  • Kaira Edward
    Supporting Cast
  • Elisabeth Reichenbrugger
    Supporting Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, LGTB+, Experimental, Romance
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 CHF
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  • Language:
    English, German, Spanish, Swiss German
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Zurich University of the Arts
Director Biography - Vanessa Blättler Alcaide

1995 born and raised in Zurich, she pursued her studies at the preparatory course in the Lucerne University of Design & Art, where she experimented with various media. Her interest in creative design processes unites her work behind the camera, both visually and technically. She was drawn to film-making by her fascination with the diversity of design and associated creativity. During her bachelor studies at Zurich University of the Arts, she directed her graduation film "SIN RAZÓN". Since graduating in 2023, she has been focusing on camera work and works at her feature film.

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Director Statement

The story finds its suitable form in the fragmentary images that reflect the protagonist's inner world. Perception shifts to the question: What if there is not only one to blame? Is there a reason? The ground is irrevocably ripped away from under one's feet. Violence, abuse or toxic relationships are not the central topics, rather the protagonist's confrontation with the most diverse feelings, love for fellow human beings and the desire to be seen and heard.