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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…

  • Julietta Korbel
    Director
  • Julietta Korbel
    Writer
  • Julien Rouyet
    Producer
  • Beat Wittwer
    Key Cast
    "Pavel "
  • Jean-Baptiste Le Vaillant
    Key Cast
    "Gabriel"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    Switzerland
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:55
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - ECAL, école cantonal d'art de Lausanne
  • Festival del Film Locarno 2019
    Locarno
    Switzerland
    World premiere
    Pardi di domani
  • Slamdance Film Festival 2020
    City Park
    United States
    US premiere
    Narrative Short
  • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2020
    Clermont-Ferrand
    France
    International Competition
  • Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2020
    Palms Springs
    United States
    Best Student Film 2020
  • New Holland International Debut Film Festival 2020
    St. Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    Best Short Film
  • Winterthur International Short Film Festival 2019
    Winterthur
    Switzerland
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2020
    Kyiv
    Ukraine
  • Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2020
    Nijmegen
    Netherlands
  • Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2019
    Hof
    Germany
  • Leuven International Short Film Festival 2019
    Leuven
    Belgium
  • 55. Journées de Soleure - Upcoming Talents 2020
    Solothurn
    Switzerland
  • Festival Premiers Plans Angers 2020
    Angers
    France
  • Jugendfilmtage Zürich 2020
    Zürich
    Switzerland
  • Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival 2020
    Tel Aviv
    Israel
  • Bucharest, Film in Focus International Film Festival 2020
    Bucharest
    Romania
  • Porto Alegre Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival 2020
    Porto Alegre
    Brazil
  • Tabor International Short Film Festival 2020

    Croatia
  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2020
    Melbourne
    Australia
  • Los Angeles - The Wrap Short List Film Festival 2020
    Los Angeles
    United States
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2020
    São Paulo
    Brazil
  • Encounters Festival 2020, Bristol
    Brsitol
    United Kingdom
  • San José Short Film Festival 2020
    San José
    United States
  • Fantafestival Rome 2020
    Rome
    Italy
  • Montreal Underground Film Festival 2021
    Montreal
    Canada
Distribution Information
  • Julien Royet, Thera Production
    Country: Switzerland
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Julietta Korbel

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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Director Statement

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.