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1989 humanity launched a space probe to the orbit of Jupiter. Its investigations led to extraordinary discoveries – indicating that extraterrestrial life might exist on Europa, one of Jupiter‘s moons. About 600 million kilometers further, a restless entity seeks its path through a Europe of backdrops located in a theme park known as Europa Park.
Exploring these parallel worlds, Eutopia raises the question, how far identity imprints itself into territory.

  • Sophie Nadler
  • Etienne Eisele
  • Etienne Eisele
  • Sophie Nadler
  • Yadin Bernauer
    Key Cast
  • Julian Fuchs
    Sound Design
  • Sven Gex
    Costume Design
  • Balz Auf der Maur
    Color Correction
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 CHF
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    Germany, Serbia
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Director Biography - Sophie Nadler, Etienne Eisele

“Sophie Nadler und Etienne Eisele" is a multimedia art collective based in Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland. In their artistic practice they challenge the intersections of film, theater and performance.

Nadler and Eisele are currently students at the program "Fine Arts and Mediation" at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In 2023, they expanded their studies to the Vienna University of Applied Arts. Both have also worked as assistants for various directors and producers since 2021.

The recent production of Eutopia signals their debut in the world of short films.

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Director Statement

With Eutopia we pursue an experimental approach to deal with entangled topics such as capitalism, borders, territory and identity. The short film is mostly shot by the performer themself with a 360° camera, capturing the protagonist’s performance and its entire surroundings. This kind of cinematography allows a very limited control over the resulting image, giving the camera its own agency and leaving a spark of unpredictability.

The playful yet touching performance in the theme park "Europa Park" is being connected with a story about the moon "Europa". The film alternates between these two different narrative levels, which, as it turns out, have far more in common than just the term "Europa".