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A film by Wendy Pillonel

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Work

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  • Wendy Pillonel


Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2017: Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken | Competition
  • 2017: Solothurner Filmtage | Competition
  • 2017: LA Shorts Fest
  • 2017: First Steps Awards Berlin
  • 2017: Festival international des Signes de Nuit Edward Snowden Award
  • 2017: International Student Film & Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy | International CompetitionAudience Award
  • 2017: Camerimage | Student Etudes Competition
  • 2017: FILMZ - Festival des Deutschen Kinos (Germany)
  • 2017: International Leuven Kort Film Festival | European CompetitionAudience Award European Competition
  • 2018: Festival du Film court de Vaulx-en-Velin | International CompetitionPrix de la Francophonie
  • 2018: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival | Panorama Switzerland
  • 2018: Festival International du Film de Fribourg Award Foreign Visa Prize
  • 2018: Festival Partie(s) de Campagne
  • 2018: Locarno Film Festival | Academy Screenings


Frank burns himself to death at his job in protest against the inhumane working conditions. The stories of two people emerge from this tragic incident. Léa, Frank’s wife, is searching for the truth. Igor, the employee who found the dead body, stole the letter of protest for fear of losing his job.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 29'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Ratio: 1,85:1
  • Country(ies) of production: Switzerland
  • Original Language(s): French
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Antonio Buil, Isabelle Caillat, Frédéric Landenberg, Eliot Spicher, Nathalie Jeannet
  • Screenplay: Wendy Pillonel
  • Cinematographer: Ramón Königshausen
  • Editor: Fleur Matson
  • Music: Jakob Eisenbach
  • Costume Design: Anna Deborah Gerber
  • Producer: Milena Colla, Elena Pedrazzoli, Filippo Bonacci

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Peacock Film AG, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK