A collection of 8 shorts from Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary (2–10 July 2021)!
DISPERSION by Basile Vuillemin
A man uses an automated funeral homes company to bury his mother.
Starring Joël Hefti and Marie Wyler
IVAN'S NEED by Veronica L. Montaño, Manuela Leuenberger, Lukas Suter
Ivan is obsessed with the incredible softness of the dough. When kneading, he gets lost in intensive daydreams not accepting that sooner or later the master baker will turn every wonderfully elastic dough into horribly crispy bread. Until he sees Alva's looooong breasts.
Voices by Frederic Siegel, Jonathan Wüst, Michiko Hanawa
ROOM 606 by Peter Volkart
The travelling salesman Jonathan Fisch peddles glass eyes. His journey takes him to the edge of the province, where he checks in to a run-down hotel. The attic room no. 606 has its pitfalls. Something rather peculiar is happening beyond the wall. Jonathan Fisch can expect a very turbulent night. A night that begins one evening in late Autumn and doesn’t end until Spring.
Starring Phil Hayes, Maximilian Merker, Francesca Tappa, Helmut Vogel, Heinz-Jürgen Steinhauer and Peter Beeck.
HAND IN HAND by Ennio Ruschetti
Only a formal handshake separates two politicians from a sealed contract. But as both stubbornly try to gain the upper hand within the gesture, their grim intransigence takes on a monstrous life of its own.
Starring Jürg Plüss, Urs-Peter Wolters and Jürg Bünzli.
TIMBER by Nils Hedinger
A group of logs are on the verge of freezing to death on a cold winter night. When they realize that they themselves, being firewood, are the only solution to making a warm fire, their situation gets a little hot.
BLOC B by Nora Longatti
How does it feel to be alive? Bloc B is the setting for nine encounters, somewhere in the satellite city “la Bourdonnette”, in the outskirts of Lausanne. The film was written for some of their residents and their neighborhood. In order to know what it feels like to be alive.
Starring Nicole Golay, Jose Vitres, Agathe Lecomte, Ludovic Payet, Olivier Lafrance, Boris Degex, Gucci, Joyce Aisi Zhou, Queenie Fernandes, Eva Lambillon, Melissa Guex, Colline Cabanis, Milo Gravat, Brenda Morina, Luis Gomes and Elizabeth Mero.
COYOTE by Lorenz Wunderle
A coyote loses his wife and children from an attack of wolfs. Anguished from human emotions he‘s trying to process the experience. Besides grief and delusion, evil takes up more and more space.
LOTHAR by Luca Zuberbühler
Forced to be alone: Whenever Lothar sneezes, nearby objects explode. To protect the world he locks himself into a subterranean home, isolated from the outer world. One day, an accident happens. Despite of all the care taken, he breaks his beloved toaster, an early gift from his mother. The broken toaster compels him to leave his residence. Shortly after taking the risk, Lothar runs the world into great danger.
Starring Aaron Hitz, Lucas Zibulski and Priska Elmiger
Writer:Nora Longatti, Lorenz Wunderle, Ennio Ruschetti, Luca Zuberbühler, Nils Hedinger; Cinematography: Carlos Tapia, Rafael Kistler, Valentino Vigniti, Hans Ulrich Schenkel ; Sound: Avril Lehmann, Alexandre Brulé, Peter Bräker, Daniel Loepfe, Etienne Kompis, Thomas Gassmann, Christian Schäppi, Gregg Skerman, Guido Keller, magnetix, Greig Stevens, Fred Lavigne, Thomas Gassmann; Music: Tim & Puma Mimi, Orkester Ben Jeger, Blehmuzik-Nihad Hrustanbegovic, Hugo Lippens, Tobi Diggelmann; Editing: Selin Dettwiler, Noah van Dok, Ennio Ruschetti, Aurora Vögeli, Harald & Herbert, Juliette Guérin
NIFFF - Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival