Synopsis: City people set off into a warm late summer night. Glances meet in a library. At a workout, two men discuss where to buy love. A couple kisses intimately. She bites him. No sooner has he bought a match than a better offer calls. Doubts arise. A couple explains themselves in therapy. At breakfast, his match chews her egg so loud that he freezes in disgust. The electrifying looks in the library lose their power. Full of hope they wander into the unknown. Only the dance makes them temporarily forget who they are and what is about to happen.
About the Filmmaker: Kim Allamand was born in Lucerne, Switzerland. He holds a master’s degree in film directing from Zurich University of the Arts. His 2022 fiction short film HEART FRUIT had its world premiere in Locarno, its international premiere in San Sebastian and was part of the Future Frames program in Karlovy Vary in 2023. HEART FRUIT won, among others, the German Film Critics Award at Filmfest Dresden. His 2019 fiction short film TERMINAL had its world premiere in Locarno where it won the Best Swiss Newcomer Award & the Youth Jury Award. Followed by numerous screenings and awards at festivals such as, Zinebi Bibao, Dokufest Prizren, Winterthur Kurzfilmtage and an online premiere on shortsoftheweek. Currently he is writing with Michael Karrer on his first feature film project, funded by the Zurich Film Foundation. Works and lives in Zurich.
This film is showing in the Emerging Talent shorts screening at The Forum Auditorium on 19th November at 12:45.
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