Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Timo von Guten

Country: Switzerland
Language: French
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 30min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Short Competition

Elise Lafontaine (Jane Birkin) has a secret routine — every morning and evening for many years, she has been waving at the express train that passes her house. One (faithful) day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. She engages in a promising correspondence through poetic and thoughtful letters where the two anonymous writers share their worlds with each other. But Elise’s fairytale is cut short when the train line permanently detours for a shorter route to Paris. Not willing to do without her daily delight, Elise prompts a daring escape from her comfort zone and sets out to find the train conductor. Inspired by true events.

This film screens as a collection of LOVE IS THE ANSWER VOL.2 Shorts Program.


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Director: Timo von Guten
Producer: Giacun Caduff
Screenwriter: Timo von Gunten
Executive Producer: Bela Böke, Jean de Meuron

Music: Great Garbo Baldenweg
Cinematographer: Nausheen Dadabhoy
Editor: Timo von Gunten, Marcel Jetzer

Cast: Jane Birkin, Gilles Tschudi, Lucien Guignard

Timo von Guten

Timo von Gunten was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He is the founder of BMC Films and works as a screenwriter and director out of Switzerland.