The moon shines bright high above a landscape. What could be an idyllic setting quickly proves to be positively nightmarish. A man loses his wife and children, very narrowing escaping death himself. He attempts to evade the thoughts that plague him – thoughts that pursue him and won’t leave him in peace. He flees and causes a car accident, which he survives once more. A guitar riff rings out – a reference to Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. Lorenz Wunderle’s animation is explicit, direct, brutal and colourful. This is not a film for quiet sounds and subtle gestures. Everything is over the top. A trip, in which any sense of proportion is thrown out the window, since mourning knows no proportions. A film about a potential essence of grief.
Maike Mia Höhne
by Lorenz Wunderle Switzerland 2018 Without dialogue 10’ Colour


Written and Directed by Lorenz Wunderle
Editing Lorenz Wunderle, Ramon Schoch
Music Rahel Zimmermann
Sound Design Moritz Flachsmann, Thomas Gassmann
Producers Ramon Schoch, Lukas Pulver
Co-Production Gabriele Bloch Steinmann SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Zürich, Schweiz

Lorenz Wunderle

Born in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1983, he is a trained draughtsman in structural engineering. After graduating with a BA in 2D animation in 2013 he immersed himself further in animation with an MA at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in 2015. Since then he has worked as an animation draughtsman and filmmaker.

Filmography (short films)

2013 Hope 2018 Coyote

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018