Doesn’t crush also mean “to smash”? Dealing with their own obsessive crushes, Ella Rocca researches what to do about it. During the quest for a representation of their feelings, texts, images and sounds are layered on top of each other on the computer screen and become the expression of intense contemplation. Internet discoveries and a moment of intimate directness merge to provide a sense of the inner workings of infatuation.
by Ella Rocca Switzerland 2022 English, Swiss German 8’ Colour International premiere | Documentary Form recommendation: 14 years and up


Director Ella Rocca
Screenplay Ella Rocca
Cinematography Samira de Mena Fernández, Ella Rocca
Editing Ella Rocca
Music Beni Mosele
Sound Pascal Bolzern
Sound Design Maya Baur, Hans Peter Gutjahr
Production Manager Edith Flückiger
Executive Producer Volko Kamensky

Produced by

Hochschule Luzern, Design & Kunst, BA Video

Ella Rocca

Ella Rocca was born in 1999, grew up near Zurich, Switzerland and attended the foundation course in art and design at the F+F School for Art and Design in Zurich. Since 2020, Ella Rocca has been taking a BA with a focus on video at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.


2022 Crushed; short documentary

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023