2009, 12.55 minutes
-Nachwuchsförderpreis Kanton Bern 2009 (a Young Talents Prize)
-short film award Brecht Festivals 2010
, Augsburg (D)
-Special Prize of the jury at 20 MIN/MAX
Shortfilmfestival, 2010 Ingolstadt (D)
-Lago Film Fest
, Lago (I) INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL MENTION 2010
-VIS Vienna Independent Shorts
(A), INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL MENTION 2011
-13th Brussels Short Film Festival
2010 in Brüssel (B)
-OFF International Film Festival
2010 in Odense (DK)
-25th Brest European Short Film Festival
-Festival du Cinéma Européen
2010 in Lille (F)
-17th Regensburger Kurzfilmwochen
-Montreal underground film festival MUFF
, 2011 (CA)
Budapest 2010 (HU)
Film Festival 2011 in Paris (F)
-34. Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt
2010 in Weiterstadt (D)
-Bolzano Short Film Festival
2010 in Bolzano (I)
-7tes Filmfest Eberswalde
-8th Tabor Film Festival
2010 in Tabor (Croatia)
-36th Badalona Film Festival
2010 in Barcelona (ES)
-Aguilar de Campoo Short Film Festival
2010 Palencia (ES)
-32th Festival du court métrage de Namur
2010 in Namur (B)
2010 in Budapest (HU)
-Curtocircuito Shortfilm Festival
, Santiago de Compostela (ES) 2009
, Bern (CH) 2009
-Tour de Berne
15. Mai 2009 an der Kurzfilmnacht Bern
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Another film about dying?
A short satire about emotions in documentaries
by Simon Baumann and Andreas Pfiffner
"We are sensitive filmmakers.
This film we made anyway."
Cast: Elisabeth Rothenbühler, Andreas Pfiffner, David Von Felten, Elisabeth Werder, Simon Baumann, Marjanne Krebs, Eduard Gerteis, Anna Werder, Rosetta Di Matteo
Another film about dying?
A number of documentaries on the subject of death and dying are produced in Switzerland every year. The usually highly emotional films appeal to the audience and are often showered with awards at film festivals. „Sensitive“, „subtle“ and „never voyeuristic“ are the catchwords of the film award laudations.
Therefore, the young filmmakers Simon Baumann and Adreas Pfiffner see the opportunity to achieve success with a subtle short documentary about death. They hurl themselves into the project with great enthusiasm and put themselves under substantial pressure to succeed. Will their film be as emotional and moving as its precursors? In order to get highly emotional statements from the persons interviewed in the film, the two young filmmakers are willing to do nearly everything.
Thus, the overly motivated alter egos of the filmmakers unwillingly hinder a deeper examination of the subject of dying. They constantly interrupt their camera-inexperienced interviewees and push them into making more emotional statements. Comic and nearly grotesque does it get, once the filmmakers direct the interviewees to cry.
Do you like to watch?
There’s hardly a documentary nowadays that goes without crying protagonists. It is generally assumed that these emotional films are made by sensitive filmmakers. The short film Emozioniere shows that the making of an empathetic film can be quite cynical and that not only in Hollywood great emotions are often the result of cool calculation.