Die Seilbahn / Cable Car
Frank Braun, Claudius GentinettaSwitzerland / 2008 / 7' 0''
Tuškanac Cinema, 16:00 h
Europa Cinema, 16:00 h
An elderly man is riding in a rusty, weather-beaten cable car suspended at an alarming altitude. The man treats himself to a sizeable portion of snuff. With the sneeze thereafter, the rickety cable car begins to sway precariously. One sneeze attack after another ensues, however, creating a momentum which brings the gondola on the verge of bursting. Ruthlessly exposed to the rain and snow, the cable car ascends to increasingly abysmal heights. The man, however, remains undaunted by his fate. Armed with a roll of adhesive tape, he takes control of the situation and fabricates his own cabin.
Frank Braun (1965, Winterthur) lives and works since 1990 in Zurich as program director of the arthouse cinemas Riffraff, Zurich and Bourbaki, Lucerne. He started off Fantoche, the international animation film festival in Baden, Switzerland, was part of the festival management for many years and keeps up to be president of the festival committee. With Claudius Gentinetta he made two animated short films The Cable Car (2008) and Sleep (2010).
Claudius Gentinetta (1968, Lucerne) studied graphic design and animation in Lucerne, Liverpool and Kassel. In 1995 he spent a scholarship year in Krakow. He is currently working as a freelance graphic artist and animator in Zurich.
Frank Braun, Claudius Gentinetta
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categoriesFOCUS: SWISS ANIMATION