Man kann nicht alles auf einmal tun, aber man kann alles auf einmal lassen

Best Short Film 2014 - Nominated

You Can't Do Everything At Once, But You Can Leave Everything At Once

by Marie-Elsa Sgualdo

Without knowing it, we attach significance to phantom stories that circulate around us. In such a way, in 2011 Marie-Elsa Sgualdo discovered the work of Spanish director José-Luis Guerin, creating in her the desire to contact him. “I thought about sending him a letter in the form of auto-fiction to try to express what had moved me in his films. (…) I undertook to breathe life into what I would call rumours, without obliging myself to always tell the truth.” (Marie-Elsa Sgualdo)

Perazzini Julia

Sgualdo Marie-Elsa

Terrain Vague Lausanne, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse Genève 8

Editing: Sgualdo Marie-Elsa
Soundediting: Gerber Yanick
Rerecordingsoundmix: Gerber Yanick


49. Solothurner Filmtage, 7th Grand Off World Independent Film Awards, 55 ZINEBI Festival internacional de cine documental y cortometrajes de Bilbao, 35e Festival International du Court Métrage de Namur, 30. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, 15e Festival du Cinéma Européen en Essonne, 33e Festival International du Film d'Amiens, 17. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, 1st Indie Cork Film Festival, 8th Vilnius International Short Film Festival, 13e Festival international du court métrage, 11. Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Shnit, 28e Festival international du film francophone Namur, 19th Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, 66° Festival del film Locarno, 41e Festival International du Film de La Rochelle, 45e Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Cannes, 6e Grand prix européen des premiers films

Man kann nicht alles auf einmal tun, aber man kann alles auf einmal lassen