Diploma project, ECAL 2013


by Charlotte Krieger

My short film attempts to articulate the life of my cousin Sabrina between her native United States and Switzerland where she is studying. The film focuses on issues of beauty, fantasy and uprooting. Following Sabrina enabled me to construct a filmic tension between fiction and non-fiction, that emphasizes the game that Sabrina sometimes played with the camera. By establishing an intimate relationship withmy subject, I tried to recreate the transience, the waiting that impregnate her daily life. Sabrina’s own ideal construction, based on stereotypes of beauty and youth, and oscillating between control and drifting, fascinates me. 

Charlotte Krieger