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Momentum Programme 2021

by Edwin Charmillot Focus Competition

It’s the summer holidays, but 16-year-old Emma lies brooding in her bed. The day trips with her best friend are a nice distraction, but she remains haunted by a tragic family event that took place a year ago. One day, the mysterious Tom reappears. After observing him from a distance, they soon strike up a conversation. He, too, seems to be still affected by the accident. Emma and Tom spend more and more time together and grow close. But even the new sense of security she finds with him offers Emma very little comfort. Using atmospheric and aesthetic imagery, director Edwin Charmillot stages a warm, melancholic coming-of-age story about loss and surfacing feelings.

About the director(s)

Born in 1997, the Swiss Edwin Charmillot grew up in Delémont. He created his first stop-motion films at the age of 10, wrote his first screenplay at 17 and shot and produced his first film ICAR (2016) at 18. Today he works in the fields of directing, producing, screenwriting and photography. Created in 2021, his debut feature-length fiction film MOMENTUM world premieres at ZFF.

Filmography (selection): Momentum (2021), Icarus (short, 2015)


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Time Venue

18:30* Kosmos 6

14:00* Corso 4

17:00 Kosmos 6

20:30 Kosmos 3

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, 2021
  • Runtime: 64 Min
  • Languages: French
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Edwin Charmillot
  • Cast: Sarah Bramms, Stéphane Monpetit, Robert Szuplewski, Louna Drouin
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  • Screenplay: Edwin Charmillot
  • Cinematography: Edwin Charmillot
  • Editor: Edwin Charmillot
  • Sound: Caroline Favre
  • Music: Tom Leclerc
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  • Producer: Edwin Charmillot
  • Co-Producers: Micael Turberg, Fabien Lachat
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