Peel / Ecorce

A film by &

Switzerland / 15' / 09/2020 / animated documentary

In a hidden place, the daily routine of a retirement home unfolds as time seems to stand still. The penciled residents come to life on paper. Some are active, others rest or follow a fixed schedule to be repeated each day: medication, meals, games… Around them, machines are flashing, caregivers are busy and some crucifixes remind them of the death that lies in wait. Time fades away and nearby, stretches a forest.

“Images are hand-drawn sketches reduced to the bare necessities that leave the rest to our minds to fill it or to leave it to meditative emptiness which underlines the atmosphere of this film. Our gaze is omnipresent.”
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“Images are hand-drawn sketches reduced to the bare necessities that leave the rest to our minds to fill it or to leave it to meditative emptiness which underlines the atmosphere of this film. Our gaze is omnipresent.”
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Samuel Patthey

Biography

Samuel Patthey was born in Berlin in 1993, He is the son of an architect and a painter and spent a lively childhood immersed in art, culture and creativity. He studied Animation at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU). In 2016, he spent half a year at the Shenkar Engineering and Design school in Tel Aviv. Living in Israel has been a source of inspiration that he used in directing Travelogue Tel Aviv which won many prizes in festivals around the world. Since 2018, he works as a film animation director at Fribourg in Switzerland.

Filmography

  • Travelogue Tel Aviv, 6’, 2017
  • Gueule de Carton et Chacha, 02’25, 2016
  • Hole in One, 00’30, 2016
  • Jake’s Secret, 00’20, 2015
  • EIDE, 00’51, 2015
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Silvain Monney

Biography

Born in 1993, Silvain Monney spent his childhood reading books, comics and watching films. He studied Animation at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU). Based in Fribourg, Switzerland, he works as a freelance animator and illustrator (press, posters, logos, comics, etc.) and gives drawing and paper cutting classes.

Filmography

  • Ecorce – 15′ – 2020
  • Grenzen – 1′ – 2017
  • Gueule de Carton et Chacha – 3′ – 2016
  • Jake’s Secret – 1′ – 2015
  • Der Weihnachtskurs – 1′ – 2014
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Crew

Directing: Silvain Monney, Samuel Patthey
Screenplay: Silvain Monney, Samuel Patthey
Production: DOK MOBILE – Mark Olexa & Francesca Scalisi
Animation: Silvain Monney, Samuel Patthey
Additional animation: Valentine Moser
Composer: Julien Gobet
Sound: Florian Pittet

Festivals

  • Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (5 – 15 August, 2020)
    National Competition Pardi di Domani
  • IndieCork Festival, Ireland (4 – 10 October, 2020)
    Competition
  • El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (23 – 31 October, 2020)
    Short Film Competition
  • Animasivo – International Animation Festival, Mexico (24 – 31 October, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Animaevka International Festival of Animated Films, Belarus (27 – 28 October, 2020)
    International Competition Won: Best Debut
  • REX Animation Film Festival, Sweden (29 October – 1 November, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Message to Man International Film Festival, Russia (3 – 8 November, 2020)
    International Competition
  • ZINEBI – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Spain (13 – 20 November, 2020)
    International Competition
  • New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Japan (20 – 30 November, 2020)
    International Competition Won: Jury Special Award
  • London International Animation Festival, United Kingdom (27 November – 6 December, 2020)
    Competition
  • Animateka, Slovenia (30 November – 6 December, 2020)
    Eastern and Central European Competition Programme Special Mention
  • Sommets du cinéma d’animation, Canada (1 – 6 December, 2020)
    International Competition
    Special Mention
  • London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (15 – 23 January, 2021)
    Competition
  • Solothurner Filmtagen, Switzerland (20 – 27 January, 2021)
    Official Selection Won: 3th Prize Animation Film
  • Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Vision, Japan (5 – 21 February, 2021)
    Focus on New Chitose
  • Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey (22 March – 1 April, 2021)
    Perspective
  • 2ANNAS – Riga International Short Film Festival, Latvia (9 – 15 April, 2021)
    International Short Film Competition
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (14 – 18 April, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Animocje – International Animated Movies Festival, Poland (18 – 24 April, 2021)
    Competition
  • One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic (10 – 28 May, 2020)
    Focus on the elderly
  • Huesca International Film Festival, Spain (11 – 19 June, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France (14 – 19 June, 2021)
    International Competition Won: Cristal for best Short Film
  • Figari Film Fest, Italy (18 – 27 June. 2021)
    International Competition
  • Desertscape IFF, United States (23 – 26 June, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Animakom Festival, Spain (28 June – 4 July, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Tabor Film Festival, Croatia (8 – 11 July, 2021)
    International Competition
  • International Animated Film Festival Animator, Poland (9 – 15 July, 2021)
    Main Competition
  • Filmfest Dresden, Germany (13 – 18 July, 2021)
    Open Air Screening
  • Insomnia International Animation Film Festival, Russia (15 – 19 July, 2021)
    International Competition

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Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list: No dialogues

Downloadable trailer: Click here