ON SOLID GROUND – ÜBER WASSER

A city, in summer. The morning coolness in the river does not last long, the heat covers the city like a magnifying glass under which supposedly trivial everyday nuisances suddenly take on weight. Eli tries to escape the narrowness and agitation of the city – yet keeps being confronted with aggression. And the rage starts to build up within her.

Director: Jela Hasler
Switzerland, 2021
12:25 min
nominiert für Best Short Film 20MINMAX 2022

Jela Hasler studied photography in Zurich and Istanbul, and video in Lucerne. Her short films have been shown at festivals in Switzerland and abroad and have won several awards. She’s been awarded an artist residency in Paris, and was granted the Carte Blanche for the trailer of the International Short Film Festival Winterthur. Jela is an alumna of the ZFF Masterclass, the GIFF New Talent Screen as well as the FEST Training Grounds (Portugal). She has been a jury member of several film festivals and grants. Jela is a board member of Pro Short, the Swiss Short Film Association, as well as a member of the directors association ARF/FDS..

Jela Hasler, Director of Über Wasser (2021)

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