Schlafsand

Elias Bötticher

Shorts Competition

The earth shakes. The air shimmers. The singsong of heavy metal lulls us beguilingly into perpetual slumber. Well sheltered, under white shrouds, a rushing river swells. Does the cold rolling tide wash away the sticky sweet sand of sleep? The smoke in the distance transfigures the eyesight. A reflection on our being, acting and refusing to realize it. A journey in pictures from the mountain peaks to a dying Swiss glacier, into the city, deep into the Hambach open-cast mine, where the engines of the coal excavators rattle incessantly.

This short film is part of the programme Shorts: Human Nature.

Nominated for the Shorts Competition award
All nominations

Credits

Director
Elias Bötticher
Producer
Filippo Bonacci, Elias Bötticher
Year
2022
Country of production
Switzerland
Type
Documentary, Short
Duration
14 minutes
Spoken language
No Dialogue
Subtitles
None
Production company
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK