GROPPO’S GARDEN

( Original Title: Groppos Garten )
DirectorCécile Brun
AuthorCécile Brun
GenreDrama
Runtime10 min.
Language
Swiss German
Technique2D animation, mixed media
StatusIn production
Head of AnimationCécile Brun
MusicRahel Zimmermann
CompositingStefan Holaus
Produced byAsako Film | Anja Kofmel, Frances McStea
Co-ProductionSRF Swiss Radio and Television | Gabriela Bloch Steinmann

Cléo carries within herself the trauma of a miscarriage that has distanced her from her own body, from her partner and from the world at large. The one close relationship she has retained is to her grandfather, Groppo. She instinctively seeks refuge in his garden and the childhood memories she associates with it. But she doesn’t realize that her ties to the place go beyond mere emotional ties.

Just beyond the barrier of thick cigarette smoke that she tries to hide behind lies the inevitable confrontation with her recent past.
The garden begins to absorb Cléo. Wasps, beetles and centipedes draw her down into the depths of the earth and into her own self - until she is ready to confront her trauma.

Only then can she reconnect with herself and the world.

Supported byBAK Bundesamt für Kultur, Zürcher Filmstiftung