ETAGE X (Director/Screenplay: Francy Fabritz, Cinematography: Sarah Vetter, Production: Eike Eckold), which premiered at the 69th Locarno Film Festival has received the accolade Highly Commended from the German Film Quality Assessment Board (FBW).
The press release states:
“Viewers watching Francy Fabritz’ 14-minute short film simply cannot guess how it will unfold. And that is precisely what makes this charmingly mischievous tale so appealing. Eva Medusa Gühne and Morgana Muses give outstanding performances in roles that involve absolutely no dialogue. Both figures are initially withdrawn, just as the carefully selected costumes are stiff, decorous and conservative, betraying nothing of the inner yearnings that both women will give vent to in the course of the narrative. Fabritz skilfully stages this sudden shift in mood. The intimate camerawork, perfectly timed editing and strikingly close-up sound conjure up an ambience that almost makes the audience feel as if they are in the lift too.”
Once again we agree entirely with the jury and convey our warmest congratulations to the film team!