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Director: Claudius Gentinetta

Switzerland, 2018, 3 min

Festival Year:2019


Cast:Peter Bräker, Cécile Brun, Arzu Saglam

Crew:Writer: Claudius Gentinetta - Producer: Claudius Gentinetta


SELFIES is a fireworks display of grinning people who lose themselves in the abysses of human existence. A selfie race around the world.

About the director

1968 born in Lucerne. Studies in graphic design and animation in Lucerne, Liverpool and Kassel. 1995 scholarship year in Cracow. Working as freelance graphic artist and animator in Zurich.

Filmmaker's note

My film is a walk between everyday life and culture. Whether we want it or not: selfies have become a major, cross-cultural aspect of everyday life. Joe Public is as much a part of this as are starlets and refugees. Staging the self-portraits is based on other people’s quotes and on referencing existing images. My film is not a valuation of the self-portraying craze of our times. Rather, I am taking my viewers on a dizzying journey of images that may have unwanted side effects, and offer them a new perspective of this current cultural phenomenon across the globe.

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