Shells (Schalentiere) (2020)

A short fiction film by Nina Kovacs

Synopsis

Margot enjoys life pleasures: eating, drinking, smoking, dressing in nice clothes. However, when her proposal for an advertising campaign is rejected, she becomes aware of how lonely she feels. Then Anna stands at her door. Anna was sent by the health insurance to make Margot lose weight. Every evening Anna prepares a healthy, light dinner for Margot. Margot is gradually overcomes her aversion towards Anna, who keeps her company during their dinners. A fine and fragile friendship develops. Yet, when Margot gains weight again, the insurance orders Anna to end the mission. At their last dinner, their friendship is put to the test and secrets are unveiled.

Cast

Margot
Rebekka Lindauer
Anna
Judith Koch
Cook
Patric Gehrig
Insurance advisor
Ragna Guderian
Remo
Juri Elmer
Eliane
Annina Polivka

Crew

Writer & Director
Nina Kovacs
Director of photography
Simon Denzler
Sound
Nadine Häusler
Set Design
Roxane Buchter
Editor
Selin Dettwiler
Costume
Maria Folmer
Make Up & Hair
Rose Zubler
Production Manager
Sven Zahn
First Assistant Director
Aynur Demir
Producers
Kaspar Winkler, Sabine Girsberger
Producers F+F
Daniel Hertli, Urs Lindauer
Editorial board SRF
Tamara Mattle

Producers

A TILT Production in Co-production with the F+F Schule für Kunst und Design and SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

Supported by

Bundesamt für Kultur