A sunny Saturday afternoon in Zurich. In the middle of a crowded square, a businessman is lying on a bench, seemingly asleep. Someplace else, a teenager is longing for appreciation. A commuter is fighting the ticket machine. The film shows ten tableaus of everyday situations in the city. The people in it are getting confronted with small or big problems; each one of them is a Sisyphos, endlessly rolling the little stones of daily life up the mountain.

Directors Statement

The universally understandable images work like codes for our society, which can also be read by people in other countries. The audience is not limited by nationality, age or gender. We firmly believe that the film, with its unique combination of humour and social criticism, can address a broad audience, stimulate reflection and trigger discussion.
This project is to be understood as an essay film that combines staged scenes with documentary flair and an associative, sophisticated narrative structure.

Director's Biography

Jonas Ulrich was born in Zurich in 1990. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Zurich, where he studied History and Film. Also 2013, he co-founded Dynamic Frame and since then has been working as a director, author and editor.

2018 THIN AIR, short
2017 STUCK, short

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Jonas Ulrich

Written by: Jonas Ulrich

Produced by: Nicole Boner

Cinematography: Andi Widmer

Editing: Jonas Ulrich

Production Design: Chloé Bourgogne

Costume Design: Talissa Schraner

Sound: Julian Joseph

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2020