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Simon Guélat

2019

FR-CH

30′

Festivals

World Premiere at Locarno Film - Leopardi de domani
Clermont-Ferrand short film Festival

Synopsis

Alban lives in a ski resort with his mother. Every night, the teenager sneaks away to join Julien – the boy who strangely has the same first name as the hero of the novel he devours.

Crédits

With

Paulin Jaccoud

Schemci Lauth

Jocelyne Desverchère

Written and directed by
Simon Guélat
DOP
Augustin Barbaroux
Editing
Louise Narboni
1st AD

Vincent Prades
Sound
Gaël Eléon, Lucas Héberlé, Clément Laforce
Set
Guillaume Daret
Wardrobe
Caroline Spieth
Hair and make-up
Talia Cresta

Production

Les Films du Bélier
Box Productions

In coproduction with

RTS

Biographie

Born in the Swiss Jura, Simon Guélat trained as an actor at the Haute Ecole de Théâtre de Suisse Romande (la Manufacture), from which he graduated in 2007. He has since worked with several theatre and film directors: Aurélien Patouillard, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo, Anna Van Bree, Denis Maillefer, César Vayssié, Isabelle Matter, … He plays in “120 beats per minute” directed by Robin Campillo and Grand Prix at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. In parallel to his acting career, Simon Guélat writes and directs his first short film “Cabane” in 2016, selected notably at the Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand Film Festivals. The following year, he followed a short training course in documentary filmmaking at the Ateliers Varan and directed the short film “Chahine” which was selected at the Visions du Réel festival in Nyon. Simon Guélat currently lives in Paris and is working on his first feature film.