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Christophe M. Saber

2017, CH, 8′

Festivals

Brooklyn Film Festival
Palm Springs Film Festival
Jagran Film Festival
Postira Seaside Film Festival
Flickers Rhode Island Int. Film Festival
Off Courts Trouville
Portobello Film Festival
Int. Film Festival of Asian-Pacific countries
Upcoming Filmmakers - Schweizer Jungfilm Fest. Luzern
El Gouna Film Festival
Festival Tournez-Court
Milano Film Festival
Shnit ISFF
Filmplus
Festival Courts-Bouillon / DELTA
Calgary Int. Film Festival
Curt'Arruda - Arruda dos Vinhos FF
Festival Les Enfants Terribles
Festival du Film Court en Armagnac
Barbados Visual Media Festival
Vevey IFFF
Images en Vue FF
Festival Ecran Libre
Séquence Court-Métrage IF
Nuit du Court-Métrage Lausanne
Du Grain à démoudre Festival
Rencontres Internationales des Cinémas Arabes
Tallin Black Nights FF - PÖFF Shorts
Zaporizhzhia IFF
Kortfilmfestival Leuven

Prix

Brooklyn Film Festival - Prize of the public

Synopsis

Two wannabe gangsters can’t decide on the coolest thing to say before shooting Michel. 

Crédits

Director
Christophe M. Saber

With
Mehdi Djaadi
Alain Borek
Laurent Baier
Sofianne Lovati

Cinematography
Dino Franco Berguglia

Sound
Björn Cornelius, Adien Kessler

Music
Sebb Bash

Director assistant
Roman Hüben

Camera assistants
Oskar Rosetti
Zoel Aeschbacher

Editing
Christophe M. Saber

Régie 
Jonathan Saber

Producers
Elena Tatti, Elodie Brunner

Biographie

Born in Cairo/Egypt, in 1991. Egyptian/Swiss nationality. He graduated from an American College in Cairo in 2009. He then completed a short school of digital filmmaking in the U.S before enrolling for a BA degree in Filmmaking at the University of Arts and Design of Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland in 2010. He wrote and directed several fictions as well as documentaries and experimental films. In 2014, he graduated from ECAL with a bachelor’s degree in cinema with first class honors. DISCIPLINE is his diploma film and premiered during the 2014 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. The short film went on to win the Swiss Academy Award along with 90+ international prizes in more than 200 international film festivals. In 2016, he released his first documentary feature film, THE VALLEY OF SALT, which premiered at Thessaloniki and Hot Docs Film festival in Toronto. PUNCHLINE is his latest fiction short film set to be released in summer 2017. He’s currently developing his first fiction feature.