Switzerland 2020 / 9’20” / national preview
The return of three anglicised natives to their county or the beginning of a meeting with the modern world that will destroy them.
Direction, Writer: Georges Schwizgebel
Production: Studio GDS, Schwizgebel, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Music: Judith Gruber-Stitzer
Compositing: Jonathan Laskar
Technique used: Drawn animation
Georges Schwizgebel was born in Switzerland in 1944. After his studies at the Ecole des arts décoratifs of Geneva, he worked for an advertising agency for many years before founding the GDS Studio with Claude Luyet and Daniel Suter in 1970. Since then he has made eighteen animated short films through the painting technique. From 1986 to 1995 he worked on retrospectives and exhibitions in, among others, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Osaka, Paris and New York. In 2002 he was assigned a prize for Swiss cinema, the best short film for La jeune fille et les nuages. Among his most important works there is also La course à l’abîme (1992), ranked among the 100 most important animated film by the Annecy Festival.