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The Record / Il disco

Jonathan Laskar
Switzerland | 2022 | 8’38 v.o. sott. ENG/ITA

An antique music instrument dealer recieves a magical vinyle record from a traveller: “It reads your mind and plays your lost memories”. Obsessed by this endless record, the antique dealer listens to it again and again, and the memories reemerge until one last and most painful memory is revealed: how he got separated from his mother on the Swiss border during World War II.

Direction, Screenplay: Jonathan Laskar
Animation: Jonathan Laskar, Sébastien Godard
Sound Design: Carlos Ibanez Diaz
Music: Jonathan Laskar
Key Cast: Robert Bogdan Hatisi, Emmanuel Laskar, Samuel Müller
Production: Sophie Laskar-Haller, Punched Paper Films

Jonathan Laskar

Born in 1978, Jonathan Laskar studied visual arts at the University of Aix-Marseille and classical double bass at the Conservatory of Aix-en-Provence. In 2000, he moved to Germany, in the city of Weimar, to study architecture at the Bauhaus-Universität. After a few years of professional experience as an architect in Basel, Jonathan Laskar studied animation at the Lucerne University of Art and Design (Switzerland), where he obtained a master’s degree with his graduation film De terre et d’encre produced by Claude Barras. Since 2013, he lives in Geneva and works with Georges Schwizgebel and Claude Luyet, as well as an independent animation filmmaker.