Ontario Premiere | Switzlerland | 18 min

Director: Zoel Aeschbacher

Cinematographer: Dino Berguglia

Stars: Benjamin Sanou, Nicole Mersey, Paul Minthe

Country/Language:  Switzerland/French

Synopsis: When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance, intertwine towards an explosive ending where their limits will be tested.


Zoel Aeschbacher

Zoel was born in Paris (France) in 1993. He’s of Swiss and Vietnamese origin and grew up in Switzerland. It is through music that he began to take interest in video. Subsequently, with the democratization of the internet, the discovery of the French artistic collective “Kourtrajme” pushed him to make his cinematic experience in the street, surrounded by his friends. In 2016, he and Christophe M. Saber – another director from the same school – founded the “Apollo Projects” association to contribute to the Swiss cinema in their own way. In 2017 he graduated in cinema from ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne). BONOBO is his graduation film. He is currently established in Paris. W 2018 r. BONOBO