Elephant in the room

2018 | Drama | 20 min | BA Film

Directed by Chanelle Eidenbenz

Collection: Degree Films 2018

Without understanding why, Irna senses that the relationship with her son Jago is getting more and more hopeless. She seeks comfort in her own world, where rubber doll Elias makes up her reality. While Irna holds on to this reality with all her might, Jago is desperately trying to make his mother understand her problem.

Runtime20 min
Year of Production2018
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatProRes, DCP
Aspect Ratio1.85:1
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shooting FormatProRes
Spoken LanguageSwiss German
Available SubtitlesGerman, English
Director, Screenplay Chanelle Eidenbenz
Cinematography Pascal Reinmann
Production Design Marlen Grassinger
Music Tarek Schmidt
Editor Florian Geisseler
Production Manager Manuela Rüegg
Leading ActorsDoris Schefer
Johannes Hegemann
Supporting ActorsSebastian Krähenbühl
Timon Kiefer
Yan Balistoy
Florian Steiner
Casting Alireza Bayram
Costume Design Annina Gull
Makeup Artist Julie Ruetz
Phillipp Keusen
Location Sound Engineer Benoit French
Sound Design Lotta Mäki
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Digital Colorist Pascal Reinmann
Graphic Artist Céline Odermatt
Technical Support Equipment Gian Courtin
Technical Support Postproduction Yasmin Joerg, Norbert Kottmann
Project Supervision Christian Iseli
Project Mentoring Sabine Boss, Bernhard Lehner
Aalto University of the Arts
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Head of Programme BA Film Sabine Boss


19. February 2019
Two Nominations for the "Deutscher Kamerapreis 2019"

Two Nominations for the "Deutscher Kamerapreis 2019": In the Category "Short Films" Pascal Reinmann and in the Category "up-and-coming talents" Natascha Vavrina.

Deutscher Kamerapreis 2019


26. August 2019 – 1. September 2019
11th Gässli Film Festival 2019

18. June 2019 – 24. June 2019
Palm Springs Shortfest
Palm Springs Shortfest

17. May 2019 – 21. May 2019
Intl. Filmmaker Festival of New York - IFFNY
Intl. Filmmaker Festival of New York - IFFNY
New York

2. April 2019 – 5. April 2019
SHORTS Filmfestival Offenburg
Offenburg | Germany

14. January 2019 – 20. January 2019
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
Saarbrücken | Germany

10. November 2018 – 17. November 2018
CAMERIMAGE International Film Festival
Bydgoszcz | Poland