Without Reason

2023 | Drama | 25 min | BA Film

Directed by Vanessa Blättler

Collection: Degree Films 2023

Frida is visited by her boyfriend Nio in the clinic.
Exhausted by her questions, he shows no understanding for her situation. As Nio loses his temper, Frida becomes aware of her toxic relationship and wants to break away from it. Her friends try to keep her distracted. Frida escapes into the nightlife and lets herself float. In her curiosity, she comes across a darkroom whose seductions she resists. Following her inner voice, she finds her way to her friends. This leads her to a girlfriend with whom she finds affection and a sense of belonging. Now she is truly ready to face her past. 

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Runtime25 min
Year of Production2023
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Aspect Ratio2:1
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1, Dolby Atmos
Shooting FormatDigital
Spoken LanguageSwiss German, English, Spanish
Available SubtitlesGerman, English
Director, Screenplay Vanessa Blättler
Cinematography Isabelle Simmen
Production Design Julian Meier
Music Clément Barral
Editor Riccarda Schwarz
Leading ActorsEdith Kaupp Rivadeneiraas Frida
Supporting ActorsBenjamin Spinnleras Nio
Georg Weisleinas André
Shannet Clemmingsas Jaron & The Angel
Kaira Edwardas Gina
Elisabeth Reichenbruggeras Malia
Production Manager Paul Märki
Costume Design Raúl Egloff Alcaide
Make Up Sharon Berger, Kimberly Grossenbacher
Sound Jonathan Descombes, Edgar Gomes Ferreira
Sound Design Lea Gygli
Sound Mixing Martin Scheuter
Digital Colorist Hannes Cullum
Compositing Lauro Jenni
Project Supervision Katja Früh, Tom Gerber
Project Mentoring Bernadette Kolonko
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Programme Director Sabine Boss