Bonne Espérance
a film by Kaspar Schiltknecht

Bonne Espérance

A film by Kaspar Schiltknecht

  • 2013
  • Switzerland
  • 19 minutes
  • VO French – EN subtitles

Stéphanie’s whole life revolves around her work as a support worker in a hostel for young women at risk. Her stability is shaken when Tamara, a 16-year-old runaway, is brought back by the police. Trying to deal with the institution’s tight surveillance and hostility of the other girls, Tamara tries to make friends with Stéphanie, who becomes increasingly unsettled by the girl’s desire for closeness.

Bonne Espérance

A film by Kaspar Schiltknecht

  • 2013
  • Switzerland
  • 19 minutes
  • VO French – EN subtitles

Stéphanie’s whole life revolves around her work as a support worker in a hostel for young women at risk. Her stability is shaken when Tamara, a 16-year-old runaway, is brought back by the police. Trying to deal with the institution’s tight surveillance and hostility of the other girls, Tamara tries to make friends with Stéphanie, who becomes increasingly unsettled by the girl’s desire for closeness.

Awards

Izmir International Short Film Festival

  • Jury special award

Queer Lisboa

  • Best short film 

FESTIVALS

World Premiere : Locarno Film Festival

Festival International du film francophone de Namur
Festival de Huy, Les Enfants Terribles
Izmir International Short Film Festival
Festival du Film Européen Cinessone
YOUKI 15
Winterthur Film Festival
Northern Wave Film Festival
Upcoming Filmmakers
Journées de Soleure
Zinegoak LGBT Film Festival
Connecticut LGBT Film Festival
Torino GLBT Film Festival
Asterisco Film Festival
Werkstatt der Jungen Filmszene
Palm Springs International Festival of Short Film
Montreal Film Festival
The Portobello Film Festival
Some Prefer Cake Bologna Lesbian Film Festival
Queer Lisboa
Uppsala International Short Film
Festival Fenêtres sur Courts de Dijon
Siliguri International Short Film & Documentary Contest

Cast & Crew

With
Céline Cesa
Amélie Peterli
Mathieu Loth
Stéphanie Pin
Chaïma Afaf
Qendresa Breznica
Kimiya B. Zadeh
Melissa Giller
Lawrence Bamberger
Vincent Held
Julien Opoix

Written and directed by
Kaspar Schiltknecht

Director of photography
Léo Lefèvre

Editing
Maxime Garault

1st Assistant director
Yves Bouzaglo

Script supervisor
Amalia Becciolini

Sound
Bernhard Zitz

Sound editing
Anouk Chambaz

Sound mixing
Paul Jousselin

Set and props
Sévérine André

Costumes
Ava Ortlieb

Makeup
Fabio Camponovo-Schlegel

Production
Box Productions
ECAL Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne

In coproduction with
RTS

Director’s bio

Kaspar Schiltknecht spent his childhood and adolescence between Graubünden and the Bernese Oberland. In 2009 he begins his cinema studies at the ECAL in Lausanne. There, he obtains his bachelor’s degree in 2013.
His school short films reflect his immersion in different Swiss cultures. “Plaids87” (2011), a short documentary film in Romansh, “Wache blicke” (2012) a short fiction film shot in Swiss German and “Bonne Espérance” (2013) his diploma film, in French, visit three different cultural fields.