Ich (2011)
Director David Fonjallaz

The man leads a simple, content life. Up until the day when he discovers a signpost at his local park which has the word ‘park’ written on it.

For the man this signpost marks the beginning of a growing alienation from his surroundings. Is it only through labeling and language that reality and its elements become real if something as known and familiar as a park needs to be labeled as a ‘park’?

A film about a man who creates fatal misunderstandings by desperately trying to avoid them.

Loosely based on Arthur Schnitzler’s short story ‘Ich’.

Type Short Fiction
Production country Switzerland
Production year 2011
Duration 12 Minutes
Shooting format DSLR
Screening format DCP
Language German
Subtitles English, French, German, Polish, Bulgarian, Turkish, Danish
Author Kathrin Yvonne Bigler, David Fonjallaz
Director David Fonjallaz
Director of Photography Simon Huber
Editing David Fonjallaz, Marcel Wyss
Stefan Suske, Grazia Pergoletti, Andri Schenardi, Henriette Cejpek, Milena Stupan, Noe Engel, Vinz Meyner, Dimitri Friedli


  • Solothurner Filmtage, Solothurn (CH), 01/2011
  • Krakow Film Festival, Krakow (PL), 05/2011
  • 2Annas, Riga (LV), 05/2011 [Jury Special Mention]
  • In the Palace, Balchik (BG), 06/2011
  • OFF, Odense (DK), 08/2011
  • Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Istanbul (TR), 11/2011
  • Open Cinema, St. Petersburg (RU), 07/2012

04/2011 Als Vorfilm von «Bouton» (Res Balzli, Moa Distribution)
09/2011 Als Vorfilm von «Das Album meiner Mutter» (Christian Iseli, RecTV)


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