Cyclic (2015)
by Frédéric Favre

Caroline has finished her education as a journalist but is struggling with the idea of working in an office from now on. Raph is not intending to quit his passion at all but feels that this self-exploitation has to come to an end. Matila is just about to begin his new job and to discover this unique world.

Immersed in the world of the bicycle messengers of Lausanne, «CYCLIC» lets us participate in the lives of these three messengers who all find themselves at a turning point at this very moment.

Is it possible to grow old in this strength-sapping job? Is it feasible «to be free and happy for a lifetime» as Raph is planning to be? Or is the process of growing older automatically leading to compromises and betrayal of the ideals set when young?

«CYCLIC» takes us on a rollercoaster of decisions and lets us participate in some of the most intimate moments in the lives of Caroline, Raph and Matila. It addresses the difficulties of finding your place in this world.

Directed by Frédéric Favre
Written by Frédéric Favre
World Premiere April 2015
Original Version French (german / english subtitles)
ISAN 0000-0003-CB04-0000-7-0000-0000-G
Production Lomotion AG, École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, Haute école d’art et de design – Genève
Producer David Fonjallaz, Louis Mataré
Executive Producer David Fonjallaz
Cinematography Frédéric Favre
Editing Prune Jaillet
Location Sound Mix Frédéric Favre
Sound Design Peter Von Siebenthal
Rerecording Sound Mix Peter Von Siebenthal
Caroline Christianz
Raphaël Pfeiffer
Matila Corminboeuf
Technical Information
Picture Format Colour
Shooting Format XDCAM
Exhibition Format DCP, 72 min.
World Sales / World Rights
World Rights Lomotion AG
Worldwide Distribution
Distribution Switzerland Filmbringer Distribution AG


  • Visions du Réel, Nyon (CH), 04/2015
  • Festival del Film Locarno, Locarno (CH), 08/2015
  • Festival des Films du Monde, Montréal (CAN), 08/2015
  • Solothurner Filmtage, Solothurn (CH), 01/2016

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With financial support of