I (2011)
by 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’.

Directed by David Fonjallaz
Written by Kathrin Yvonne Bigler, David Fonjallaz
World Premiere January 2011
Original Version German (french / english / german / polnish / bulgarian / turkish / danish subtitles)
Production Lomotion AG
Producer Louis Mataré
Cinematography Simon Huber
Editing David Fonjallaz, Marcel Wyss
Location Sound Mix Fabian Gutscher
Sound Design Jürg von Allmen, Jascha Dormann
Rerecording Sound Mix Jürg von Allmen
Music Mario Beretta
Compositing Jonas Moser
Art Direction Sara B. Weingart, Tom Weingart, Doia Mataré
Lighting Roman Brändli, Oliver Schwarz, Johannes Hartmann
Stefan Suske (der Mann / Albert)
Grazia Pergoletti (die Frau / Charlotte)
Henriette Cejpek (die Tante)
Andri Schenardi (Hamlet / Mayer)
Noe Engel (Jakob)
Milena Stupan (Marie)
Vinz Meyner (Junge mit Hornbrille)
Dimitri Friedli (Zeichnendes Kind)
Danijar Hänni (Kollege)
Leon Weingart (Kind mit Geige)
Technical Information
Picture Format Colour
Shooting Format DSLR
Exhibition Format DCP, 12 min.
World Sales / World Rights
World Rights Lomotion AG


  • 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

With financial support of