Germany 2008, 15' | Director Siobhan Jackson, Susanne Kurz | DoP Susanne Kurz | Screenplay Siobhan Jakson | Editor Siobhan Jackson, Batmunh Subataar | Music Nick Batterham | Cast Claire Paradine, Dai Paterson

In the middle of a vast empty countryside, two newly-weds are sleeping peacefully in their car. They've run out of petrol and they are worn out after the wedding bash. At daybreak, leaving his wife in the car, the bridegroom sets off to fetch some petrol. The tranquillity, the morning light and the landscape all exercise a strange charm on him and soon his feelings of love and happiness turn into something darker, more frightening. The verdict of the jury: From far to near. From external to internal. From tenderness to brutality. In an unusual format, 1 : 1.37, Susanne Kurz creates a filmic poem and, with great passion and assuredness of style, composes fascinating and atmosphere pictures which dispense with dialogue.


SUSANNE KURZ was born in 1974. She studied documentary film and image composition at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) and at the Netherlands Film & TV Academy in Amsterdam.. 1, 2, 3 was her graduate piece. She now works as a freelance cinematographer.

Siobhan Jackson, Susanne Kurz
Short Film
Competition for Women DoPs