Claudius Gentinetta, Franck Braun
Switzerland / 2008 / 7'
An elderly man is on board a rusty and weather-beaten cable car heading somewhere in the mountains. The man has a bad cold and every time he sneezes the rickety cable car begins to lose pieces. The man, however, does not resign himself to a tragic fate but with just a roll of adhesive tape he changes the outcome of the unlikely ascent.
He was born in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1968. He studied at the Art School specialising in graphic design and animation in Liverpool and Kassel. He works as free-lance graphic designer and animation film designer in Zurich. His filmography includes: Hungry (1987), Life (1990), The peak prosperity (1992), Arnok (1997) and Poldek (2004).
Franck Braun was born in Winterthur (Switzerland) in 1965. He has been living and working in Zurich since 1990. He works in cinema and in particular is in charge of cinematographic programming for cinemas, festivals and cultural organisations. He is the founder of Fantoche, International Animation Festival in Baden. Cable Car is his first film as director.