The Little Death
Dir. Annie Gisler / Switzerland / 2018 / 58’ / Polish premiere
Director: Annie Gisler
Screenplay: Annie Gisler
Cinematography: Géraldine Zosso
Editing: Valérie Anex
Sound: Julian Joseph, Nora Longatti
Music: Benoît Gisler
Producers: Mark Olexa, Dunja Keller, Francesca Scalisi
Production: DOK MOBILE
World sales: DOK MOBILE
Language: French, English
“The Little Death” is a documentary film about the female orgasm. Women from various ages, experiences and sexual preferences talk about their orgasms in all sincerity. Poetical, abstract and metaphorical images take us into the heart of their sensations. Speaking about orgasm, the protagonists talk about their desires, their sexuality. With sensibility, poetry and humor, the film takes us in the intimacy of women. Far away from pornography, performance’s cult or excessive erotic. The film is a collective adventure, driven by a common will to break some taboos that still weigh on female sexuality. “The Little Death” is a dialogue between women, for women. And for men.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Zurich Film Festival, Fribourg International Film Festival, Solothurner Filmtage, Le Mois du Film Documentaire, CinéDOC-Tbilisi, Beyond Earth Film Festival (Best Women’s Feature Film), Vox Feminae Festival, Filmz - Festival of German Cinema (Best Documentary), Open Window International Film Challenge (Best Women’s Film), Short Long World Festival, Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Medellín International Film Festival, FINDECOIN - Independent International Short & Feature Film Festival, Santa Cruz International Film Festival (Best Documentary Feature Film), Courage Film Festival, Porny Days, Molodist Kyiv Film Festival
Following her graduation from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography, Annie Gisler (*1983) studied a variety of film courses in Buenos Aires and San Jose (CR). Then she completed a year of film direction studies at the Spanish School of Cinema in Madrid (ECAM). She continued her studies towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Filmmaking at the ZHdK. She graduated in 2013 and has worked as a director and screenwriter since then.