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The Ghost of Happiness

A woman and a man practise the grand embrace. Assiduously, they try to imitate the lively examples from Hollywood musicals but their feet keep sticking to the floor. In essence, they are caught in stereotypes. The only thing that remains is the melancholy of failure in their exhausted faces.

With Desirée Meiser 
Klaus Brömmelmeier

Director, Sound, Editor: Max Philipp Schmid
DOP: Sarah Derendinger
Lights: André Pinkus, Sarah Derendinger
Art Director, Costume: Monika Görner-Vogt
Make-up: Andrea Kummler
Sounddesign: Knut Jensen
Colorgrading: Philippe Gallay, Tweaklab
Artistic collaboration and production: Stella Händler



Basler Filmpreis ZOOM 2011 – 1. Preis in der Kategorie «Kunstfilm»
Preis “best experimental film” t-mobile new horizons international film festival Wroclaw, PolenPreis “Best Short Experimental Film” – OPEN CINEMA International short & animation film festival St. Petersburg, Russland


European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck
Videoex, Zürich
Festival International du Court Métrage, Lille
Impakt Festival, Utrecht
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest (Wettbewerb)
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
Solothurner Filmtage
Go Short – Intern. Short Film Festival Nijmegen (NL)
Filmfest Dresden
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Berlin
t-mobile new horizons intern. film festival Wroclaw, Polen
OPEN CINEMA Intern. short & animation film festival St. Petersburg, Russland


Villa Renata, Basel (Gruppenausstellung)
Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, The Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Kanada
Video Window #16, Zürich
Instants Video, Marseille
FINAL CUT Filmhuis, Den Haag