Basel, 26. Juni 2022

The Last Name of John Cage wins the Short Film Award 2022

"Starting from silence, the director composes a soundtrack while looking out the window into the darkness. In isolation from her apartment, she uses simple formal means to take us on a bold journey into her inner world. In the interplay of outer silence and inner noise: the film connects collective experiences with individual reactions on different levels."

Jury members Jenny Billeter, Marion Nyffenegger and Aurelio Buchwalder were further struck "how skillfully simple The Last Name of John Cage breaks the traumatizing silence" and would like to encourage the young French filmmaker Margaux Guillemard to continue.

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