by Jan Gassmann
Switzerland 2022, 110'
Freedom and sexual attraction collide, sparking an intense, erotic love story
Bigna, a twenty-eight-year-old scientist, is used to having everything under control, even her erotic desires always follow rules. Thirty-three-year-old Frank searches for meaning in a haze of drugs, feeding on other people’s affection. Their different worlds collide, and they become obsessively entwined in a passionate affair.
Cast & Crew
With: Valentina Di Pace, Dominik Fellmann
Production Company: Zodiac Pictures;
Co-production companies: Swiss Radio, Television SRF;
Producers: Reto Schaerli, Lukas Hobi
World Premiere: Cannes FF 2022 - ACID
Jan Gassmann, 34, is a director working on the borderline between fiction and documentary filmmaking. At the age of 21, he first entered the competition at the Berlin Film Festival with his documentary CHRIGU (2007), which won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. Many other festivals (including Cannes Acid) and awards followed. Since then, he has been back in Berlin twice, with OFF BEAT (2010) and EUROPE, SHE LOVES (2016). His other movies, KARMA SHADUB (2013) and HEIMATLAND (an omnibus film he initiated; 2015), won awards in the main competitions at the Nyon and Max Ophüls Festivals, respectively, and premiered at Locarno. He currently lives in Zurich.