Les sentinelles

by Patrick Muroni

Switzerland, France
2021
15 min
French OV
Short film
Fiction
Color
DCP

Patrick Muroni and the film crew will be attending

In competition 2021

Official synopsis

After a long night of partying, Nora announces to her friends that she is going to leave them for good. Adrift, the little group spends their last hours together in a bittersweet atmosphere, but Leo, the quietest of the group, slowly sinks into deep distress.

The programmer’s eye

What are we looking for in this energy which pulls us away from each other? In this film, leaving a group triggers a strange emotion that stands somewhere between cruelty and beauty, sweetness and melancholy. The oscillations of the choreography imagined by the director seek their visual definition, between the attraction one has towards others and the latter’s necessary escape. A clue is found in the film’s first shots: a blossoming taking place in a mouth as a way to say goodbye. For all those who have left someone or have been left, and who didn’t understand a thing, a watering can pouring tears in their hearts. — Natacha Seweryn

Biography and Filmography

After obtaining a bachelor's degree in France, Patrick Muroni joined the Lausanne University of Art and Design in the cinema section. He graduated in 2017 and made his first self-produced short film in 2018, “A Summer Morning”, which was presented at Locarno the year after. He’s currently developing a documentary feature film.

2021 - LES SENTINELLES (Short) - Patrick Muroni - Director, Screenwriter
2019 - A SUMMER MORNING (Short) - Patrick Muroni - Director, Screenwriter

Patrick Muroni

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de Patrick Muroni

After obtaining a bachelor's degree in France, Patrick Muroni joined the Lausanne University of Art and Design in the cinema section. He graduated in 2017 and made his first self-produced short film in 2018, “A Summer Morning”, which was presented at Locarno the year after. He’s currently developing a documentary feature film.

2021 - LES SENTINELLES (Short) - Patrick Muroni - Director, Screenwriter
2019 - A SUMMER MORNING (Short) - Patrick Muroni - Director, Screenwriter