Directed by : Coline Confort

Genre : Documentary

Duration: 22′

Year : 2020

Original version : French

Subtitles : English, German, Spanish


At dawn, a cannon shot shatters the plain. Horses gallop across the beaten earth. Eva, 21 years old, wants to join the hunters of the Imperial Guard, a Napoleonic regiment of historical re-enactment reserved for men. In her quest for romanticism, she hides her identity so that she can set foot in the stirrup, braving a 200-year-old ban. In this world of gunpowder and smoke, Eva discovers herself as she has always dreamed: a handsome soldier at the side of a beautiful princess.

“This film convinced the entire selection committee because of its accuracy, the place the director found to blend in with this environment and obtain the confidences and complicity of her heroine, the contemporaneity of her subject which stages the past while questioning us about the present, the love of cinema which is reflected in the horse and ball scenes, which exude an astonishing grace. We were blown away by the density of the subject matter, contained in so few minutes and in a superb modesty that leaves no room for didacticism but translates a beautiful benevolence. Congratulations for this magnificent film!”

Best Short Film at the Lago Film Fest, Italy
Best School Film award at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
Nomination at the Swiss Films Awards « Best school film »
Festival Premiers plans d’Angers 2021; Palm Springs ShortFest; Locarno Film Festival; Frameline Film Festival San Francisco; Pink Apple Film Festival Zürich; Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival; Poitiers Film Festival; Journées de Soleure; FIPADOC Biarritz; International Film Festival of Uruguay, Montevideo; Prishtina International Film Festival; Nuit du court-métrage, Suisse; FIRE, Mostra de Cinema LGBTI de Barcelona; etc…



Directed by : Coline Confort

With : Eva Altagman

Image : Maxime Beaud

Sound : Masaki Hatsui

Editing : Natasha De Grandi

Sound editing : Samuel Gérard

Sound mix : Jérôme Vittoz

Music : Olha Semchyshyn et Victor Decamp

Color grading : Mykyta Krivosheiev

Graphic design : Thibault Villard

Production : Climage, Stéphane Goël

Financial support : Office fédéral de la Culture (OFC), Cinéforom et La Loterie Romande, Succès Passage Antenne

Coproduction : ECAL, Jean-Guillaume Sonnier

world sale : Climage

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