La femme et le TGV is a Swiss short film that premiered sometime back in this year’s 69th Locarno Film Festival and some other festivals earlier this year. Inspired by true events, it is a touching story between a lonely woman and a TGV train driver. Actress Jane Birkin is in the leading role.
Storyline: Sometimes life seems to pass at 300km/h. Elise Lafontaine has a secret routine. Every morning and evening for many years, she has been waving at the express train that passes her house. One fateful day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. She engages in a promising correspondence through poetic and thoughtful letters where the two anonymous writers share their worlds with each other. But Elise’s fairytale is cut short when the train line permanently detours for a shorter route to Paris. Not willing to do without her daily delight, Elise prompts a daring escape from her comfort zone and sets out to find the train conductor. LA FEMME ET LE TGV is inspired by true events and stars actress Jane Birkin in the leading role.
Genre: Short | Drama
Cast: Jane Birkin, Gilles Tschudi, Lucien Guignard, Mathieu Bisson
Written and Directed by Timo von Gunten
Visit the official website to explore more about the film La femme et le TGV.
Here is another interesting Swiss short film: ‘Burnt Fish Fingers’.