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Director:Joakim Chardonnens
Screenplay: Joakim Chardonnens
Photography: Joakim Chardonnens
Sdition: Antonio Trullen Funcia
Sound: Ludvig Allen
Music: Gabriel Tejedor
Executive producers: Isabell Gattiker
Production: Intermezzofilms, Kinoproduction Oy

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Joakim Chardonnens
23' / 2012 / Switzerland
Web: www.terrainvague.ch
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Audience vote 5.68

Kyrkogårdsö is a small island in the middle of the Baltic Sea. It is an Island of 8 habitants which has been in owned by the Nordberg Family for 16 generations. Every morning, the little Ida Nordberg, 5 years old, crosses an icy sea to go to school. Kyrkogårdsö is a movie which questions the relation of a child with the immensity and the power of the Landscape.

Main Festivals & Awards

Tampere Film Festival 2013
Journées de soleure 2013
Vera Film festival 2013
Visions du Réel, Nyon, International Competition, 2012
Indie Lisboa, International Competition 2012
FID Marseille 2012
Trento Film Festival 2012
Lessinia Film Festival 2012
Comptoir du Doc Rennes 2012

Director's Biography

Born in Geneva in 1979, from a Swiss father and a Finnish mother, Joakim Chardonnens got a master in Sport Science orientation in Psychology at the University of Lausanne in 2003. In 2006 he changed his professional path and entered the National Belgium Film School INSAS, in Brussels, to study cinematography, and graduated in 2009. Since then he has worked as photography director in Switzerland, Belgium and France on several shorts and documentaries which have been shown in several International Film Festivals, such as the short film  Angela  by David Maye, winner of the Award to the Best Swiss New Comer at the International Film Festival of Locarno, 2010. He has worked also as assistant to several well-known cinematographers, such as Alexis Zabé or Carlos Reygadas in his last movie  Post Tenebras, Lux “, which obtained the “Prix de la mise en scène” at Festival de Cannes, 2012. He also belongs to the “ciné collective”. Kyrkogårdsö is Joakim’s first short movie as director which will be screened at a Film Festival.


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