LA FEMME ET LE TGV, dir. Timo Von Gunten, Switzerland (NARRATIVE)

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 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.

Timo Von Gunten, Switzerland

Born 1989 in Zurich, Timo von Gunten is the founder of BMC Films and works as a screenwriter and director out of Switzerland. 2016 La femme et le TGV, 2016 Le Voyageur, 2014 Mosquito, 2013 Eastern Winds, 2012 Poupée, 2011 Acht Blumen, 2011 Frei nach Gefühl, 2011 Monsieur Du Lit.