THE FIRST STEP (In production)

As a child, Silvia Pauli was a promising ballet dancer. For the last thirty years, she has lived as a nun in a small Swiss convent. Having recently discovered that her grandfather was a high-ranking Nazi, Silvia feels a heavy burden on her shoulder. Feeling guilty and helpless, she takes a road-trip to the Bisingen concentration camp, which was operated by her grandfather. There, she performs a series of dances in remembrance of its victims. The dark discovery forces Silvia to reevaluate her own identity and eventually, she decides to leave the convent.


Director: Lukas Zund
Production: Abel Films, Zurich

This project was awarded the New Horizons Studio Prize for post-production.

IN PRODUCTION