Directed by Zahra Vargas

Fiction | 2015| 22 min

With Sonja Bruttin, Narcisse Seppey, Rodolphe Rauber, Viviane Roh, Daniel Roh, Patrick Theytaz, Lionel Favre, Michel Breganti, Jean-Luc Dubosson & Ludovic Dayer

Produced by Louise Productions & HEAD Geneva



The Valley, a remote universe surrounded by mountains, with 2’500 hunters. During a hunting expedition, Homere shoots a bearded vulture, a protected bird of prey. Made into a scapegoat, the persecuted hunter ends up dying as a result… Based on a small news in a local paper, this social tale creeps into the rumors of this kingdom confined between two mountainous borders.


Written and directed by : Zahra VARGAS

Script consultant : Andreas FONTANA   

Director assistants : Line DE KAENEL & Quentin BOCKSBERGER 

Camera : Masanori OMORI, Matthias STAUB , Zahra VARGAS & Mirjam LANDOLT

Camera assistants : Line DE KAENEL & Corentin DE TONNAC

Sound : Simon Cesar FORCLAZ & Matthias STAUB

Editing : Myriam RACHMUTH 

Sound editing : Eleonora POLATO & Valentin DUPANLOUP

Mixing : Philippe CIOMPI

Color grading : Raphaël FRAUENFELDER

Credits graphic designer : Sebastian VARGAS 

Music : Steve BUCHANAN 


Producer : Heinz DILL

Associate producer : Elisa GARBAR

Production manager : Mariângela TRESCH

Production assistant : Laetitia CERVINI

Accountant : Agnès BAUD GERBER


Principal : Jean PERRET 

Head of production : Daniel SCHWEIZER

Production assistant : Céline CARRIDROIT

Teachers at HEAD Film Department : Gabriel ABRANTES, Bertrand BACQUE, Maëlle AZUR CAMUS, Céline CARRIDROIT, Séverine CORNAMUSAZ, Amale DUPONT, Raphaël FRAUENFELDER, Cathy LOPEZ, Cyril NEYRAT, Aude PY,Daniel SCHWEIZER, Pierre SCHLESSER, Aline SUTER, Bruno ULMER             

Director's superviser : Basil DA CUNHA

Camera consultant : Denis JUTZELER

Editing superviser : Yaël BITTON

With the participation of : Office fédéral de la culture (OFC), section cinéma 

And the support of : Cinéforom and Loterie Romande & City of Vevey


Nuit du Court de Lausanne -  projection November 4th, 2016

Cineambiente of Torino in the Panorama category - projection June 4th, 2016 

Dok fest de Munich -  Awarded in the Filmschool festival category - projection Mai 12th, 2016 

 Trento Film Festival in Trento in competition - projection Mai 5th, 2016 

Indielisboa in Lisbonne in the international competition - projections April 25th and April 27th, 2016

Kurzfilmtage du Festival du Film de Belgrade in Serbia - 20-26 March 2016

Semaine de la Critique in Berlin - projection February 11th, 2016

Festival International du Court Métrage in Clermont Ferrand in the Labo competition - projections du 6-13 February 2016

Journées de Soleure  in the Panorama Suisse - short movie categories / projections January 22th and January 24th, 2016

"Festival Entrevues" in Belfort in international competition - projection followed by a discussion with the director on November 29ht, 2015, projection December 3th, 2015 

Internationale Kurzfilmtage of Winterthur in the swiss competition - projections November 6th and November 7th, 2015 

Nuit du Court Métrage à Vevey - projection November 6th, 2015