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The Black Lake

The Black Lake

A Short film by Victor Jaquier

Production year : 2011


    In distant imaginary time of tales, Madeleine and Jean live isolated at the edge of a somber mountain lake. They form a couple since Jean took in the young woman. Amnesic, Madeleine is marked with the cheek by the cross of the exiles. One day, Jean fishes for an enormous fish in the stomach of which he discovers a sleepy but very alive little boy. It will be the beginning of the events which will bring back the past of Madeleine.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Co-productions :

    Eaux Vives Productions, Kidam

    Foreign production company :



    Full credits (9)

    Screenwriter :

    Victor Jaquier

    Co-producers :

    Cyril Cadars, François-Pierre Clavel

    Sound Recordist :

    Julien Fehlmann

    Sound Editor :

    Jean-Noël Yven

    Costume designer :

    Caroline Zanetti

    Foreign Producer :

    Arnaud S. Gantenbein

    Directors of Photography :

    Pascal Montjovent, Hugo Veludo

    Editors :

    Yann Coquart, Hugo Veludo

    Production Designer :

    Léa Glauser

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :


    Sub-genre :

    Fantasy, Fairy tale

    Themes :

    Désir, Legends, Memories

    Production language :


    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, France

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Minority French (Switzerland, France)

    Production year :


    Runtime :

    19 min

    Production formats :

    HD 4K

    Color type :


    Aspect ratio :


    Audio format :

    Digital 5.1

    Rating restrictions :


    Posters (1)



    Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia - 2011

    Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia (Spain, 2011)


    Fantastic Films Competition