The Escape

France | 2018 | fiction | 10 min. Short matters!

Alice sings, wears make-up and cracks herself up. She is happy. Yet she is at the hospital, just out of surgery. She is very ill and totally bald. However, she is in love with her surgeon. He is her savior and comes to see her every evening. Each of his visits is a magical moment for Alice and helps her forget her unbearable situation. Alice escapes into her own dream world and makes her life over into a sweeter, love-filled one .... EFA Nomination - Drama International Short Film Festival.

directed by

Laëtitia Martinoni

Right after her B.A. in Films and Broadcasting, Laëtitia Martinoni started working on sets as a director's assistant. Throughout the years she went up from second to first assistant, both for the movies and for TV, frequently working alongside Philippe Lefebvre and Lorenzo Gabriele. In time, the desire to be the one directing became stronger and stronger. Her own experiences inspired "The Escape" ("L'Echappée"), her first short fiction, which was directed in 2017. Since then, she has been focusing on writing her first long feature.

Fabrizio Fontemaggi
Laëtitia Martinoni
animated by
Stéphan Kot
Vanessa Guedj, Alexis Michalik, Nadia Roz, Bruno Salomone
Clare Manchon, Olivier Manchon
Benjamin Jaussaud
Jean-Baptiste De Lescure
(Iris Rêve Productions)