La femme et le TGV

Genre, Länge
Drama, 30 Min

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 fateful 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.

Writer, Director

Timo von Gunten


Jane Birkin
Lucien Guignard
Matthieu Bisson
Manuela Biedermann


Marcel Jetzer, Timo von Gunten


Giacun Caduff


Jean de Meuron
Giles Foreman
Bela Böke

Director of Photography

Nausheen Dadabhoy


Diego, Lionel, Nora Baldenweg