Lasse Linder
Director Lasse Linder
Producer Edith Fluckiger – Studienrichtung Video Hochschule Luzern/Design & Kunst
Writer Lasse Linder
Camera Dejan Barac
Editor Lasse Linder
Cast Bashkim Stolla, Ellen Wolf, Jonas Schuler, Ladina von Frisching
Sound Kathleen Moser
Music Christian Buttiker, Alexander CRIMER Frei
Year 2018
Length 10 min
Country Switzerland
Subtitles English
Section Short Films, Big Stories / Focus: Cinema by Migrants, Cinema on Migrants
Screening Saturday 9 November | 10:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag

An award-winning short documentary of a seemingly small player and a larger than life story.  


In his barbershop, Bashkim from Pristina tinkers with hair and hearts. He shares his philosophy of life with his customers, whom he treats like guests and talks about his latest project – shooting a film. Bashkim is the director of his own story. He is transfigured from being a marginal figure to having the key role in an aesthetic exploration of the big concepts in life.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Fribourg International Film Festival, 2019 – Special Mention | Winterthur International Short Film Festival, 2018 – Special Mention | Schweizer Jugendfilmtage – Audience Award | Ostschweizer Kurzfilmwettbewerb, 2018 – Jury Prize

Director's bio

Lasse Linder was born in 1994 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. While studying German Literature and Cinema Studies at the University of Zurich, he realised he’d rather make films himself. Therefore, he has worked as an editor and directed several short films in Switzerland and abroad. Since 2016 he has studied Video at Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU).