Samuel Patthey, Silvain Monney
Time seems to have stopped around the Villa when suddenly a silhouette passes. Inside the building, we discover weakened bodies, auxiliary nurses and a black cat as the minutes go by, slowly, repetitively.
“After a year of not being able to hold our elders close, though more precious and vulnerable than ever, Ecorce resonates all the more acutely as a hand-drawn chronicle of old age and communal living. In dancing pencil, chalks and watercolour, its animator-documentarians create a technically magnificent living sketchbook - capturing both the infectious bustle and vitality of community, and the idiosyncrasies of its residents with the delicacy of a line.”
— Jenna Roberts