Lapse of Time

Posted In Short Films

In the course of a hide and seek game,
a kid finds shelter in the most unlikely of places :
the huge astronomically-tuned clock of the city’s cathedral!
Sneaking his way through, he accidentally gets his jacket stuck into the mechanism blocking the entire system… and of time itself!

Years later, in the wake of this experience,
the kid is now an established clockworker spending his life trying to bring back to life watches and clocks of all sorts.

Until one day when he realizes time is actually slowing down…

‘A Lapse of Time’ is a short-film project blending stereoscopic 3D, photomontages, time lapse and filmed scenes. Telling the story of a odd clockmaker obsessed with time, seen through the eyes of the people around him. Reality, lies and fantasy wind and unwind around this atypical character.

This project, on the boundary between fiction and experiment, is inspired by films such as Darren Aronofsky’s ‘PI’ or Chris Marker’s ‘La Jetée’ … with the addition of stereoscopic 3D.

Working in 3D today is an exploration of the foundations and very substance of cinema: narration, direction, the images and their relation to time. It’s a opportunity to experiment and to re-think space and push the limits in a universe which opens itself to a new dimension: depth. It’s far from being a mere curiosity or cliché belief that it is simply a traditional 2D movie with “an extra camera”.



  • Director / Writter : Celine Tricart
  • Production : Kafard Films


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