A young winemaker devotes himself to creating the best wine in the world, to win the hand of his beloved Mathilde – the daughter of his rich neighbour. He creates a wine so exquisite, that even Death demands to taste it. As he learns the awful truth about Mathilde’s fate, he captures Death in a barrel, ignoring the consequences on the natural order of things.
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2022
Director – Victor Jaquier
Born in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1982, Victor Jaquier is a director and an illustrator. He studied cinema at the Beaux-Arts of Geneva. He likes to explore different techniques, since his early short film Cronos and Rhea (2004), which mixes live-action and stop-motion animation. In 2007, he moved to Paris where he directed an episode for the Canal+ anthology, Sable Noir. His 20-minute live action fantastic movie, The Black Lake, was released in 2011 and competed in many festivals around the world. Death and the Winemaker is his first project using hand drawn animation.