Synopsis : The introvert Foley artist Eva struggles to create sounds for a commercial featuring a horse. Empowered by a horsetail growing out of her body, she lures a botanist into an affair, through a game of submission. PIAFFE is a visceral journey into control, gender, and artifice.
Festival History : Locarno International Film Festival
Producer : Kristof Gerega, Sophie Ahrens, Fabian Altenried
Screenplay : Ann Oren, Thais Guisasola
DOP : Carlos Vasquez
Editor : Ann Oren, Haim Tabakman
Cast : Simone Bucio, Sebastian Rudolph, Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, Bjørn Melhus, Sarah Nevada Grether, Lea Draeger, Josef Ostendorf, Hannah Müller, Ruth Rosenfeld, Catherine Mayer, Dini & Isi Komolka, Samuel Eschmann, Kristof Gerega, Daniel Matis, Nico Ehrenteit, Sophie Ruston
Ann Oren is a visual artist and filmmaker. She studied Film (BA) and Fine Arts (MA) at The School of Visual Arts, NY. After moving to Berlin in 2015, her artistic focus shifted to cinema. She directed ‘Passage’ in 2020, a 16mm short film that serves as a prequel to ‘Piaffe’, which premiered in Oberhausen Short Film Festival.