Death in a Garden

a short film by Jean-Laurent Csinidis

France/Austria 2011 // 12min


A girl dances through a Japanese garden, where mainly old people are strolling around in a peaceful atmosphere. A lingering eeriness pervades their rituals, following the sweet and unrelenting pace of a shishi-odoshi. The garden itself seems to pay particular attention to one of the old men.

Get ready for death
Get ready
The blooming cherry trees are rustling

Kobayashi Issa

Written & Directed by

Jean-Laurent Csinidis


Elke Groen

Editing & Sound

Frédéric Fichefet


Robert Kölbl, Magali Benvenuti, Laure Quenin, Anatol Rakoczy


Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Marie Tappero


AMOUR FOU, Compagnie d'Avril, in cooperation with AMOUR FOU Luxembourg

Supported by

City of Vienna Culture, Ville de Martigues