The Mayflies


Fiction ∙ 2021
20 min ∙ 1:66 (pillarbox)

A film by Pauline Deutsch

During the night, 18 year old Alice discovers an intruder in her mother’s apartment. It’s her older brother Justin, who left two years ago and hasn’t checked in since.
- You used to like this game.

- We were ten years old.

Pauline Deutsch is an author and filmmaker born in Lyon in 1994. After studying Performing Arts at the University of Strasbourg, she trains in film production and distribution in swiss companies such as C-side, Point Prod, Idip Films, Bande à part Films and Sister Distribution. In 2018 she obtains a Bachelor in filmmaking at the ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne) with the short fantasy La nuit au port, selected in Firenze Film Corti Festival’s international competition.

The Mayflies · fiction · 20' · 2021
La nuit au port · fiction · 21' · 2018
Vedette · documentary · 14' · 2017


Estelle Bridet
Arthur Jaquier

Written and directed by

Pauline Deutsch


Adrien Lhoste


Gaspard Vignon

Assistant Manager

Delphine Mouly


Lucas Orias

Set Design

Sawsane Hema

Best Boy

Damian Malloth

Locatian Manager

Mathilde Miserez


Adrien Lhoste

Sound design and Sound Mix

Adrien Kessler

Original Music

Benjamin Bucher, Clément Grin

Color Grading

Adrien Lhoste


Thera Production, Julien Rouyet


Blizzard, Pauline Deutsch

With the support of

L’ Office Fédéral de la Culture (OFC)
Cinéforom avec la Loterie Romande
Fondation Suisa


Seoul International Short Film Festival 2021 - Winner
Halicarnassus Film Festival 2021 - Best Drama


Seoul International Short Film Festival 2021
Emerging Artists Calgary Film Festival 2021
Stockholm City FF 2021 - Finalist
Halicarnassus Film Festival 2021
SonderBlu Film Festival 2021
Pune Short FF India 2021
Aventiclap Avenches short film competition 2022
SorsiCorti16 - Palermo - 2022


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