by Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola

Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland


Anna, Francesco, and the eight years old Giorgio can't afford a fancy holiday. Social pressure makes them hide at home and fake a Bahamas vacation through photoshopped posts on social media. The deluge of likes/comments fuel an all-consuming dopamine rush.

Director's biography

Born in 1994 in Mendrisio (Switzerland). In 1998, after being exposed to high doses of film and TV, he falls in love with the cinematic language. Being an idiom intuitive to understand, but quite hard to speak, he decides to study Film to improve his fluency. From 2016 to 2021 he studied Bachelor of Arts in Film at the Zurich University of Arts.


Director: Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola

Screenplay: Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola

Cinematography: Rokas Sydeikis

Editing: Lars Mulle

Music: Janos Mijnssen, Xenia Wiener

Producer: Filippo Bonacci


Original title: Talponi

Running time: 15'

Film type: Fiction

Country: Switzerland

Completion date: June 2021