France, Denmark
2018 — 13 min / Black and white



A woman is locked in her home with an egg, which she is both attracted to and scared of. She eats the egg, she repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.

Official Trailer

Director Biography

Martina Scarpelli is an Italian filmmaker with a bachelor in Fine Art from the Academy of Brera in Milan and a bachelor in Animation from the Experimental Cinematography Centre in Turin. She graduated in 2015 with the film COSMOETICO. A former member of ASF in 2014/2015 in development and production of animated projects, she is currently working in Denmark, in order to develop contents for a new short film and to start new professional collaborations.


Martina Scarpelli


Emmanuel-Alain Raynal

Pierre Baussaron

Lana Tankosa Nikolic


Martina Scarpelli


Martina Scarpelli

Emmanuel Lantam

Timon Chapelon

Annalea Hartelius

Sarah Rothenberger

Marta Dziedzic

Joel Stenbäck

Laura Konradi Brodersen

Maria Sandvig Nielsen


Martina Scarpelli

Albane du Plessix

Screenings & Awards

Clermont-Ferrand FF , France, 2019
Jury award for Best European Short Film

VIS Vienna Independent Shorts, Austria, 2019
ASIFA Austria Award

Annecy IAFF, France, 2018
Jean-Luc Xiberras Award

AFI Fest, United States, 2018
Grand Jury Prize

Seattle IFF, United States, 2019
Special Jury Prize

Official Film Website