Three short films in loop by the winners of the Grand Prix in the Labo section of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2016 Gerhar Treml and Leo Calice, part of the collective Office for Narrative Landscape Design (ONLSD).
Eden's Edge is a film portrait in three parts about Hollywood's probably most prominent landscape icon from the viewpoint of people living there. Initially marked by exceptional directorial sobriety, we see bird eye views of minimalistic scenes, meticulously arranged in gray desert sands, usually furnished with very few props. Within this context, barely insect size inhabitants move about hermits, mavericks and freaks in the best sense of the word. They all have retreated to the desert, to reinvent their lives on the margins of an increasingly unbearable society. Rarely have borders of the idyllic been so concisely drawn; rarely have places of retreat remaining for non conformists been pinpointed so precisely.