Frühzug (Morning Train) by Delia Hess

Frühzug (Morning Train) by Delia Hess

 After spending the night together, a couple parts ways. Guided by the activities of the man's morning rituals, she travels into a dream accompanied by the rhythms of the morning train and finds herself alone once again.


The fluidity of images (pyjama stripes turning to waves and then to bare tree branches) and the simplicity of its design help the Morning Train tell with eloquence a well-known story of love and despair.

Morning Train was the graduation project of Swiss animator Delia Hess , University of Arts and Design in Lucerne, Switzerland.


CH 2012, 5'16", drawn animation
direction: Hess Delia
music: Joan & The Sailors
sounddesign: Christof Steinmann, Thomas Gassmann
production: HSLU Design + Kunst, Studienbereich Animation, François Chalet
co-production: Swiss Radio and Television, Catherine Ann Berger



Related Articles


Zippy Frames is the premier online animation journal promoting European and Independent Animation animation since 2011

[email protected]

Zippy Frames

Quick Links