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SWISSFILMS Fiction Documentary

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This catalogue is a selection of new Swiss feature-length fiction films and documentaries produced in 2013/2014

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CONTENTS Introduction Fiction Films Documentaries List of Directors List of Titles List of Advertisements

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Dear film professionals Dear friends of Swiss Films For this year's catalogue we have carefully selected just over 50 film productions with potential for international distribution and theatrical release. All feature-length films – both fiction and documentary – presented here have been recently completed or are scheduled for release in the course of this year. Apart from this printed version we offer an online version of the catalogue in three languages which we constantly update with information about key cast and crew members, synopsis, festivals, awards and distribution channels. Visit our website: www.swissfilms.ch > Festivals & Promotion Long Films > Catalogue. There you will also find information on more than 2'000 Swiss feature-length films from the past 16 years, the latest festival participations as well as information about our distribution and talent support for attendances at festivals and markets. We also offer screening possibilities of our films on CINANDO. Don't miss to visit us there and get a current update on all our festival and market activities throughout the year. A selection of short film productions is presented in our SHORT FILMS catalogue. If you require further information and consultation, we are happy to assist you at our offices in Zurich and Geneva. It is a continuous pleasure to see the work of our directors and producers evolve and we are looking forward to their films being screened worldwide. May these Swiss films add colour to your year too. Catherine Ann Berger Managing Director Zurich, January 2014

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Aurelio Galfetti Fredi M. Murer Alice Rohrwacher Benoît Mariage Jasmila Zbanic Ingo J. Biermann Mohammed Soudani Mathieu Urfer Elena Hazanov Dominik Locher Petra Volpe Claudia Lorenz Men Lareida

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Akte Grüninger Bouboule Cherry Pie Chimères Cure Das kleine Gespenst Dawn Der Goalie bin ig Der Kreis Dog Men Dora oder die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern In zehn Tagen bin ich tot Jetzt oder nie Le meraviglie Les rayures du zèbre Love Island Nordland Oro verde Pause Sam Tempo Girl Traumland Unter der Haut (working title) Viktoria – A Tale Of Grace And Greed

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FICT ION

Alain Gsponer Bruno Deville Lorenz Merz Olivier Beguin Andrea Staka Alain Gsponer Romed Wyder Sabine Boss Stefan Haupt Mirko Bischofberger / Dario Bischofberger Stina Werenfels

FICTION FILMS


AKTE GRÜNINGER 8

ALAIN GSPONER SWITZERLAND / AUSTRIA / GERMANY

FICT ION

February 1939: Switzerland closes its borders to Jewish refugees. However, hundreds of people continue to cross the border without a valid visa. Police inspector Robert Frei, a young ambitious official who believes in authority, is summoned to the canton of St. Gallen. There, he finds out about a help system, which is borne by large parts of the population, and enabled by St. Gallen police captain Paul Grüninger.

ALAIN GSPONER Born in 1976 in Zurich, Switzerland. Joint Swiss and German citizenship. 1996-97 Attends Schule für Gestaltung Bern. 1997 Journalist at Kanal K Radio in Aarau. 1997-2002 Attends Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Directing department. Recipient of numerous awards. Lives in Berlin and works as author and director. FILMOGRAPHY 1994 Gezeichnet für immer (documentary) 1995 Hans Zulauf und sein Schuehüsli (documentary) 1996 Balljammer (animation) 1997 Roler Adi (documentary) 1998 Heidi (animation) 1998 Aria (short fiction) 2000 X für U (short fiction) 2001 Hinter dem Berg (fiction) 2002 Kiki und Tiger (fiction) 2005 Rose (fiction) 2006 Das wahre Leben (fiction) 2009 Lila, Lila (fiction) 2010 Der letzte Weynfeldt (fiction) 2013 Das kleine Gespennst (fiction) 2014 Akte Grüninger (fiction)

Written by: Bernd Lange Cinematography: Matthias Fleischer Editing: Mike Schärer, Bernhard Lehner Sound: Bernd Dormayer, Klaus Gartner, Johannes Paiha, Michael Plöderl, Jakob Studnicka Music: Richard Dorfmeister, Michael Pogo Kreiner Art Direction: Marion Schramm Cast: Stefan Kurt, Max Simonischek, Anatole Taubman, Helmut Förnbacher, Ursina Lardi, Robert Hunger-Bühler Original Version: Swiss-German/German (French/German subtitles), colour and b/w, DCP, 90 min. Production: C-Films AG, Zürich / makido film gmbh, Wien / SRF / Mecom München GmbH, München / ARTE Producers: Anne Walser, Golli Marboe World Sales: Beta Film GmbH Gruenwalder Weg 28d DE-82041 Oberhaching T +49 89 673469 828 beta@betafilm.com Distribution CH: The Walt Disney Company (Schweiz) GmbH, Zürich Release: January 2014


BOUBOULE 10

BRUNO DEVILLE SWITZERLAND / BELGIUM

FICT ION

In a female-only world, Kevin, twelve years old and 100 kilos in weight, aka Bouboule, has been dividing his life between his oppressive mother, his catty sisters, his doctor’s appointments, his aqua fit classes, and the hardly enviable position of neighbourhood punching bag. Looking for a release, Kevin keeps stuffing himself with chips, pastries or pots of crème brûlée in order to enter his colourful dream world where everything is lighter and funnier. Kevin’s life changes the day he becomes friends with a security guard in his early thirties, Patrick, and his dog Rocco.

BRUNO DEVILLE Born in 1976 in Ottignies, Belgium. Belgian citizenship. 1992 Receives degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wavre. 1995-2000 Attends ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne). 2000 Receives degree in directing from ECAL. 2004 Cofounder of Le Flair production company in Lausanne. FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 2000 La bouée (short fiction) 2003 Viandes (short fiction) 2008 Cartographie 9 – La Boule d’Or (documentary) 2011 CROM (TV series) 2012 La traversée (short fiction) 2014 Bouboule (fiction)

Written by: Antoine Jaccoud, Bruno Deville, in collaboration with Stéphane Malandrin, Léo Maillard Cinematography: Jean-François Hensgens Editing: Valentin Rotelli Sound: Etienne Curchod, Christophe Giovannoni, Paul Maernoudt, Denis Séchaud Music: Matthieu Chedid Art Direction: Françoise Joset Cast: Swann Arlaud, Julie Ferrier, David Thylemans Original Version: French, colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: CAB Productions SA, Lausanne / Versus Production, Liège / RTS / SRG SSR / RTBF Producer: Jean-Louis Porchet, Gérard Ruey, Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart Executive Producers: Jean-Louis Porchet, Gérard Ruey World Sales: Films Distribution 34, rue du Louvre FR-75001 Paris T +33 1 53 10 33 99 info@filmsdistribution.com Distribution CH: Filmcoopi Zürich AG, Zürich Release: Planned for Autumn 2014


CHERRY PIE LORENZ MERZ

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SWITZERLAND

Written by: Lorenz Merz Cinematography: Lorenz Merz Editing: Lorenz Merz, Samuel Doux Sound: Remie Blaser, Maurizius Staerkle-Drux, Bernhard Zitz Music: Marcel Vaid Art Direction: Frederik Kunkel Cast: Lolita Chammah Original Version: French (English/German subtitles), colour, DCP, 85 min. Producer: Lorenz Merz Production: 8horses, Zürich World Sales: Film Republic 91 Great Russell Street GB-London WC1B 3PS T +44 7835 99 91 12 info@filmrepublic.biz www.cherrypie-film.com Release: August 2013

FICT ION

Zoé tries to escape herself. Through faceless agglomerations and gas stations she drifts north. As an invisible passenger she finds herself on a ferry where a mysterious woman suddenly disappears. In the winter coat of a stranger Zoé reaches new ground.

LORENZ MERZ Born in 1981 in Zurich, Switzerland. Trains as photographer and graphic designer. 2004-08 Attends ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), Film department. 2008 Receives degree from ZHdK. Works as film director and cameraman. 2009 Swiss Film Award, Best Short Film for “Un día y nada”. 2012 Swiss Film Award, Best Cinematography for “Summer Games”. FILMOGRAPHY 2000 Low Tide (short fiction) 2002 Beachball (experimental) 2004 4*Poemas (co-director, short fiction) 2005 Per lei e me (short fiction) 2003 Bastri im Wunderland (short fiction) 2007 The Little Samurai (short fiction) 2008 Un día y nada (short fiction) 2013 Cherry Pie (fiction)


CHIMÈRES CHIMERAS

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OLIVIER BEGUIN SWITZERLAND / SPAIN

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While on holiday in Romania with his girlfriend Livia, Alexandre is hit by a car. He is hospitalized and has to undergo a blood transfusion. On his return he seems to suffer from a strange disease.

OLIVIER BEGUIN Born in 1975 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. 1996-99 Attends LIFS (London International Film School), Art & Technique of Filmmaking. Since 1999 works as film editor for Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS). FILMOGRAPHY 2000 Time With Nyenne (short fiction) 2002 Si vous le voyez, tuez-le de ma part (short fiction) 2006 Naufrage (short fiction) 2008 Dead Bones (short fiction) 2011 Employé du mois (short fiction) 2013 Chimères (fiction)

Written by: Olivier Beguin, Colin Vettier Cinematography: Florian N. Gintenreiter Editing: Olivier Beguin Sound: Gwenn Deschenaux, Joachim Hansen Music: Lorris Gisana Art Direction: Michel Imhof Cast: Jasna Kohoutova, Yannick Rosset, Catriona MacColl, Paulo Dos Santos, Ivan Gonzalez Original Version: French (English subtitles), colour, DCP, 80 min. Production: Chaoticlock Films, Neuchâtel / VM Broadcast, Alcorcón Producers: Olivier Beguin, Gwenn Deschenaux, Lluis Fe Pérez World Rights: Chaoticlock Films Ecluse 38 CH-2000 Neuchâtel T +41 78 708 15 22 info@chaoticlock.com www.chimeres.ch Release: July 2013


CURE ANDREA STAKA

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SWITZERLAND / CROATIA / BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Written by: Andrea Staka, Marie Kreutzer, Thomas Imbach Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht Editing: Tom La Belle Sound: Peter Bräker, Predrag Doder Art Direction: Su Erdt Cast: Sylvia Marinkovic, Lucia Radulovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Skaricic, Leon Lucev, Franjo Dijak Original Version: Croatian/Swiss-German (German/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 85 min. Production: Okofilm Productions GmbH, Zürich / Ziva Produkcija, Zagreb / Deblokada, Sarajevo / SRF / ZDF/ARTE Producers: Thomas Imbach, Leon Lucev, Damir Ibrahimovic World Rights: Okofilm Productions GmbH Ankerstrasse 3 CH-8004 Zürich T +41 44 240 58 56 info@okofilm.ch Distribution CH: Pathé Films AG, Zürich Release: Planned for Spring 2014

FICT ION

Linda and Eta are best friends. Like most teenage girls they are neverless often drawn into fierce arguments. On a warm spring day, they decide to wander into the forbidden forest at Petka hill. While walking, they talk about their first experiences with boys. They laugh and argue, and they make plans for a mutual future far away. At the edge of a cliff, a sexually tense moment arises and the girls have an argument with horrific consequences.

ANDREA STAKA Born in 1973 in Lucerne, Switzerland. 1993-98 Attends ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), Film and Video Department. 1998 Receives degree from ZHdK. Receives numerous awards for “Hotel Belgrad” and “Yugodivas”. 2006 Awarded Golden Leopard in Locarno for “Das Fräulein”. 2007 Swiss Film Award, Best Screenplay for “Das Fräulein”. 2007 Cofounds Okofilm Productions together with director and producer Thomas Imbach. Member of the European Film Academy. FILMOGRAPHY 1995 Ruza (experimental) 1998 Hotel Belgrad (short fiction) 2000 Yugodivas (documentary) 2006 Das Fräulein (fiction) 2014 Cure (fiction)


DAS KLEINE GESPENST 14

ALAIN GSPONER GERMANY / SWITZERLAND

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For a long time, the little ghost has been living in the attic of a castle. Its greatest wish is to see the world by the light of day, but its attempts are all in vain. Three children, Karl, Hannes and Marie, go on a nighttime hike to the castle, where they encounter the little ghost. The following day, the little ghost promptly wakes at noon. Its joy is short-lived, however, as, tinted black by the first sunbeam, the little ghost scares the townsfolk and causes all kinds of chaos. Despairing, it turns to the children for help in trying to go home and return to its former existence as a night ghost.

ALAIN GSPONER Born in 1976 in Zurich, Switzerland. Joint Swiss and German citizenship. 1996-97 Attends Schule für Gestaltung Bern. 1997 Journalist at Kanal K Radio in Aarau. 1997-2002 Attends Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Directing department. Recipient of numerous awards. Lives in Berlin and works as author and director. FILMOGRAPHY 1994 Gezeichnet für immer (documentary) 1995 Hans Zulauf und sein Schuehüsli (documentary) 1996 Balljammer (animation) 1997 Roler Adi (documentary) 1998 Heidi (animation) 1998 Aria (short fiction) 2000 X für U (short fiction) 2001 Hinter dem Berg (fiction) 2002 Kiki und Tiger (fiction) 2005 Rose (fiction) 2006 Das wahre Leben (fiction) 2009 Lila, Lila (fiction) 2010 Der letzte Weynfeldt (fiction) 2013 Das kleine Gespennst (fiction) 2014 Akte Grüninger (fiction)

Written by: Martin Ritzenhoff, based on the novel by Otfried Preussler Cinematography: Matthias Fleischer Editing: Michael Schaerer Sound: Olaf Mehl, Sebastian Schmidt, Stephan von Hase Music: Niki Reiser Art Direction: Eva Maria Stiebler Cast: Uwe Ochsenknecht, Herbert Knaup, Bettina Stucky, Aykut Kayacik, Jonas Holdenrieder, Emily Kusche, Nico Hartung, Sandra Borgmann, Stephan Kampwirth Original Version: German, colour, DCP, 90 min. Other Versions: English subtitles / Swiss-German / Swiss-German (French subtitles) Production: Claussen+Wöbke+Putz Filmproduktion GmbH, München / Zodiac Pictures Ltd, Zürich / B.A. Produktion GmbH, München / ZDF / SRF / Teleclub Producers: Uli Putz, Jakob Claussen, Reto Schaerli, Lukas Hobi World Sales: Arri Worldsales Türkenstrasse 89 DE-80799 München T +49 89 38 09 12 88 worldsales@arri.de Distribution CH: The Walt Disney Company (Schweiz) GmbH, Zürich Release: September 2013


DAWN ROMED WYDER

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SWITZERLAND / UNITED KINGDOM / GERMANY / ISRAEL

Written by: Billy McKinnon, based on a novel by Elie Wiesel Cinematography: Ram Shweky Editing: Kathrin Plüss Sound: William E. Franck, Richard Lewis, Steven Parker, Keith Tunney Music: Bernard Trontin Art Direction: Roger Martin, Boaz Katzenelson Cast: Joel Basman, Liron Levo, Moris Cohen, Rami Heuberger, Sarah Alder, Jason Isaacs Original Version: English/French/Hebrew (English/French/German subtitles), colour, DCP, 93 min. Production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Zürich / Paradigma Films SA, Genève / Enigma Film GmbH, München / Lama Films, Tel Aviv / Delirious Productions, Whitstable / RTS Producers: Samir, Tunje Berns, Romed Wyder, Philip Gates, Richard West, Amir Harel, Clarens Grollmann World Rights: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG Molkenstrasse 21 CH-8004 Zürich T +41 44 456 30 20 office@dschointventschr.ch Release: January 2014

FICT ION

British-mandated Palestine, 1947. Zionists are fighting for the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. A member of the Jewish underground has been sentenced to death by the British authorities. In turn, they have kidnapped a British officer. Now, they sit out the night together, waiting for the result of the negotiation. If the British hang their friend at dawn, one of them will shoot the British officer.

ROMED WYDER Born in 1967 in Brig, Switzerland. 1995 Receives degree from the cinema department of the ESBA (École Supérieure des Beaux Arts) Geneva. Active member of Cinéma Spoutnik. 1993 Cofounder of Laika Films. 2003 Founds Paradigma Films. Board member of the Swiss Filmmakers Association. FILMOGRAPHY 1991 En pièces (co-director, experimental) 1991 Le vol (short fiction) 1992 November am Meer (short fiction) 1992 Marinella (co-director, short fiction) 1995 Squatters (documentary) 1996 Excursion (short fiction) 1997 Ecran d’argile (co-director, documentary) 1999 Pas de café, pas de télé, pas de sexe (fiction) 2004 Absolut (fiction) 2014 Dawn (fiction)


DER GOALIE BIN IG I AM THE KEEPER

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SABINE BOSS SWITZERLAND

FICT ION

It’s at the end of the eighties, and the hedonist Ernst, whom everyone calls “Goalie,” returns to the small town of Schummertal after spending one year in prison. This is where he grew up; everyone here knows him. Goalie wants a new start, this time a life without drugs. He looks for a job and falls in love with Regula, a waitress. It doesn’t matter to him that his best friend Ueli thinks he has become bourgeois. Strong-willed, somewhat naive and with a great deal of charm, he wants to get his life back on the right track. But just as his life is about to take a lucky turn, his past catches up with him.

SABINE BOSS Born in 1966 in Aarau, Switzerland. 1986-87 Works as radio presenter. 1987-91 Sound engineer for film and theatre. 1992-96 Studies directing at ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). 1996-97 Works as assistant director on various productions and projects for Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). 1998 Freelance work at SRF. 1999 Freelance director for TV3. Since 2000 works as independent director and screenwriter for film, television and theatre. FILMOGRAPHY 1991 Alles Andere (co-director, documentary) 1992 Der erste Film (co-director, experimental) 1993 Das planetarische Machtwort (documentary) 1993 M. (experimental) 1995 Endspurt (short fiction) 1997 Ein ja zum vielleicht (short fiction) 2001 Studers erster Fall (fiction) 2002 Ernstfall in Havanna (fiction) 2004 Lüthi und Blanc (TV series) 2005 Undercover (fiction) 2007 Kein zurück – Studers neuster Fall (fiction) 2008 Das Geheimnis von Murk (fiction) 2008 Das Fräuleinwunder (fiction) 2010 Sonntagsvierer (fiction) 2011 Mord hinterm Vorhang (fiction) 2012 Hanglage mit Aussicht (Tatort) (fiction) 2013 Stärke 6 (fiction) 2014 Der Goalie bin ig (fiction)

Written by: Jasmine Hoch, Sabine Boss, Pedro Lenz Cinematography: Michael Saxer Editing: Stefan Kälin Sound: Felix Bussmann, Rolf Büttikofer, Benedikt Fruttiger Music: Peter Von Siebenthal, Richard Köchli Art Direction: Gerald Damovsky Cast: Marcus Signer, Sonja Riesen, Pascal Ulli Original Version: Swiss-German (English/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 92 min. Production: C-Films AG, Zürich / Carac Film AG, Bolligen / SRG SSR Producers: Michael Steiger, Anita Wasser, Theres Scherer-Kollbrunner World Rights: C-Films AG Hallenstrasse 10 Postfach CH-8032 Zürich T +41 44 253 65 55 c-films@c-films.com Distribution CH: Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Zürich Release: January 2014


DER KREIS THE CIRCLE

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STEFAN HAUPT SWITZERLAND

FICT ION

Zurich, 1958. The bashful teacher Ernst Ostertag and the German cabaret artist Röbi Rapp get to know one another in the Swiss underground organisation called “Der Kreis.” As the two dissimilar men defend their love, they witness the heyday and decline of this Europe-wide pioneering organisation for gay emancipation.

STEFAN HAUPT Born in 1961 in Zurich, Switzerland. 1978-79 Exchange student in Pennsylvania, USA. 1985-88 Attends the Theatre Academy of Zurich. Since 1989 works as an independent film and theatre director. 2002 Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film for “Utopia Blues”. 2008-10 President of the Swiss Filmmakers Association. 2007-12 Member of the SWISS FILMS Board of Trustees. FILMOGRAPHY 1992 Andras – Kein Mann fällt vom Himmel (documentary) 1998 I’m Just A Simple Person (documentary) 2001 Increschantüm (Heimweh) (documentary) 2001 Utopia Blues (fiction) 2003 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross – Dem Tod ins Gesicht sehen (documentary) 2003 Moritz (fiction) 2004 Downtown Switzerland (co-director, documentary) 2006 Ein Lied für Argyris (documentary) 2010 How About Love (fiction) 2012 Sagrada – El misteri de la creació (documentary) 2014 Der Kreis (fiction)

Written by: Stefan Haupt, Christian Felix, Ivan Madeo, Urs Frey Cinematography: Tobias Dengler Editing: Christoph Menzi Sound: Thomas Gassmann, Gregor Rosenberger, Ingrid Städeli Music: Federico Bettini Art Direction: Karin Giezendanner Cast: Matthias Hungerbühler, Sven Schelker, Marianne Sägebrecht, Anatole Taubman, Antoine Monot Jr., Stefan Witschi, Markus Merz, Ernst Ostertag, Röbi Rapp, Babett Arens, Peter Jecklin, Marie Leuenberger Original Version: Swiss-German (English subtitles), colour, DCP, 101 min. Production: Contrast Film Zürich GmbH, Zürich / SRF Producers: Ivan Madeo, Urs Frey World Rights: Contrast Film Zürich GmbH Brahmsstrasse 143 CH-8003 Zürich T +41 76 316 76 76 info@contrastfilm.ch Distribution CH: Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Zürich Release: Planned for Spring 2014


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DOG MEN MIRKO BISCHOFBERGER DARIO BISCHOFBERGER

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SWITZERLAND

Written by: Mirko Bischofberger, Dario Bischofberger Cinematography: Martin Boyer, Michelle Ettlin Editing: Mirko Bischofberger, Michelle Ettlin Sound: Dario Bischofberger Music: Dario Bischofberger, Antonio Esperti, Andrea Esperti Cast: Irmina Kopaczynska, Gioacchino Balistreri, Urs Althaus, Daniel Mulligan, Nils Althaus Original Version: English/Italian (German/English/French/Italian subtitles), b/w, BD , 90 min. Production: Mirko Bischofberger, Zürich / Dario Bischofberger, Zürich / Clacson, Zürich World Rights: Mirko & Dario Bischofberger Heinrichstrasse 225 CH-8005 Zürich T +41 78 936 10 93 mirkobischofberger@gmail.com www.dog-men.ch Release: Planned for Spring 2014

FICT ION

In a not too distant future only a few homo sapiens are left. Struggling for survival they are forced to live from hunting the last remaining animals in the peripheral ruins of a more advanced human civilization. But they are unaware of being stalked themselves by a mysterious scanner. A science fiction story about hunting and being hunted, about extinction and survival, about dogs and men.

MIRKO BISCHOFBERGER Born in 1980 in Bellinzona, Switzerland. Joint Swiss and Italian citizenship. Received PhD in Biochemistry from the EPFL (Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne). Also works as freelancer for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. FILMOGRAPHY 2000 Strada senza uscita (documentary) 2002 For One Dollar More (documentary) 2008 Imesta Griki (documentary) 2012 Old Is The New (co-director, fiction) 2014 Dog Men (co-director, fiction) DARIO BISCHOFBERGER Born in 1975 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Joint Swiss and Italian citizenship. Works as professional musician. FILMOGRAPHY 2012 Old Is The New (co-director, fiction) 2014 Dog Men (co-director, fiction)


DORA ODER DIE SEXUELLEN NEUROSEN UNSERER ELTERN DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSES OF OUR PARENTS 22

STINA WERENFELS SWITZERLAND / GERMANY

FICT ION

After her mother decided that the eighteen-year-old mentally disabled Dora no longer has to take psychotherapeutic drugs, the young woman begins to blossom. The sedated teenager was never a problem for her surroundings – but new challenges arise when the pleasure-loving young woman discovers her sexuality and the family gradually threatens to fall apart.

STINA WERENFELS Born in 1964 in Basel, Switzerland. 1984-87 Studies Pharmacology at the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich). 1991 Attends Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Works as screenwriter and director. Lives and works in Zurich. 1999 Swiss Film Award, Best Short Film for “Pastry, Pain and Politics”. FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 1991 Piekser – Letzter Badetag am Wannsee (co-director, short fiction) 1994 Fragments From The Lower East Side (documentary) 1998 Pastry, Pain and Politics (short fiction) 1999 Making Of A Jew (part of “ID Swiss”, documentary) 2003 Meier Marilyn (fiction) 2006 Nachbeben (fiction) 2014 Dora oder die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern (fiction)

Written by: Stina Werenfels, Boris Treyer Cinematography: Lukas Strebel Editing: Jann Anderegg Sound: Peter Bräker, Uve Haussig Music: Dimitri de Perrot, Peter Bräker Art Direction: Beatrice Schulz Cast: Victoria Schulz, Jenny Schily, Urs Jucker, Lars Eidinger Original Version: German (French/English subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Zürich / NiKo Film, Berlin / SRF / Arena Cinemas AG, Zürich / Filmförderungsanstalt, Berlin / Aleppo Films, Zürich Producers: Samir, Nicole Gerhards, Stina Werenfels Executive Producer: Samir World Rights: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG Molkenstrasse 21 CH-8004 Zürich T +41 44 456 30 20 office@dschointventschr.ch Distribution CH: Filmcoopi Zürich AG, Zürich Release: Planned for Spring 2014


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IN ZEHN TAGEN BIN ICH TOT IN TEN DAYS I’LL BE DEAD

AURELIO GALFETTI

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SWITZERLAND

FICT ION

Every day is the same on Death Row. Waiting, perhaps a visit, the mandatory strip search. Waiting. Waiting until the final ruling about life and death has been given. Raoul is waiting. The decision is made.

Written by: Aurelio Galfetti Cinematography: Aurelio Galfetti Editing: Aurelio Galfetti Sound: Aurelio Galfetti, Ingrid Städeli, Roland Widmer Music: Eduard Gürber Art Direction: Aurelio Galfetti Cast: Tim Seyfi, Sibilla Semadeni, Dave Gilgen, Roger Pfyl, Simon Ledermann Original Version: German (English/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 85 min. Producer and Executive Producer: Aurelio Galfetti Production and World Rights: Aurelio Galfetti Untergütschstrasse 19 CH-6003 Luzern T +41 78 639 47 64 aureliomarco@bluewin.ch Release: August 2013

AURELIO GALFETTI Born in 1963 in Morbio, Switzerland. 1989-92 Studies Political Science, Sociology and Film Studies at the University of Zurich. 1992-97 Attends ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). 1997 Receives degree from ZHdK, Film and Video Department. Since 1997 works as screenwriter, cinematographer, director and producer. Since 2007 also lectures at the HSLU (Hochschule für Design und Kunst, Luzern), Video department. FILMOGRAPHY 1995 The Lake (short fiction) 1997 Paul (short fiction) 2003 Zimmer 307 (short fiction) 2013 In zehn Tagen bin ich tot (fiction)


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FREDI M. MURER SWITZERLAND

FICT ION

Elise and Paul are an elderly, intellectual married couple who live with their dog Bossi in a villa in a Zurich upperclass neighbourhood. Also a part of their household is Angela, their Italian housekeeper, without whom the couple feels lost. When Angela meets a man from the theatre who lures her away with the leading role for his new play, the life stories of everyone involved resurface. Stories they thought they had long forgotten are now interfering with their current everyday lives.

FREDI M. MURER Born in 1940 in Beckenried, Switzerland. Studied photography at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich. Contributed to the EXPO 64. Since 1967 works as independent filmmaker and producer in Zurich. 1992-96 President of the Swiss Filmmakers’ Association. 2007 Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film for “Vitus”. 2008-10 President of the Swiss Film Academy. FILMOGRAPHY 1962 Marcel (short fiction) 1965 Pazifik oder die Zufriedenen (fiction) 1966 Chicorée (experimental) 1966 Bernhard Luginbühl (documentary) 1968 Vision of a Blind Man (experimental) 1969 2069 (short fiction, part of the compilation film “Swiss Made”) 1969 Sad-is-faction (documentary) 1972 Passagen (documentary) 1973 Christopher und Alexander (documentary) 1974 Wir Bergler in den Bergen sind eigentlich nicht schuld, dass wir da sind (documentary) 1979 Grauzone (fiction) 1985 Höhenfeuer (fiction) 1987 Sehen mit anderen Augen (documentary) 1990 Der grüne Berg (documentary) 1991 Die verborgene Fiktion im Dokumentarfilm (short fiction, part of the compilation “le film du cinéma suisse”) 1998 Vollmond (fiction) 2004 Downtown Switzerland (co-director, documentary) 2006 Vitus (fiction) 2014 Jetzt oder nie (fiction)

Written by: Fredi M. Murer Cinematography: Pio Corradi Editing: Marina Wernli Sound: Patrick Storck, Jürg von Allmen Art Direction: Susanne Jauch Cast: Sibylle Brunner, Werner Rehm, Silvana Gargiulo, Ueli Bichsel Original Version: Swiss-German/German/Italian/English (French/Italian subtitles), colour, DCP, 100 min. Production: Vega Film AG, Zürich / Peacock Film, Zürich / FMM Film GmbH, Zürich / SRF Producers: Ruth Waldburger, Elena Pedrazzoli, Fredi M. Murer Executive Producer: Ruth Waldburger World Rights: Vega Film AG Helenastrasse 3 Postfach CH-8034 Zürich T +41 44 384 80 90 info@vegafilm.com Distribution CH: Vega Distribution AG, Zürich Release: Planned for Autumn 2014


LE MERAVIGLIE 28

ALICE ROHRWACHER ITALY / SWITZERLAND / GERMANY

FICT ION

Fourteen-year-old Gelsomina lives in the Umbrian countryside with her sweetly dysfunctional family. Her secluded microcosm is shattered by the arrival of Martin, a young German criminal on a rehab programme.

ALICE ROHRWACHER Born in 1984 in Fiesole, Italy. Italian citizenship. Received degree in Literature and Philosophy from Torino University. FILMOGRAPHY 2011 Corpo celeste (fiction) 2014 Le meraviglie (fiction)

Written by: Alice Rohrwacher Cinematography: Hélène Louvart Editing: Marco Spolentini Sound: Christophe Giovannoni Cast: Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Sabine Timoteo, Alba Rohrwacher, Agnese Graziani Original Version: Italian/German/French (Italian subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Other Versions: Italian/French (English subtitles) / German Production: Tempesta srl, Bologna / Amka Films Productions SA, Savosa / Pola Pandora Filmproduktions GmbH, Berlin / RSI Producers: Carlo Cresto-Dina, Tiziana Soudani World Rights: Tempesta srl Via Azzo Gardino 65, IT-40122 Bologna T +39 051 219 48 52, scrivi@tempestafilm.it and Amka Films Productions SA Via Sole 2, CH-6942 Savosa T +41 91 967 40 76, amka@amka.ch and Pola Pandora Filmproduktions GmbH Schwedterstrasse 13, DE-10119 Berlin T +49 30 24 04 72 52 Release: Planned for Summer 2014


LES RAYURES DU ZÈBRE BENOÎT MARIAGE

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BELGIUM / FRANCE / SWITZERLAND

Written by: Benoît Mariage Cinematography: Benoît Dervaux Editing: Philippe Bourgueil, Nicolas Rumpl Sound: Gabriel Hafner, François Musy Music: Emmanuel d'Orlando Art Direction: Catherine Cosme Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Marc Zinga, Tatjana Rojo, Tom Audenaert Original Version: French (English/German subtitles), colour, DCP, 85 min. Production: MG Productions, Bruxelles / Formosa Production, Paris / CAB Productions SA, Lausanne / RTBF / RTS / SRG SSR / Belgacom Producers: Michaël Goldberg, Boris Van Gils, Jean-Louis Porchet, Gérard Ruey, Executive Producer: Michaël Goldberg World Sales: Films Distribution 34, rue du Louvre FR-75001 Paris T +33 1 53 10 33 99 info@filmsdistribution.com Distribution CH: Agora Films, Genève Release: February 2014

FICT ION

José, a 45-year-old Belgian, manages African football players and has chosen the poor neighbourhoods of Abidjan as a hunting ground. There, women sell their charm while guys, addicted to football, have the mad dream of conquering Europe and its astronomical wages. In this context, José finds Yaya, a young prodigy. He promises him a great future in football. But once in Belgium, nothing goes as planned.

BENOÎT MARIAGE Born in 1961 in Virton, Belgium. Received degree in Law. 1987 Degree from INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle). Works as film director and press photographer. FILMOGRAPHY 1996 La terre n’est pas une poubelle (short fiction) 1997 Le signaleur (short fiction) 1999 Les convoyeurs attendent (fiction) 2003 L’autre (fiction) 2008 Cowboy (fiction) 2014 Les rayures du zèbre (fiction)


LOVE ISLAND 30

JASMILA ZBANIC

CROATIA / BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA / SWITZERLAND / GERMANY

FICT ION

This summer comedy tells the story of a couple and their holiday on the Croatian coast. While the husband, a big fan of karaoke, soon finds himself irresistibly attracted to a diving instructor, his wife also discovers her great, long-lost love in the beautiful foreigner.

JASMILA ZBANIC Born in 1974 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Worked as puppeteer and clown. Studied directing at the Arts Academy in Sarajevo. 1997 Cofounds Deblokada artist association. Works as producer and director with Deblokada. 2006 Receives Golden Bear in Berlin for “Grbavica”. FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 1998 Love Is (short fiction) 2002 Red Rubber Boots (documentary) 2004 Lost And Found (documentary) 2006 Grbavica (fiction) 2010 On The Path (fiction) 2013 For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (fiction) 2014 Love Island (fiction)

Written by: Aleksandar Hemon, Jasmila Zbanic Cinematography: Christine A. Meier Editing: Isabel Meier Sound: Jacob Ilgner Music: Balz Bachmann Cast: Ariane Labed, Ada Condescu, Ermin Bravo, Leon Lucev, Franco Nero Original Version: English/Croatian/Bosnian (German/English subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: Ziva Produkcija, Zagreb / Deblokada, Sarajevo / Okofilm Productions GmbH, Zürich / Komplizen Film GmbH, Berlin Producers: Damir Ibrahimovic, Leon Lucev, Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Andrea Staka, Thomas Imbach World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH Balthasarstrasse 79-81 DE-50670 Köln T +49 221 539 709 0 info@matchfactory.de Distribution CH: trigon-film, Ennetbaden Release: Planned for Autumn 2014


NORDLAND INGO J. BIERMANN

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SWITZERLAND / GERMANY

Written by: Stephan Schoenholtz Cinematography: Kai Miedendorp Editing: Carlotta Kittel Sound: César Fernández, Silvio Naumann, Henrike Zeller Music: Frode Haltli Art Direction: Fiene Scharp Cast: Odine Johne, Nora G. Svalheim, Burri-Taka Bolalima, Maren Hoff, John Sigurd Kristensen, Olena Godinaud-Tretyak, Ingrid Lode Original Version: German/English/Norwegian (English/German subtitles), colour, DCP, 105 min. Production: Silverio Films, Zürich / Onfeatures Film GmbH, Zürich / Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, Berlin / Myrland Films, Bern / Leaves & Leaches Pictures, Zürich Producers: Iliana Estañol, Gabriel Baur, Ingo J. Biermann, Stephan Schoenholtz Executive Producer: Iliana Estañol World Sales: Media Luna New Films Aachener Strasse 24 DE-50674 Köln T +49 221 510 91 891 info@medialuna.biz Release: Planned for Summer 2014

FICT ION

Eleni is abruptly left alone by her girlfriend Kaia during a trip to Norway. In order to find her lost love, she embarks on an emotional journey far beyond the beautiful Arctic Circle. When Eleni meets another woman, she finally becomes attentive to her own perceptions and desires.

INGO J. BIERMANN Born in 1978 in Stuttgart, Germany. German citizenship. Studied directing at DFFB (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin). Works as screenwriter, director, producer and editor. FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 2002 Walking Among Lilacs And Singing (short fiction) 2006 Glass Days (short fiction) 2009 Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil (fiction) 2011 Nocturne (documentary) 2012 Nine Women (documentary) 2014 Nordland (fiction)


ORO VERDE GREEN GOLD

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MOHAMMED SOUDANI SWITZERLAND

FICT ION

Inspired by real events which took place in Ticino in the early 2000s, it is the story of Mario and his seedy gang, who are considering the heist of the century: stealing a huge quantity of cannabis which was confiscated by the police and stashed in a military warehouse, leaving ordinary hay in its place. They hope the plan will turn their lives around.

MOHAMMED SOUDANI Born in 1949 in El-Asnam, Algeria. Joint Swiss and Algerian citizenship. Since 1972 lives in Switzerland. Attended the IDHEC (Institut des Hautes Écoles Cinématographiques), Paris. Cameraman and director of photography. 1980 Studies in the USA. Since 1987 works as a producer and director of photography for the Radiotelevisione Svizzera (RSI) and for several other companies. 1998 Awarded Swiss Film Prize, Best Fiction Film ex-aequo for “Waalo Fendo (là où la terre gèle)”. Lecturer at the SUPSI (École Universitaire Supérieure de la Suisse Italienne). FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 1997 Waalo Fendo (là oû la terre gèle) (fiction) 1998 Les diseurs d’histoires (documentary) 2000 Vivere (documentary) 2000 Il miracolo dei miracoli (documentary) 2002 M’invento l’Oriente (documentary) 2002 Guerre sans images (documentary) 2004 Kart 26 (documentary) 2007 Un altro mondo (short fiction) 2007 Roulette (fiction) 2008 Hadjira, Mehrézia, Latifa, femmes musulmanes en Occident (documentary) 2010 Taxiphone – El Mektoub (fiction) 2010 Lionel (fiction) 2011 Unbelgiocare (documentary) 2012 C’est la faute à Rousseau qu’on est tous des Mohamed (documentary) 2014 Oro verde (fiction)

Written by: Walter Pozzi, Davide Pinardi, Lara Fremder Cinematography: Pietro Zuercher Editing: Jacopo Quadri Sound: Daniela Bassani, Marzia Cordò, Christophe Giovannoni, Stefano Grosso Music: Maria Bonzanigo Cast: Fausto Sciarappa, Giorgia Würth, Carlos Leal, Ignazio Oliva, Leonardo Nigro, Gaia Parisi, Diego Gaffuri Original Version: Italian (English subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: Amka Films Productions SA, Savosa / RSI Producer: Tiziana Soudani World Rights: Amka Films Productions SA Via Sole 2 CH-6942 Savosa T +41 91 967 40 76 amka@amka.ch Release: January 2014


PAUSE MATHIEU URFER

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SWITZERLAND / BELGIUM

Written by: Mathieu Urfer Cinematography: Timo Salminen Editing: Yannick Leroy Sound: Masaki Hatsui Music: Mathieu Urfer, Luft Art Direction: Regis Marduel Cast: Baptiste Gilliéron, Julia Faure, André Wilms, Nils Althaus, Margherita Coldesina, Nicole Letuppe, Roland Vouilloz, Hélène Barbry, Baptiste Coustenoble Original Version: French, colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: Box Productions sàrl, Renens / Novak Productions, Bruxelles / RSI Producer: Elodie Brunner World Rights: Box Productions sàrl 4, rue de la Savonnerie CH-1020 Renens T +41 21 312 64 11 info@boxproductions.ch Distribution CH: Filmcoopi Zürich AG, Zürich Release: Planned for Spring 2014

FICT ION

Sami, about thirty years old, shares his life with Julia, a brilliant lawyer, with whom he has been living for years, without asking himself too many questions. Julia recently started working for a start-up company that imports organic cotton and admires her boss, the young and dynamic Lionel. Sami takes pleasure in his temporary job as a telemarketer while quietly perfecting his country music duo with his best friend Fernand, 75, an alcoholic and exuberant virtuoso guitarist.

MATHIEU URFER Born in 1978 in Aubonne, Switzerland. Studied Psychology at the University of Lausanne. 2007 MA in screenwriting from ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne). FILMOGRAPHY 2003 Vigilantes (short fiction) 2004 Nebraska (short fiction) 2004 Chasseur de rêves (documentary) 2004 Caca (short fiction) 2005 Romance mayonnaise (short fiction) 2005 Dinosaures (short fiction) 2014 Pause (fiction)


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SAM ELENA HAZANOV

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SWITZERLAND

Written by: Georges Guerreiro Cinematography: Leandro Monti Editing: Valentin Rotelli Sound: Jürg Lempen, Eleonora Polato, Denis Séchaud Music: Nicolas Rabaeus Art Direction: Elena Hazanov Cast: Frédéric Landenberg, Sacha Guerreiro, Séverine Bujard, Anna Pieri Original Version: French (English subtitles), colour, DCP, 85 min. Production: Close Up Films, Genève Producer: Joëlle Bertossa Executive Producer: Elena Hazanov World Rights and Distribution CH: Elena Hazanov 10, chemin de Vers CH-1228 Plan-les-Ouates T +41 78 827 87 18 elena.hazanov@infomaniak.ch Release: January 2014

ELENA HAZANOV Born in 1977 in Moscow, Russia. Swiss citizenship. Since 1989 lives in Switzerland. Attended Film and Television Workshop in Rockport, Maine. Practical training in directing actors in Paris and Geneva. Works as assistant director for short and feature length films. FILMOGRAPHY 1994 C’est la vie (short fiction) 1995 MAL (short fiction) 1997 Anonyme (short fiction) 1998 Le bon coup (short fiction) 1999 Salade(s) Russe(s) (short fiction) 2001 Int.Hotel.Nuit (short fiction) 2001 Othello: la tragédie et sa farce (documentary ) 2002 Lipchitz – Le boucher (co-director, short fiction) 2004 Love Express (fiction) 2006 La traductrice (fiction) 2008 Les caprices de Marianne (co-director, fiction) 2010 Le jeu de l’amour et du hasard (co-director, fiction) 2012 Laci bácsi (co-director, documentary) 2012 L’heure du secret (TV-series) 2014 Sam (fiction) 2014 L’heure du secret – saison 2 (TV-series)

FICT ION

Seven-year-old Sam has lived with his mother since his parents’ divorce and now finds himself forced to move in with his father Gérôme, a writer with no source of inspiration. Sam hardly knows his father because, except on holidays, he was rarely present. Everyone believes that Gérôme is incapable of caring for a child. After a chaotic start, Sam, thanks to his persuasions, succeeds in helping Gérôme to become more thoughtful and mature, all the while teaching him to be the father he dearly misses.


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TEMPO GIRL DOMINIK LOCHER

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SWITZERLAND

Written by: Dominik Locher Cinematography: Stefan Künzler Editing: Aurora Vögeli Sound: Stefan Birrer, Markus Egloff, Jacques Kieffer Music: Nina Geiger Art Direction: Yoshi Goettgens Cast: Florentine Krafft, José Barros, Dani Mangisch, Regula Imboden, Anatole Taubman, Karin Pfammatter, Gilles Tschudi, Egzon Suljia, Lisa Brühlmann Original Version: German/Swiss-German (German subtitles), colour, DCP, 75 min. Other Version: English subtitles Production: Hugofilm Productions GmbH, Zürich / Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK Producer and Executive Producer: Dario Schoch World Rights: Hugofilm Productions GmbH Zypressenstrasse 76 CH-8004 Zürich T +41 44 240 40 77 productions@hugofilm.ch www.tempogirl.com Release: October 2013

FICT ION

Young wannabe novelist Dominique Piepermann lives an unsettled life in Berlin’s hipster community. When her publisher turns down her manuscript for being “inauthentic”, she sets out with a lively kebab vendor through a forgotten valley in the Swiss Alps where she comes face to face with love, loss and a Fiat Panda obsessed pimp. Left humiliated but inspired, she returns to Berlin with her first novel: Tempo Girl – The Story Of A Generation.

DOMINIK LOCHER Born in 1982 in Aarau, Switzerland. 2010-12 Studies theatre directing at the ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). 2012 BA in Theatre from the ZHdK. Since 2012 Master studies at the American Film Institute, Los Angeles. FILMOGRAPHY 2013 Tempo Girl (fiction)


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PETRA VOLPE

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SWITZERLAND / GERMANY

Written by: Petra Volpe Cinematography: Judith Kaufmann Editing: Hansjörg Weissbrich Sound: Adrian Baumeister, Noemi Hampel, Sabrina Naumann, Marco Teufen Music: Sascha Ring Art Direction: Su Erdt Cast: Luna Mijovic, André Jung, Ursina Lardi, Bettina Stucky, Devid Striesow, Stefan Kurt, Marisa Paredes Original Version: Swiss-German/German (English subtitles), colour, DCP, 98 min. Production: Zodiac Pictures Ltd, Zürich / Wüste Film Ost OHG, Berlin / SRF Producers: Lukas Hobi, Reto Schaerli, Stefan Schubert, Yildiz Özcan World Rights: Zodiac Pictures Ltd Langstrasse 136 CH-8004 Zürich T +41 44 534 66 33 contact@zodiacpictures.com Distribution CH: Filmcoopi Zürich AG, Zürich Release: September 2013

PETRA VOLPE Born in 1970 in Suhr, Switzerland. Joint Swiss and Italian citizenship. 1992-94 Art student in Zurich. 1994-95 Lives in New York. 1995-97 AVID editor in Zurich. 1997-2001 Studies drama and screenwriting at HFF (Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen) Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. Since 2001 works as an independent writer and director. FILMOGRAPHY 1992 A Tough Lady’s Walk On The Moon (experimental) 1993 Alone At Home (experimental) 1994 Home Of The Dwarfs (experimental) 1995 Hitler’s Daughter (music film) 1998 Mia Nonna tutto Zucchero (documentary) 1999 Der Kuss (short fiction) 2001 Crevetten (short fiction) 2002 Schlorkbabies an der Raststätte (short fiction) 2002 Aggima (co-director, short fiction) 2004 La fidanzata (short fiction) 2005 Schönes Wochenende (fiction) 2007 Kleine Fische (fiction) 2007 Ne Pesce ne Ucello (documentary) 2009 Frühling im Herbst (fiction) 2013 Traumland (fiction)

FICT ION

While preparing Christmas dinner, Lena finds out that her husband cheats on her with prostitutes. Judith, the social worker who takes care of prostitutes, is living her sexual fantasy with a policeman in a hotel suite. Rolf, a recovering alcoholic is trying to fix his relationship with his daughter. Maria wants to seduce Juan who still can’t forget his wife. All paths cross with that of a young Eastern European prostitute on Christmas Eve in Zurich.


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UNTER DER HAUT (WORKING TITLE) CLAUDIA LORENZ

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SWITZERLAND

FICT ION

After eighteen years of marriage, Alice finds herself confronted with the fact that her husband Frank feels more and more attracted to men. Not only Frank, but also she and their three children undergo an irreversible change.

Written by: Rolando Colla, Claudia Lorenz Cinematography: Jutta Tränkle Editing: Kaya Inan, Titus Bütler, Daniel Gibel Sound: Michael Duss, Bernhard Zitz Art Direction: Paola Genni Cast: Ursina Lardi, Dominique Jann, Antonio Buil, Linda Olsansky, Flurin Giger, Rifka Fehr, Lara Lassnig, Marin Blülle, Nicolas Rosat Original Version: Swiss-German (German/English subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: Peacock Film, Zürich / SRF / SRG SSR World Rights: Peacock Film Mühlebachstrasse 113 CH-8008 Zürich T +41 44 422 47 70 info@peacock.ch Release: Planned for Spring 2014

CLAUDIA LORENZ Born in 1975 Biel, Switzerland. 1997-2000 Attends ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), Photography Department. 2000-04 Attends ZHdK Film and Video Department. 2004 Receives degree from ZHdK. FILMOGRAPHY 2002 Paso inverso – Argentina, nos vamos (documentary) 2003 Goal (short fiction) 2004 Hoi Maya (short fiction) 2006 Null Grad (documentary) 2007 Im Fluss (co-director, documentary) 2009 El dia del Euro (co-director, documentary) 2009 Ojo Eje (co-director, experimental) 2014 Unter der Haut (working title) (fiction)


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MEN LAREIDA SWITZERLAND

FICT ION

She hopes for big money in Zurich. So Viktoria leaves her hometown of Budapest to spend her nights under the pale lights of Zurich’s whore pit. There she waits for clients, to satisfy them in their cars on dark parking lots. She can only fight her disgust with thoughts of the fortune she will make and how to use it at home. Despite being caught in a environment of violence, greed and a world of fast sex, she discovers here also love and friendship – and herself.

MEN LAREIDA Born in 1968 in Chur, Switzerland. Trained as typesetter. Worked as a journalist for newspapers in the Grisons and for cultural events in Chur. 1989-92 Creates layouts for Tages-Anzeiger and NIZZA, works as graphic designer. 1993-98 Attends ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), Film and Video Department. 1998 Receives degree from ZHdK. Since 2000 works as a film technician and director. FILMOGRAPHY 1998 Pofonok (documentary) 2005 Jo Siffert Live Fast – Die Young (documentary) 2014 Viktoria – A Tale Of Grace And Greed (fiction)

Written by: Men Lareida, Anna Maros Cinematography: Marco Barberi Editing: Claudio Cea Sound: Gábor Balázs, Jacques Kieffer, Christof Steinmann Music: Michael Kalt Art Direction: Nina Bachmann Cast: Franciska Farkas, Angela Stefanovics, Zsolt Nagy, Erika Orgovanne Original Version: Hungarian (German/English/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 88 min. Producers: Valentin Greutert, Simon Hesse Executive Producer: Valentin Greutert Production and World Rights: HesseGreutert Film Badenerstrasse 129 CH-8004 Zürich T +41 43 322 18 22 contact@hessegreutert.ch Release: January 2014


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NICOLAS STEINER SWITZERLAND / GERMANY

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A rough and rhythmic roller coaster ride seating five survivors in their daily hustle through an apocalyptic world. A journey of challenges and beauty in uncomfortable places: Rick & Cindy, Godfather Lalo in the flood channels deep down under the shiny strip of Sin City. Dave in the dry and lonesome Californian desert and April in simulation for a Mars mission in the Utah desert. Through the hustle, pain and laughter, the viewer is whisked away to an unfamiliar world, yet quickly discovers the souls encountered are perhaps not that different from their own.

NICOLAS STEINER Born in 1984 in Sitten, Switzerland. Works as drummer and actor. 2005-06 Attends the European Film College in Denmark. Since 2007 studies directing at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg. 2010-11 Fulbright Fellow at San Francisco Art Institute. FILMOGRAPHY 2006 Meet Toni (documentary) 2006 Snatch & Kittie (experimental) 2008 Schwitze (short fiction) 2009 Ich bin’s Helmut (short fiction) 2009 Blitz und Donner, Windgefauch (documentary) 2011 Kampf der Königinnen (documentary) 2014 Above And Below (working title) (documentary) 2014 Eiskarl (co-director, animation)

Written by: Nicolas Steiner Cinematography: Markus Nestroy Editing: Kaya Inan Sound: Florian Eidenbenz, Tobias Koch, Bertin Molz Music: John Gürtler, Jan Miserre Original Version: English (German/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 120 min. Production: maximage GmbH, Zürich / Flying Moon Filmproduktion, Berlin / SRF / 3sat Producers: Brigitte Hofer, Helge Albers, Cornelia Seitler World Rights: maximage GmbH Neugasse 6 CH-8005 Zürich T +41 44 274 88 66 info@maximage.ch Distribution CH: Cineworx GmbH, Basel Release: Planned for Spring 2014


BODY DAVID NICOLAS PAREL

47

SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

To follow my own brother and a group of athletes as they train and prepare for an upcoming international bodybuilding competition, and to go to the championship with them. To understand the path that led them to this activity. To film a quest that can lead you astray if you intend to find anything else but yourself. To offer an alternative perspective on a misunderstood discipline. To go beyond the explicit theme of the movie – bodybuilding – in order to bring out universal themes such as achievement and transcending one’s limits.

Written by: David Nicolas Parel Cinematography: Camille Cottagnoud Editing: Jean Reusser Sound: Jérôme Cuendet, Marc von Stürler Original Version: French (German/English subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: PS.Productions, Châtel-St-Denis / RTS Producer: Xavier Grin World Rights and Distribution CH: PS.Productions Chemin En Fossiaux 5 Case postale 127 CH-1618 Châtel-St-Denis T +41 21 922 03 72 psproductions@me.com Release: Planned for September 2014

DAVID NICOLAS PAREL Born in 1979 in Annecy, France. Joint Swiss and French citizenship. 1992-96 Studies Marketing & Management at the HEC (Hautes Études Commerciales), Lausanne. 1996-2001 Works in international business. 2001-06 Lives in Paris and works as assistant cinematographer. FILMOGRAPHY 2006 Le seuliste (short fiction) 2014 Body (documentary)


DIRTY GOLD WAR 48

DANIEL SCHWEIZER SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

The film seeks to identify the issues involved in gold extraction and commerce today. It presents both the militants fighting against a nebulous cartel and the actors involved in the network and the market of this sought-after metal. It is a journey behind the scenes of this highly prosperous activity: on one extreme, the glittering windows of jewellery shops and the luxury industry; on the other, the appalling conditions of those cursed by dirty gold. The film brings a new perspective to this business and contributes to the fight for more responsible ethics in the gold industry.

DANIEL SCHWEIZER Born in 1959 in Geneva, Switzerland. Attended the ESAV (École Supérieure d’Art Visuel) in Geneva, double degree from the graphic expression and audio-visual departments. 1982 Attends ESEC (École Supérieure d’Études Cinématographiques), Paris. 1983-93 Works as freelance assistant director at the Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) and as independent producer. Since 1993 works as independent director and producer. FILMOGRAPHY 1988 Dernier amour (short fiction) 1993 Vivre avec (documentary) 1995 Sylvie, ses mots pour le dire (documentary) 1998 Skin Or Die (documentary) 2000 Helldorado (documentary) 2003 Skinhead Attitude (documentary) 2005 White Terror (documentary) 2006 Ceci est mon royaume – Itinéraire d’un voleur d’art (documentary) 2009 Dirty Paradise (documentary) 2012 Barbare et sauvages (documentary) 2014 Dirty Gold War (documentary)

Written by: Daniel Schweizer, Gilles Labarthe Cinematography: Patrick Tresch Editing: Sebastian Sepulveda Sound: Marcio Camara, Masaki Hatsui, Xavier Lavorel, Omar Pareja Music: Zimcea Ovidiu Original Version: French/English/Portuguese/Spanish (French/German subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: Rita Productions, Genève / RTS Producers: Max Karli, Pauline Gygax World Rights: Rita Productions Rue des Marbriers 4 CH-1204 Genève T +41 22 775 15 50 rita@ritaproductions.com Release: Planned for Summer 2014


EL TIEMPO NUBLADO CLOUDY TIMES

50

ARAMI ULLON SWITZERLAND / PARAGUAY

D O C U M E N TA RY

The Paraguayan director Arami Ullon has lived in Basel for a number of years. Her mother, who is suffering from epilepsy and Parkinson’s, lives in Asunción. Because neither daughter nor mother can afford to pay a professional caretaker, Julia cares for her around the clock for a modest salary. In recent months, however, the mother's health has increasingly deteriorated. Julia can no longer cope with the situation and wants to quit her job. Since no one except Arami can look after her mother, she has to return to Paraguay and face her past.

ARAMI ULLON Born in 1978 in Asuncion, Paraguay. 2001-02 Filmmaking scholarship from the Boston Film and Video Foundation. Worked in production of music videos, television programmes and commercials in Paraguay and Europe. Lives and works between Basel and Asuncion. FILMOGRAPHY 1998 Ausencia de un nombre propio (short fiction) 2000 Bekon (short fiction) 2014 El tiempo nublado (documentary)

Written by: Arami Ullon Cinematography: Ramòn Giger Editing: Mirjam Krakenberger Sound: Jean-Pierre Gerth, Oswald Schwander Music: Marcel Vaid Original Version: English/German/Spanish (German/French/English subtitles), colour, DCP, 89 min. Production: Cineworx Filmproduktion GmbH, Zürich / Arami Ullon, Asuncion World Rights: Cineworx Filmproduktion GmbH Weinbergstrasse 52 Postfach CH-8006 Zürich T +41 43 243 61 02 info@cineworx.ch Distribution CH: Cineworx GmbH, Basel www.facebook.com/eltiemponublado Release: Planned for Spring 2014


ELECTROBOY 52

MARCEL GISLER SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

The trials and tribulations in the life and family history of Florian Burkhardt, who abandoned the constraints of his background to set out into the big wide world in search of fame and recognition. His quest is a mercurial search for identity that ends in fear and disillusionment, but also in a comforting return to his true self. Both a personal story and contemporary history are reflected in the figure of Florian Burkhardt, alias “electroboy”, for his journey takes place during the nineties, at the end of which the illusion of a new world order is shattered.

MARCEL GISLER Born in 1960 in Altstätten, Switzerland. Since 1981 lives in Berlin. Studied Drama and Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 1985 works as producer, screenwriter, director and as lecturer at various film schools in Switzerland and Germany. 1999 Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film for “F. est un salaud”. FILMOGRAPHY 1985 Tagediebe (fiction) 1988 Schlaflose Nächte (fiction) 1992 Die Blaue Stunde (fiction) 1997 Madeleine (short fiction) 1998 F. est un salaud (fiction) 2013 Rosie (fiction) 2014 Electroboy (documentary)

Written by: Marcel Gisler Cinematography: Peter Indergand Editing: Thomas Bachmann Sound: Felix Bussmann, Reto Stamm, Marco Teufen Music: Claudio (Balduin) Gianfreda Original Version: German/English/Swiss-German (German/French/English subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: Bernard Lang AG, Rorbas-Freienstein / SRF Producers: Anne-Catherine Lang, Olivier Zobrist, Urs Augstburger World Rights: Bernard Lang AG Dorfstrasse 14c CH-8427 Rorbas-Freienstein T +41 44 865 66 27 info@langfilm.ch Distribution CH: Look Now!, Zürich Release: Planned for Spring 2014


ELÉGIE POUR UN PHARE ELEGY FOR A LIGHTHOUSE

DOMINIQUE DE RIVAZ

53

SWITZERLAND

Written by: Dominique de Rivaz Cinematography: Dominique de Rivaz, Dmitrij Leltschuk Editing: Prune Jaillet Sound: Dominique de Rivaz, Dmitrij Leltschuk, Peter Von Siebenthal Original Version: French (German/English subtitles), colour, DCP, 56 min. Production: Louise Productions s.à.r.l., Lausanne / RTS / ARTE Producers: Heinz Dill, Elisabeth Garbar World Rights: Louise Productions s.à.r.l. Avenue de France 60 CH-1004 Lausanne T +41 21 624 61 16 info@louiseproductions.ch Release: October 2013

DOMINIQUE DE RIVAZ Born in 1953 in Zurich, Switzerland. Received Arts degree from the University of Fribourg, literature, history, philology. Works as filmmaker, screenwriter and author. 2004 Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film for “Mein Name ist Bach” (Jagged Harmonies – Bach vs. Frederick I). Lives and works between Bern and Berlin. FILMOGRAPHY 1985 Aélia (short fiction) 1993 Georges Borgeaud ou les bonheurs de l’écriture (documentary) 1994 Le jour du bain (short fiction) 1997 Balade fribourgeoise (documentary) 1998 Surmatants (short fiction) 2003 Mein Name ist Bach (fiction) 2005 Chère Jacqueline (documentary) 2006 DesignSuisse, Martin Leuthold (documentary) 2008 Luftbusiness (fiction) 2013 Elégie pour un phare (documentary)

D O C U M E N TA RY

She is in mourning. Her father has just died. On that very day, in a magazine picked up at random at a station newsstand, she discovers a photograph that takes her, without her yet comprehending the reason, to a remote hamlet in the Great Russian North. She reads that rumours are circulating that the lighthouse there shall be extinguished forever, and its keeper laid off. She internalises her sadness about this double fate. She knows, she is deeply convinced, that her place of mourning will be there.


EVERYDAY REBELLION 54

ARASH RIAHI / ARMAN T. RIAHI AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

A documentary and cross-media project about the power of non-violent activism and modern civil disobedience. Using the most common and creative methods of resistance as a narrative guideline, the film displays the work and life of activists all over the world, who often risk their lives to fight for a better tomorrow.

ARASH RIAHI Born in Iran. Joint Austrian and Iranian citizenship. Since 1982 lives in Austria. Studied Film and Humanities. 1995-2002 Freelances for Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) programme Nitebox. 1997 Founds Golden Girls Filmproduktion. FILMOGRAPHY 2004 Die Souvenirs des Herrn X (documentary) 2006 Exile Familiy Movie (documentary) 2008 Ein Augenblick Freiheit (documentary) 2012 Nerven Buch zusammen (documentary) 2013 Everyday Rebellion (co-director, documentary) ARMAN T. RIAHI Born in Iran. Grows up in Vienna. Joint Austrian and Iranian citizenship. Studied Media. Worked as graphic designer and screen designer in London and Vienna. 2005 Begins directing at Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF). Since 2005 works as independent filmmaker in Vienna. FILMOGRAPHY 2005 Elektronikschrott (experimental) 2011 Schwarzkopf (documentary) 2013 Everyday Rebellion (co-director, documentary)

Written by: Arash Riahi, Arman T. Riahi Cinematography: Arash Riahi, Arman T. Riahi, Mario Minichmayr Editing: Cornelia Märki, David Arno Schwaiger Sound: Daniel Hobi, Christof Steinmann, Atanas Tcholakoy Music: Karuan Original Version: English/Spanish/Arabic/Persian (German/English subtitles), colour, DCP, 118 min. Production: Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices GmbH, Wien / Mira Film Gmbh, Zürich / SRF / Arte/ZDF / ORF Producers: Arash Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Vadim Jendreyko Executive Producers: Susanne Guggenberger, Michael Seeber World Rights: Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices GmbH c/o Michael Seeber Seidengasse 17 AT-1070 Wien T +43 1 810 5636 office@goldengirls.at www.everydayrebellion.com Release: November 2013


FEUER & FLAMME IWAN SCHUMACHER

55

SWITZERLAND

Written by: Iwan Schumacher, Anja Bombelli, Martin Jaeggi Cinematography: Pio Corradi, Iwan Schumacher Editing: Anja Bombelli, Simon Gutknecht, Aaron Arens Sound: Jürg von Allmen Music: Victor Moser Original Version: Swiss-German/English, colour, DCP, 84 min. Other Version: German/English/French subtitles Production: Schumacher & Frey GmbH, Zürich / SRF Executive Producer: Iwan Schumacher World Sales: Nour Films 4, rue Eugène Varlin FR-75010 Paris T +33 6 76 67 38 60 contact@nourfilms.com Release: Planned for Spring 2014

IWAN SCHUMACHER Born in 1947 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Studied photography at Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich. 1970-72 Teacher of photography at the Bath Academy of Art, England. Since 1972 works as cinematographer, screenwriter, producer and director. 1977-81 Member of Nemo Film AG. 2000 Cofounder of Schumacher & Frey GmbH. Since 2004 mainly produces and directs portraits of Swiss artists. Lives in Zurich. FILMOGRAPHY 1976 Verglichen mit früher (documentary) 1978 Man probierts, man probierts (documentary) 1981 Habsucht oder Hamburg-Madrid (fiction) 1982 Schlagschatten (fiction) 1984 Tatort: Der Mord danach (fiction) 1990 Matthias Gnädinger – Vier Figuren & ein Porträt (documentary) 1994 Gasser & «Gasser» (documentary) 1999 Trümpi (documentary) 2005 Der Wolkensammler – Jean Odermatt, San Gottardo (documentary) 2007 Markus Raetz (documentary) 2010 Urs Fischer (documentary) 2011 Amiet (co-director, documentary) 2014 Feuer & Flamme (documentary)

D O C U M E N TA RY

In the “Kunstgiesserei” in St. Gallen renowned artists – such as Urs Fischer, Katarina Fritsch, Peter Fischli, Mariana Castillio Deball, Paul McCarthy, Alex Hanimann and Hans Josephsohn – meet up with Felix Lehner, the charismatic founder of the art foundry. He and his crew translate ideas into sculptures with a great deal of passion and enthusiasm. Their success has led to the fact that some of the production phases had to be outsourced to Shanghai. The cultural and artisanal exchange with China is tremendously enriching. And regardless of whether in Shanghai or St. Gallen, the molten metal is spellbinding as it turns dreams into reality.


Alps Anthem Architecture Army Banks Bern Chocolate Competitivity Confederation Cows Democracy Cantons CH Cheese

Basel

Edelweiss Farmers Flag

Gentian

Future Geneva

Heidi Helvetians Interlaken Jura Lucerne Matterhorn

Landsgemeinde

Lausanne

Nanotechnology Neutrality

Olympics Permafrost Plateau

Research Rhine Rumantsch Snow Trains Voting Watches Zurich

Recycling Red Cross

University

…and much, much more. Discover Switzerland on www.swissworld.org Published by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, General Secretariat, Presence Switzerland. Presence Switzerland promotes an authentic image of modern Switzerland worldwide. www.image-switzerland.ch


FREIFALL – EINE LIEBESGESCHICHTE FREEFALLING – A LOVE STORY

MIRJAM VON ARX

57

SWITZERLAND / GERMANY

Written by: Mirjam von Arx Cinematography: Peter Kullmann, Samuel Gyger Editing: Daniel Cherbuin Sound: Christian Beusch, Rolf Büttikofer, Florian Portenlänger Music: Adrian Frutiger Original Version: German/English/Swiss-German (English/German/French subtitles), colour and b/w, DCP, 85 min. Other Version: DCP, 52 min. Production: ican films gmbh, Zürich / SRF / BR / ARTE Producers: Mirjam von Arx, Tanja Meding Executive Producer: Mirjam von Arx World Rights: ican films gmbh Lagerstrasse 101 CH-8004 Zürich T +41 44 252 33 59 ucan@ican-films.com Release: Planned for Spring 2014

D O C U M E N TA RY

Two days before Herbert and I become a couple, I am diagnosed with cancer. Three months later, Herbert is dead. Our love story wrecked. Herbert was a base jumper. His death in the midst of my chemotherapy completely throws me off balance. Why does he gamble his life away, while I fight for mine? Desperate for answers, I return to Lauterbrunnen, the scene of the accident where Andreas, his best friend and coach, introduces me to the world of base. In the Swiss Death Valley I slowly find my way back to life.

MIRJAM VON ARX Born in 1966 in Weinfelden, Switzerland. Attended the Ringier Journalism School. 1991-94 Freelance journalist in New York. 1994-95 Works as arts editor for “10 vor 10” Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF), thereafter as correspondent for Swiss television in the USA and London and as independent director. 2002 Founding of ican films gmbh. FILMOGRAPHY 1996 Tunnelmenschen (co-director, documentary) 1997 Shooting Stars (documentary) 2003 Abxang (documentary) 2005 Building The Gherkin (documentary) 2010 Seed Warriors (co-director, documentary) 2012 Virgin Tales (documentary) 2014 Freifall – Eine Liebesgeschichte (documentary)


IRAQI ODYSSEE IRAQI ODYSSEY

58

SAMIR SWITZERLAND / GERMANY / FRANCE

D O C U M E N TA RY

Bombs, war, angry bearded men, shrouded sobbing women, shattered cities: Iraq, as seen through the eyes of the western media these days. These images are juxtaposed with those from the fifties and seventies: films with frivolous music, unveiled women who study; elegantly dressed men in Bagdad, a modern city. How did it come to this? Film director Samir tells the story of his globalised middle-class Iraqi family, scattered between Auckland, Moscow, Paris, London and Buffalo, New York.

SAMIR Born in 1955 in Baghdad, Iraq. Attended Schule für Gestaltung in Zurich. Apprenticeship as a typographer. Trained as a cameraman. Since 1983 works as independent director and cameraman. In the 1990s works for German stations as a director of television series and films. 1994 Cofounds Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion and works as producer and director. FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 1984 Stummfilm (short fiction) 1985 Schiefkörper-Video (experimental) 1986 Morlove – Eine Ode für Heisenberg (fiction) 1988 Filou (fiction) 1991 Immer & ewig (experimental) 1992 It Was (Just A Job) (experimental) 1993 Babylon 2 (documentary) 1996 Die Metzger (fiction) 1996 Tödliche Schwesternliebe (fiction) 1997 Angélique (short fiction) 1997 La Eta Knabino (short fiction) 1997 Balko (TV series) 1998 Projecziuns Tibetanas (documentary) 1999 Die Helden (fiction) 2001 Norman Plays Golf (fiction) 2002 Forget Baghdad (documentary) 2003 Zwischensprach (documentary) 2005 Snow White (fiction) 2014 Iraqi Odyssee (documentary)

Written by: Samir Cinematography: Pierre Mennel, Lukas Strebel Editing: Ali Alfatlawi, Sophie Brunner, Kathrin Plüss Original Version: German/English/French/Arabic (German/English/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Zürich / Coin Film, Köln / Les Films d’Ici, Paris / WDR / SRF Producers: Werner Schweizer, Samir, Herbert Schwering, Serge Lalou World Sales: Autlook Filmsales GmbH Trappelgasse 4/17 AT-1040 Wien T +43 720 34 69 34 welcome@autlookfilms.com Distribution CH: Look Now!, Zürich www.iraqiodyssey.com Release: Planned for Autumn 2014


JOURNEY TO JAH NOËL DERNESCH / MORITZ SPRINGER

59

GERMANY / SWITZERLAND

Written by: Moritz Springer, Noël Dernesch Cinematography: Marcus Winterbauer Editing: Michelle Barbin, Christoph Senn Sound: Patrick Böhler, Moritz Springer Music: Beat Solèr Original Version: English/German (English/German subtitles), colour, HD Cam , 92 min. Production: Port au Prince, Berlin / Pixiu Films GmbH, Zürich Producers: René Römert, Jan Krüger, Laurin Merz World Rights: Port au Prince Film und Kultur Produktion GmbH Paul Lincke Ufer 44a, DE-10999 Berlin T +49 30 31 95 54 12, info@port-prince.de and Pixiu Films GmbH Schöneggstrasse 5, CH-8004 Zürich T +41 44 500 24 68, info@pixiufilms.com Distribution CH: Look Now!, Zürich www.journeytojah-film.com Release: October 2013

NOËL DERNESCH Born in 1977 in Zurich, Switzerland. 1998-2003 Attends Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign in Zurich, focus film and video. Works as independent director and video artist in Berlin. FILMOGRAPHY 2002 Die Kunst des Geigenbaus (documentary) 2004 Breakfast In America (documentary) 2013 Journey To Jah (co-director, documentary) MORITZ SPRINGER Born in 1979 in Starnberg, Germany. German citizenship. 1997-2005 Several internships and works as directing assistant in Germany and the United States. Since 2002 works as independent documentary filmmaker. FILMOGRAPHY 2002 Dem Chaos entsprungen (documentary) 2007 Blond Dreadlocks (documentary) 2008 Freiheit pur? (documentary) 2013 Journey To Jah (co-director, documentary)

D O C U M E N TA RY

What happens to utopias when they are actually lived? And how do ideas have the power to unite people beyond all borders? The film revolves around the global phenomenon of “crossing borders” and documents experiences made when integrating oneself into a foreign culture. For more than one year the filmmakers accompany the two internationally acclaimed European musicians – Gentleman and Alborosie – who have found a new spiritual homeland in the Caribbean culture of Jamaica.


L’ABRI

THE SHELTER

60

FERNAND MELGAR SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

Fleeing the crisis, unemployed European workers in search of job security flock to Switzerland each day. This winter in Lausanne, over 200 of them are searching desperately for a bed every night. In order to “limit the attractiveness” of the city for the homeless, the town council has decided to limit emergency capacity to 100 places. Each evening, those on duty at L’Abri, one of the three shelters, have the difficult task of “triaging the poor” in order to select those who will have a hot meal and a bed. Those turned away will wander the streets until the early hours, chilled to the bone in a city that would rather see them gone.

FERNAND MELGAR Born in 1961 in Tangiers, Morocco. Joint Swiss and Spanish citizenship. Since 1963 lives in Lausanne. Self-taught. Since 1985 independent director and producer. 2006 Swiss Film Award, Best Documentary Film for “EXIT, le droit de mourir” (EXIT, The Right To Die). 2012 Swiss Film Award, Best Documentary Film for “Vol spécial”. FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 1997 Fous du jeu (documentary) 1998 Classe d’accueil (documentary) 2000 L’arrivée (documentary) 2001 La visite (documentary) 2001 La rentrée (documentary) 2002 Le combat (documentary) 2002 L’apprentissage (documentary) 2002 Remue-ménage (documentary) 2003 A table (documentary) 2003 A l’arrière (documentary) 2003 “J” (documentary) 2003 La vente (documentary) 2003 Le stage (documentary) 2003 L’ordination (documentary) 2005 Le puit (documentary) 2005 EXIT, le droit de mourir (documentary) 2006 Limites invisibles (documentary) 2008 La forteresse (documentary) 2011 Vol spécial (documentary) 2013 Le monde est comme ça (documentary) 2014 L’abri (documentary)

Written by: Fernand Melgar Cinematography: Fernand Melgar Editing: Karine Sudan, Ruis Pires Sound: Gabriel Hafner, François Musy, Elise Shubs Original Version: French (German/English subtitles), colour, DCP, 100 min. Production: Fernand Melgar, Lausanne / RTS Producer: Fernand Melgar World Rights: Fernand Melgar c/o Association Climage 8 rue du Maupas 8 CH-1004 Lausanne T +41 21 648 35 61 fernand@climage.ch Distribution CH: Agora Films, Genève Release: Planned for August 2014


MÄDCHEN OHNE FESSELN (WORKING TITLE) NICOLA BELLUCCI

61

SWITZERLAND

Written by: Nicola Bellucci Cinematography: Simon Guy Fässler Editing: Anja Bombelli Sound: Patrick Becker, Pedro Haldemann, Peter Von Siebenthal Original Version: Chechen/Russian/German (English/German/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 85 min. Production: Soap Factory GmbH, Basel / SRF Producer: Frank Matter World Rights: Soap Factory GmbH Hafenstrasse 25 Postfach CH-4019 Basel T +41 61 632 00 50 film@soapfactory.ch Distribution CH: Cineworx GmbH, Basel Release: Planned for Spring 2014

D O C U M E N TA RY

The story of four women friends who fight for human rights in Chechnya under the most difficult conditions. The film accompanies the women in their everyday lives, telling of their fears and dreams, of love stories, of forced marriages and of the effects of the government’s repression felt on a day-to-day basis. By coupling the personal and intimate with the political, the filmmaker illustrates what it means to live as an independent and involved woman in an Islamic society.

NICOLA BELLUCCI Born in 1963 in Arezzo, Italy. 1982-86 Studies Philosophy, Literature and Film at the Università degli Studi in Florence. 1988 Receives directing diploma from Istituto di scienze cinematografiche in Florence. 1992-96 Works as filmmaker and cameraman in Italy. 1996 Moves to Basel and works as cameraman and sound engineer. 2000 Founds Neuland-Filmproduktion in Basel. FILMOGRAPHY 1989 Era la nostre fonte (short fiction) 2001 Do It (short fiction) 2002 Onoma (documentary) 2010 Nel giardino dei suoni (documentary) 2014 Mädchen ohne Fesseln (working title) (documentary)


MILLIONS CAN WALK 62

CHRISTOPH SCHAUB / KAMAL MUSALE SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

Hundreds and thousands of Indian men and women – indigenous inhabitants and landless farmers – demand their right to existence by making a 400 kilometre protest march from Gwalior to Delhi. How can one fight for one’s rights without using violence? With such an important contemporary question, the film spreads far beyond the borders of India. It shows the multiple facets of this imposing protest march and focuses as well on the daily realities of these proud people.

CHRISTOPH SCHAUB Born in 1958 in Zurich, Switzerland. 1981 Joins Videoladen Zurich. 1988 Cofounder of Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion. 1992 Cofounder of Kino Morgental, 1998 Kino Riffraff in Zurich and 2005 Kino Bourbaki in Lucerne. 1996-2004 Lecturer at F+F Zurich and ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), Film and Video Department. 2001-02 Art director for film at the Onoma, Expo 02 exhibition. Since 2005 Board member of the Zurich Film Foundation. FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 2004 Sternenberg (fiction) 2007 Brasilia – eine Utopie der Moderne (documentary) 2008 Happy New Year (fiction) 2009 Giulias Verschwinden (fiction) 2012 Nachtlärm (fiction) 2014 Millions Can Walk (co-director, documentary) KAMAL MUSALE Born in 1960 in St-Maurice, Switzerland. Received degree in scriptwriting and directing from the British National Film School, Beaconsfield. Has directed numerous documentaries for Swiss television and independent producers. Works as a screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, director and producer. FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 2004 Potes au feu (documentary) 2008 Blé en fête (documentary) 2011 Barefoot Acupuncturists (documentary) 2014 Millions Can Walk (co-director, documentary) 2014 Bumbai Bird (fiction)

Written by: Christoph Schaub, in collaboration with Paolo Poloni Cinematography: Lorenz Merz, Kamal Musale Editing: Marina Wernli Sound: Peter Bräker, Felix Bussmann, Balthasar Jucker Music: Peter Bräker Original Version: Hindi/English/Tamil/Oriya/Malayalam German narration (German/English/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 88 min. Other Versions: English narration (English/French subtitles), DCP, 88 min. / HD CAM SR, 52 min. Production: RECK Filmproduktion GmbH, Zürich / SRF / SRG SSR Producer and Executive Producer: Franziska Reck World Sales: CAT&Docs 18, rue Quincampoix FR-75004 Paris T +33 1 44 59 63 53 info@catndocs.com Distribution CH: Filmcoopi Zürich AG, Zürich www.millionscanwalk-film.com Release: January 2014


MITTEN INS LAND (MIT PEDRO LENZ) NORBERT WIEDMER / ENRIQUE ROS

63

SWITZERLAND

Written by: Norbert Wiedmer, Enrique Ros Cinematography: Norbert Wiedmer Editing: Katharina Bhend Sound: Olivier JeanRichard, Balthasar Jucker, Peter Von Siebenthal Music: Christian Brantschen Original Version: Swiss-German/German (German subtitles), colour, DCP, 92 min. Production: Biograph Film, Aarberg / SRF Producer and Executive Producer: Norbert Wiedmer World Rights: Biograph Film Aareweg 15A CH-3270 Aarberg T +41 32 393 79 79 biographfilm@bluewin.ch Distribution CH: Frenetic Films, Zürich Release: Planned for Summer 2014

NORBERT WIEDMER Born in 1953 in Bern, Switzerland. 1974-75 Works as a teacher. 1975-80 Studies in Paris and Munich. Received degree from HFF (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film) Munich. 1980-82 Scientific assistant for the documentary film department at HFF. Since 1982 independent filmmaker, cameraman, film editor and lecturer. 2000 Swiss Film Award, Best Documentary for “Schlagen und Abtun”. FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 1994 Aufbruch (documentary) 1996 besser und besser (co-director, documentary) 1999 Schlagen und Abtun (documentary) 2004 Bruno Ganz – Schauspieler: Stationen einer Karriere (documentary) 2005 Blau (co-director, documentary) 2014 Mitten ins Land (co-director, documentary) ENRIQUE ROS Born in 1955 in Bern, Switzerland. Joint Swiss and Spanish citizenship. Doctorate from the University of Bern. Lecturer in various institutions. Attended ECAM (Escuela de cinematografia y del audiovisual de Madrid) and Nic-Instituto (Instituto del cine de Madrid). FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 2007 La Mallorquina – Homenaje en cinco actos (documentary) 2011 El encuentro – Ein Film für Bandoneon und Cello (co-director, documentary) 2014 Mitten ins Land (co-director, documentary)

D O C U M E N TA RY

Expeditions to the heart of the country with the author Pedro Lenz, who lives above the Flügelrad Restaurant next to the railway station in Olten. An oscillating snapshot of the prevailing mood in Swiss society emerges from the interplay between stories of everyday life and Lenz’s reflective texts in Swiss dialect, replete with laconic poesy and a tinge of yearning.


MY NAME IS SALT 64

FARIDA PACHA SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

The desert extends endlessly. There is not a tree or blade of grass or rock. But there is one thing in abundance: salt, lying just beneath the baked surface of the earth. This is the Little Rann of Kutch, 5’000 square kilometers of saline desert in Gujarat, India. And for eight months of the year, 40’000 families live here without water, electricity or provisions – laboriously extracting salt from this desolate landscape. Every monsoon their salt fields are washed away, as the desert turns into sea. And still they will return, striving to make the whitest salt in the world.

FARIDA PACHA Born in 1972 im Mumbai, India. Indian citizenship. Studied Sociology and Anthropology in Mumbai. Received MFA in Cinema from the SIU (Southern Illinois University) in Carbondale. 2006 National Indian Film Award for “The Seedkeepers”. Since 2011 lives and works in Zurich. 2013 IDFA Award for First Appearance for “My Name Is Salt”. FILMOGRAPHY 2005 The Seedkeepers (documentary) 2009 Ripples Of Change (documentary) 2012 The Women In Blue Berets (documentary) 2013 My Name Is Salt (documentary)

Written by: Farida Pacha Cinematography: Lutz Konermann Editing: Katharina Fiedler Sound: Ramesh Birajdar, Florian Eidenbenz, Sanjeev Gupta Music: Marcel Vaid Original Version: Gujarati (English/German/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 92 min. Producers: Lutz Konermann, Farida Pacha Production: Leafbird Films GmbH, Zürich World Sales: MercuryMedia International 7 Baseline Studios Whitchurch Road GB-London W11 4AT T +44 20 72 21 72 21 nick@mercurymedia.org Distribution CH: trigon-film, Ennetbaden www.mynameissalt.com Release: November 2013


NEULAND

UNKNOWN TERRITORY

66

ANNA THOMMEN SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

The new pupils of the integration class Basel have a long journey behind them. Young, and with dreams of a better future, they travelled to Switzerland and now place great hopes in their teacher: He is the one who should show them the way into a new country. They learn the language and culture of Switzerland in just two years. Mr. Zingg, the teacher, has only one goal in sight: to help the young people who have been traumatised by so many hard strokes of fate to find a job in the new society. But a difficult and rocky road awaits them.

ANNA THOMMEN Born in 1980 in Arlesheim, Switzerland. 2002 Receives Teaching degree. 2002-04 Works as primary school teacher. 2004-05 Attends preparatory course at the Schule für Gestaltung Basel. 2007 Internship at point de vue, Basel. 2008 BA Video from HSLU (Hochschule Luzern, Design & Kunst). Since 2008 works at Medienfalle Basel. 2013 MA in film directing from ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). FILMOGRAPHY 2005 Happy Flue (short fiction) 2006 Waggon Nr. 13 (animation) 2006 Himmelhoch betrübt (documentary) 2007 mEinblick (co-director, documentary) 2007 Kammerspiel (music film) 2007 Flashback (experimental) 2008 Second Me (documentary) 2013 Ein Stück Wahnsinn (co-director, documentary) 2013 Neuland (documentary)

Written by: Anna Thommen Cinematography: Gabriela Betschart Editing: Andreas Arnheiter Sound: David Rehorek, Jürg von Allmen Music: Jaro Milko, Eric Gut Original Version: German/Iranian/Albanian (German subtitles), colour, DCP, 93 min. Other Version: English subtitles Production: Fama Film AG, Zürich / SRF / Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK Producers: Rolf Schmid, Stefan Eichenberger Executive Producer: Stefan Eichenberger World Rights: Fama Film AG Engelstrasse 52 Postfach 1452 CH-8004 Zürich T +41 44 245 86 60 info@famafilm.ch www.neuland-film.ch Release: September 2013


O SAMBA GEORGES GACHOT

67

SWITZERLAND

Written by: Georges Gachot Cinematography: Pio Corradi, Peter Guyer, Georges Gachot, Felipe Reinheimer Editing: Ruth Schläpfer Sound: Balthasar Jucker, Jürg von Allmen, François Waledisch Original Version: Portuguese (French/English/German subtitles), colour, DCP, 85 min. Production: Gachot Films, Zürich / SRF / SRG SSR / RSI / Arte/ZDF Producer and Executive Producer: Georges Gachot World Sales: Doc & Film International 13, rue Portefoin FR-75003 Paris T +33 1 42 77 56 87 doc@docandfilm.com Distribution CH: Gachot Films, Zürich Release: Planned for February 2014

GEORGES GACHOT Born in 1962 in Neuilly sur Seine, France. Joint Swiss and French citizenship. Studied piano and musicology. 1985 Works as actor in commercials and production assistant in Swiss film business. 1988 Receives degree in electrical engineering from the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich. 1989-93 Works as author and director on classical music videos throughout Europe. Since 1995 works in the field of documentaries and portraits of musicians and composers. Since 1996 produces his own films. FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 1997 Bach At The Pagoda (documentary) 1999 Claude Debussy, la musique ne s’apprend pas (documentary) 1999 Kultur für alle (documentary) 2000 ….And The Beat Goes On (documentary) 2002 Martha Argerich, Conversation nocturne (documentary) 2004 Geld oder Blut (documentary) 2005 Maria Bethânia, musica è perfume (documentary) 2007 Kantha Bopha, 15 ans déjà – Dr. Beat Richner au Cambodge (documentary) 2010 Rio Sonata – Starring Nana Caymmi (documentary) 2012 L’ombrello di Beatocello (documentary) 2014 O Samba (documentary)

D O C U M E N TA RY

Samba, together with football and beautiful woman, is what springs to mind when we think of Brazil. We wish to transcend such cliches and take Samba at its word, for what it is. And that is the great discovery of this film: that Samba cannot be reduced simply to dance and lascivious hip movements. Samba is also word, language, text, lyrics or simply said a way of life. The composer and singer Martinho da Vila is our charismatic Cicero, guiding us through the world of Samba, telling stories about his 45-year career, meet his Samba school in Rio de Janeiro, the Vila Isabel.


OFF THE RECORD (WORKING TITLE) 68

STEFAN SCHWIETERT SWITZERLAND / GERMANY

D O C U M E N TA RY

In the late 1980s Bill Drummond stood at the top of the international charts and sold millions of discs. With the band The KLF he moved effortlessly from success to success and was voted coolest guy in the pop business by the media of the Thatcher era. At the zenith of his career the unpredictable Scotsman announced his departure from the music industry. Before a rolling camera he burned one million pounds, an action that entered the infamy-annals of pop history. “Imagine waking up tomorrow morning and music has disappeared. We’re starting again afresh.”

STEFAN SCHWIETERT Born in 1961 in Esslingen, Germany. Swiss citizenship. Grew up in Therwil. Made his first films for Videogenossenschaft Basel. 1981-82 Lives in Brazil. Worked as a director’s assistant in musical films for TV Globo. 1982 Receives a study grant for the California Art Institute in San Francisco; attends film and video classes. 1984-90 Studies at DFFB (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie, Berlin). 1991 Founds Neapel Film in Therwil. Produces and directs documentary films. Teaches in film schools in Switzerland and Germany. Lives and works in Berlin and Therwil. 2005 Swiss Film Award, Best Documentary for “Accordion Tribe”. 2008 Swiss Film Award, Best Documentary for “Heimatklänge” (Echoes Of Home). FILMOGRAPHY 1986 Das Topolino Projekt (short fiction) 1987 Tapez 36-15 Code Gorba (short fiction) 1988 Fualni 88, The Last Ten Days Of A Campagne (documentary) 1991 Sprung aus den Wolken (fiction) 1994 Der Schatten ist lang (documentary) 1996 A Tickle In The Heart (documentary) 1998 Im Warteraum Gottes (documentary) 2000 El Acordeón del Diablo (documentary) 2000 Voyage Oriental – The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band In Turkey (documentary) 2001 Liebeslieder (documentary) 2003 Das Alphorn (documentary) 2004 Schwarze Madonna (documentary) 2004 Accordion Tribe (documentary) 2007 Heimatklänge (documentary) 2007 Big Band Poesie (documentary) 2012 Balkan Melodie (documentary) 2014 Off The Record (working title) (documentary)

Written by: Stefan Schwietert Cinematography: Adrian Stähli Editing: Florian Miosge Sound: Dieter Meyer, Oswald Schwander Original Version: English (German/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: maximage GmbH, Zürich / Flying Moon Filmproduktion, Berlin / SRF / WDR / ARTE Producers: Cornelia Seitler, Brigitte Hofer, Helge Albers World Rights: maximage GmbH Neugasse 6 CH-8005 Zürich T +41 44 274 88 66 info@maximage.ch Distribution CH: Look Now!, Zürich Release: Planned for Spring 2014


SHANZHAI JÜRG NEUENSCHWANDER

71

SWITZERLAND

Written by: Jürg Neuenschwander Cinematography: Philippe Cordey, Junjie Lin Editing: Regina Bärtschi Sound: Michael Hough, Balthasar Jucker, Conrad Slater, Peter Von Siebenthal, Yin YI Original Version: German/English/Mandarin (German/English/French/Mandarin subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: Container TV, Bern / SRF Producer and Executive Producer: Jürg Neuenschwander World Sales: Accent Films International Ltd. Rue de la Gare 46 CH-1820 Montreux 1 T +41 21 963 93 00 info@accent-films.com Distribution CH: Filmcoopi Zürich AG, Zürich www.shanzhai-themovie.com Release: Planned for Summer 2014

JÜRG NEUENSCHWANDER Born in 1953 in Signau, Switzerland. 1978 Founding member of Container TV, for film and television in Bern. Since 1984 works as filmmaker. 1999-2008 Founder and Head of the MediaLab at Hochschule der Künste Bern. Lecturer of audiovisual design. Since 2009 Visiting Professor at the Tongji University in Shanghai. Lives in Bern and Shanghai. FILMOGRAPHY 1982 Ig bi Ig (documentary) 1983 Eindruck 4 (documentary) 1984 On The Mountain – auf dem Berg (documentary) 1985 Fri-Art – Made In Switzerland (documentary) 1986 My Mother Is In Sri Lanka (co-director, documentary) 1989 Shigatse – eine Spritze kommt selten allein (documentary) 1990 Sehen ist alles (documentary) 1992 Konfrontation Aids (documentary) 1993 Rasheda (documentary) 1995 Kräuter und Kräfte (documentary) 2000 Q Begegnungen auf der Milchstrasse (documentary) 2003 früher oder später (documentary) 2005 Les amis d’Amadou (documentary) 2006 The Rasheda Trust (co-director, documentary) 2007 Zwischenwelt (documentary) 2011 Boggsen (documentary) 2014 Shanzhai (documentary)

D O C U M E N TA RY

China copies, disregards intellectual property and exploits the creativity of others. This is one reality. The film tells of another as it journeys through the world of Chinese tinkerers and entrepreneurs, a world in which the philosophical concept of constant change holds true, where there is no standstill, no beginning and no end. The western notion of the sacrosanct original is irrelevant here. In Chinese start-ups, western opensource thinking conjoins with the concept of further development through imitation, resulting in an explosive mixture on a global level – thanks to the Internet.


SLEEPLESS IN NEW YORK 72

CHRISTIAN FREI SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

Paralyzing, tormenting and overwhelming… Often laughed off as nothing more than an affliction of adolescence, lovesickness becomes the topic of a documentary film. The director and his cinematographer dive into the frenzied nights of the newly rejected. Nights full of pain and tears, yet also wakefulness and creativity. An anthropologist researches the astounding and profound processes that are unfolding in the brain of the lovesick. Has nature overdone it? The film explores the difficult path out of self-destructive obsessive behavior, toward a new self.

CHRISTIAN FREI Born in 1959 in Schönenwerd, Switzerland. Studied Visual Media at the Department of Journalism and Communication at Fribourg University. Since 1984 independent filmmaker and producer. Works regularly for Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). 2002 Academy Award Nomination Best Documentary Feature for “War Photographer”. FILMOGRAPHY 1981 Die Stellvertreterin (documentary) 1982 Fortfahren (co-director, documentary) 1984 Der Radwechsel (documentary) 1997 Ricardo, Miriam y Fidel (documentary) 1998 Kluge Köpfe (documentary) 2000 Bollywood im Alpenrausch – Indische Filmemacher erobern die Schweiz (documentary) 2001 War Photographer (documentary) 2005 The Giant Buddhas (documentary) 2007 Mythos Gotthard: Gotthardpost (short fiction) 2009 Space Tourists (documentary) 2014 Sleepless In New York (documentary)

Written by: Christian Frei Cinematography: Peter Indergand Editing: Christian Frei, Lara Hacisalihzade Sound: Florian Eidenbenz, Judy Karp Music: Max Richter, Eleni Karaindrou, Giya Kancheli Original Version: English, colour, DCP, 91 min. Other Version: German/French subtitles Production: Christian Frei Filmproduktion GmbH, Zürich / SRF / SRG SSR / ZDF/ARTE Producer: Christian Frei World Sales: Films Transit International Inc. 252 Gouin Boulevard East Montréal, Quebec Canada H3L 1A8 T +1 514 844 33 58 info@filmstransit.com Distribution CH: Praesens Film AG, Zürich www.sleepless-in-new-york.com Release: Planned for Spring 2014


TABLEAU NOIR BLACK BOARD

74

YVES YERSIN SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

This blackboard has seen it all: experiences during a year spent in the intimacy of a mountain school. An ideal class in which the pupils, aged 6 to 12, enjoy themselves while learning from their successes and their failures – resulting in just as much laughter as tears.

YVES YERSIN Born in 1942 in Lausanne, Switzerland. 1959-61 Studies photography. 1963-64 Trains as cinematographer with Rolf Seeger and interns as scenographer at the EXPO in Lausanne. Since 1964 works as director, scenographer, editor, cinematographer and independent producer. Director of the hugely successful film – with close to 425’000 admissions – “Les petites fugues” (Small Escapes). FILMOGRAPHY 1966 Le panier à viande (co-director, documentary) 1966 Les cloches de vaches (documentary) 1968 Angèle (documentary) 1973 Die letzten Heimposamenter (documentary) 1979 Les petites fugues (fiction) 2013 Tableau noir (documentary)

Cinematography: Patrick Tresch, Yves Yersin Editing: Yves Yersin, Jean-Batiste Perrin, Mamouda Zekrya Sound: Aurélie Mertenat, Thomas Robert, Jean-Guy Véran, Luc Yersin Original Version: French (English/German subtitles), colour, DCP, 117 min. Production: Ateliers Merlin sàrl, Yverdon-les-Bains / RTS / Philippe Bizet, Colombier Producer: Yves Yersin World Rights: Ateliers Merlin sàrl Avenue de Grandson 48 CH-1400 Yverdon-les-Bains T +41 79 277 72 59 yersin-merlin@bluewin.ch Distribution CH: Filmcoopi Zürich AG, Zürich Release: August 2013


TAKE OFF BRUNO MOLL

75

SWITZERLAND

Written by: Bruno Moll Cinematography: Peter Ramseier Editing: Anja Bombelli Sound: Olivier JeanRichard, Manfred Zazzi Original Version: German/English (German/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 93 min. Producer: Bruno Moll Production and World Rights: Mollfilm Produktion Rabbentalstrasse 87d CH-3013 Bern T +41 79 262 54 06 mollfilm@gmx.ch Distribution CH: trigon-film, Ennetbaden Release: May 2013

BRUNO MOLL Born in 1948 in Olten, Switzerland. Apprenticeship as a draftsman. 1972-74 Trains as photographer with Achilles B. Weider in Zurich. Since 1974 works as a freelance photographer, camera assistant and cinematographer. Since 1978 works as independent filmmaker. FILMOGRAPHY A selection: 1980 Samba Lento (documentary) 1984 Zwischen Himmel und Hölle (documentary) 1985 Hammer (fiction) 1987 Hungerzeit (documentary) 1988 Der Schuh des Patriarchen (documentary) 1989 Feuer frei! (documentary) 1992 Gente di mare (documentary) 1993 Die bösen Buben (documentary) 1995 Mekong (fiction) 1996 Müesliland (documentary) 1998 Brain Concert (documentary) 1999 Migräne – Inferno im Kopf (documentary) 2000 Klangkörper – Der Schweizer Pavillon an der Expo 2000 in Hannover (documentary) 2002 Trommeln und Trance (documentary) 2005 Erinnern (documentary) 2005 Venedig soll sehr schön sein (documentary) 2007 Zu Fuss nach Santiago de Compostela (documentary) 2007 Die Tunisreise (documentary) 2010 Pizza Bethlehem (documentary) 2012 Alpsegen (documentary) 2013 Take Off (documentary)

D O C U M E N TA RY

The story of Ebenezer Mireku, who comes from a jungle village in Ghana. Upon obtaining his doctorate in Switzerland in 1988, he returns to his native country as an entrepreneur to apply the knowledge he has acquired. In recent years he has passionately fought for the realisation of his major project: to build part of the railway in Ghana. The film traces Ebenezer’s biography and experiences with the railway project and documents encounters with Ghanaians.


28e Festival International de Films de Fribourg

29.03. – 05.04.2014

www.fiff.ch


THOMAS HIRSCHHORN – GRAMSCI MONUMENT (WORKING TITLE) ANGELO A. LÜDIN

77

SWITZERLAND

Written by: Angelo A. Lüdin Cinematography: Pio Corradi Editing: Mirjam Krakenberger Sound: Pedro Haldemann, Olivier JeanRichard, Peter Von Siebenthal Original Version: English/French/German (German/English/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 90 min. Production: Soap Factory GmbH, Basel / SRF Producer: Frank Matter World Rights: Soap Factory GmbH Hafenstrasse 25 Postfach CH-4019 Basel T +41 61 632 00 50 film@soapfactory.ch Distribution CH: Cineworx GmbH, Basel Release: Planned for Autumn 2014

ANGELO A. LÜDIN Born in 1950 in Basel, Switzerland. Studied photography at the Schule für Gestaltung Zürich. Has had numerous group and single photography shows in Switzerland and abroad. Lecturer at the HGK (Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst) Basel. FILMOGRAPHY 1983 Für Wahr Nehmen (short fiction) 1985 Nachtmaschine (documentary) 1990 Aufbauer der Nation (documentary) 2002 Footprints (co-director, documentary) 2006 Trophäen der Zeit – Die Fotografendynastie Reinhard aus Sachseln (co-director, documentary) 2009 Trudi Gerster – Die Märchenkönigin (co-director, documentary) 2011 Niklaus Troxler – Jazz in Willisau (co-director, documentary) 2014 Thomas Hirschhorn – Gramsci Monument (working title) (documentary)

D O C U M E N TA RY

Thomas Hirschhorn was invited by the renowned Dia Art Foundation to construct the “Gramsci Monument” at Forest Houses, a social housing project in South Bronx, New York. The installation is an homage to the Italian political philosopher and communist Antonio Gramsci. Local residents assisted in setting up the art installation and running the site. As a result, the “Gramsci Monument” simultaneously became a neighbourhood meeting point as well as the mecca of the art world for one summer. The filmmaker accompanied this venture and explores the aspirations and reality of Hirschhorn’s artistic work.


THULETUVALU 78

MATTHIAS VON GUNTEN SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

Two places at the edge of our planet are making headlines due to climate change: Thule, Greenland, because of record ice melts there; and Tuvalu, because this remote Pacific island nation is one of the first countries on the verge of sinking as a result of rising sea levels. Whereas for us the warming of the planet occurs almost solely in the media, it is changing the entire existence for the inhabitants of Thule and Tuvalu. The film portrays how they are forced to abandon their traditional way of life as they move towards an unknown future.

MATTHIAS VON GUNTEN Born in 1953 in Basel, Switzerland. 1972-74 Works at Partner Film AG, Basel. 1975-80 Attends HFF (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film) Munich. Since 1980 film editor, cameraman and director of numerous films in Switzerland and Germany. 1995-98 Various films for television. Since 1995 works as independent filmmaker and producer. FILMOGRAPHY 1976 Rattenschlacht (documentary) 1977 Für alles Wahre, Gute und Schöne (documentary) 1978 Gorleben (documentary) 1979 Quelle Günther (documentary) 1988 Reisen ins Landesinnere (documentary) 1993 Big Bang (documentary) 1996 Das neue Gesicht (documentary) 1997 Seitenwechsel (documentary) 1998 Abschied vom Tod? (documentary) 1999 Ein Zufall im Paradies (documentary) 2000 Die Kinder von Brancaccio (documentary) 2001 Schwingerkönig (documentary) 2002 Die Wägsten und Besten des Landes (documentary) 2004 Voyage contre la faim (documentary) 2008 Max Frisch, Citoyen (documentary) 2014 ThuleTuvalu (documentary)

Written by: Matthias von Gunten Cinematography: Pierre Mennel Editing: Claudio Cea, Caterina Mona Sound: Felix Bussmann, Valentino Vigniti, Roland Widmer Original Version: English/Nauru/Inuktitut (English/German/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 96 min. Production: HesseGreutert Film, Zürich / Odysseefilm, Zürich / SRF Producers: Valentin Greutert, Simon Hesse, Matthias von Gunten World Rights: HesseGreutert Film Badenerstrasse 129 CH-8004 Zürich T +41 43 322 18 22 contact@hessegreutert.ch Distribution CH: Look Now!, Zürich Release: January 2014


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Olivier Moeschler Der Schweizer Film. Kulturpolitik im Wandel: der Staat, die Filmschaffenden, das Publikum 140 S.| Pb. | € 19,90 ISBN 978-3-89472-861-8 Der schweizerische Film wird hier nicht als eine Abfolge von Filmen und Filmmoden begriffen, sondern als Wechselspiel zwischen Akteuren Dieses Buch schlägt einen Bogen vom Jahr 1935 bis zu den neuesten Entwicklungen und beschreibt die wechselnden Beziehungen zwischen den staatlichen Stellen, den Filmschaffenden und dem Kinopublikum. Lexikon des internationalen Films – Filmjahr 2013 Das komplette Angebot im Kino, Fernsehen und auf DVD 544 S. | Pb. |€ 24,90 ISBN 978-3-89472-824-3 Inklusive aller schweizerischen Neuerscheinungen

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YALOM’S CURE SABINE GISIGER

81

SWITZERLAND

Written by: Sabine Gisiger Cinematography: Helena Vagnières, Tim Metzger, Matthias Günter Editing: Barbara Weber, Andreas Winterstein Sound: Peter Bräker, Saul Rouda Music: Balz Bachmann Original Version: English (German/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 77 min. Production: Das Kollektiv für audiovisuelle Werke GmbH, Zürich / Vega Film AG, Zürich / SRF Producer: Philip Delaquis World Rights: Das Kollektiv für audiovisuelle Werke GmbH Zentralstrasse 156 CH-8003 Zürich T +41 43 811 50 50 info@daskollektiv.ch Release: Planned for Spring 2014

SABINE GISIGER Born in 1959 in Zurich, Switzerland. 1980-87 Studies History at the University of Zurich and Pisa. Since 1988 journalist and director at Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). Since 1990 freelance TV journalist and documentary filmmaker. 2001 Swiss Film Award, Best Documentary for “Do It”. Lecturer for documentaries at ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). FILMOGRAPHY 1990 Die letzte Jagd (co-director, documentary) 1992 + Alles Andere (co-director, documentary) 1995 Motor Nasch (co-director, documentary) 1996 Leben im Hip Hop (documentary) 1997 Die Farben der Hoffnung (documentary) 1998 Moskau – ein Gedicht (documentary) 2001 Do It (co-director, documentary) 2003 Homeland (documentary) 2005 Gambit (documentary) 2008 Ya Sharr Mout (documentary) 2010 Guru – Bhagwan, His Secretary & His Bodyguard (co-director, documentary) 2011 La voce in Bellezza (documentary) 2014 Yalom’s Cure (docuementary)

D O C U M E N TA RY

The 80-year-old psychiatrist and author Irvin D. Yalom is considered to be the most influential psychotherapist in the USA. He has devoted his life to exploring humans’ innermost emotions. In the film he navigates the depths and shallows of the human psyche, while also imparting intimate insight into his own inner life. The film aims to kindle the passion to understand oneself and others better, while inspiring viewers to never lose one’s curiosity concerning the self.


YOU & ME 82

KASPAR KASICS SWITZERLAND

D O C U M E N TA RY

A documentary filmmaker sets out in search of romantic love and comes across two completely different stories: one begins on the Internet, where the bookkeeper Peter Mäder met the Ukrainian Tetyana Jurijwna. In contrast, Hannah and Samuel Robertson in Portland have already been together for eleven years. Their secret lies in their mutual passion for music. But is that enough for love to survive? Or is it, according to the sociologist Eva Illouz or the author Sven Hillenkamp, actually at the end?

KASPAR KASICS Born in 1952 in Interlaken, Switzerland. Studied Music at the Conservatory in Basel and Zurich. Studied German and Philosophy at the University of Zurich. 1984-89 Works as editor and director for Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). Since 1990 independent director and producer. 1996-2001 and since 2010 President of the Swiss Filmmakers Association. Since 2009 works as script consultant and expert for ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste) and HSLU (Hochschule Luzern, Design & Kunst). FILMOGRAPHY 1987 Der letzte Stich (documentary) 1988 Die organisierte Sauberkeit (documentary) 1991 Jemand – oder die Passion zum Widerstand (documentary) 1994 Le barrage (fiction) 1995 Weil ich Dich liebe (short fiction) 1995 It's My Life (documentary) 1996 bal moderne (documentary) 1999 Closed Country (documentary) 2000 Blue End (documentary) 2001 Dragan & Madlaina (fiction) 2004 Sauvé (short fiction) 2004 Downtown Switzerland (co-director, documentary) 2014 You & Me (documentary)

Written by: Kaspar Kasics Cinematography: Eric Stitzel, Pierre Mennel, Markus Huersch Editing: Carlotta Kittel, Petra Gräwe, Isabel Meier Sound: Jacques Kieffer, Gailute Miksyte, Denis Séchaud, Marco Teufen Music: Tomas Korber, The Woodlands Original Version: German/French/Russian/English (German/French subtitles), colour, DCP, 100 min. Production: Distant Lights Filmproduktion GmbH, Zürich / SRF Producer: Kaspar Kasics World Rights: Distant Lights Filmproduktion GmbH Ottikerstrasse 53 CH-8006 Zürich T +41 44 363 82 03 info@distantlights.ch Release: Planned for Spring 2014


Chimères Mädchen ohne Fesseln (working title) Nordland Dog Men Der Goalie bin ig Elégie pour un phare Journey To Jah Bouboule Sleepless In New York O Samba In zehn Tagen bin ich tot Yalom’s Cure Electroboy Akte Grüninger Das kleine Gespenst Der Kreis Sam You & Me Viktoria – A Tale Of Grace And Greed Tempo Girl Unter der Haut (working title) Thomas Hirschhorn – Gramsci Monument (working title) Les rayures du zèbre L’abri Cherry Pie Take Off Jetzt oder nie Millions Can Walk Shanzhai My Name Is Salt Body Everyday Rebellion Le meraviglie Mitten ins Land (mit Pedro Lenz) Iraqi Odyssee Millions Can Walk Feuer & Flamme Dirty Gold War Off The Record (working title) Oro verde Journey To Jah Cure Above And Below (working title) Neuland El tiempo nublado Pause Traumland Freifall ThuleTuvalu Dora oder die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern Mitten ins Land (mit Pedro Lenz) Dawn Tableau noir Love Island

LIST OF DIRECTORS

85

Beguin Olivier Bellucci Nicola Biermann Ingo J. Bischofberger Dario & Mirko Boss Sabine de Rivaz Dominique Dernesch Noël Deville Bruno Frei Christian Gachot Georges Galfetti Aurelio Gisiger Sabine Gisler Marcel Gsponer Alain Gsponer Alain Haupt Stefan Hazanov Elena Kasics Kaspar Lareida Men Locher Dominik Lorenz Claudia

12 61 31 21 16 53 59 10 72 67 25 81 52 8 14 18 35 82 42 37 41

Lüdin Angelo A. Mariage Benoît Melgar Fernand Merz Lorenz Moll Bruno Murer Fredi M. Musale Kamal Neuenschwander Jürg Pacha Farida Parel David Nicolas Riahi Arash & Arman T. Rohrwacher Alice Ros Enrique Samir Schaub Christoph Schumacher Iwan Schweizer Daniel Schwietert Stefan Soudani Mohammed Springer Moritz Staka Andrea Steiner Nicolas Thommen Anna Ullon Arami Urfer Mathieu Volpe Petra von Arx Mirjam von Gunten Matthias

77 29 60 11 75 26 62 71 64 47 54 28 63 58 62 55 48 68 32 59 13 46 66 50 33 39 57 78

Werenfels Stina Wiedmer Norbert Wyder Romed Yersin Yves Zbanic Jasmila

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LIST OF TITLES Nicolas Steiner Alain Gsponer David Nicolas Parel Bruno Deville Lorenz Merz Olivier Beguin Andrea Staka Alain Gsponer Romed Wyder Sabine Boss Stefan Haupt Daniel Schweizer Mirko Bischofberger / Dario Bischofberger Stina Werenfels Arami Ullon Marcel Gisler Dominique de Rivaz Arash Riahi / Arman T. Riahi Iwan Schumacher Mirjam von Arx Aurelio Galfetti Samir Fredi M. Murer Noël Dernesch / Moritz Springer Fernand Melgar Alice Rohrwacher Benoît Mariage Jasmila Zbanic Nicola Bellucci Christoph Schaub / Kamal Musale Norbert Wiedmer / Enrique Ros Farida Pacha Anna Thommen Ingo J. Biermann Georges Gachot Stefan Schwietert Mohammed Soudani Mathieu Urfer Elena Hazanov Jürg Neuenschwander Christian Frei Yves Yersin Bruno Moll Dominik Locher Angelo A. Lüdin Matthias von Gunten Petra Volpe Claudia Lorenz Men Lareida Sabine Gisiger Kaspar Kasics

Above And Below (working title) Akte Grüninger Body Bouboule Cherry Pie Chimères Cure Das kleine Gespenst Dawn Der Goalie bin ig Der Kreis Dirty Gold War Dog Men Dora oder die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern El tiempo nublado Electroboy Elégie pour un phare Everyday Rebellion Feuer & Flamme Freifall In zehn Tagen bin ich tot Iraqi Odyssee Jetzt oder nie Journey To Jah L’abri Le meraviglie Les rayures du zèbre Love Island Mädchen ohne Fesseln (working title) Millions Can Walk Mitten ins Land (mit Pedro Lenz) My Name Is Salt Neuland Nordland O Samba Off The Record (working title) Oro verde Pause Sam Shanzhai Sleepless In New York Tableau noir Take Off Tempo Girl Thomas Hirschhorn – Gramsci Monument (working title) ThuleTuvalu Traumland Unter der Haut (working title) Viktoria – A Tale Of Grace And Greed Yalom’s Cure You & Me

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Imprint Published by SWISS FILMS, Zürich Editing: Ursula Hartenstein, Edith Höhn, Daliah Kohn, Clarissa Wojciechowski Senn Selection of films: Catherine Ann Berger, Peter Da Rin, Maria Stergiou, Selina Willemse Cover: volkart&volkart, Zürich Database Publishing: Bitbee Solutions GmbH, Zürich, Text Bild Technik, Walter Schmid, Zürich, Lutz Repro AG, Zürich English translation: Sharon Kroska, Luzern Supported by: Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Bern Printed by: IRL plus SA, Renens ISSN 1663-103X, Token fee CHF 10 Photo reference: film stills are provided by producers and directors “Akte Grüninger” © SRF, Daniel Amman, “Dora oder die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern” © Oliver Vaccaro Portraits: Georges Gachot © Saskja Rosset , Benoit Mariage © Guillaume Lechat, Fredi M. Murer © Christian Altorfer, Christoph Schaub © Saskja Rosset


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