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SWISS 

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2018 IN LOCARNO


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SWISS FILMS AT THE LOCARNO FESTIVAL 2018

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13 PARDI DI DOMANI: CONCORSO NAZIONALE

5 CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE 19 FUORI CONCORSO SHORTS 6 CONCORSO CINEASTI DEL PRESENTE 

20 PANORAMA SUISSE

8 FUORI CONCORSO

25 COMING SOON

9 SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE

35 IN PRODUCTION

11 MATCH ME!: 3 UPCOMING PRODUCERS SWISS FILMS TEAM

CATHERINE ANN BERGER Managing Director caberger@swissfilms.ch T +41 76 368 02 65

SELINA WILLEMSE Head of Festivals & Markets swillemse@swissfilms.ch T +41 79 286 51 88

AIDA SULJICIC Head of Programmes &  Consultant Documentaries asuljicic@swissfilms.ch T +41 77 431 87 79

ANDREAS BÜHLMANN Consultant Film & First Feature abuehlmann@swissfilms.ch T +41 79 303 58 69

SYLVAIN VAUCHER Consultant Short Films svaucher@swissfilms.ch T +41 79 542 83 80

MARCEL MÜLLER Film Consultant, VOD, Programmes mmueller@swissfilms.ch T +41 79 787 93 88


PIAZZA GRANDE

MY BELOVED ENEMY

UN NEMICO CHE TI VUOLE BENE

directed by Denis Rabaglia 2

On a rainy night professor Enzo Stefanelli coincidentally rescues the life of a young man who turns out to be a professional killer. In return for this gesture the killer promises him to kill any enemy of the professor. Against the professor’s will, the killer sets off in search of a potential enemy in his environment and family, throwing the life of the professor into chaos. After initial scepticism Enzo opens up his eyes to his life and the people who surround him.

Fiction

WORLD RIGHTS: Turnus Film AG, Zurich www.turnusfilm.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018 INTERNATIONAL PRESS: Tina Boillat tina@videonet.ch T +41 79 423 78 44

ITALY / SWITZERLAND Fiction, 97 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Italian SCREENPLAY: Heidrun Schleef, Denis Rabaglia, Luca de Benedittis, Diego Abatantuono, David McWater, Krzysztof Zanussi CAST: Diego Abatantuono, Antonio Folletto, Mirko Trovato, Sandra Milo, Roberto Ciufoli, Annabella Calabrese, Antonio Catania, Massimo Ghini PRODUCTION: Falkor Production, Milan / Turnus Film AG, Zurich / RSI / SRG SSR / Teleclub

DENIS RABAGLIA * 1966. Italian-Swiss director Denis Rabaglia is returning to Locarno’s Piazza Grande for the third time after AZZURRO (2000), a comedy drama about Italian immigration in Switzerland starring Paolo Villaggio – Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film 2001 – and MARCELLO MARCELLO (2008), a romantic comedy with a Neapolitan touch. He also made 2 TV movies: GROSSESSE NERVEUSE (1993), Max Ophüls Prize and DO NOT PANIC! (2006), Best Swiss TV Movie Award.


PIAZZA GRANDE L’OSPITE

THE GUEST directed by Duccio Chiarini

ITALY / SWITZERLAND / FRANCE Fiction, 94 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Italian SCREENPLAY: Duccio Chiarini, Roan Johnson, Davide Lantieri, Marco Pettenello CAST: Daniele Parisi, Silvia D’Amico, Anna Bellato, Thony PRODUCTION: Mood Film, Rome / Cinédokké Sagl, Lugano / House On Fire, Paris / Rai Cinema / RSI

WORLD SALES: Urban Distribution International, Montreuil www.urbandistrib.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018 INTERNATIONAL PRESS: Tina Boillat tina@videonet.ch T +41 79 423 78 44 Eric Bouzigon eric@filmsuite.net T +41 79 320 63 82

Fiction

DUCCIO CHIARINI * 1977 in Florence. Duccio Chiarini studied at the London Film School and presented his first documentary HIT THE ROAD, NONNA (2011) at Venice Days. His first feature SHORT SKIN (2014) premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2014, where it received a Special Mention and was also nominated for a Crystal Bear within Generation 14plus at the Berlinale 2015. With THE GUEST Chiarini attended the Cannes Cinéfondation Résidence and the TorinoFilmLab.

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An unexpected accident sends the relationship between Guido and Chiara into disarray. As they head to the pharmacy to buy the morning after pill, Guido suggests that she shouldn’t take it and Chiara confesses her doubts about their relationship. Guido is forced to leave their flat and asks his parents and friends to put him up. Moving from one couch to the next, he becomes a witness to their everyday lives and their romantic entanglements.


© Niels Ackermann

PIAZZA GRANDE

WITH THE WIND

LE VENT TOURNE

directed by Bettina Oberli 4

An isolated farm in a remote part of the Jura region: this is where Pauline and Alex are living in complete self-sufficient harmony with nature. Their life project is sealed by their love, their ideals and their work. The couple is now ready to take the step towards total independence, and start producing their own electricity. The arrival of Samuel, who comes to install a wind turbine, deeply troubles Pauline, upsetting their relationship and their values.

Fiction

WORLD SALES: Be For Films, Brussels www.beforfilms.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018 INTERNATIONAL PRESS: Alibi Communications Brigitta Portier brigittaportier@ alibicommunications.be T +32 477 98 25 84

SWITZERLAND / FRANCE / BELGIUM Fiction, 86 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: French, Russian, English SCREENPLAY: Bettina Oberli, Antoine Jaccoud CAST: Mélanie Thierry, Pierre Deladonchamps, Nuno Lopes, Anastasia Shevtsova, Audrey Cavelius, Pedro Lenz PRODUCTION: Rita Productions, Geneva / Silex Films, Paris / Versus production, Brussels / RTS / Teleclub

BETTINA OBERLI * 1972 in Interlaken. Bettina Oberli studied Film at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and is known for her awardwinning first feature NORTH WIND (2004), which premiered in San Sebastian and her second feature LATE BLOOMERS (2006), which became a huge box office hit in Switzerland and was selected for several international film festivals such as Shanghai and Palm Springs. Her film MURDER FARM (2009) received the Special Jury Prize at the Swiss Film Award 2010 as well as the Zurich Film Prize.


CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE

GLAUBENBERG directed by Thomas Imbach

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 115 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Swiss-German, German, English SCREENPLAY: Thomas Imbach, Arnaud De Cazes CAST: Zsofia Körös, Francis Meier, Milan Peschel, Bettina Stucky, Nikola Šošić, Morgane Ferru, Ilayda Akdogan, Erol Afşin PRODUCTION: Okofilm Productions, Zurich / SRF / SRG SSR

WORLD RIGHTS: Okofilm Productions, Zurich www.okofilm.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018 INTERNATIONAL PRESS: Locarno Festival ursula.pfander@ locarnofestival.ch

Fiction

THOMAS IMBACH *1962 in Lucerne. With WELL DONE (1994) and GHETTO (1997) Imbach has won numerous awards. He established his trademark style based on a combination of cinema-verité camera-work and fast paced computercontrolled editing. His fiction films HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN (2001), LENZ (2006), I WAS A SWISS BANKER (2007) and DAY IS DONE (2011) all premiered at the Berlinale. His first English-language film MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS premiered in Locarno and was then selected for TIFF 2013.

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The love Lena (16) feels for brother Noah is more than sisterly love. To distract herself, she encourages Noah’s friend Enis. But she is so obsessed with her brother that she cannot curb her feelings. She starts daydreaming, living more in a fantasy world than in real life. She finally brings herself to confess to Noah. He is shocked and repels her. Lena embarks on a journey into the unknown.


CONCORSO CINEASTI DEL PRESENTE

CLOSING TIME written & directed by Nicole Vögele 6

Mr. Kuo and his wife Mrs. Lin cook for the city’s sleepless. They work all night and sleep during the day, like many others in buzzing Taipei. Until one morning, riding back from the market, Mr. Kuo takes a different exit on the highway … The film is a cinematographic meditation on in-between moments – a kaleidoscopic journey relying on colours, sensations and the materials of life. An attempt at capturing time, an exercise in just seeing.

Documentary

WORLD SALES: Taskovski Films, London www.taskovskifilms.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018 INTERNATIONAL PRESS: Beauvoir Films Aline Schmid aline@beauvoirfilms.ch T +41 78 792 31 22

SWITZERLAND / GERMANY Documentary, 116 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Taiwanese PRODUCTION: Beauvoir Films, Geneva / Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg, Ludwigsburg MORE INFORMATION: www.closing-time.ch

NICOLE VÖGELE * 1983 in Olten. Nicole Vögele studied journalism at the MAZ in Lucerne and documentary filmmaking at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. CLOSING TIME is her diploma film. Her previous films are MRS LOOSLI (2013), awarded at Visions du Réel and FOG (2014), which premiered at Berlinale and screened in competition at many renowned international documentary film festivals.


CONCORSO CINEASTI DEL PRESENTE

E    FIR UR

THOSE WHO WORK

 FEAT ST

CEUX QUI TRAVAILLENT

F RE IR

 FEATU ST

directed by Antoine Russbach

SWITZERLAND / BELGIUM Fiction, 100 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: French, English SCREENPLAY: Antoine Russbach, Emmanuel Marre, in collaboration with Catherine Paillé CAST: Olivier Gourmet, Adèle Bochatay, Michel Voïta, Pauline Schneider, Delphine Bibet PRODUCTION: Box Productions sàrl, Lausanne / Novak Prod, Brussels / RTS / Teleclub / RTBF

WORLD SALES: Be For Films, Brussels www.beforfilms.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018 INTERNATIONAL PRESS: Alibi Communications Brigitta Portier brigittaportier@ alibicommunications.be T +32 477 98 25 84

Fiction

ANTOINE RUSSBACH * 1984 in Geneva. Antoine Russbach studied screenwriting and directing in Belgium at IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion de LouvainLa-Neuve). His diploma short film GOOD BOYS (2009) screened in competition at the International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand. Russbach also worked as screenwriter and has been involved in several collective projects and workshops. THOSE WHO WORK is his first feature-length film.

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Frank devotes his life to work. Hanging on his phone, he manages the cargo ships he charters for large companies. While facing a crisis situation, Frank makes a brutal decision and gets fired. Deeply shaken, betrayed by a system to which he has given everything, he does some soul-searching to save the only link that still counts in his eyes: the one he managed to maintain with his youngest daughter, Mathilde.


directed by Christoph Schaub

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 91 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Romansh, Swiss-German SCREENPLAY: Sabine Pochhammer CAST: Rebecca Indermaur, Bruno Cathomas, Tonia Maria Zindel, Marietta Jemmi, René Schnoz, Beat Marti, Murali Perumal PRODUCTION: Zodiac Pictures, Zurich /  SRG SSR WORLD RIGHTS: Zodiac Pictures, Zurich www.zodiacpictures.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

After 20 years of marriage, things between Mona and Gieri have lost their sparkle. Deciding she wants to rekindle the flame, Mona seeks help from Nanda Sharma, the village’s new pastor, who has Indian roots. But instead of giving her the sort of pastoral advice befitting a man of the cloth, the pastor encourages her to employ entirely worldly means and practise the arts of love.

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Fiction

FUORI CONCORSO

AMUR SENZA FIN

ISLANDER

Documentary

INSULAIRE directed by Stéphane Goël

SWITZERLAND Documentary, 92 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Spanish, French, German SCREENPLAY: Stéphane Goël, Antoine Jaccoud CAST: Mathieu Amalric PRODUCTION: Association Climage, Lausanne / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Association Climage, Lausanne stephane@climage.ch www.climage.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

In 1877 a Swiss aristocrat, Alfred von Rodt, became the governor of the remote Chilean island that gave birth to the legend of Robinson Crusoe. Exiled from his country and family, he strived to build a utopian “little kingdom” but failed and lost his entire fortune. The film tells the story of this outcast through the lives of his descendants, who today seek political autonomy and a preservation of their indigenous identity.


SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE

#FEMALE PLEASURE written & directed by Barbara Miller

SWITZERLAND / GERMANY Documentary, 97 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: German, English, French, Japanese PRODUCTION: Mons Veneris Films GmbH, Zurich / Das Kollektiv für audiovisuelle Werke GmbH, Zurich / Indi Film GmbH, Stuttgart / SRF / ARTE /  RTS / RSI MORE INFORMATION: www.femalepleasure.org

WORLD SALES: CAT & Docs, Paris www.catndocs.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018 INTERNATIONAL PRESS: NOISE Film PR Berlin Mirjam Wiekenkamp T +49 176 28 77 18 39 mirjam@noisefilmpr.com

Documentary

BARBARA MILLER * 1970 in Zurich. Barbara Miller worked as assistant director and editing assistant for Christian Frei on the Academy Award nominated WAR PHOTOGRAPHER (2001). She is known for her award-winning documentary FORBIDDEN VOICES (2012), which was selected for numerous renowned international festivals such as Visions du Réel and IDFA.

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#FEMALE PLEASURE embarks on a journey to discover female sexuality in the 21�� century. The film questions millennial patriarchal structures, as well as todays omnipresent porn culture. #FEMALE PLEASURE accompanies five extraordinary women around the globe, reveals universal contexts and shows the successful fight of these courageous women for a self-determined female sexuality and an equal, sensual relationship between the sexes.


SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE

THE APOLLO OF GAZA

L’APOLLON DE GAZA

written & directed by Nicolas Wadimoff 10

In 2013, a statue of Apollo, God of Arts, Beauty and Divinations, is found off Gaza before disappearing under strange circumstances. Soon, rumour spreads around this treasure coveted by all. Both an investigative film and a reflection on history, the film immerses us in the little-known reality of a territory wounded by wars and a merciless blockade, but where life remains dignified and insubordinate.

Documentary

WORLD SALES: National Film Board of Canada, Saint-Laurent studiodocumentaire@onf.ca www.nfb.ca WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018 INTERNATIONAL PRESS: Nadine Viau n.viau@onf.ca T +1 514 458 9745

SWITZERLAND / CANADA Documentary, 80 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Arabic PRODUCTION: Akka Films, Geneva / National Film Board of Canada, Saint-Laurent / RTS

NICOLAS WADIMOFF * 1964 in Geneva. Nicolas Wadimoff has directed both fiction and documentary films, among them the multi­awarded CLANDESTINS (1997), which premiered in Locarno. His last films AISHEEN (STILL ALIVE IN GAZA) (2010), OPERATION LIBERTAD (2012), SPAR­TIATES (2014) and JEAN ZIEGLER, THE OPTIMISM OF WILLPOWER (2016) screened at prestigious international film festivals such as Berlinale, Locarno Festival and at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes.


MATCH ME!: 3 UPCOMING PRODUCERS

TOLGA DILSIZ Tolga Dilsiz cofounded 8horses in 2013 with fellow filmmakers. He produced THE INNOCENT by Simon Jaquemet (Official Selection, San Sebastian 2018). With THE JUNGLE he is participating at the EAVE Producers Workshop and is looking for coproducers and World Sales. THE JUNGLE by Matthias Huser, Berlinale Talents 2018 (in development) DEAF by Tobias Nölle (in development)

© EAVE Géraldine Aresteanu

8HORSES

FLAVIA ZANON Flavia Zanon received her MA in Asian Studies from the University of Geneva. She joined Close Up Films in 2012, where she worked on the Oscar-nominated coproduction I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO and on OF SHEEP AND MEN among others. COSMOS by Germinal Roaux (in development) FOUDRE by Carmen Jaquier (in production)

OLIVIER ZOBRIST LANGFILM Olivier Zobrist is co-owner and producer at Langfilm since 2011. He produced THE CONGO TRIBUNAL by Milo Rau and the Swiss box office hit DIE LETZTE POINTE by Rolf Lyssy. LOVE OF THE WORLD by Jenna Hasse, first feature (in development) ONE-WAY TO MOSCOW by Micha Lewinsky (in development)

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CLOSE UP FILMS


Cinémathèque suisse in Locarno

presents 3 restored films Vive la mort (Francis Reusser, 1969) 9.08 – 16:15 – Rialto 1 Seuls (Francis Reusser, 1981), 10.08 – 14:30 – PalaCinema Quatre d’entre elles (1968, Claude Champion, Francis Reusser, Jacques Sandoz, Yves Yersin), 11.08 – 11:00 – PalaCinema Picture from the trailer Quatre d’entre d’elles, 1968. Collection Cinémathèque suisse. All rights reserved.


PARDI DI DOMANI

ABIGAÏL written & directed by Magdalena Froger

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 20 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French CAST: Constance Flahaut, Alessandro Polo PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Magdalena Froger, Lausanne magdalenafroger@gmail.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

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Fiction

At nightfall, two lost souls meet in the woods for a last dance.

BRISSOGNE ISLANDS LES ÎLES DE BRISSOGNE written & directed by Juliette Riccaboni

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 23 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Italian CAST: Daphne Scoccia, Alessio Gallo PRODUCTION: Alva Film, Geneva / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Alva Film, Geneva www.alvafilm.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

Fiction

Aurora, an 18-year-old girl, prostitutes herself at night in trucks parked at a motorway station in northern Italy. Her brother Angiolino acts as protector despite his slight mental handicap.


written & directed by Delia Hess

SWITZERLAND Animation, 8 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation, drawing on paper ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialgoue PRODUCTION: Cinéma Copain, Zurich / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Cinéma Copain, Zurich www.cinemacopain.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018 MORE INFORMATION: circuit.deliahess.ch

On a small planet, caught up in their own little private universe, the inhabitants perform their poetically surreal actions, which repeat themselves in an endless loop. That they are all part of a complex little ecosystem, which can only function if each of them plays his or her role, is something they are unaware of.

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Animation

PARDI DI DOMANI

CIRCUIT

EVA

Fiction

written & directed by Xheni Alushi

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 15 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Swiss-German CAST: Annina Walt, Manuela Biedermann, Yorin Moll, Florian Müller-Morungen PRODUCTION: Letterbox Collective Filmproduktion, Zurich WORLD SALES: Premium Films, Paris www.premium-films.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

Though being a swimmer, Eva was unable to save her brother from nearly drowning at sea. He now lies in a coma and the cold relationship with her mother is not helping Eva’s conscience either. She stumbles upon a mysterious puddle in her bathroom, which takes her to the depths of the sea. As her mother looks for Eva, she only finds a puddle of water that she starts to wipe away.


written & directed by Léon Yersin

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 18 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French CAST: Pierre Cevaer, Leonor Oberson, Mathilde Auneveux, Julien Drion PRODUCTION: Nouvelle Tribu, Geneva / Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève)  WORLD RIGHTS: Nouvelle Tribu, Geneva yasmine@nouvelletribu.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

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At dawn, Gregor is woken by the police knocking at his door. They’ve come to pick up the body of his next door neighbour, dead for two years without anybody noticing. Gregor must deal with his conscience, slowly transforming himself as he becomes contaminated by this death which now haunts him. He gradually sinks into paranoia. When the night comes, there’s no turning back.

Fiction

PARDI DI DOMANI

FAIT DIVERS

HERE

Here is there. Film as theatre, the animator as actor and snow in a black room.

SWITZERLAND Animation, 4 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Stop motion ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) animation@hslu.ch www.hslu.ch/animation WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

Animation

HIER written & directed by Loïc Kreyden


written & directed by Laurence Favre

SWITZERLAND / GERMANY Documentary, 8 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: English PRODUCTION: Virgule Films, Geneva / Volte Slagen, Berlin WORLD RIGHTS : Virgule Films, Geneva virgulefilms@gmail.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

Archival footage of a friend’s weekend on the beach encounter the sound of distant memories: the rock band, the pre-sixties flower power movement, a feeling of carefreeness and freedom … it was the 1950s in the United States of America. The now aged protagonists share their memories and thoughts about a remote youth, that some still can feel. An essay on memory and the (un-)truth of images.

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Documentary

PARDI DI DOMANI

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE FUTURE

LA SOURCE written & directed by Yatoni Roy Cantú

Fiction

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 17 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French CAST: Elsa Thebault, Isabelle Vesseron PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: ECAL École Cantonale d’art de Lausanne jean_guillaume.sonnier@ecal.ch www.ecal.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

In the darkness of a chalet from a past century, between the cracks and the dirt of an old mirror, someone appears. It is Lisbeth. She moves forward in her dressing gown with precaution, trying not to wake Anne who is still sleeping. In front of her reflection she discovers her shoulder. The skin is cracked, blackened and bloody. The disease has returned.


written & directed by Tommaso Donati

SWITZERLAND Experimental documentary, 22 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue CAST: Katia Dalberti PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Tommaso Donati, Lugano www.tommasodonati.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

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Monte Amiata is a residential complex in the Gallaratese district of Milan, designed by architects Carlo Aymonino and Aldo Rossi in the late 1960s. It was created with the idea to represent a parallel microcosm, a kind of a futuristic alternative city. The inhabitants called it the Red Dinosaur, in reference both to the reddish colour of the buildings and the oddity of their shape.

Experimental Documentary

PARDI DI DOMANI

MONTE AMIATA

SELFIES written & directed by Claudius Gentinetta

SWITZERLAND Animation, 4 min., 2018 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Gentinettafilm, Zurich / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Gentinettafilm, Zurich www.gentinettafilm.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

Animation

In a veritable firework display of digital self-portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dreadfully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition. Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.


ICI LE CHEMIN DES ÂNES written & directed by Lou Rambert Preiss

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 22 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French CAST: Damien Chapelle, Cédric Imwinkelried, Raphaël Barman, Sidney Wernicke, Hilmi Qestaj, Irène Oswald, Yves Paudex PRODUCTION: ECAL École Cantonale d’art de Lausanne / PointProd, Geneva WORLD RIGHTS: ECAL École Cantonale d’art de Lausanne jean_guillaume.sonnier@ecal.ch www.ecal.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

A vast rock quarry today. Following an explosion, 27-year-old Antonin discovers a face in the rock. The sector is shut down and the company is stormed by mysterious scientists. One speculates on the origin of the face … Antonin’s obsession grows.

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Fiction

PARDI DI DOMANI

STONE AGE

THOSE WHO DESIRE LOS QUE DESEAN   written & directed by Elena López Riera

Documentary

SWITZERLAND  Documentary, 24 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Spanish PRODUCTION: Alina Film, Geneva  WORLD RIGHTS: Alina film, Geneva www.alinafilm.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

In the south of Spain, a race of colourfully painted pigeons, will reward not the one who flies the fastest, but the one who will have known how to seduce a female pigeon, and to fly the longest time at its sides.


PARDI DI DOMANI

WHERE WE ARE HEADING LE SENS DE LA MARCHE written & directed by Jela Hasler

Documentary

SWITZERLAND Documentary, 10 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Jela Hasler, Zurich www.jelahasler.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Festival 2018

written & directed by Christophe M. Saber

Three best friends, Jimmy, Samy and Sofi, have the idea of a lifetime: transforming a chocolate vending machine into a pot-vending machine. Also, there’s a dog in the film.

FRANCE / SWITZERLAND Fiction, 20 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French CAST: Michael Paz, Cyprien Colombo, Youssef Sahraoui PRODUCTION: Capricci, Nantes / Bobi Lux, Bordeaux / Box Productions, Lausanne / Canal + / RTS WORLD SALES: Capricci, Bordeaux www.capricci.fr

Fiction

TOMATIC

FUORI CONCORSO SHORTS

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Paris, 2017: While the new president is being elected, the state of emergency lingers. It sneaks through the capital, on the lookout for old and new monuments to make its own. As the city struggles to regain its innocence, it gently slips its way into everyday life and seeps into the constitution.


PANORAMA SUISSE

AT THE PHILOSOPHERS’ SCHOOL A L’ÉCOLE DES PHILOSOPHES written & directed by Fernand Melgar The first experiences for five mentally handicapped children entering school, who will have to learn how to get along with the others: an almost impossible task, as they seem to be closed to the outside world. But gradually, the class takes shape before our eyes as the students move towards and against everything, much to the amazement and delight of their parents.

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Documentary

SWITZERLAND Documentary, 97 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French PRODUCTION: Le Dzè, Lausanne / RTS WORLD SALES: CAT & Docs, Paris www.catndocs.com WORLD PREMIERE: Solothurn Film Festival 2018

BLUE MY MIND

Fiction

written & directed by Lisa Brühlmann

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 97 min., 2017 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Swiss-German CAST: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg PRODUCTION: tellfilm GmbH, Zurich / Zurich University of The Arts ZHdK / SRF / SRG SSR WORLD SALES: Be For Films, Brussels www.beforfilms.com WORLD PREMIERE: San Sebastian 2017

15-year-old Mia faces an overwhelming transformation which puts her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, Mia is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful than she is.


written & directed by Anja Kofmel

SWITZERLAND / CROATIA / GERMANY / FINLAND Documentary, 90 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: German, Swiss-German, English, Spanish, French PRODUCTION: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Zurich / Nukleus Film, Zagreb / MA. JA.DE. Filmproduktion, Leipzig / IV Films, Helsinki WORLD SALES: Urban Distribution International, Montreuil www.urbandistrib.com WORLD PREMIERE: Cannes 2018

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Croatia, 1992. In the midst of the Yugoslav Wars, Chris, a young Swiss journalist is found dead under mysterious circumstances. He was wearing the uniform of an international mercenary group. His cousin Anja Kofmel used to admire this handsome young man as a little girl; now a grown-up woman, she decides to investigate his story, trying to understand what really was Chris’ involvement in the conflict …

Anidoc

PANORAMA SUISSE

CHRIS THE SWISS

ELDORADO

Drawing inspiration from his personal encounter with the Italian refugee child Giovanna during World War II, Markus Imhoof tells how refugees and migrants are treated today: on the Mediterranean Sea, in Italy and in Switzerland.

SWITZERLAND / GERMANY Documentary, 92 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: German, French, Italian, Kurdish, Swiss-German, Arabic, Amharic PRODUCTION: Thelma Film AG, Undervelier / SRF / zero one film GmbH, Berlin / BR WORLD SALES: Films Boutique, Berlin www.filmsboutique.com WORLD PREMIERE: Berlinale 2018

Documentary

written & directed by Markus Imhoof


written & directed by Germinal Roaux

SWITZERLAND / BELGIUM Fiction, 106 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: French, Amharic CAST: Kidist Siyum Beza, Bruno Ganz, Patrick D’Assumçao, Yoann Blanc, Assefa Zerihun Gudeta, Ina Tosca PRODUCTION: VEGA Production, Lausanne / Need Productions, Brussels / RTS / SRG SSR / Proximus, Evere WORLD SALES: Loco Films, Paris www.loco-films.com WORLD PREMIERE: Berlinale 2018

Fortuna, a young Ethiopian teenage girl, is given shelter for the winter with other refugees in a Swiss catholic hospice at an altitude of over 2000 meters. While they wait for their fate to be decided by the Swiss authorities, she meets Kabir, a 26-year-old African refugee, and falls desperately in love. Their relationship develops in secret, till the day Kabir disappears.

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directed by Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev

SWITZERLAND Documentary, 113 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Russian, English, Korean SCREENPLAY: Christian Frei PRODUCTION: Christian Frei Filmproduktion GmbH, Zurich / SRF /  ZDF / ARTE WORLD SALES: Rise And Shine World Sales UG, Berlin www.riseandshine-berlin.com WORLD PREMIERE: Sundance 2018 MORE INFORMATION: genesis-two-point-zero.com

On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. One day, they discover a surprisingly well-preserved mammoth carcass. Resurrecting the woolly mammoth is a first manifestation of the next great technological revolution – genetics. It may well turn our world upside down.


LES DAMES written & directed by Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond

SWITZERLAND Documentary, 80 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French PRODUCTION: Association Climage, Lausanne / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Association Climage, Lausanne stephane@climage.ch www.climage.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Visions du Réel Nyon 2018

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They are single, widowed or divorced; they have had children, husbands, work; they have a life behind them, but also one to come … The film reveals the intimate lives of five women in their sixties who are waging a discreet daily battle against solitude. It’s true that men often prefer younger women, it’s true that one feels invisible in a youth-oriented society, but these women are not finished, far from it!

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Mario has fallen in love for the first time, with Leon, the new striker from Germany, who could pose a threat to Mario’s chances of advancing to the premier league. Before long, their relationship is discovered by their team members and rumours begin to spread. Mario realises this jeopardizes his career as a professional football player, but he does not want to lose Leon at any price. He has to make a decision.

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 119 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Swiss-German, German SCREENPLAY: Thomas Hess, Marcel Gisler, Frédéric Moriette CAST: Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec PRODUCTION: Triluna Film AG, Zurich /  Carac Film AG, Bolligen /  SRF / SRG SSR / Teleclub WORLD SALES: Films Boutique, Berlin www.filmsboutique.com WORLD PREMIERE: Solothurn Film Festival 2018

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directed by Marcel Gisler


DIE VIERTE GEWALT written & directed by Dieter Fahrer

SWITZERLAND Documentary, 98 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Swiss-German, German PRODUCTION: Balzli & Fahrer GmbH, Bern / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Balzli & Fahrer GmbH, Bern www.balzli-fahrer.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Solothurn Film Festival 2018

The internet has changed everything, also for journalism: business models are falling by the wayside, news is available for free, anywhere and at any time. I accompany journalists in their daily lives, see how they struggle, and I do what they also do: I observe and ask, also question myself, my fascination and my suspicion. I, too, use the net with ease. I am a user – and I am used.

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THE FOURTH ESTATE

WHERE ARE YOU, JOÃO GILBERTO?

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directed by Georges Gachot

SWITZERLAND / FRANCE /  GERMANY Documentary, 107 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: German, Portuguese, French, English SCREENPLAY: Georges Gachot, Paolo Poloni PRODUCTION: Gachot Films, Zurich / Idéale Audience, Paris / NEOS Film, Munich / BR / ARTE / RTS / SRF WORLD SALES: Doc & Film International, Paris www.docandfilm.com WORLD PREMIERE: Visions du Réel Nyon 2018 MORE INFORMATION: www.hobalala-film.com

The film sets out in the footsteps of German writer Marc Fischer who searched for the last musical legend of our time, the founding father of Bossa Nova, Brazilian musician João Gilberto. Fischer described his journey in a book, Hobalala, but committed suicide one week before it was published. By taking up Fischer’s quest, we pursue João Gilberto to understand the history, the very soul and essence of Bossa Nova.


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Driss and Zahra leave their fisherman’s village to take their 6-year-old son, Ayoub, to the emergency room of the Casablanca’s public hospital. There they meet Driss’ brother, Houcine, with whom they have been in conflict for years. The doctor diagnoses a brain problem requiring immediate action. This is the starting point of a painful exhausting journey. Are they ready to do everything to save Ayoub’s life?

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WORLD RIGHTS: Louise Productions Lausanne www.louiseproductions.ch

SWITZERLAND / MOROCCO Fiction, 85 min. ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Arabic, French SCREENPLAY: Mohcine Besri, Cécile Vargaftig CAST: Rachid Mustapha, Fatima Zahra Banacer, Youssef Alaoui, Saïd Bey, Ghalia Ben Zaouia, Ayoub Layoussifi, Younes Bouab, Noury Hakim, Zakaria Atifi PRODUCTION: Louise Productions Lausanne, Lausanne / La Prod, Casablanca / RTS

MOHCINE BESRI * 1971 in Mèknes, Morocco. Joint Swiss and Moroccan citizenship. Mohcine Besri works as screenwriter, actor and director. His short film HEAVEN (2008) was awarded at the Geneva International Film Festival GIFF, his first feature film THE MISCREANTS (2011) was selected for international festivals such as KVIFF, Mostra São Paulo and Tallin Black Nights. Among others it was awarded at festivals in Tangier, Cairo and Skopje.


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PABLO BRIONES * 1983 in Tucumán. Argentinean citizenship. BA in Film Production from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (2005), MA in Film Directing from ECAL / HEAD (2014). BARACOA is his first feature film.

SWITZERLAND / COLOMBIA / UNITED STATES Documentary, 85 min. ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Spanish SCREENPLAY: Pablo Briones PRODUCTION: C-Side Productions, Geneva / Black Factory Cinema, THE MOVING Bogota / The Moving Picture PICTURE BOYS Boys, Nashville The Moving Picture Boys, Jace Freeman and Sean Clark, are a directing and producing duo from Nashville, specializing in a narrative driven direct cinema documentary approach.

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Hot summer has come to Pueblo Textil, a tiny village in the Cuban countryside. Leonel (9) and Antuán (13), are about to spend the holidays by themselves. The young boys have been friends their entire though short lives but this summer may be the last they spend together. As Cuba is going through a historical and transitional period, the two boys also come to a crossroad.

WORLD RIGHTS: C-Side Productions, Geneva www.c-sideprod.ch

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Michael Suter is a lonely guy, constantly in motion, escaping his true self. During the day, he travels through Switzerland, creating new identities and incognito evaluating the quality of customer service in shops and hotel rooms, while at night, he is secretly observing the life of another lonely person: Anna, a rebel woman struggling with complicated grief. But this fragile balance is soon destroyed, when Anna finds out about Suter’s dark secret. WORLD RIGHTS: Imagofilm Lugano www.imagofilm.ch

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SWITZERLAND Fiction, 93 min. ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Italian SCREENPLAY: Francesco Rizzi, Daniela Gambaro CAST: Vinicio Marchioni, Sabine Timoteo, Leonardo Nigro, Adele Raes, Jean-Pierre Gos, Monica Budde, Joachim Aeschlimann, Jasmin Mattei, Giorgia Salari PRODUCTION: Imagofilm Lugano / RSI / 8horses, Zurich / Teleclub

FRANCESCO RIZZI * 1978 in Switzerland. Francesco Rizzi studied Art History at the University of Fribourg and film at the Roma Film Academy. CRONOFOBIA is his first feature-length fiction film.


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Simon has a love-hate relationship with his father, a polyamorous Jewish psychiatrist. When his parents go on holiday, Simon initiates a seductive game of cat-and-mouse with his father’s mistress and gets disastrously tangled up in the sticky family network.

SWITZERLAND WORLD RIGHTS: Fiction, 90 min. Tilt Production GmbH, Zurich ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: www.tiltproduction.com German, Swiss-German CAST: Dimitri Stapfer, Dani Levy, Katja Kolm, Miriam Joya Strübel, Sibylle Canonica PRODUCTION: Tilt Production GmbH, Zurich / Teleclub

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JESHUA DREYFUS *1985 in Brienz. Jeshua Dreyfus studied Philosophy and Economics at the University of Basel. His awardwinning independently produced first feature film NEVER MIND (HALB SO WILD) (2013) was highly praised by the national press and screened in competition at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken. It was also selected for international festivals in Taipei, Kiev and Tashkent. FAMILY PRACTICE is his second feature film.

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The true drama about a well-known top athlete, who evolves into a serial offender: The Swiss marathon runner Jonas Widmer is looking for a way to overcome his tragic past and as a result, becomes more and more entangled in an ominous double life.

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WORLD RIGHTS: Contrast Film Bern GmbH, Bern www.contrastfilm.ch WORLD PREMIERE: San Sebastian 2018

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 92 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Swiss-German SCREENPLAY: Stefan Staub, Hannes Baumgartner CAST: Max Hubacher, Annina Euling, Sylvie Rohrer, Christophe Sermet, Saladin Dellers, Luna Wedler PRODUCTION: Contrast Film Bern GmbH, Bern / SRF / Teleclub

HANNES BAUMGARTNER * 1983. Hannes Baumgartner studied film at F+F and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). His award-winning short film TENERIFFA (2012) was honored with the Zurich Film Award and selected for festivals such as Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbücken and the International Short Film Festival Winterthur. MIDNIGHT RUNNER is his first feature film and will compete in the renowned New Directors section of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.


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FRÉDÉRIC CHOFFAT * 1973 in Morocco. Frédéric Choffat studied film at ECAL and cofounded Les films du Tigre with Julie Gilbert. He is known for MANGROVE (2011) and the award-winning REAL LIFE IS ELSEWHERE (2006), which premiered in Locarno within Cineasti del presente. JULIE GILBERT * 1974 in France. Julie Gilbert studied French and literature. Co-writer and codirector of several films with Frédéric Choffat, including MANGROVE (2011), in Competition at Locarno Festival.

SWITZERLAND WORLD RIGHTS: Fiction, 100 min. Intermezzo Films, Geneva ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: www.intermezzofilms.ch English, French SCREENPLAY: Julie Gilbert, Frédéric Choffat, Jihane Chouaib CAST: Anna Mouglalis, Mathieu Demy, Vincent Bonillo, Ruby Matenko, John Doe PRODUCTION: Intermezzo Films, Geneva /  RTS / Les films du Tigre Sàrl, Geneva

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An urgent plea from Jade, with whom they once shared a passionate bond, brings two European men, Alex and Bernardo, to an unexpected encounter in the Arizona desert, in Navajo Nation. They are introduced to the harsh reality of Jade’s life by her precocious, free-spirited 10-year-old daughter, Frida. Their views on life, love and even death are about to change forever.

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1984: Searching for an experience beyond modern civilisation, Bruno Manser travels into the jungles of Borneo and finds the nomadic Penan tribe. When the existence of the Penan is threatened by relentless deforestation, Manser takes up the fight against logging with a courage and determination that makes him one of the most renowned and credible environmentalists of his time – and eventually costs him everything. Based on a true story.

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WORLD SALES: TrustNordisk ApS, Hvidovre www.trustnordisk.com

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 130 min. ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: English, Penan, Swiss German SCREENPLAY: Niklaus Hilber, Patrick Tönz, David Clemens CAST: Sven Schelker, Nick Kelesau, Elizabeth Ballang PRODUCTION: A Film Company GmbH, Zurich / Das Kollektiv GmbH, Zurich / SRF / Teleclub / Superfilm GmbH, Vienna

NIKLAUS HILBER * 1970 in Fribourg. Niklaus Hilber studied directing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and screenwriting at the AFI in Los Angeles. His last film AMATEUR TEENS (2015) received the Audience Award at the Zurich Film Festival and was awarded with the Zurich Film Prize 2015. It also screened in competition at the 19�� Tallin Black Nights Film Festival as well as at Cinema Jove in Valencia.


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THE INNOCENT written & directed by Simon Jaquemet

SWITZERLAND / GERMANY Fiction, 110 min., 2018 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Swiss-German CAST: Judith Hofmann, Naomi Scheiber, Christian Kaiser, Thomas Schüpbach, Anna Tenta, Urs-Peter Wolters PRODUCTION: 8horses GmbH, Zurich / Augenschein Filmproduktion GmbH, Cologne / ZDF / SRF / ARTE / Teleclub

WORLD SALES: Kinology, Paris festivals@kinology.eu www.kinology.eu WORLD PREMIERE: San Sebastian 2018

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SIMON JAQUEMET * 1978 in Zurich. Simon Jaquemet studied film at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). His award-winning first feature film CHRIEG, which was developed at the renowned Torino Film Lab, was selected for numerous international festivals such as San Sebastian, Sao Paulo and Karlovy Vary. It was awarded at the Max Ophüls Festival and at the Marrakech International Film Festival. THE INNOCENT is Jaquemet’s second feature film and will compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian IFF.

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Ruth loves Jesus and works in cutting-edge neuroscience. When her past lover reappears after twenty years in prison her fragile reality comes undone.


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His life’s work made him world famous: within a few years, Huldrych Zwingli, the main proponent of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland, turned the entire city of Zurich and a firmly established canon of values upside down. With razor-sharp intellect, he dissected the religious and social system, denounced abuses and was not afraid of taking issue with the most powerful people of his time.

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WORLD SALES: Global Screen GmbH www.globalscreen.de

SWITZERLAND / GERMANY Fiction, 120 min. ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: German, Swiss-German SCREENPLAY: Simone Schmid CAST: Max Simonischek, Sarah Sophia Meyer, Charlotte Schwaab, Anatole Taubman, Andrea Zogg PRODUCTION: C-Films AG, Zurich / SRF / Eikon Film Südwest, Stuttgart / Teleclub / 3sat / SRG SSR

STEFAN HAUPT * 1961 in Zurich. Stefan Haupt is known for his feature film debut UTOPIA BLUES (2001), which was honoured with the Zurich Film Prize and the Swiss Film Award, for his documentary ELISABETH KÜBLER-ROSS (2003), with about 300 000 viewers throughout Europe as well as for THE CIRCLE (2014), honoured with the Panorama Audience Award and the Teddy Award at the Berlinale and with the Swiss Film Award for Best Feature Film 2015.


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PASSION

by Andrea Staka, director of CURE – THE LIFE OF ANOTHER and DAS FRÄULEIN

(working title) by Christian Labhart, director of GIOVANNI SEGANTINI – MAGIC OF LIGHT

SWITZERLAND / CROATIA Fiction PRODUCTION: Okofilm Productions, Zurich / Dinaridi Film, Zagreb / ZDF / ARTE / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Okofilm Productions, Zurich

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SUMMER 2019

SWITZERLAND Documentary PRODUCTION: Kosmos Film GmbH, Wetzikon / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Kosmos Film GmbH, Wetzikon

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SHIPBREAKER

STORM

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SUMMER 2019

SWITZERLAND / GERMANY Fiction PRODUCTION: Vega Film AG, Zurich / BerghausWöbke Filmproduktion GmbH, Munich WORLD SALES: Constantin Film, Munich

SWITZERLAND / GERMANY Fiction PRODUCTION: Contrast Film Zurich GmbH / Niama Film, Stuttgart / SRF / Teleclub WORLD RIGHTS: Contrast Film Zurich GmbH

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WAX AND GOLD

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

(working title) by Heidi Specogna, director of CAHIER AFRICAIN

SWITZERLAND / GERMANY Documentary PRODUCTION: Fama Film AG, Zurich / Ma.ja.de Filmproduktions GmbH, Leipzig / SRF WORLD SALES: Deckert Distribution, Leipzig

by Rolando Colla, director of SUMMER GAMES and SEVEN DAYS SWITZERLAND / ITALY / CZECH REPUBLIC Fiction PRODUCTION: Peacock Film, Zurich / Solaria Film, Prato / Axman Production, Prague WORLD RIGHTS: Peacock Film, Zurich


Supporting the distribution of Swiss films on important international VOD platforms.

DISTRIBUTION SUPPORT EUROPEAN COUNTRIES Supporting the theatrical release of Swiss feature films in Europe.

Its aim is to strengthen their visibility and to generate financial returns to the Swiss producer. The subsidies are granted according to the “Guidelines VOD Support”. Applications must be submitted by the Swiss producer.

Its aim is to strengthen the visibility and the distribution of Swiss films in Europe. The subsidies are granted according to the “Guidelines Funding for the distribution of Swiss films and co-productions in foreign countries”. Applications must be submitted by the European distributor via the Swiss producer.

A support measure by SWISS FILMS in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC). www.swissfilms.ch/en/vod Contact: support@swissfilms.ch

A support measure by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC), administrated by SWISS FILMS. www.bak.admin.ch Contact: support@swissfilms.ch

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SUPPORT MEASURES

VOD SUPPORT

Supporting the theatrical release of Swiss feature films in 10 selected non-European countries. Its aim is to strengthen the visibility and the distribution of Swiss films outside of Europe. The subsidies are granted according to the “Guidelines for Distribution Support of Swiss films in non-European countries”. Applications must be submitted by the distributor via the Swiss producer. A support measure by SWISS FILMS in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC). www.swissfilms.ch/en/distribution Contact: support@swissfilms.ch

Film Sales Support FSS is a scheme by the European Film Promotion (EFP) for the promotion of European films outside of Europe. With support by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Media Desk Suisse and SWISS FILMS, FSS is also available to European and Swiss sales companies selling Swiss films at selected festivals and markets: TIFF, Asian Film Market, AFM, Sundance FF, Hong Kong Film & TV Market, Tribeca FF, Hot Docs, Sydney FF, Shanghai International FF. Applications must be submitted online by the world sales company. Guidelines and application: www.efp-online.com/en/project_market/guidlines.php


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Locarno 2018  

Swiss films and talents at Locarno Festival 2018, new Swiss films coming soon & in production

Locarno 2018  

Swiss films and talents at Locarno Festival 2018, new Swiss films coming soon & in production