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VAGENDA STORIES

DIE FRUCHTBAREN JAHRE SIND VORBEI

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written & directed by Natascha Beller 2

When Leila discovers at her sister Amanda’s wedding that the latter is pregnant, she promptly reveals the carefully guarded secret. While the guests are happy, Amanda worries about her career and Leila about her fertility. Panic-stricken, Leila sets herself a goal: get pregnant! So together with her friend Sophie she throws herself into the nightlife. Sophie is more concerned with the search for babysitters and probably won’t snatch a man from her.

Fiction

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Apéro Film GmbH, Zurich www.aperofilm.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Film Festival 2019 INTERNATIONAL PRESS: Apéro Film GmbH, Zurich www.aperofilm.ch

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 90 min., 2019 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Swiss-German CAST: Michèle Rohrbach, Sarah Hostettler, Anne Haug, Alireza Bayram, Beat Schlatter, Matthias Britschgi, Reto Stalder, Matthias Schoch, Hans-Jakob Mühlethaler PRODUCERS: Natascha Beller, Patrick Karpiczenko

NATASCHA BELLER * 1982. Natascha Beller studied Film at the Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK and works as director and screenwriter for film and television. She’s known as co-writer for the Swiss Late Night Show “Deville” and also worked as author for the successful Swiss series DER BESTATTER. She wrote the screenplay for the TV drama ZWIESPALT (TORN) (2017), which received the main award at the TV film festival in Baden Baden. VAGENDA STORIES is her first feature-length film.

Profile for SWISS FILMS

Locarno 2019