Swiss films at Tallinn’s Black Nights
At the 10th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, taking place in the Estonian capital until December 12, 2006, no less than nine Swiss films and co-productions as well as a retrospective of films by Georges Schwizgebel organized by SWISS FILMS, will be shown. In addition to the Geneva animated filmmaker Schwizgebel, who is a member of the «Animated Dreams» festival jury, 2006 Swiss Shooting Star Carlos Leal will also be in attendance at the Black Nights festival in Tallinn.The festival program, which features Estonian films as well as a selection of contemporary productions from Europe and Asia, will show «Jeune Homme» by Christoph Schaub (T&C Film, Zurich), «Mein Name ist Eugen» by Michael Steiner (Kontrafilm/C-Film, Zurich), and «Vitus» by Fredi M. Murer (Hugofilms, Zurich), which all have had successful theatrical releases in Switzerland. The Swiss co-production «To Get To Heaven You Have To Die» by Tadschikistan director Djameshed Usmonov (Saga Productions, Lausanne) will be screened as part of the EurAsia international competition. With «Agata e la tempesta/Agata And The Storm» by Silvio Soldini in the «Focus on Italy» series, and «Face Addict» by Edo Bertoglio in the «Different Frequencies» program, which were both co-produced by the Ticino company Amka Film, filmmaking from the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland receives special attention. In the «Closed Societies» series, the two political documentaries «Coca- The Dove from Chechnya» by Eric Bergkraut (Doc Productions, Zurich), and «Carla’s List» by Marcel Schüpbach (CAB Productions, Lausanne), will be presented. As part of the 2006 Shooting Stars tour, the film «Snow White» by Samir (Dschoint Ventschr, Zurich) will be shown, with main actor Carlos Leal in attendance.
Organized with the support by the Swiss film promotion agency SWISS FILMS, a retrospective of films by Georges Schwizgebel (Studio GDS, Carouge) includes fourteen animated films produced between 1976 and 2006: «Le vol d’Icare», «Perspectives», «Hors-Jeu», “Le ravissement de Frank N. Stein», «78 tours», «Nakounine», «Le sujet du tableau», «La course à l’abîme», «L’année du daim/The Year of the Deer», «Zig Zag», «Fugue», «La jeune fille et les nuages/The Young Girl and the Clouds», «L’homme sans ombre/The Man With No Shadow» und «Jeu/Play».
Zurich, November 28, 2006