“Summer Games” in official selection at Mostra in Venice
Rolando Colla’s latest feature film “Summer Games” (“Giochi d'estate”; production: Peacock Film, Zurich) is in the official selection at the 68th Mostra International Film Festival in Venice (August 31 - September 10, 2011). The film will be screened out of competition and celebrate its world premiere in Venice, with the director and his film crew in attendance. The Swiss coproduction “Un été brûlant” by French director Philippe Garrel (coproduction: Prince Film, Undervelier) will be screened in the International Competition and is thus in the running for the Golden Lion.
The Swiss short animation film “Dialogischer Abrieb” by Swiss artist Yves Netzhammer and the feature film “Amore carne” by Italian director Pippo Delbono (coproduction: Casa Azul, Lausanne) will be screened in the “Orizzonti” competition.
"Summer Games" tells the story of two couples spending a brief summer holiday at the seaside with two teenagers, Nic and Marie. Searching for their own identity, the precarious family situation lures the two teenagers in to games that are not entirely innocent. Rolando Colla's fourth feature film was shot in Tuscany. It already has a distributor in France, Spain, Germany and Austria. The film will start in Ticino on September 16, 2011 (distributor: Look Now!), in German-speaking Switzerland on October 20, and in French-speaking Switzerland on January 18, 2012.
The Italian-Swiss coproduction "Amore carne" Italian director Pippo Delbono, which captures the director's encounters while travelling, was produced in collaboration with Casa Azul and the ECAL film school in Lausanne, with support from the Swiss Film Archive as a "work in progress."
The 21-minute computer-animated short film by Yves Netzhammer is the metaphoric visualisation of a dialogue in the form of a car accident. Two subjects approach one anther in slow motion and ultimately crash.
The feature film “L'hiver dernier” by John Shank will be screened in competition at the 8th Venice Days Festival and is thus in the running for the “Lion of the Future” award. The film was coproduced by the French Swiss Broadcasting Service and PCT télévison cinéma in Martigny. It tells the story of a man who has become caught in his own world after having taken over his father’s farm. He musters up his strength in one last attempt to love this world in which he lives, until it finally vanishes.
Geneva, July 28, 2011