Fiction, 106 min.
Coproduction with Swiss director


by Germinal Roaux

Switzerland / Belgium, February 2018

Fortuna, a 14-year-old Ethiopian girl, has had no news of her parents since arriving in Lampedusa, Italy. Together with other refugees, she is given shelter for the winter 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, Fortuna 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: Germinal Roaux
Written by:

World Premiere: February 2018
Original Version: French/Amharic (german/french/english subtitles), b/w, DCP, 106 min.

ISAN: 0000-0004-51A5-0000-I-0000-0000-K

Production: VEGA Production, Need Productions, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, Proximus
Producer: Ruth Waldburger, Anne-Laure Guégan
Executive Producer: Jean-Marie Gindraux

Cinematography: Colin Levêque
Editing: Sophie Vercruysse, Jacques Comets
Location Sound Mix: Jürg Lempen, David Lipka
Sound Editing: Emmanuel Soland
Rerecording Sound Mix: Roman Dymny
Art Direction: Ivan Niclass
Special Effects: Yann Blondel, Patrick Lindenmaier
Lighting: Emilien Faroudjia
Costumes: Geneviève Maulini
Casting: Muriel Imbach

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Kidist Siyum Beza
Bruno Ganz
Patrick D'Assumçao
Yoann Blanc
Assefa Zerihun Gudeta
Ina Tosca
Pierre Banderet
Simon André
Philippe Grand'Henry

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World Sales: Loco Films

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Distribution Switzerland: Vega Distribution AG

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Berlin, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Gläserner Bär für den Besten Film (Generation 14Plus) 2018