SWISS FILMS

Rendez-vous du cinéma suisse

Internationaly renowned film journalists join Catherine Ann Berger, Managing Director of SWISS FILMS, to discuss trends in Swiss filmmaking at the “Rendez-vous du cinéma suisse”. With this film discussion, SWISS FILMS aims to heighten the international awareness of Swiss filmmaking. These film talks are an initiative by SWISS FILMS in collaboration with the Solothurn Film Festival, the Festival Visions du Réel in Nyon and the Festival del film Locarno.

Podcast: Rendez-vous du cinéma suisse 2017 (70. Locarno Festival)
Participants:
Pamela Jahn (Electric Sheep Magazine, ray Filmmagazin, Filmbulletin), Allan Hunter (Screen International), Boyd van Hoeij (The Hollywood Reporter). Modération: Catherine Ann Berger
Films:
GOLIATH by Dominik Locher, THOSE WHO ARE FINE by Cyril Schäublin, THE SONG OF SCORPIONS by Anup Singh, THE DIVINE ORDER by Petra Volpe, THE CONGO TRIBUNAL by Milo Rau

Podcast: Rendez-vous du cinéma suisse 2016 (69. Festival del film Locarno)
Participants:
Carmen Gray (The Guardian, Sight & Sound et al.), Eric Kohn (Indiewire), Guy Lodge (Variety). Host: Catherine Ann Berger

Films:
Marija by Michael Koch. Moka by Frédéric Mermoud. Pescatori di corpi by Michele Pennetta. Aloys by Tobias Nölle.

Podcast: Rendez-vous du cinéma suisse 2016 (47. Visions du Reel in Nyon)
«Swiss documentary in the international arena»

Participants:
Dominik Kamalzadeh (derStandard.at), Raphaëlle Pireyre ( Critikat.com) and Bert Rebhandl ( FAZ.NET - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Cargo
Host: Catherine Ann Berger
Films:
Calabria by Pierre-François Sauter, Demi-vie à Fukushima by Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi, Looking Like My Mother by Dominique Margot, Wild Plants by Nicolas Humbert

Podcast Rendez-vous du cinéma suisse 2015 (68. Festival del film Locarno)
Participants:
Peter Debruge (Variety), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Boyd van Hoeij (The Hollywood Reporter). Host: Catherine Ann Berger
Films:
Heimatland (International Competition) / La vanité (Piazza Grande) / Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel (“The Day The Sun Fell”, Semaine de la critique) / Above and Below (Panorama Suisse).

Podcast: Rendez-vous du cinéma suisse 2015 (46. Visions du Réel in Nyon)
«Swiss documentary in the international arena»

Participants:
Charlotte Garson (France Culture), Cristina Nord, (taz.die tageszeitung), Dominik Kamalzadeh (Der Standard). Host: Catherine Ann Berger
Films: Grozny Blues by Nicola Bellucci / Horizontes by Eileen Hofer / Above and Below by Nicolas Steiner / More Than Honey by Markus Imhoof

Podcast: Film Club 2015 (50th Solothurn Film Festival)
Participants:
Charlotte Garson (France Culture), Andreas Kilb (FAZ), Sandrine Marques (Le Monde), Herbert Spaich (Südwestrundfunk SWR). Host: Catherine Ann Berger
Films: Pause by Mathieu Urfer / Driften by Karim Patwa / Der Meister und Max by Marcel Derek Ramsay / Padrone e Sotto by Michele Cirigliano

Podcast: Rendez-vous du cinéma suisse 2014 (67. Festival del film Locarno)
Participants:
Sandrine Marques (Le Monde), Thierry Méranger (Cahiers du Cinéma) and Herbert Spaich (SWR). Host: Catherine Ann Berger
Films: L’ABRI (THE SHELTER), Fernand Melgar / CURE - THE LIFE OF ANOTHER, Andrea Štaka / BROKEN LAND, Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter / MON PERE, LA REVOLUTION ET MOI, Ufuk Emiroglu / EL TIEMPO NUBLADO (CLOUDY TIMES), Arami Ullon

Podcast: Film Club 2014 (49th Solothurn Film Festival)
Participants:
Sandrine Marques (film critic Le Monde); Thierry Méranger (film critic Cahiers du Cinema); Bert Rebhandl (independent film critic, Tageszeitung, Der Standard, among others); Corinne Rondeau (film critic France Culture); Michael Sennhauser (film editor, SRF). Host: Catherine Ann Berger
Films: “Der Goalie bin ig” de Sabine Boss, “L’escale” de Kaveh Bakhtiari, “L’expérience Blocher” de Jean-Stéphane Bron, “Mary Queen of Scots” de Thomas Imbach, “Puppylove” de Delphine Lehericey

Podcast: Film Club 2013 (48th Solothurn Film Festival)
Participants:
Andreas Kilb (film publicist and editor FAZ); Thierry Méranger (film critic Cahiers du Cinema); Sandrine Marques (film critic Le Monde); Bert Rebhandl (independent film critic Tageszeitung, Der Standard, among others). Host: Catherine Ann Berger
Films: “L’enfant d’en haut” (Sister) by Ursula Meier, “Hiver nomade” by Manuel von Stürler, “More Than Honey” by Markus Imhoof, “Boys Are Us” by Peter Luisi