Visions du Réel: 27 Swiss films and Industry Market Preview by SWISS FILMS
GENESIS 2.0 by Christian Frei and Maxim Arbugaev

Visions du Réel: 27 Swiss films and Industry Market Preview by SWISS FILMS

A diverse range of Swiss films will be presented at Visions du Réel International Film Festival Nyon (April 13-21), twenty of which will be screened in various competitions. GENESIS 2.0 by Christian Frei and Maxim Arbugaev, which won an award at the Sundance Film Festival, will celebrate its Swiss premiere in the International Competition. Markus Imhoof’s ELDORADO, which premiered at the Berlinale, will have a special screening. In addition, new films by Cyril Schäublin, Peter Entell, and Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond can be discovered in the festival programme. SWISS FILMS will be hosting a Market Preview for accredited industry professionals in Nyon together with Visions du Réel.

A total of 27 film productions with Swiss participation will be screened at this year’s Vision du Réel, the first edition with the new festival director Emilie Bujès at the helm. Selected for screening in the International Feature Film Competition are GENESIS 2.0 by Christian Frei and Maxim Arbugaev, as well as LOS FANTASMAS DEL CARIBE by Felipe Monroy. GENESIS 2.0 celebrated its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and was honoured with the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography. Felipe Monroy gained a great deal of attention with TACACHO, which also celebrated its premiere in Nyon in 2013.

Three Swiss productions will be presented in the newly created International Burning Lights Competition, which is dedicated to new vocabularies and expressions, to research and to narrative and formal experimentation: Peter Entell’s new film SISTERS; Emanuelle Antille’s A BRIGHT LIGHT – KAREN AND THE PROCESS; and Erige Sehiri’s coproduction RAILWAY MEN. Three Swiss films have been selected for screening in the International Medium Length and Short Film Competition, including SHOOTING CROWS by Christine Hürzeler and KROPOTKIN by Cyril Schäublin, who recently attracted international attention with his first feature film THOSE WHO ARE FINE.

The National Competition comprises twelve Swiss films: for example, WHERE ARE YOU, JOAO GILBERTO? by Georges Gachot and TO THE ORIGIN by Filippo Filliger. Viewers can also look forward to the new films by Francis Reusser (SEPARATION OF TRAILS), as well as by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond (LADIES). Chuat and Reymond’s debut feature length fiction film THE LITTLE ROOM (2010) won numerous awards, including two Swiss Film Awards in 2011 (Best Fiction Film and Best Screenplay).

In the wake of its successful world premiere in Berlin and recent release in Swiss cinemas, Markus Imhoof’s ELDORADO will be presented in a special screening in Nyon, together with GOTTHARD – ONE LIFE, ONE SOUL by Kevin Merz, which premiered on the Piazza at the Locarno Festival.

Market Preview by SWISS FILMS in Nyon

Following the well-attended Market Preview event at the Zurich Film Festival 2017, SWISS FILMS will now host a Market Preview in collaboration with Visions du Réel. Six promising Swiss documentary film projects currently in production will be introduced together with the films’ producers to an exclusive selection of international sales agents, international distributors and festival delegates. Furthermore, SWISS FILMS will organise a networking luncheon for Swiss producers and accredited international industry professionals.

SWISS FILMS, March 14, 2018


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