by Stéphane Goël
In 1877 a Swiss aristocrat, Alfred von Rodt, became the king of the Chilean island of Robinson Crusoe in the Pacific Ocean. He ruled for 30 years over a handful of fishermen, some goats, cows and thousands of seals. He lost all of his fortune trying to develop the economy of this isolated, hostile and minuscule territory. Nowadays his descendants still live there, in the small village founded by their ancestor.
THEATRICAL RELEASE ON MARCH 13TH 2019 IN FRENCH-SPEAKING SWITZERLAND
AND APRIL 4TH IN GERMAN-SPEAKING SWITZERLAND
Special screenings in presence of the filmmaker:
March 5 18h45 Cinéma Odéon in Morges
March 11 18h Cinéma Bio in Genève with Daniel de Roulet
March 11 20h Cinéma Capitole in Nyon Visions du Réel on Tour
March 12 20h30 Cinéma Capitole in Lausanne
March 14 20h Cinéma Le Cinoche in Moutier
March 15 20h City Club in Pully
March 16 20h Cinéma d’Oron
March 17 17h30 Cinéma Royal in Sainte-Croix
March 19 18h30 Cinéma Rex 4 in Vevey
March 20 17h30 Cinéma ABC in La Chaux-de-Fonds
March 23 18h Cinéma Rex in Neuchâtel
March 26 18h Cinéma Casino in Martigny
March 30 18h30 Palais de Rumine in Lausanne
April 1 20h30 Cinéma Rex in Aubonne
April 3 20h Kino Quinnie Movie in Berne
April 4 18h30 Kino Houdini in Zürich
April 5 18h Stattkino in Lucerne
April 12 18h Kino Cameo in Winterthur
April 18 19h30 Kino Roxy in Romanshorn
April 28 17h Cinéma Eden in Château d’Oex
May 15 20h Casino Théâtre in Rolle
by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond
They’re single, widowed or divorced ; they’ve had children, husbands, a job. They have a life behind them, but also one to come… “Ladies“ reveals the intimate lives of five women in their sixties who are waging a discreet daily battle against loneliness. It’s true that men often prefer younger women, it’s true that one feels invisible in a youth-oriented society, but they are not washed up, far from it. One fills her time with activities, another is recovering from the loss of her husband, others find sustenance in nature… And love? They still believe in it, of course. It’s never too late to dream.
THEATRICAL RELEASE IN THE GERMAN PART OF SWITZERLAND
ON APRIL 11TH 2019
by Daniel Wyss
Ambassade questions the role of diplomatic relations and territorial representation. Through the prism of the American hostage crisis in Iran between 1979 and 1981, this film focuses on Switzerland’s role as an intermediary in resolving this international conflict.
Broadcasted on RTS2 February 10th 2019 at 09:00 PM
May 68 - the premises
by Alex Mayenfisch
May 1968 did not arise ex nihilo, all its components pre-existed. A generation that was twenty years old in the mid-1960s was no longer satisfied with a hopelessly immutable state of affairs and burned with the realization of long-standing expectations. The pressure was gradually built up and the boiler finally exploded. Including in Switzerland.
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FILMS FROM THE CATALOGUE
by Stéphane Goël
If Switzerland is sometimes perceived as heaven on earth, the question that follows is: do its inhabitants believe in heaven? Believers, agnostics and atheists all feel the need for a narrative when confronting death. So, what is left of paradise, which once promised eternal happiness?
Encountering people in the twilight of their years, this film offers a moving, offbeat and personal quest within the depictions of this place common to all of humanity, faced with hope and shared doubt.
by Daniel Wyss
In 2014, the Pentagon awarded P.O.W. medals to 143 WWII veterans, who were held in the infamous Wauwilermoos punishment camp in Switzerland. The story of these airmen and their prison unveils one of the darkest and less known facts of Switzerland’s behavior during World War II.
30 YEARS OF CLIMAGE !
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