Films

Film directors

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  • Alex Mayenfisch
  • Alexe Poukine
  • Antoine Jaccoud
  • Camille Cottagnoud
  • Céline Pernet
  • Christian Denisart
  • Coline Confort
  • Daniel Wyss
  • Éric Michel
  • Fernand Melgar
  • Géraldine Rod
  • Grégoire Mayor
  • Isaac Sahani
  • Jacques Matthey
  • Kevin Mavakala
  • Madeleine Denisart
  • Manassé Kashala
  • Mario del Curto
  • Nadia Fares
  • Patrick Muroni
  • Sébastien Reichenbach
  • Stéphane Goël
  • Stéphanie Chuat
  • Tousmy Kilo
  • Véronique Reymond
  • Yves Kropf

Jeunesses !

Céline Pernet et Daniel Wyss | Documentary series | 4 X 45' | 2023 | color | 16/9 | HD
One way of taking the temperature of the French-speaking swiss hinterland is to meet the people who make it up: the rural youth societies.

The lost temple of Artemis

Sébastien Reichenbach | Documentary | 52' | 2023 | color | 16/9 | HD
The fabulous adventure of Swiss archaeologists in search of one of the last buried Greek temples.

Code Name Lucie – Spies against Nazis

Jacques Matthey et Éric Michel | Documentary | 52' | 2023 | color | 16/9 | HD
The story of Switzerland's incredible anti-Nazi spy network during World War two.

State of necessity

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 70' | 2022 | color | 16/9 | DCP
A film that goes behind the scenes of two court cases involving activists in the fight against climate change.

Man caves

Céline Pernet | Documentary | 90' | 2022 | color | 16/9 | DCP
After three years and 476 matches with men on dating applications, and a certain number of “short relationships that were as nice as they were brief”, the director and ethnologist Céline Pernet decides to take the time to investigate her relationship with the men of her generation.

Fierce : A porn revolution

Patrick Muroni | Documentary | 96' | 2022 | color | 16/9 | DCP
In Lausanne, a group of twenty-something women and queer persons start directing ethical and dissident pornographic films.

The joy to please you

Géraldine Rod | Documentary | 52' | 2022 | color | 16/9 | HD
A theater troupe appropriates and updates one of Molière's most striking inventions: Tartuffe, a protean, greedy, pleasure-seeking swindler.

From the kitchen to the parliament – 2021 Edition

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 90' | 2021 | color| 16/9 | DCP
A journey through a century of Swiss history, tracing the footsteps of those who fought to get out of their kitchens – and of those who tried everything to send them back in – until they obtained equality of rights, the reality of which sometimes still seems very fragile.

Imperial

Coline Confort | Documentary | 22 minutes | 2020 | color | 16/9 | DCP
Eva, 21, dreams of joining the soldiers of the Imperial Guard, a Napoleonic regiment reserved for men.

Ambassade

Daniel Wyss | Documentary | 75' et 52' | 2019 | color | 16/9 | DCP
"Ambassade" tells the story of the special role played by Swiss diplomacy during the American hostage crisis in Tehran between 1979 and 1981.

May 68 the premises

Alex Mayenfisch | Documentary | 52' | 2018 | N/B | 16/9 | HDCam
The premises of May 68 in Switzerland

Islander

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 92' | 2018 | color | 16/9 | DCP
In 1877 a Swiss aristocrat became the king of the island of Robinson Crusoe in the Pacific Ocean. Nowadays his descendants dream to become an autonomous territory.

Ladies

Stéphanie Chuat et Véronique Reymond | Documentary | 81' | 2018 | color | 16/9 | DCP
At the age of sixty, should you draw a line under love? Five women learn to reinvent themselves on a daily basis, at an age when men have deserted their emotional landscape...

1010 against the police

Daniel Wyss | Documentary | 14' | 2016 | color | 16/9 | HDCAM
22 players compete on a football pitch. 11 of them come from a working-class neighbourhood, the other 11 are police officers.

About heaven

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 85' | 2015 | color | 16/9 | DCP
What is left of Heaven, which once promised eternal happiness?

Forced landing

Daniel Wyss | Documentary | 55' | 2015 | color | 16/9 | DCP
The dark story of American airmen imprisoned in Switzerland during World War II.

A pressing need

Alex Mayenfisch | Documentary | 83' | 2015 | color | 16/9 | DCP
A history of the emergence of ecological awareness.

Les sables sans fin de l’absence

Stéphane Goël et Grégoire Mayor | Documentary | 23' | 2015 | color | 16/9 | DCP
The presence of the poet and photographer Gustave Roud through the testimonies of the farmers he took as his model.

The boat is not full

Daniel Wyss | Documentary | 56' | 2014 | color| 16/9 | DCP
The history of Chilean refugees in Switzerland. Solidarity and civil disobedience.

The shelter

Fernand Melgar | Documentary | 101' | 2014 | color | 16/9 | DCP
A winter spent in the heart of an emergency shelter where every night watchmen have the difficult task of “sorting the poor” due to lack of space.

7000 stones, one border

Alex Mayenfisch | Documentary | 52' | 2013 | color | 16/9 | HDCAM
Switzerland may be small, but its borders are long and its links with neighbouring countries are omnipresent. A world in-between, the border separates, the border unites.

The world is like that

Fernand Melgar | Documentary | 52' | 2013 | color | 16/9 | DCP
The destiny of five of the protagonists in the film "Special Flight" after being deported from Switzerland

From the kitchen to the parliament

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 66' | 2012 | color| 16/9 | HDCAM
A short history of Swiss women in politics during the 20th century.

Special flight

Fernand Melgar | Documentary | 100' | 2011 | color | 16/9 | 35mm/DCP
A 9 months immersion in the administrative detention centre of Geneva, one of the 28 deportation centres for the paperless in Switzerland.

Labour court

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 85' and 52' | 2010 | color | 16/9 | 35mm/HDCam
An immersion into the heart of a judicial court that handles disputes between employers and employees.

The fortress

Fernand Melgar | Documentary | 100' | 2008 | color | 16/9 | 35mm
For the first time a camera enters inside a Center for asylum seekers in Switzerland.

The twilight of the Celts

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 53' | 2008 | color | 16/9 | HDCAM
The discovery of a huge sanctuary in Switzerland allows the archeologists to start an investigation about the religion of the Celts.

A 30 years wait

Alex Mayenfisch | Documentary | 50' | 2008 | color | 4/3 | HDCAM
The long debate over abortion rights in Switzerland. A political and social drama told through the archives of Swiss Television.

Opposite worlds

Camille Cottagnoud | Documentary | 55' | 2007 | color | 4/3 | HDCAM
A theatre company launches into a strange adventure: giving a performance in the middle of the Mongolian steppe, bringing two different cultures face to face.

The most difficult train in the world

Daniel Wyss | Documentary | 50' | 2007 | color | 16/9 | HDCAM
The railroad between Quito and Guayaquil, in Ecuador used to be the nation's backbone. Today the train is agonizing and many Ecuadorians have left the country.

Qué viva Mauricio Demierre

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 70' | 2006 | color | 16/9 | HDcam
The story of Swiss cooperant Maurice Demierre, murdered in Nicaragua in 1986 during the Sandinista revolution.

Jules-Aimé Péclard, distiller of parochialism

Grégoire Mayor | Mockumentary | 11' | 2006 | color | 16/9 | 35mm/HDcam
The portrait of a truly local craftsman.

In the land of the black pharaohs

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 52' | 2005 | color | 16/9 | HDcam
Archaeological digs in Kerma, northern Sudan, reveal the power of Nubian civilization.

The factory

Alex Mayenfisch | Documentary | 48' | 2005 | color | 16/9 | HDCAM
Capitalism and nylon stockings. A saga that spans the economic history of the 20th century.

Pya Hug

Mario del Curto and Alex Mayenfisch | Documentary | 24' | 2005 | color | 4/3 | HDCAM
The universe of the artist Pya Hug through the eyes of the photographer Mario del Curto

Exit – the right to die

Fernand Melgar | Documentary | 75' and 54' | 2005 | color | 16/9 | 35mm/HDCam
Switzerland is the only country that allows assisted suicide for people at the end of their lives.

The valley of youth

Fernand Melgar | Documentary | 26' | 2005 | color | 16/9 | HDCam
Choreographer Philippe Saire and his team at the heart of a creation: its improvisations and discoveries, but also its false leads and doubts.

Paul Maillard, the tongue-in-cheek factor

Grégoire Mayor | Mockumentary | 6' | 2004 | color | 4/3 | HDcam
This film looks over Paul Maillard's shoulder as he tenderly crafts a wooden tongue.

The poison

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 54' | 2004 | color | 16/9 | HDcam
A mysterious crime committed in a small community in 1949 has plagued an entire country for decades.

Seasonal workers

Alex Mayenfisch | Documentary | 53' | 2003 | color | 4/3 | HDCAM
Since after World War II, Switzerland has largely depended on immigrant workers from southern Europe.

Collection first day

Fernand Melgar | documentary series | 10x9' | 2002 | color | 16/9 | 35mm/HDcam
For one day, an individual is about to experience a pivotal moment in his or her life.

Storm in a C-cup

Fernand Melgar | Documentary | 52' | 2002 | color | 16/9 | 35mm/HDcam
Pascal is 35 years old and has chosen to dress as a woman, in public. A demolition worker by day, he dreams of doing cabaret and rehearses his future drag show in the evenings under his wife's direction.

Chronicle of a good intention

Alex Mayenfisch | Documentary | 51' | 1999 | color | 4/3 | HDCAM
Ecology, a way out of unemployment? In Switzerland, at the peak of unemployment, 11 jobless people count on professional reorientation. They start a six-month training course...

A youth with a taste for the land

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 43' | 1998 | color | 4/3 | HDcam
A journey into the highly ritualized world of country youth societies in Switzerland.

Induction class

Fernand Melgar | Documentary | 55' | 1998 | color | 4/3 | HDcam
The integration of recently immigrated children.

Lost countryside

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 54' | 1997 | color | 16/9 | HDcam
Faced with an unprecedented crisis, six young farmers decide to group their livestock in a vast communal barn.

This boy’s name was Apache

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 53' | 1995 | color | 4/3 | HDcam
In Arizona, an apache community resists an attempt to build an astronomy observatory on their holy mountain.

When my time is up

Group project | Documentary | 55' | 1995 | color | 4/3 | HDcam
Death as seen by teenagers.

Half the glory

Alex Mayenfisch | Documentary | 45' | 1995 | color | 4/3 | HDCAM
At the beginning of the 50s, Mount Everest was in the limelight: the conquest of the Earth's mythical third pole had become a top priority...

West of the Pecos

Stéphane Goël | Documentary | 72' | 1993 | color | 4/3 | HDcam
The chronicle of an attempt at establishing a Swiss colony in New Mexico at the end of the 19th century.

Family album

Fernand Melgar | Documentary | 54' | 1993 | color | 4/3 | HDcam
This film tells the story of the emigration of a Spanish family that came to Switzerland in the hope of building new lives for themselves.

Leisure time

Alex Mayenfisch and Madeleine Denisart | Documentary | 52' | 1992 | color | 4/3 | HDCAM
Switzerland is renowned for its work ethic, which has become a national character trait...

Early works

Various directors | Experimental videos and documentary films | 1985 - 1999
Catalogue of the first works, often experimental, created by the founders of the Climage collective.

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