Seize Printemps (Spring Blossom)

Seize Printemps (Spring Blossom)

Suzanne is 16 years old. She is bored with her peers. On the way to school she passes a theatre every day. There she meets a much older man who becomes her obsession. Because of their age difference, they think that they are no longer bored and fall in love. But Suzanne feels how she risks missing out on her life as a 16-year-old, which she has as much trouble living out as the others.

SWEAT

SWEAT

Three days in the life of fitness motivator Sylwia Zajac, whose presence on social media has made her a celebrity. Although she has hundreds of thousands of followers, is surrounded by loyal employees and admired by acquaintances, she is looking for true intimacy.

Official promotional partner
Activ Fitness
Migros Fitness Park Zürich

Kühe auf dem Dach

Kühe auf dem Dach

Between goats, cows and the Alps, Fabiano (38) becomes a father. But the idyll is deceptive: he tries hard to make the alpine cheese the way his drop-out parents did in the 70s. In addition to debts, feelings of guilt also gnaw at him. Last year, a Macedonian moonlighter had a fatal accident. Since then, his death has never let Fabiano go. How can he and his girlfriend Eva build a life together with their offspring under such difficult circumstances?

Set against the imposing and oppressively quiet backdrop of the Ticino Alps, Aldo Gugolz’s film turns out to be an exciting tightrope walk between a criminal case and a sensitive portrait of a young farmer.

Official promotion partnership with
Slow Food Switzerland
Schweiz. Bäuerinnen- und Landfrauenverband

Wildland (KØD & BLOD)

Wildland (KØD & BLOD)

“You’re too baked, sweetheart”, says Mads’ mother after greeting him with a kiss on the lips. In this family it is okay to bend the law, as long as you do it right. A twisted lesson the 17-year-old Ida is about to learn. Having recently lost her mother in a car accident, she has been taken in by her aunt and three cousins, whom she barely knows. Theirs is a loving home, but it soon transpires that the family, led by its caring but disciplinarian matriarch, engages in criminal activities. As boundaries keep on being pushed, Ida finds herself torn between her safety and the allure of her cousins’ ferocious behaviour. When the clan descends into conflict with the police, Ida has to decide what is more dear to her: the loyalty to her new family or her own life.
Featuring a superb central performance by newcomer Sandra Guldberg Kampp, Jeanette Nordahl’s fiercely intelligent debut is an arresting study of family and dysfunctionality, the nourishing and burdensome nature of love, and the complexity of desire. An impressive mix of remarkable camerawork, exquisite writing, and a visceral, electronic score. An intense film that runs deep.

Wake up on Mars

Wake up on Mars

A 10-year-old Roma boy living in Sweden attempts to come to terms with the mysterious Resignation Syn- drome that has put his two sisters in a coma. The tight-knit family is trying to rebuild a normal life far from their native Kosovo where they were victims of persecution. While their entire future hangs in the balance of a pending asylum request, the little boy dreams of building a spaceship to leave it all behind.

Volunteer

Volunteer

VOLUNTEER is a film about the grassroots movement of ordinary Swiss citizens who set out to help thousands of refugees stranded in Greece. In rich and safe Switzerland, citizens from different backgrounds leave their orderly lives behind to support people in need. There is a Swiss farmer and his wife who raise cows in the Alps, a captain in the Swiss army, a pensioner who resides on the lakeside, and a successful comedian and entertainer. These volunteers embark on an adventure that will change their lives forever.

O Que Arde

O Que Arde

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Amador Coro wurde wegen Brandes verurteilt. Als er aus dem Gefängnis kommt, wartet niemand auf ihn. Er kehrt in sein Dorf in den Bergen Galiciens zurück, wo seine Mutter Benedicta mit ihren drei Kühen lebt. Ihr Alltag fließt langsam, im friedlichen Tempo der Natur. Bis eines Tages ein verherrender Brand die Region verwüstet. 

« O QUE ARDE ist eine lakonische und glühende Geschichte für die Gegenwart, die, wie alle sehr schönen Filme, auch eine stille Meditation über das Kino ist. Das brennende Kino. »

« Oliver Laxes minimalistische Fiktion kommt den Flammen der Feuer die Europa heimsuchen, so nahe wie möglich, gleichzeitig aber auch den inneren Feuern der Menschen und dies mit einer sehr ergreiffenden Wirkung. »

Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

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Im blauen Ganzkörperanzug erstaunt und bezaubert die Anti-Heldin Seconda nicht nur, sondern irritiert auch. Die 32-jährige Tänzerin leidet an Agoraphobie und fürchtet sich vor offenen Räumen. Als ihre Mutter stirbt und ihr Vater auszieht, ist Seconda plötzlich auf sich alleine gestellt und gezwungen, ihre Ängste zu konfrontieren. Sie findet ihren Weg und überrascht mit quirligen Einfällen und lustvollem Spiel.

Humorvoll zeichnet die Regisseurin Klaudia Reynicke das Portrait einer jungen Frau, die scheinbar unüberwindbare Hürden auf originelle Weise überwindet.

« Die ironische und brillante Erforschung einer verirrten Seele » Corriere del Ticino

« Eine originelle und wilde Hymne an das Leben » laRegione

« Eine realistische und zugleich metaphorische Erzählung » La Sicilia

« Ein unfassbar einzigartiger Film » Cinema Axis

« Schmerzhaft schön » The Matinee

« Eine eigenartige und charmante Reise in die Isolation » Cinevue

Shalom Allah

Shalom Allah

Aïcha, Johan and the couple Lo Manto have taken a step in their lives that has disturbed many people around them. They have made the Muslim creed. This is the beginning of their transformation and reorientation. Aïcha moves from the rural province to the big city and euphorically follows the strict rules of her new religion. The Lo Mantos try to assert themselves against prejudices in their surroundings. And Johan? He wears a beard and flirts with his role as a devout Muslim. Or is filmmaker David Vogel just imagining it? What role does his own Jewish past play? The longer he accompanies his protagonists, the more he feels that he cannot ignore his own biography. His religious past catches up with those he thought he had left far behind.

Golden Age

Golden Age

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Zärtlich und durchgehend unterhaltsam gibt Golden Age Einblicke in die wundersame Welt der Superreichen in der Altersresidenz in Miami: ob tägliche Happy Hour oder verrückte Halloween Party, alles ist möglich.

Golden Age öffnet exklusiv die Türen des «Palace» und lässt uns teilhaben am Alltag derjenigen, die keine Sorgen mehr haben müssen. Sie sind guter Dinge, finanziell unabhängig und leisten sich nochmals alles, was das Herz begehrt. Doch auch der endlose Luxus verdeckt nicht, dass hier aus dem Altern ein Business gemacht wird. Der Film begleitet die Damen und Herren in ihrem pompösen Lebensabend und das Personal in seiner Arbeitswelt ohne je die Absurditäten ins Lächerliche zu ziehen.