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Friday 21 April 2017

Dance Hall Land (Italy)

In a village, near Parma, rows of white plastic chairs are being set up in a field. Musical ball fans will soon be rushing to the entrance to listen to...

  • Alessandro Stevanon
2017, Italy, 75′
World premiere
BE'JAM BE the never ending song (France, Switzerland)

"The Mutan tree, well we say tree, but originally it's a liana that uses the tree to climb. And its grasp ends up killing the tree." In Sarawak, one of...

  • Caroline Parietti, Cyprien Ponson
2017, France, Switzerland, 87′
World premiere
The Grown-Ups (Chile, Netherlands, France)

For a long time, Anita, Rita, Ricardo and Andrés have attended a school for children with Down syndrome. In this protected environment, which their...

  • Maite Alberdi
2016, Chile, Netherlands, France, 82′
Swiss premiere
Didube, the Last Stop (Georgia, Switzerland)

In Georgia, in the tiny Didube bus station, characters flow into Niko's veterinarian pharmacy. They are not really customers, some of them come in by...

  • Shorena Tevzadze
2017, Georgia, Switzerland, 64′
World premiere

Saturday 22 April 2017

A Campaign of Their Own (Switzerland)

Jonathan Katz strongly believes that candidate Bernie Sanders is the only hope for the United States of America threatened by Donald Trump. Sanders is...

  • Lionel Rupp, Michael David Mitchell
2017, Switzerland, 80′
World premiere
La Fureur de voir (Switzerland, France)

Sight, like other senses, is as much a matter of personal experience as of the absence of possible comparisons. How can we know what others see and in...

  • Manuel Von Stürler
2017, Switzerland, France, 84′
World premiere
The Other Fields (Germany)

Every summer, when the major football teams fly their star athletes to training grounds in expensive and sunny locations, some other players meet on a...

  • Marco Kugel, Simon Quack
2017, Germany, 84′
World premiere
Late Summer (Italy, Germany)

A village in Calabria. Three youths, three families, three social classes. The same unchanging condition of expectation, despair, and the pain of...

  • Antonello Scarpelli
2017, Italy, Germany, 71′
World premiere
Encordés (Switzerland)

The Patrouille des Glaciers, a military ski mountaineering race open to civilians, is the most severe mountain event that exists. Having taken part,...

  • Frédéric Favre
2017, Switzerland, 106′
World premiere

Sunday 23 April 2017

A Campaign of Their Own (Switzerland)

Jonathan Katz strongly believes that candidate Bernie Sanders is the only hope for the United States of America threatened by Donald Trump. Sanders is...

  • Lionel Rupp, Michael David Mitchell
2017, Switzerland, 80′
World premiere
The Other Fields (Germany)

Every summer, when the major football teams fly their star athletes to training grounds in expensive and sunny locations, some other players meet on a...

  • Marco Kugel, Simon Quack
2017, Germany, 84′
World premiere
Retour au Palais (Switzerland, France)

Located on the île de la Cité, in the middle of the Seine, the Paris Law Court looks like an impenetrable fortress. Like Kafka's castle, it guards its...

  • Yamina Zoutat
2017, Switzerland, France, 87′
World premiere
Taste of Cement (Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar)

In Beirut, Syrian construction workers are building a skyscraper while at the same time their own houses at home are being shelled. The Lebanese war is...

  • Ziad Kalthoum
2017, Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, 85′
World premiere
Dans le lit du Rhône (Switzerland)

Since its first correction in 1863, stretched over a generation in search of progress, the Rhône has been constrained, held captive by the dams man...

  • Mélanie Pitteloud
2017, Switzerland, 88′
World premiere
Upwelling (Italy)

There is a new mayor in Messina, Sicily. A Buddhist one. Old politicians have lost for once, and there is an outpouring of new hopes and energies....

  • Silvia Jop, Pietro Pasquetti
2016, Italy, 77′
International premiere

Friday 28 April 2017

Solitary Land (Chile)

Easter Island is the second-most remote island from a continent in the world, after the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. It is located in the Pacific...

  • Tiziana Panizza
2017, Chile, 104′
World premiere
The Gaze of the Sea (Mexico)

Tuxpan, a town located in the State of Veracruz, is the closest commercial port to Mexico City. It is home not only to several wheats, corn, and soya...

  • Jose Álvarez
2016, Mexico, 80′
International premiere
Bobbi Jene (Denmark, Sweden)

After a successful dancing decade, Bobbi Jene Smith decides to abandon her starring role with the celebrated based in Tel Aviv Batsheva Dance Company...

  • Elvira Lind
2017, Denmark, Sweden, 90′
European premiere
Woman and the Glacier (Lithuania, Estonia)

Solitude, far from the crowds and worldly life, is a way of reconnecting with the world. This is probably the feeling of scientist Aušra Revutaite, who...

  • Audrius Stonys
2016, Lithuania, Estonia, 57′
Swiss premiere

Monday 24 April 2017

Taste of Cement (Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar)

In Beirut, Syrian construction workers are building a skyscraper while at the same time their own houses at home are being shelled. The Lebanese war is...

  • Ziad Kalthoum
2017, Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, 85′
World premiere
I Pay for Your Story (France)

Lech Kowalski returns to Utica, where he grew up, in a multicultural district inhabited by the descendants of migrants from the European continent,...

  • Lech Kowalski
2017, France, 86′
World premiere
Lida (Denmark)
16:00

“A tree moans and moans but never breaks. A strong tree tips over and is gone.” Embracing a fabric of places, times and stories—the Sweden of the...

  • Anna Eborn
2017, Denmark, 88′
International premiere
No Place for Tears (Turkey)

Due to the war that has laid waste on Syria, the Kurdish city of Kobane, located in the Rojava region, at the frontier with Turkey, has been under the...

  • Reyan Tuvi
2017, Turkey, 84′
World premiere
Upwelling (Italy)

There is a new mayor in Messina, Sicily. A Buddhist one. Old politicians have lost for once, and there is an outpouring of new hopes and energies....

  • Silvia Jop, Pietro Pasquetti
2016, Italy, 77′
International premiere
Adieu à l'Afrique (Switzerland)

In 2009, the bodies of dozens of migrants, who had been trying to reach Europe via the Canary Islands, were washed up by ocean currents onto a beach in...

  • Pierre-Alain Meier
2017, Switzerland, 87′
World premiere

Tuesday 25 April 2017

IN TIME TO COME (Singapore)

At the point at which Singapore is preparing to celebrate its independence, a time capsule is filled with present-day objects, to then be buried and...

  • Tan Pin Pin
2017, Singapore, 62′
World premiere
194. Us, Children of the Camp (Syria, Lebanon)

Samer grew up in Syria in the largest Palestinian refugee camp in the Middle East. In 2011, he is forced to join the Palestine Liberation Army in...

  • Samer Salameh
2017, Syria, Lebanon, 90′
World premiere
The Eternals (Belgium, France)

Human beings who have experienced such a strong shock that they are no longer even afraid of death (as it often happens to genocide survivors)...

  • Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
2017, Belgium, France, 75′
World premiere
A Moon of Nickel and Ice (Canada)

The Siberian city of Norilsk, above the Arctic Circle, was established here for the nickel and other metal deposits. Built under Stalin by Gulag...

  • François Jacob
2017, Canada, 110′
World premiere

Wednesday 26 April 2017

My Body Is Political (Brazil)

According to the Transgender Europe NGO and their global statistics, it is in Brazil that transgenders are most likely to be murdered. It is also in...

  • Alice Riff
2017, Brazil, 71′
World premiere
The Centaur's Nostalgia (Argentina)

The “gaucho” tradition is observed through the story of an elderly couple who lives in the hills of Northern Argentina. Beginning their daily routine,...

  • Nicolás Torchinsky
2017, Argentina, 70′
World premiere
Land Vessels (Brazil, Taiwan)

A man leaves Brazil and a red clay quarry that saturates all the surrounding nature to board a cargo ship. He is accompanying the “mountain” that has...

  • Simone Cortezão
2017, Brazil, Taiwan, 73′
World premiere
Destierros (Canada)

We watch from behind as a person with a sling bag walks through the night, before melting among her peers in a refuge, in Mexico, welcoming those women...

  • Hubert Caron-Guay
2017, Canada, 95′
World premiere
In Loco Parentis (Ireland, Spain)

In the verdant village of Kells, Ireland, there is the only Irish boarding school for children aged 7 to 12. Worn and weathered, ancient and noble, but...

  • Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane
2016, Ireland, Spain, 100′
Swiss premiere

Thursday 27 April 2017

The Centaur's Nostalgia (Argentina)

The “gaucho” tradition is observed through the story of an elderly couple who lives in the hills of Northern Argentina. Beginning their daily routine,...

  • Nicolás Torchinsky
2017, Argentina, 70′
World premiere
Land Vessels (Brazil, Taiwan)

A man leaves Brazil and a red clay quarry that saturates all the surrounding nature to board a cargo ship. He is accompanying the “mountain” that has...

  • Simone Cortezão
2017, Brazil, Taiwan, 73′
World premiere

Thursday 20 April 2017

Encordés (Switzerland)

The Patrouille des Glaciers, a military ski mountaineering race open to civilians, is the most severe mountain event that exists. Having taken part,...

  • Frédéric Favre
2017, Switzerland, 106′
World premiere