Capitole Leone

Friday 13 April 2018

Pamparios (Germany, Mexico)

Pamparios is a film that consciously tries to re-invent the strategies of how to film a story – or rather – film it in a completely different fashion,...

  • Florian Seufert
2018, Germany, Mexico, 81′
World premiere
Shooting Crows (Switzerland)

A park drenched in fog whose silence is pierced by the cawing of an ominous flock of crows. A woman disappears. A homeless man sleeps on the ground...

  • Christine Hürzeler
2018, Switzerland, 20′
World premiere
Standby Painter (Belgium, Israel)

An almost deserted museum, a guard wearing high heels, a cinephile thief and a Monet painting. These are the ingredients of a mysterious affair...

  • Amir Yatziv, Guy Slabbinck
2018, Belgium, Israel, 52′
World premiere

Saturday 14 April 2018

Sisters (Switzerland)
20:30

The scene is as familiar to us as if we had been there ourselves: a birthday party caught on a camcorder, a cake, laughter and the complicity of those...

  • Peter Entell
2018, Switzerland, 72′
World premiere
Life Out There Has It Been Seen? (Portugal)

Minas de São Domingos is a small village built on a mine in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Today, the mine, which in other times kept its neighbours...

  • Filipe Carvalho
2018, Portugal, 30′
World premiere
KEV (Belgium)

Everyone calls him Kev, this pale-looking redhead, who a social worker found, as a child, locked in bedroom where he had only rays of sunshine to play...

  • Clémence Hébert
2018, Belgium, 47′
World premiere
La Police (France)

While looking after little Marie, Irma gets a telephone call from her fiancé who urges her to join him. The baby-sitter decides to let the little girl...

  • Claire Simon
1988, France, 22′
Récréations (France)

It is a theatre stage, “this very small country, which is called ‘The Courtyard', inhabited two or three times, every day, by its people, 'The...

  • Claire Simon
1993, France, 54′

Sunday 15 April 2018

Sisters (Switzerland)
10:30

The scene is as familiar to us as if we had been there ourselves: a birthday party caught on a camcorder, a cake, laughter and the complicity of those...

  • Peter Entell
2018, Switzerland, 72′
World premiere
À l'infini (France)

We are plunged into the enclosed world of the Maud Mannoni specialist care home—which, at the end of the 1960s, created an experimental structure...

  • Edmond Carrère
2018, France, 72′
World premiere
Railway Men (France, Tunisia, Qatar, Switzerland)

How is Tunisia coping with the aftermath of the revolution that sparked the Arab spring? By casting a close look at the state of the union of the...

  • Erige Sehiri
2018, France, Tunisia, Qatar, Switzerland, 72′
World premiere
When the War Comes (Czech Republic, Croatia)

Observed from the outside, and ignoring everything that is going on in Slovakia, one could reasonably come to think that Peter enjoys the numerous...

  • Jan Gebert
2018, Czech Republic, Croatia, 76′
Swiss premiere
Une fille de Ouessant (France, Belgium)

At the tip of Brittany, the island of Ouessant—a grassy heathland swept by sea winds—is the last land before America. Given its geographical situation,...

  • Éléonore Saintagnan
2018, France, Belgium, 28′
World premiere
The Night We Fell (Denmark)

Mette is in love with Per and, when she marries him, he becomes the stepfather and mentor of her daughter, Cille, the director of this film. Suddenly,...

  • Cille Hannibal
2018, Denmark, 47′
International premiere

Monday 16 April 2018

Thinking Like a Mountain (Colombia, Germany)

On the mountainous slopes of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, in the North of Colombia, an indigenous community struggles. The Arhuaco are the...

  • Alexander Hick
2018, Colombia, Germany, 93′
World premiere
Los Fantasmas Del Caribe (Switzerland, Colombia, France)

With this new film, Felipe Monroy, a Colombian director living in Geneva, continues his work on the memory of his country. Back in Bogota after many...

  • Felipe Monroy
2018, Switzerland, Colombia, France, 89′
World premiere
The Still Life of Harley Prosper (Mexico)

As a child, Harley Prosper was designated the “medicine man”, a significant role for the spiritual conscience of his Native American community, which...

  • Juan Manuel Sepúlveda
2018, Mexico, 65′
International premiere
Chaco (Argentina, Italy, Switzerland)
16:15

Each day 2000 hectares of forest are destroyed in the Paraguayan Chaco. After El Impenetrable (2012) director Daniele Incalcaterra, with codirector...

  • Daniele Incalcaterra, Fausta Quattrini
2018, Argentina, Italy, Switzerland, 110′
International premiere
Mudanza Contemporánea (Spain)

“Scouring powder, scraper, filler, varnish, brooms, paint...”  Speaking aloud, a man enumerates a list of objects linked to the domestic world, before...

  • Teo Guillem
2018, Spain, 20′
World premiere
Alone with Anna (France)

There are moments in life when everything seams to collapse. Axel is 30, has just finished film school, is unemployed and in quick succession,...

  • Axel Victor
2018, France, 45′
World premiere
Every Tear (Belgium)

In the 17th century, with the goal of observing and studying the quality of textiles with the greatest accuracy, a textile merchant from Delft starts...

  • Sarah Vanagt
2018, Belgium, 30′
World premiere
Remapping the Origins (Austria)

“Can a fascist say "I love you" in another language?” asks Johannes Gierlinger the director of Remapping the Origins. The polish city of Bialystok is...

  • Johannes Gierlinger
2018, Austria, 42′
World premiere

Tuesday 17 April 2018

D is for Division (Haiti, Latvia, Czech Republic)

1940. On the border between Latvia and the USSR, a woman is killed in front of her house as she tried to protect her son from the liberating attack of...

  • Davis Simanis
2018, Haiti, Latvia, Czech Republic, 87′
World premiere
4 Years in 10 Minutes (Serbia)

On mysterious cassettes forgotten or left behind for 17 years, a disturbing filmic material is revealed. Accompanied by the extracts of a diary written...

  • Mladen Kovačević
2018, Serbia, 63′
World premiere
Casanova Gene (Germany)

The spirit of Casanova, the legendary venetian adventurer, and ladies' man, haunts this philosophical and playful enquiry about the complexities of...

  • Luise Donschen
2018, Germany, 67′
International premiere
Grand et Petit (Switzerland)

The sweet little faces show a certain perplexity. For this is no ordinary school experiment that the astrophysicist Stéphanie Juneau is offering them,...

  • Camille Budin
2018, Switzerland, 52′
World premiere
To the Origin (Switzerland)

“When I'm in Paris she will be alive. She must not die. Later, perhaps, when we allow it.” In 1974, when he learnt of her illness, Werner Herzog went...

  • Filippo Filliger
2018, Switzerland, 50′
World premiere
Like Dolls, I'll Rise (France, United States)

From the 1840s until the 1940s, anonymous Afro-American women made rag dolls for their own children or for the white children they were looking after....

  • Nora Philippe
2018, France, United States, 28′
World premiere
Linceul (Myanmar, Lebanon)

In 1929, Roger Salardenne wrote Le Culte de la nudité based on nudist experiments in Weimar Germany. In Beirut, spring 2014, Sélim Mourad suggested an...

  • Selim Mourad
2018, Myanmar, Lebanon, 36′
World premiere
Far from Amazonia (Portugal)

In the 18th century, the Portuguese explorer Alexandre Rodrigues undertook an expedition into Amazonia. In his travel journal, he detailed the...

  • Francisco Carvalho
2018, Portugal, 17′
International premiere
Our Africa (Russia)

Sub-Saharan Africa was long ignored by the USSR but, with the independences of the 1960s, entered the daily lives of the Soviets, who left in their...

  • Alexander Markov
2018, Russia, 45′
World premiere

Wednesday 18 April 2018

My Father Is My Mother's Brother (Ukraine)

Tolik, an artist in the Ukrainian underground scene, is raising his niece Katya, a stubborn little girl who has taken to calling him Dad. Her mother,...

  • Vadym Ilkov
2018, Ukraine, 76′
World premiere
Mimi (France)
12:00

Mimi Chiola is talking. Talking to us, through the woman that is filming her, among the sounds and places that run though her veins. There is Nice and...

  • Claire Simon
2002, France, 105′
1999 - Wish You Were Here (Canada, Switzerland)

At the Mathieu-Martin High School in Moncton (Canada), a wave of suicides hit the class of 1999. Today, Samara returns to the town where she grew up to...

  • Samara Chadwick
2018, Canada, Switzerland, 90′
International premiere
Petit Frère (Chile)

A Martian rover explores the streets of Santiago de Chile. A dog, born in Haiti and called “Courage”, works detecting bombs at La Moneda, the...

  • Roberto Collío, Rodrigo Robledo
2018, Chile, 70′
World premiere
Touch Me Not (Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France)

“Tell me how you loved me, so I understand how to love.” The (in)ability to touch and be touched is profoundly influenced by –and related to– one's own...

  • Adina Pintilie
2018, Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, 125′
International premiere
Popfolk (France)
14:30

During a drunken evening in a hotel in Bulgaria, whose current territory corresponds to the north of the ancient kingdom, a character who introduces...

  • Jivko Darakchiev, Perrine Gamot
2018, France, 36′
World premiere
This Shaking Keeps Me Steady (Pakistan, United States)

In Karachi, ambulance drivers nap while waiting for calls to come in. This calm moment contrasts with the brutality of their interventions on sites of...

  • Shehrezad Maher
2018, Pakistan, United States, 61′
World premiere

Thursday 19 April 2018

Petit Frère (Chile)

A Martian rover explores the streets of Santiago de Chile. A dog, born in Haiti and called “Courage”, works detecting bombs at La Moneda, the...

  • Roberto Collío, Rodrigo Robledo
2018, Chile, 70′
World premiere
The Hidden River (Canada)

In the heart of a forest runs a river, its flow strong and clear, over a bed of rocks shaped by nature with infinite patience. Between two dips or next...

  • Jean-François Lesage
2017, Canada, 75′
International premiere
Hombre en la Llanura (Spain, Argentina)

A man moves slowly about his rundown house. He looks like the last man on earth. There are no traces of other human beings around him. As far as the...

  • Patricio Suarez
2018, Spain, Argentina, 76′
World premiere
The Trial (Brazil, Netherlands, Germany)

The impeachment process of President Dilma Rousseff was kickstarted by the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, charged for...

  • Maria Augusta Ramos
2018, Brazil, Netherlands, Germany, 139′
International premiere
Island of the Hungry Ghosts (Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, United States)

Located off the coast of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is inhabited by migratory crabs travelling in their millions from the...

  • Gabrielle Brady
2018, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, United States, 94′
International premiere
Popfolk (France)
10:00

During a drunken evening in a hotel in Bulgaria, whose current territory corresponds to the north of the ancient kingdom, a character who introduces...

  • Jivko Darakchiev, Perrine Gamot
2018, France, 36′
World premiere
This Shaking Keeps Me Steady (Pakistan, United States)

In Karachi, ambulance drivers nap while waiting for calls to come in. This calm moment contrasts with the brutality of their interventions on sites of...

  • Shehrezad Maher
2018, Pakistan, United States, 61′
World premiere

Friday 20 April 2018

Music When the Lights Go Out (Brazil)

In a small town in Brazil, where pristine nature meets growing urbanity, Emelyn is a teenager with an androgynous appearance. When a woman director  -...

  • Ismael Caneppele
2017, Brazil, 70′
International premiere
The Hidden River (Canada)

In the heart of a forest runs a river, its flow strong and clear, over a bed of rocks shaped by nature with infinite patience. Between two dips or next...

  • Jean-François Lesage
2017, Canada, 75′
International premiere
On the Hillsides (France, Algeria)

The Maghreb youth has been able to invent words expressing the persistent frustration of being held in contempt by the generations who led the...

  • Abdallah Badis
2018, France, Algeria, 101′
World premiere