Where We Belong (Switzerland)
April 24 May 2 2020

Where We Belong

Where We Belong

  • Jacqueline Zünd


Jacqueline Zünd seeks to capture what remains unexpressed. She selected five children to attempt to grasp what happens for them when parents separate. These children have had/have to rebuild a daily life in two houses, make two distinct worlds theirs. In front of the camera, they focus on their situation and, with insight, find words for their emotions (the parents’ opinions having been voluntarily removed from the film). Whether grasping the tension of the parental changeover beneath a blazing sun on a motorway car park, or capturing the solitary wait in the darkness of a basement playing a video game, the filmmaker skilfully weaves these interviews with scenes of play or the day-to-day, paying particular attention to sensations. Where We Belong is an impressionist film and as such often plays with light. The radical transitions between acid pop colours and sombre atmospheres speak as much as the children’s words of the difficulty of knowing their place in this situation. 
Madeline Robert
Section:  Latitudes
Length: 78'
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2019
Language(s): Swiss German, French
Premiere status at VdR: Swiss Premiere
VdR edition : 2019


Jacqueline Zünd  (Real Film)
Stefan Jung  (Real Film)
Urs Augstburger  (SRF)
Sven Wälti  (SRG SSR)

Sales Contact

Salma Abdalla
Autlook Filmsales
Tel. ++43720346934


Language(s):  Swiss German, French
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Sunday 7 April
  • 20:30
Grande Salle

Followed by a discussion

  • Monday 8 April
  • 17:30
Capitole Fellini