Thursday 12 April 2018

16:00

Exposition Delphine Schacher

Duration: until 19:00

6-21 April, exhibition by the Vaud photographer Delphine Schacher, notably winner of the Artistic Prize of the Ville de Nyon in 2014, and finalist of the Swiss Photo Award 2016, whose work features on the Festival’s poster this year.

19:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

Located right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the minuscule island republic of Kiribati is one of the most isolated places on the planet but is...

  • Matthieu Rytz
2018, Canada, 76′
Swiss premiere

Located right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the minuscule island republic of Kiribati is one of the most isolated places on the planet but is...

  • Matthieu Rytz
2018, Canada, 76′
Swiss premiere

Located right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the minuscule island republic of Kiribati is one of the most isolated places on the planet but is...

  • Matthieu Rytz
2018, Canada, 76′
Swiss premiere

Friday 13 April 2018

A passport assigns places that we call identities and which mark a limit between individuals: there is the legal and the illegal, the desirables and...

  • Jörg Heitmann, Philip Scheffner
1995, Germany, 49′

Through a magma of images and sounds which represent sensorial impressions, the fantasies projected onto a town find themselves face to face with the...

  • Philip Scheffner
2003, Germany, 42′

Several cultures consider music one of the preferred paths for encountering God. The traditional religious chants in Islamic Pakistan are passed on...

  • Annette Berger, Grete Jentzen
2018, Switzerland, 84′
World premiere
14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

14:00

Media Library

Duration: until 20:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2017/2018 available online and in 30 screening booths.

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

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

A girl in a church, praying. What goes through her head? What is she thinking about? Where is her mind roaming? A unique moment of pure transcendence...

  • Robert Greene
2001, United States, 3′
Swiss premiere

An experimental film about North Carolina made by deconstructing a VHS tape of a real travel video. The mythology of America's spaces reinvented and...

  • Robert Greene
2003, United States, 12′
Swiss premiere

Based on the Congressional report and an extremely accurate article in Harper's Magazine that detailed how the elections in Ohio were rigged to help...

  • Robert Greene
2004, United States, 10′
Swiss premiere

The sports culture and mythology are deeply engrained in the fabric of the American national and cultural identity. Through 12 chapters, the director...

  • Robert Greene
2005, United States, 13′
Swiss premiere

Shot entirely in South Arizona, the film is an eerie travelogue of forgotten landscapes and histories. Voices and stories from the past come back to...

  • Robert Greene
2006, United States, 7′
Swiss premiere

Robert Greene shot this emotional tribute to celebrate the memory of his grandfather who died of lung cancer. The film features his grandmother's voice...

  • Robert Greene
2011, United States, 20′
Swiss premiere
16:00

The image of a generation, that of young Sashka, in search of a new identity, is sketched out here through a collage of archive images, family films...

  • Jelena Maksimović, Ivan Salatić
2014, Serbia, Montenegro, 19′
Swiss premiere

The fanciful Dragan Wende, a Yugoslavian immigrant, began his career in the West Berlin of the 1970s. During the crazy years of the Ku'damm, the part...

  • Dragan Von Petrović, Lena Müller
2013, Serbia, Germany, 87′
Swiss premiere
16:00

Exposition Delphine Schacher

Duration: until 19:00

6-21 April, exhibition by the Vaud photographer Delphine Schacher, notably winner of the Artistic Prize of the Ville de Nyon in 2014, and finalist of the Swiss Photo Award 2016, whose work features on the Festival’s poster this year.

Lorello and Brunello Biondi are twins and both live and farm in Pianetti di Sovana, a small place located in the southern part of Tuscany. They have...

  • Jacopo Quadri
2017, Italy, 87′
Swiss premiere

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
19:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

In Return to Homs (2013), Talal Derki followed two young anti-Assad dissidents who joined the armed resistance after the city was bombed. He returns,...

  • Talal Derki
2017, Germany, Syria, Myanmar, Lebanon, Qatar, 99′
Swiss premiere

In Return to Homs (2013), Talal Derki followed two young anti-Assad dissidents who joined the armed resistance after the city was bombed. He returns,...

  • Talal Derki
2017, Germany, Syria, Myanmar, Lebanon, Qatar, 99′
Swiss premiere
22:00

Party Party!

Adolpho & Franky
Folklor d'influences

Saturday 14 April 2018

09:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

09:00

Media Library

Duration: until 20:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2017/2018 available online and in 30 screening booths.

09:30

Prix RTS: Perspectives d'un Doc

Duration: until 13:00

Initiated by Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), this competition aims to promote creative documentary filmmaking in French-speaking Switzerland.

10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

11:00

Exposition Delphine Schacher

Duration: until 15:00

6-21 April, exhibition by the Vaud photographer Delphine Schacher, notably winner of the Artistic Prize of the Ville de Nyon in 2014, and finalist of the Swiss Photo Award 2016, whose work features on the Festival’s poster this year.

At 14:00 a tour through the exhibition lead by Delphine Schacher and Thomas, one of the persons photographed for this exhibit.

In a karaoke bar in Houston, in an empty room, Taelor sings “It's been a long time, a long time coming. But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it...

  • Nicolas Peduzzi
2017, France, 84′
Swiss premiere

Once upon a time, there was a citadel, established on the Franco-Swiss border, called CERN. According to Alvaro de Rujula, one of the eminences of the...

  • Zimmerfrei, Anna De Manincor
2018, Italy, France, Belgium, 77′
World premiere

After My Love Don't Cross that River (VdR, 2015), Moyoung Jin continues to explore contemporary Korea and plunges us into the daily life of a family...

  • Moyoung Jin
2017, South Korea, 86′
European premiere
13:00

Producers' soup

Duration: until 14:15

Come and share a soup with your fellow producer colleagues from different parts of Switzerland and the international community: input, networking and exchange.

Present around the world in mythology, man's omnipresent companion throughout History, a source of food, but also of fears, beliefs, rituals that were...

  • Jan Vromman
2017, Belgium, 120′
International premiere

After Cleveland contre Wall Street and L'Expérience Blocher, Jean-Stéphane Bron dived into the universe of the Opéra national de Paris to film his...

  • Jean-Stéphane Bron
2018, France, 9′
International premiere

On the day of his 18th birthday, Vincent leaves behind a dysfunctional family situation never to return. Seven years later, he is now a filmmaker, and...

  • Vincent Everaerts
2018, Belgium, 59′
World premiere
14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

Armed with a ball or a ribbon, attired in a sequined leotard, her determined gaze fixed on the floor, Rita arches her lower back and launches herself...

  • Marta Prus
2017, Poland, Finland, Germany, 74′
Swiss premiere

A cycling enthusiast, Finlay Pretsell has followed the entire career of his compatriot David Millar, a British winner of various stages in the three...

  • Finlay Pretsell
2017, United Kingdom, 81′
Swiss premiere
15:00

Rough Cut Lab

Duration: until 18:30

Dedicated to teams of a first or second film in its final production stages, the Rough Cut Lab gives them coaching, expert advice and privileged access to decision makers. The idea is to assist filmmakers in finding the best way to finish their films. 

Up to Down by Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti | Italy – Arci Movie

Can geoengineering protect us from the disasters that global climate change is unleashing? Is cloud seeding a legitimate solution? Are there other...

  • Robert Greene
2009, United States, 93′
Swiss premiere
16:00

Industry Rendez-vous

Duration: until 17:00

Guest Industry experts across distribution, sales and festival sectors are available for short individual meetings. An opportunity to receive personal advice and meet future partners. 

16:00

Vernissage: Moritz de Hadeln – Mister Filmfestival

Duration: until 17:00

The book by Moritz de Hadeln "Mister Filmfestival" will be presented during a discussion (in French) moderated by Beat Glur, in the presence of the author Christian Jungen and of Moritz de Hadeln, founder of Visions du Réel in 1969 and director of the Berlinale from 1980 to 2001.

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

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

Several cultures consider music one of the preferred paths for encountering God. The traditional religious chants in Islamic Pakistan are passed on...

  • Annette Berger, Grete Jentzen
2018, Switzerland, 84′
World premiere

Casabianda, in Corsica, is an open detention facility, with no perimeter walls other than the sea, farmland and forests. Unique in France, it houses...

  • Guillaume Massart
2017, France, 146′
International premiere

A stage surrounded by heavy curtains. Spotlights come on. The orchestra is in its pit. A silent crowd looks on. Then everything spins: lights, ribbons,...

  • Mathieu Amalric, Valérie Donzelli, Clément Cogitore, Danielle Arbid, Claude Lévêque, Thierry Thieu Niang, Stéphanie Solinas, Jean-Gabriel Périot
2018, France, 89′

Summer. The Italian beaches are bursting with Italians hell-bent on enjoying their holidays. On Palermo's Mondello beach over thousand cabins are built...

  • Giovanni Totaro
2017, Italy, 91′
Swiss premiere
17:00

SWAN @ Visions du Réel : Let’s meet for a drink!

Duration: until 18:00

Come for a drink; stay to network. SWAN Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network promotes and connects women in the audiovisual industry.

17:30

Apéro Cinéforom & Zürcher Filmstiftung

Duration: until 19:00

Cinéforom (the regional film support fund of the French-speaking part of Switzerland) and the Zurich Film Foundation are gathering to present during this aperitif the sphere of their operation in the field of the regional support of audiovisual works.

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

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′

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′

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

Lorello and Brunello Biondi are twins and both live and farm in Pianetti di Sovana, a small place located in the southern part of Tuscany. They have...

  • Jacopo Quadri
2017, Italy, 87′
Swiss premiere

Francis Reusser is a photographer and director with a long career behind him. With this film, the Swiss director revisits the places from his personal...

  • Francis Reusser
2018, Switzerland, 75′
World premiere
19:30

They are divorced, widowed or single, have already crossed one or several lives, wish to live others, but, as victims of a mainly feminine ageing...

  • Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond
2018, Switzerland, 80′
World premiere

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

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

Théo is 14 years old and dreams of becoming a manadier, as are the cow breeders and herders of the South of France called. Learning under the...

  • Adrien Lecouturier, Emma Benestan
2018, France, 26′
International premiere

“This film tells a story that started in 1948, when thousands of Palestinians fled their country, in fear of the ongoing massacres. We will pick the...

  • Mathijs Poppe
2017, Belgium, 42′
International premiere
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
20:45

Silvana Imam is a feminist icon in Sweden. With her engaged rap, she is having real impact on the youth who are treating her inflammatory lyrics...

  • Christina Tsiobanelis, Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring
2017, Sweden, 91′
Swiss premiere
21:00

Musical opening night in Gland

22:00

Party Party!

HAPAX 21 (DJ SET)
House/Funk/Disco

22:00

Concert at La Parenthèse

Gipsy Rufina
Folk/Country
Italy

Sunday 15 April 2018

10:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

10:15

Ecumenical Celebration

The reformed and catholic parishes of Nyon jointly invite the Jury Interreligieux and all interested parties, irrespective of their religion.

Ivars Seleckis is one of the most eminent Baltic documentarians. In 1940, he was a schoolboy, while Latvia was already occupied by the Soviets. As he...

  • Ivars Seleckis
2018, Haiti, Latvia, 95′
International premiere
10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

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
10:30

New Media Use & Documentary Film (FOCAL)

Duration: until 14:30

How do stories find an audience in a shifting media world? How do new media influence the documentary film? Swiss journalist Hansi Voigt tries storytelling using a range of vectors and has now ventured to make his first long documentary film: Gülsha und Noëmi

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

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

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

Les Mureaux, in the Paris area. The social housing areas awake to a black and white that rubs out the anticipated greyness of the districts. A few...

  • Manon Ott
2018, France, 70′
World premiere

Théo is 14 years old and dreams of becoming a manadier, as are the cow breeders and herders of the South of France called. Learning under the...

  • Adrien Lecouturier, Emma Benestan
2018, France, 26′
International premiere

“This film tells a story that started in 1948, when thousands of Palestinians fled their country, in fear of the ongoing massacres. We will pick the...

  • Mathijs Poppe
2017, Belgium, 42′
International premiere
13:00

They are divorced, widowed or single, have already crossed one or several lives, wish to live others, but, as victims of a mainly feminine ageing...

  • Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond
2018, Switzerland, 80′
World premiere

In Return to Homs (2013), Talal Derki followed two young anti-Assad dissidents who joined the armed resistance after the city was bombed. He returns,...

  • Talal Derki
2017, Germany, Syria, Myanmar, Lebanon, Qatar, 99′
Swiss premiere

Entrepreneurs get a bad name nowadays. Some of them deserve it. But there are exceptions to the rule. People who love their job and try to make the...

  • Virpi Suutari
2018, Finland, 76′
Swiss premiere

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

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
14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

An insightful and visually stunning portrait of Kati, the director's teenage half-sister, about to graduate high school in Piedmont, Alabama. Living in...

  • Robert Greene
2010, United States, 86′
14:30

Augmented Reality: Case Studies and Panel Talk (i dw)

Duration: until 17:30

Case studies and a discussion to explore what VR really brings to the table for documentary makers.

15:00

Rough Cut Lab

Duration: until 18:30

Dedicated to teams of a first or second film in its final production stages, the Rough Cut Lab gives them coaching, expert advice and privileged access to decision makers. The idea is to assist filmmakers in finding the best way to finish their films. 

Welcome to my Home by Maria Müller | Switzerland - Mira Film GmbH

In the long-frozen lands of the Arctic islands now liberated by the melting ice, hunters risk their lives for the white gold that has rested there for...

  • Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev
2018, Switzerland, 113′
European premiere
16:15

“One day, there will be a revolution in Egypt. Do what you want, don't be afraid.” A confidence from a father to his daughter, before dying without...

  • Mohamed Siam
2017, Egypt, Myanmar, Lebanon, France, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Qatar, 83′
Swiss premiere

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

A tender account of the end of summer in the countryside near Belgrade: Bibi, Dimitrije, Stefan and Filip, four young cousins and friends, soon to be...

  • Stefan Ivančić
2013, Serbia, 23′

A contemplative journey from Malaysia to Tuscany: carefully chosen stones gathered on a small island are prepared to be packed up and sent to Italy....

  • Vladimir Todorović
2013, Singapore, 18′

The Gorani, a Slavic Muslim minority, live in Gora, an isolated village in the mountains of Kosovo, on the border with Macedonia and Albania. It is on...

  • Stefan Malešević
2017, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 78′
Swiss premiere

The voice of Mall Singh comes to us today through its recording on a Shellac disc at the beginning of the 20th century. It is among hundreds that make...

  • Philip Scheffner
2007, Germany, 87′
16:30

Meet the Festivals

Duration: until 18:00

Programmers tell their visions and selection criteria and explain how they observe and analyse local and international film production.

An experience dating back to the Second World War serves as the backdrop for Eldorado, that of an encounter with Giovanna, an Italian immigrant child...

  • Markus Imhoof
2018, Switzerland, Germany, 92′

On the slopes of the Spanish Pyrenees, the construction of the Itoiz Dam in the 1990s flooded seven villages. A line of raw rock encircles the...

  • Maddi Barber
2018, Spain, United Kingdom, 24′
World premiere

A documentary fairy-tale about the struggle for identity in the Hunza Valley set in a village located in the Northern-Pakistan somewhere between the...

  • Daniel Asadi Faezi
2018, Pakistan, Germany, 49′
World premiere
18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

Join us for daily drinks to meet other professionals in a casual atmosphere.

Hosted by HEAD – Genève

Ho Ba Là Là, Looking for João Gilberto is the title of a book in which the German journalist Marc Fischer recounts his desperate quest to find his...

  • Georges Gachot
2018, France, Switzerland, Germany, 106′
World premiere

After Cleveland contre Wall Street and L'Expérience Blocher, Jean-Stéphane Bron dived into the universe of the Opéra national de Paris to film his...

  • Jean-Stéphane Bron
2018, France, 9′
International premiere

On the day of his 18th birthday, Vincent leaves behind a dysfunctional family situation never to return. Seven years later, he is now a filmmaker, and...

  • Vincent Everaerts
2018, Belgium, 59′
World premiere
19:30

Students' Meeting

Duration: until 22:00

A Students' Meeting is organised as part of the Generation Programme for film students to meet each other.

Armed with a ball or a ribbon, attired in a sequined leotard, her determined gaze fixed on the floor, Rita arches her lower back and launches herself...

  • Marta Prus
2017, Poland, Finland, Germany, 74′
Swiss premiere

Should Radiohead play their Tel Aviv concert that has become a watershed event among the community of their fans, or should they support and eventually...

  • Mahdi Fleifel
2018, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, 10′
World premiere

In 1887, Peter Kropotkin stayed briefly in the Swiss Jura, fiefdom of the watchmaking industry and epicentre of the international anarchist movement....

  • Cyril Schäublin
2018, Switzerland, 13′
World premiere
21:00

Party Party!

Delia Meshlir (concert)
Folk/Rock

DJ Betty Bossa
Trrropical Krrraut

The story of Little Red Riding Hood sees itself transformed into a modern and grotesque fairy tale. The result is a baroque reflection of a dense...

  • Zoran Tajrović
2009, Serbia, 25′

The tragicomic adventures of brothers Ivan and Dragan Pacov, two of the last Serbian caviar fishermen. By trying to survive from fishing on the Danube,...

  • Dragan Nikolić
2008, Serbia, United States, 58′
Swiss premiere

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

Summer. The Italian beaches are bursting with Italians hell-bent on enjoying their holidays. On Palermo's Mondello beach over thousand cabins are built...

  • Giovanni Totaro
2017, Italy, 91′
Swiss premiere

Monday 16 April 2018

09:30

Rough Cut Lab

Duration: until 13:00

Dedicated to teams of a first or second film in its final production stages, the Rough Cut Lab gives them coaching, expert advice and privileged access to decision makers. The idea is to assist filmmakers in finding the best way to finish their films. 

I Owe You a Letter About Brazil by Carol Benjamin | Brazil - Muiraquitã Filmes, Daza Filmes, Videofilmes

In the long-frozen lands of the Arctic islands now liberated by the melting ice, hunters risk their lives for the white gold that has rested there for...

  • Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev
2018, Switzerland, 113′
European premiere

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

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
10:00

Filming Otherness

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

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
10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

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

Wrestling has never been more gritty and real. The film chronicles the lives of the men comprising the Millennium Wrestling Federation over the week...

  • Robert Greene
2011, United States, 95′
Swiss premiere

The shores of the Danube near Belgrade, a wasteland, a road at night: the gaze of the camera takes in these apparently insignificant places. Voiceovers...

  • Ognjen Glavonić
2016, Serbia, France, 80′
Swiss premiere

On the slopes of the Spanish Pyrenees, the construction of the Itoiz Dam in the 1990s flooded seven villages. A line of raw rock encircles the...

  • Maddi Barber
2018, Spain, United Kingdom, 24′
World premiere

A documentary fairy-tale about the struggle for identity in the Hunza Valley set in a village located in the Northern-Pakistan somewhere between the...

  • Daniel Asadi Faezi
2018, Pakistan, Germany, 49′
World premiere

Should Radiohead play their Tel Aviv concert that has become a watershed event among the community of their fans, or should they support and eventually...

  • Mahdi Fleifel
2018, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, 10′
World premiere

In 1887, Peter Kropotkin stayed briefly in the Swiss Jura, fiefdom of the watchmaking industry and epicentre of the international anarchist movement....

  • Cyril Schäublin
2018, Switzerland, 13′
World premiere

Six-year-old Madeleine counts up to thirty in her bedroom, as fragments of the voices of adults in conflict reach her. In order to escape, the little...

  • Justine Fabre
2018, Switzerland, 12′
World premiere

For four seasons, Laura Marques has been watching over Herens cattle during their summer grazing period in the Swiss Alps. Following the advice of her...

  • Laura Marques
2018, Portugal, 38′
World premiere

People living in a desert landscape that looks uncannily like one of those faux Mexican villages used in Italian westerns shot in Spain. A salt mine...

  • Cardozo Basteiro
2018, Spain, 23′
World premiere
14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

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

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
14:30

Rough Cut Lab

Duration: until 18:00

Dedicated to teams of a first or second film in its final production stages, the Rough Cut Lab gives them coaching, expert advice and privileged access to decision makers. The idea is to assist filmmakers in finding the best way to finish their films. 

 

Stasis by Mantas Kvedaravicius | Lithuania, France, Ukraine – Studio Uljana Kim, Extimacy Films, ESSE Production House, Rouge International

15:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

Entrepreneurs get a bad name nowadays. Some of them deserve it. But there are exceptions to the rule. People who love their job and try to make the...

  • Virpi Suutari
2018, Finland, 76′
Swiss premiere
16:00

SWISS FILMS Market Preview

Duration: until 18:00

In collaboration with Visions du Réel, SWISS FILMS presents six promising Swiss documentary films in production, which are about to be launched on the festival circuit and worldwide distribution. 

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
16:30

Focus Serbia Talk

Duration: Until 18:30

Via discussions and case studies our Serbian guests – directors, producers, film institutions – explore the Serbian contemporary documentary landscape as well as the current (co-)production and funding situation across the film Depth Two (the film will also be screened the same day at 12:00, Salle Colombière). 

2014, in Ukraine. In the city-centre of Kiev, in the confined space of an engraving studio, some pupils come to consult the Master. Protected from the...

  • Artem Iurchenko
2018, France, Ukraine, 72′
World premiere

In 2012, 20 candidates from the Golden Dawn ultranationalist party were elected to the Greek parliament: they are all behind bars today. Their trial,...

  • Håvard Bustnes
2017, Norway, Denmark, Finland, 92′
Swiss premiere

After My Love Don't Cross that River (VdR, 2015), Moyoung Jin continues to explore contemporary Korea and plunges us into the daily life of a family...

  • Moyoung Jin
2017, South Korea, 86′
European premiere

Déni is trying to find himself. His soul-searching takes him on the traces of his childhood, in the snowy landscapes of Kazakhstan. In an apartment...

  • Déni Pitsaev
2017, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Russia, 19′
International premiere

Two resourceful mates leave Havana to take the highways and byways of hawking. They criss-cross the Cuban countryside, going door to door, to flog...

  • Sissel Morell Dargis
2018, Cuba, 27′
World premiere

The Brazilian actor and director Luiz Roberto Galizia died very young, but he left behind a wealth of personal archives composed of images, films and...

  • Ana Galizia
2017, Brazil, 22′
International premiere
18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

Join us for daily drinks to meet other professionals in a casual atmosphere.

Hosted by SWISS FILMS

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

“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

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
19:00

They are divorced, widowed or single, have already crossed one or several lives, wish to live others, but, as victims of a mainly feminine ageing...

  • Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond
2018, Switzerland, 80′
World premiere
19:30

Focus Reception

Duration: Until 21:00

Meet our Focus guests in a Serbian-flavoured reception. 

In Les Bureaux de Dieu, Nathalie Baye, Nicole Garcia, Isabelle Carré, Béatrice Dalle, Marceline-Loridan-Ivens, etc. (in reference to the Manifesto of...

  • Claire Simon
2008, France, 122′

Casabianda, in Corsica, is an open detention facility, with no perimeter walls other than the sea, farmland and forests. Unique in France, it houses...

  • Guillaume Massart
2017, France, 146′
International premiere

In the wake of the terror shockwave provoked by Daesh's islamo-fascism, director Jawad Rhalib questions the many facets of Arab culture that have sadly...

  • Jaouad Rhalib
2018, North Korea, Morocco, France, Egypt, Iran, Belgium, 84′
World premiere

In Room no 1 of the traumatology department of Bangui's Hôpital communautaire, ten women are waiting to be released and finally go home to their...

  • Leila N'Deye Thiam
2018, Central African Republic, France, 29′
World premiere

After living for almost 30 years in Ouagadougou, Josette has chosen the commune of Bussigny as her new residence. In the capital of Burkina Faso, she...

  • Jann Kessler
2018, Switzerland, 19′
World premiere

June's grandmother, suffering from Alzheimer's, has lost her memory. This woman from Mauritius, full of character and conviction, liked to say that...

  • June Balthazard
2018, France, 18′
World premiere

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

“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
22:00

Party Party!

DJ Phil
Greatest Beats

Tuesday 17 April 2018

09:30

Focus Serbia Pitch & One to One

Duration: Until 13:00

Five projects from Serbia will be presented, and producers, distributors, programmers, sales representatives and the jury will have the opportunity to meet the project teams individually. 

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
10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

2014, in Ukraine. In the city-centre of Kiev, in the confined space of an engraving studio, some pupils come to consult the Master. Protected from the...

  • Artem Iurchenko
2018, France, Ukraine, 72′
World premiere

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

“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

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

“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

In Italian, “dormiveglia” designates that blurred state between wakefulness and sleep, in which it is difficult to distinguish dreams from reality. On...

  • Luca Magi
2018, Italy, 68′
World premiere
13:30

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

Doris Bizetić is one of the most famous Serbian pop stars, and her story is intimately linked to the recent history of this country in which the...

  • Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Stefan Ramírez Pérez
2017, Netherlands, Germany, 21′
International premiere

Hans is addressing his first love, Arief, as if he could hear him despite the distance and time. This heart-breaking love letter guides his steps in...

  • Daniel Donato
2018, Netherlands, Brazil, Portugal, 29′
World premiere

Caesar is a beautiful and lively piglet bought in a small market. His owner loves him. He even knits him a red sweater to keep him warm. But will all...

  • Zura Mamagulashvili
2018, Georgia, 33′
World premiere
14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

14:00

Docs in Progress

Duration: Until 18:00

Docs in Progress presents a selection of six feature documentaries in their final stages. 

They tie their trainers, ram earphones in their ears and walk, almost floating in front of the lens, towards a possibility, which is out of shot. At...

  • Claire Simon
2018, France, 100′
Swiss premiere

In 1992, two men from Romania were found dead near the German-Polish border. A hunting accident was blamed, and hastily so, while damning elements...

  • Philip Scheffner
2012, Germany, 106′
14:15

A fascinating visual exploration of Dubai, an artificial city that arose in the middle of the desert, and its inhabitants, often from elsewhere, in an...

  • Srđan Keča
2011, Serbia, United Kingdom, 42′

Two migrants from Somalia find temporary refuge in the mountains near the Serbian-Romanian border. A film that is reminiscent of the Theatre of the...

  • Marko Grba Singh
2015, Serbia, 49′
Swiss premiere

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

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

Even though it is widely ignored, Laos holds a shocking record: it is the most heavily bombed country in modern history even though it never declared...

  • Paolo Barberi, Riccardo Russo
2017, Italy, Switzerland, 72′
International premiere

How does an individual become a part of a larger group of human beings and learn to move in unison? Filmed near a Shaolin temple in Henan, China, Pract...

  • Iyabo Kwayana
2018, China, 10′
World premiere

Two young men have fled their country to seek asylum in Europe, more specifically in Switzerland. On the way, they meet Andreas Muggli by chance in a...

  • Andreas Muggli
2018, Switzerland, 24′
World premiere

By following a fictional group of refugees across Europe, the film questions the overproduction of images surrounding real-life tragedies and deaths....

  • Stefan Kruse
2018, Denmark, 28′
World premiere

“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

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
17:00

Industry Rendez-vous

Duration: until 18:00

 

Guest Industry experts across distribution, sales and festival sectors are available for short individual meetings. An opportunity to receive personal advice and meet future partners. 

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

Ivars Seleckis is one of the most eminent Baltic documentarians. In 1940, he was a schoolboy, while Latvia was already occupied by the Soviets. As he...

  • Ivars Seleckis
2018, Haiti, Latvia, 95′
International premiere

The Velcu family, from Faţa Luncii in Romania that already featured in Revision, films their move to Germany. The cameras pass from hand to hand, and...

  • Colorado Velcu, Philip Scheffner
2016, Germany, 94′
Swiss premiere

A cycling enthusiast, Finlay Pretsell has followed the entire career of his compatriot David Millar, a British winner of various stages in the three...

  • Finlay Pretsell
2017, United Kingdom, 81′
Swiss premiere
18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

Join us for daily drinks to meet other professionals in a casual atmosphere.

Hosted by Pitch the Doc

18:45

A tragi-comical drama, whose protagonist is no other than a young cock, unfolds in a Mumbai apartment just like thousands of others. Grabbed by an...

  • Rishi Chandna
2018, India, 14′
World premiere

Each year, a group of 1,800 retirees from Quebec move to the beaches of Florida like migrating birds fleeing the snow. Pompano Beach is paradise: palm...

  • Mika Goodfriend
2018, Canada, 46′
World premiere
18:45

During the winter of 1991, Croatia defended itself against the military aggression of neighbouring Serbia. Among the innocent victims of this conflict...

  • Nebojša Slijepčević
2018, Croatia, 72′
World premiere

Instant Dreams immerses us in Polaroid's world of saturated colours. In search of the mystery of the little square photo, we cross paths with eccentric...

  • Willem Baptist
2017, Netherlands, 91′
Swiss premiere

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
20:00

Guest Reception + Awards Ceremony

Duration: Until 22:00

Take a break and join us for a glass and some traditional Swiss food and meet other Industry professionals while discovering the awarded projects and films of the Docs in Progress, Focus Serbia, Rough Cut Lab and Opening Scenes section.

20:30

“One day, there will be a revolution in Egypt. Do what you want, don't be afraid.” A confidence from a father to his daughter, before dying without...

  • Mohamed Siam
2017, Egypt, Myanmar, Lebanon, France, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Qatar, 83′
Swiss premiere

Six-year-old Madeleine counts up to thirty in her bedroom, as fragments of the voices of adults in conflict reach her. In order to escape, the little...

  • Justine Fabre
2018, Switzerland, 12′
World premiere

For four seasons, Laura Marques has been watching over Herens cattle during their summer grazing period in the Swiss Alps. Following the advice of her...

  • Laura Marques
2018, Portugal, 38′
World premiere

People living in a desert landscape that looks uncannily like one of those faux Mexican villages used in Italian westerns shot in Spain. A salt mine...

  • Cardozo Basteiro
2018, Spain, 23′
World premiere

“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

An experience dating back to the Second World War serves as the backdrop for Eldorado, that of an encounter with Giovanna, an Italian immigrant child...

  • Markus Imhoof
2018, Switzerland, Germany, 92′

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

A voyage across the world like a fantastic cavalcade through seas, mountains, valleys, streets, forests, deserts and so much more: we accompany...

  • Boris Mitić
2017, Serbia, France, Croatia, 78′

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

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
22:00

Party Party! – BEOGRAD CALLING

Dunav (concert)
Pop/Folk serbe

DJ Singh
Ex-Yugoslavian music

Wednesday 18 April 2018

08:30

Pitching du Réel

Duration: until 18:45

Fifteen feature-length film projects will be presented and discussed in round tables and one-to-one meetings with potential partners, commissioning editors, producers, distributors and funders.

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

“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

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

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
10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

10:30

Creative Networking: Music and Sound in Documentaries (SSFV/SMECA)

Duration: until 12:30

from the creation of the first musical sketches to the final soundtrack, this discussion is based on three real cases: Chris the Swiss (2018), The Day the Sun Fell (2015), The Congo Tribunal (2017).

12:00

A tragi-comical drama, whose protagonist is no other than a young cock, unfolds in a Mumbai apartment just like thousands of others. Grabbed by an...

  • Rishi Chandna
2018, India, 14′
World premiere

Each year, a group of 1,800 retirees from Quebec move to the beaches of Florida like migrating birds fleeing the snow. Pompano Beach is paradise: palm...

  • Mika Goodfriend
2018, Canada, 46′
World premiere
12:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

12:00

During the winter of 1991, Croatia defended itself against the military aggression of neighbouring Serbia. Among the innocent victims of this conflict...

  • Nebojša Slijepčević
2018, Croatia, 72′
World premiere
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′
13:30

Dogs. With them there is always more than meets the eye. Ask Lionel Falcon. He knows a thing or two about dogs. He's a photographer, but not your...

  • Juan Renau
2018, Argentina, 14′
World premiere

Libreville, Gabon, 2016. Christ, a young boxer, trains relentlessly by day and earns his living as a doorman at nightclubs. At the same time, another...

  • Amédée Pacôme Nkoulou
2018, Gabon, France, Belgium, 54′
World premiere

Even though it is widely ignored, Laos holds a shocking record: it is the most heavily bombed country in modern history even though it never declared...

  • Paolo Barberi, Riccardo Russo
2017, Italy, Switzerland, 72′
International premiere
13:45

Boriša is 14 and lives with his parents in a small village in the Serbian countryside. His favourite activity, lying between a child's game and a real...

  • Matija Gluščević
2016, Serbia, 17′
Swiss premiere
14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

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

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
15:00

Les Déchets Sauvages

Award ceremony of the Ville de Nyon's art competition "Les Déchets Sauvages" for elementary schools, whose aim it is to raise awareness about littering. Followed by the vernissage of its art exhibition.

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

Wandering the paths of a forest leads to existential and ideological musings about friendship and history. An impressionist essay that allows...

  • Dane Komljen
2013, Croatia, Serbia, 30′

“Music has rarely been so offbeat” (M.K.), or the art of playing music with tree leaves. We encounter Vera, a former private detective who married at a...

  • Mladen Kovačević
2013, Serbia, Finland, 53′
16:00

A girl and a boy walk the streets of their city. They both look lonely. The streets are almost devoid of people. What are the two looking for? They...

  • Koo-Yong Sohn
2018, South Korea, 19′
World premiere

A pine forest, an ancestral fear and obscure memories of a folktale that is childish only in name; that of Bluebeard, who murdered his wives. So begins...

  • Eléonor Gilbert
2018, France, 54′
World premiere
16:00

Exposition Delphine Schacher

Duration: until 19:00

6-21 April, exhibition by the Vaud photographer Delphine Schacher, notably winner of the Artistic Prize of the Ville de Nyon in 2014, and finalist of the Swiss Photo Award 2016, whose work features on the Festival’s poster this year.

16:00

Stir it Up! New Ideas on Flexible Distribution Models

Duration: until 12:30

The distribution of films is changing; new ideas and strategies on how to bring films to the public are necessary. Can we still stick to the traditional chronological approach of separated windows and players to reach the audience, or do we need new cooperations? A panel about best practices to address, build and profile audiences.

What are the boundaries between reality and fiction? Between documentary and re-enactment? Obsessed by his grandmother's diary written while she was in...

  • Ben Neufeld
2018, United States, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, 71′
World premiere

In the wake of the terror shockwave provoked by Daesh's islamo-fascism, director Jawad Rhalib questions the many facets of Arab culture that have sadly...

  • Jaouad Rhalib
2018, North Korea, Morocco, France, Egypt, Iran, Belgium, 84′
World premiere