Démocratie Année Zéro (Democracy Year Zero)
Christophe Cotteret | Belgium, Tunisia, Qatar | 114'
The Tunisian people took only four weeks to topple the hated regime of Ben Ali and, in doing so, paved the way for the “Arab Spring”, one of the major geopolitical upheavals of the early 21st century. After a thorough investigation, Christophe Cotteret tracks the beginnings of this event whose roots date back to the protests in the Tunisian mining region of Gafsa in 2008.
Vaters Garten - Die Liebe Meiner Eltern (Father's Garden – The Love of My Parents)
Peter Liechti | Switzerland | 93'
→ Special Prize of the Jury for the most innovative swiss feature or middle-length film (out of all sections)
After a long absence, Peter Liechti visits his now elderly parents, ready for a close encounter. The stories of their lives and rather difficult marriage are largely presented as a puppet theatre, with the parents, from the lower middle-class, portrayed as hares wearing shirts and aprons. Via the "Punch" character, the rebellious son channels the emotions that overwhelm him in this stunning portrait.
Once I Entered a Garden (Nichnasti Pa'am Lagan)
Avi Mograbi | France, Israel, Switzerland | 99'
Avi Mograbi and his long-time friend Ali embark on a journey to a land that existed before borders were created. A world that existed, even though most of the people and especially politicians pretend it never did. A world where communities were not divided along religious lines. With a light hand held camera, Mograbi continues to question the history of Israel. Everything is still possible.