Visions du Réel On Tour | L'Abri

Visions du Réel On Tour launches its new season in German-speaking Switzerland with a screening of L'Abri, by Fernand Melgar. Special screenings in the presence of the filmmaker in Basel and Bern on October 12, 2014!

In Octobre 2014, Visions du Réel On Tour accompanies the theatrical release in German-speaking Switzerland of three Swiss films, two of them were selected during the last Festival edition: L’Abri by Fernand Melgar (Locarno 2014), Sleepless in New York by Christian Frei (Visions du Réel 2014 International Competition) and ThuleTuvalu by Matthias von Gunten (winner of the Silver Sesterce SRG SSR for the best Swiss film at Visions du Réel 2014). Previews and premieres in the presence of the filmmakers are scheduled.

→ complete programme

by Fernand Melgar
Switzerland 2014 | 101’ | VF
Locarno 2014 - International Competition

In the presence of the filmmaker:
  special screening |
October 12, 2014, 11:00
  kult.kino camera, Basel

  special screening | October 12, 2014, 18:00
  cineMovie, Bern

Theatrical release in German-speaking Switzerland on 
October 9, 2014

It is winter at an emergency shelter for the homeless in Lausanne. Every night at the door of this little-known basement facility the same entry ritual takes place, resulting in confrontations which can sometimes turn violent. Those on duty at the shelter have the difficult task of “triaging the poor”: the women and children first, then the men. Although the total capacity at the shelter is 100, only 50 “chosen ones” will be admitted inside and granted a warm meal and a bed. The others know it will be a long night.

→ official website
→ Interview of Fernand Melgar directed by, partner of Visions du Réel


The 2014-2015 season of Visions du Réel On Tour is launched in German-speaking Switzerland thanks to the generous support of La Mobilière.
The Fondation Ernst Göhner also supports the Visions du Réel On Tour project since its beginnings in 2012.