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.
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ThuleTuvalu by Matthias von Gunten
Switzerland 2014 | 96’ | VO
Visions du Réel 2014 - Sesterce d'argent SRG SSR for the best Swiss film
In the presence of the filmmaker
preview | October 29, 2014, 18:30
Theatrical release in German-speaking Switzerland on October 30, 2014
Two places that are poles apart. Thule, in Greenland, is facing the relentless melting of the icecaps and Tuvalu, the tiny polynesian island-state, is confronted with the ensuing rise in sea level. The inhabitants of these two remote corners of the world are forced to rethink their traditional way of life. A calibrated parallel editing brings their common fate together.
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 Ernst Göhner Foundation also supports the Visions du Réel On Tour project since its beginnings in 2012.