Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon, is to celebrate filmmaker Barbet Schroeder. Particularly known for Barfly and Single White Female – and having directed Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Gosling amongst others – Barbet Schroeder will attend the festival in person to receive the Sesterce d’or Maître du Réel Raiffeisen Prize, in recognition of his entire career. By supporting this prize, which marks the start of a three-year partnership with the festival, Raiffeisen is reinforcing its regional commitment to culture.
As part of a collaboration with the Cinémathèque suisse and the ECAL School of art and design, the director will offer an unmissable opportunity to meet him during his public masterclass. The four documentary films he has made during his career will be shown at the Festival (17 – 25 April 2015), while a full retrospective of his work will be shown at the Cinémathèque suisse in Lausanne (from 13 April – 15 May 2015).
The Visions du Réel 2015 poster: a nod to the Festival’s beginnings
An image taken from the first film directed by Barbet Schroeder has been chosen to announce the next edition of Visions du Réel (17 to 25 April 2015). His film More (1969) was a great success on its release in Europe and is now a cult film, particularly due to its famous soundtrack composed by Pink Floyd for the occasion. Liberty, a theme dear to Barbet Schroeder, plays a key role in this film. Moreover, the choice of this film, directed in 1969, is also a nod to the beginnings of the Festival international de cinéma Nyon founded that very year, before being renamed Visions du Réel in 1995.