VDR ON TOUR | ABOVE AND BELOW

Swiss premiere at the 2015 Festival and Best Documentary at 2016 Swiss cinema awards, Above and Below is in French-speaking Swiss cinemas in May 2016.

Above and Below

by Nicolas Steiner
Switzerland, Germany, 2015, 118'
Original version English, with French subtitles
Swiss premiere at Visions du Réel 2015
Best documentary and best editing at Swiss cinema awards 2016


The USA, today. Whether they are in the town’s subterranean canals, alone in the desert or in a simulator for the journey to Mars, men and women try to survive between deep sadness and dreams of somewhere else, be it real or imaginary. A post-apocalyptic portrait of America, a fluid narration and strong empathy for its protagonists… The revelation of a filmmaker.

General information

Visions du Réel On Tour

Cinémas du Grütli, Genève: 4 – 10 May 2016, various schedules
Zinéma, Lausanne: 4 – 10 May 2016 everyday 20:00
ABC La Chaux-de-Fonds: 5 – 10 May everyday 20:45

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