Visions du Réel - International Film Festival

Daily news: Friday 13 April

Visions du Réel, here we come! Welcome to our "Daily news" mailing. Every day during the Festival, here are a few must-see must-do suggestions, among the 174 films and the numerous Industry activities for audiovisual professionals, including many conferences that are also open to the public. Here are our top picks for Friday 13 April. Happy exploring!


Of Fathers and Sons
, Talal Derki – Swiss premiere

A sold-out screening with prestigious guests — in particular, Simonetta Sommaruga, Federal CouncillorCesla Amarelle, Member of the Cantonal Council of Vaud and Fabienne Freymond Cantone, Member of the Municipal Council of Nyon — for the official launch of the 49th edition of Visions du Réel. The opening film, Of Fathers and Sons, observes without complacency the daily life of Syrian fathers and sons determined to impose Sharia on their peers.

• Friday 13.04 19h30, Théâtre de Marens | in the presence of the filmmaker SOLD OUT
• Friday 13.04 20h30, Grande Salle (Salle Communale) >
• Sunday 15.04 13h30, Théâtre de Grand-Champ Gland >

Grand Angle: all films >


Ni d'Ève, ni d'Adam. Une histoire intersexe.
, Floriane Devigne – World premiere

M is 27 years old and was born with a biological variation of her sexual characteristics. Like 1.7% of the population she is intersex, a powerful taboo that she wishes to shed. One day, everything is going to change when M gets in touch with Deborah, who is also intersex, and who will introduce her to a whole new perception of herself and her body.
• Friday 13.04 16:30, Grande Salle (Salle Communale) | in the presence of the filmmaker and protagonists >
• Saturday 14.04 12:00, Capitole Leone >

National Competition: all films >


Virtual Reality | Free admission
Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality (VR) films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

During the Festival, from 13.04 to 21.04, 14:00-20:00, in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale)
Learn more about Hors-cadre >


Party Party! | Every night, free admission
Every night during the Festival, get together at our evening parties (DJs and concerts) to have a drink and fill the dance floor at the Bar du Réel.
Friday 13.04 as of 22:00 | Adolpho & Franky (Folklor d'influences)
Parties programme >



Discover the full programme of Visions du Réel >

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