Visions du Réel - International Film Festival

Daily news: Sunday 15 April

Welcome to our "Daily news" Festival mailing. 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 Sunday 15 April. Happy exploring!


When the War Comes
, Jan Gebert – Swiss premiere

How does a paramilitary group rise to power? A frightening and incredibly precise account of how the xenophobic discourse becomes majoritarian while bystanders cheer those goose-stepping. A superb debut that captures in excruciatingly precise details how the extreme right can access to power today. A necessary and shocking film.
• Sunday 15.04 21:00, Capitole Leone >
• Monday 16.04 18:30, Capitole Fellini | in the presence of the filmmaker >

Latitudes: all films >


Where are you, João Gilberto?
, Georges Gachot – World premiere

30 years ago, João Gilberto, the father of bossa nova, disappeared. Georges Gachot, having decided to make a film about him, heads to Rio de Janeiro to follow the traces of his invisible idol. Between hotel rooms, false leads and missed meetings, the filmmaker constructs a possible fiction on the figure of Gilberto, closer to a personal detective film than a biopic.
• Sunday 15.04 18:00, Théâtre de Marens | in the presence of the filmmaker >
• Monday 16.04 12:15, Grande Salle (Salle Communale) >

National Competition: all films >


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!
Sunday 15.04 as of 21:00 at Bar du Réel | Delia Meshlir (concert, Folk/Rock) and DJ Betty Bossa (Trrropical Krrraut)
Parties programme >

Red carpet | Opening ceremony
A warm thank you to our prestigious guests yesterday for the Opening ceremony: Simonetta Sommaruga, Federal Councillor, Cesla Amarelle, Member of the Cantonal Council of Vaud and also Fabienne Freymond Cantone, Member of the Municipal Council of the City of Nyon... and all the festival-goers: THANK YOU!



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