VdR2018 First highlights
Festival Pré-ouverture, Thursday 12 April 2018 (free admission):
Anote’s Ark by Nyon’s own Matthieu Rytz as a Swiss premiere
Literally swallowed by the sea, the small island republic of Kiribati is one of the first nations to have to confront the reality of climate change and its own disappearance. The first feature-length film by Nyon-born Matthieu Rytz was selected this year at the Sundance Film Festival and is part of the Grand Angle section at Visions du Réel. In his film, he follows the country‘s President, Anote Tong, who is trying to get his message heard by political and economic leaders around the world. This special screening, in the presence of the director and followed by drinks, is offered to the region’s inhabitants by the Ville de Nyon and Visions du Réel.
Thursday 12 April at 19.30 at the Théâtre de Marens. Second screening in the Grande Salle (Salle Communale) at 20.00. Free admission, subject to availability. Ticket reservations mandatory on www.visionsdureel.ch as of 14 March 2018.
Opening in Gland, Saturday 14 April 2018:
the world premiere of Ladies by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond
For the fourth consecutive year, throughout the Festival, Visions du Réel will propose a programme in Gland, at the Théâtre de Grand-Champ, in addition to the six screening venues in Nyon. For the opening ceremony in Gland, a resolutely feminine documentary comedy is on the agenda. The protagonists are divorced, widowed or single women from the Lake Geneva region; they have already lived one or several lives, yet have the energy to live others, as men have deserted their emotional landscape. A fresh and moving film, presented as a world premiere in the Festival’s National Competition.
VdR On Tour Nyon: Ghost Hunting
With the help and memories of former inmates, Director Raed Andoni creates a replica of Al-Moscobiya, an Israeli interrogation center where he was imprisoned at the age of 18. In this realistic setting, the men re-enact their interrogations and share the humiliation they suffered during their detention. Monday 12 March 2018 at 20:30 at Cinémas Capitole Nyon. Win tickets! >
FIFF 2018 | Win tickets!
The 32nd edition of the the Fribourg International Film Festival will be held from 16 to 24 March in Fribourg in the presence of Ken Loach. FIFF will present two cartes blanches: a selection of films chosen by Thierry Frémaux, Cannes' General Delegate, and a carte blanche dedicated to Beki Probst, founder of one of the most important film markets, the Berlinale European Film Market. FIFF will screen 71 features and 42 shorts, including 74 World, International, European and Swiss premieres.
3x2 day passes to win: send your complete contact details with "FIFF" and the day of your choice to concours[at]visionsdureel[dot]ch!