Visions du Réel - International Film Festival

Visions du Réel 50th edition, the programme

50th edition of Visions du Réel, 5–13 April 2019


For its 50th edition, Visions du Réel, International Film Festival Nyon, has selected 169 films, from 58 countries, including 101 that will be presented as world (90) or international (11) premieres. The programme >

Visions du Réel will award the Sesterce d’or Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel to Werner Herzog, who will be attending the Festival for three days. Also invited to present a Masterclass and a retrospective: Massimo D'Anolfi & Martina Parenti, as well as Tariq Teguia.

For this anniversary edition, Visions du Réel creates a new space called the Forum, in the Village du Réel. Also, a special section is presented: Cinquante (Fifty). This is a retrospective in which the four former Artistic Directors of the Festival have been invited to choose nine films that marked their eras and the history of film. Episodes from Histoire(s) du cinéma by Jean-Luc Godard are to be shown after certain screenings.

We should also highlight the importance and quality of Swiss productions, since there are no fewer than 36 Swiss (co)productions, and also the prominent place that female directors have taken in this edition’s programme, since 44% of the films selected were directed by women.

Launch of the jubilee edition with the Opening Ceremony and celebration, on Friday 5 April, with the film Gods of Molenbeek by Reetta Huhtanen. And Closing Ceremony on Friday 12 April, with the award ceremony followed by the film We Will Remember Them by Annabel Verbeke.

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