Visions du Réel - International Film Festival

Visions du Réel's summer

VISIONS DU RÉEL AT THE LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL

Visions du Réel will launch, at the Locarno Film Festival, the 51st edition of the Festival which will take place from 24 April to 2 May 2020. Let’s meet on Monday 12 August from 5.30 p.m., Il Rivellino, Via al Castello 1, Locarno. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

This year, two films from the Visions du Réel 2019 selection will be presented in Panorama Suisse, a programme offered by the Journées de Soleure (Solothurn Film Festival), the Swiss Film Academy and SWISS FILMS.

MADAME, Stéphane Riethauser
Sunday 11.08, 11:15, Palexpo (FEVI)

WHERE WE BELONG, Jacqueline Zünd
Saturday 10.08, 11:00, Palexpo (FEVI)


RAYMOND LORETAN APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF VISIONS DU RÉEL

The members of the Foundation Board elected Raymond Loretan on 26 June 2019 to follow Claude Ruey as the President of the Visions du Réel Foundation Board. Former Chairman of SSR SRG, former Swiss ambassador to Singapore, and Consul General to New York, Raymond Loretan will bring political, economic and cultural experience to the Festival. Raymond Loretan will take office on 1 October 2019.

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VDR ON TOUR | OPEN AIR PRANGINS

There will be three open-air evenings in partnership with the Swiss National Museum – Château de Prangins from 29 to 31 August 2019. With screenings in keeping with the temporary exhibition “À Table ! What Does Switzerland Eat”, exceptional museum opening hours from 5.00 p.m. (guided tour at 7.00 p.m. – 60’) and refreshments at the Café du Château. 

Thursday 29 August | SILENT REVOLUTION | Lila Ribi | Screening in the presence of the filmmaker (VdR 2016)
Friday 30 August | SWEET BEAN | Naomi Kawase
Saturday 31 August | BABETTE’S FEAST | Gabriel Axel

The films will be screened at 8.45 p.m. in the castle courtyard. The event will take place in all weather conditions.
Flat rate: CHF 10, including museum visit.

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VISIONS DU RÉEL AT LES DIABLERETS INTERNATIONAL ALPINE FILM FESTIVAL (FIFAD)

To celebrate the 50 respective years of Visions du Réel and Les Diablerets International Alpine Film Festival, Visions du Réel presents GRIZZLY MAN at FIFAD, the legendary film by Werner Herzog, Maître du Réel 2019. Timothy Treadwell’s life among bears in Alaska – captured through the accounts of his friends and family as well as his own video archives – provided the filmmaker with fascinating material and inspired this reflection on human nature.

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