Monday 25 September 2017, 20:30
Stéphane de Freitas and Ladj Ly
France 2017 | 99’

The film follows a group of college students taking part in an annual oratory competition in the suburbs of Paris. In a long and sometimes arduous training process, the contestants learn the difficult art of public speaking at the hands of lawyers, directors or rappers. A moving film that provides a different look on France's suburban youth. Trailer >

Favela Olímpica

Monday 30 October 2017, 20:30
Samuel Chalard
Switzerland 2017 | 93’
Locarno 2017

Avant-Première. In Rio de Janeiro, a wall separates the new Olympic Stadium from the favéla Vila Autódromo. Nothing prevents their co-existence but some judge them "incompatible" including Rio's mayor. His wish to reclaim this area sets off a power struggle as people with little means fight to keep their homes. Meanwhile, the Opening Ceremony approaches... Trailer >

Le Vénérable W.

Monday 20 November 2017, 20:30
Barbet Schroeder
France, Switzerland 2017 | 100’
Cannes 2017 and Locarno 2017

In the presence of Barbet Schroeder. A look at the religious tensions between Muslims and Buddhists through the portrait of the Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, leader of the anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar who relentlessly persecutes the Rohingyas. Complex and terrifying, it is a vital documentary. Please note that some scenes may contain images that may offend the sensibilities of spectators. Trailer >

Chang

Saturday 9 December 2017, 11:00
Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack
USA 1927 | 69'
Christmas Film offered by the Ville de Nyon, les Cinémas Capitole and Visions du Réel. In cooperation with La Lanterne Magique.

Free admission. Set in Northern Siam, this epic documentary chronicles the lives of a family as they struggle to save their home and their lives from the dangers of the jungle – especially from a herd of wild elephants ("chang" in Thai). Terrifically entertaining! Trailer >

Maria by Callas

Monday 15 January 2018, 20:30
Tom Volf
Spain 2017 | 90’

A declaration of love to Maria Callas. For the first time, 40 years after her death, one of the world's most famous opera singers tells her story in her own words. A unique portrait that includes never-before-seen footage.

Lumière! L'aventure commence

Monday 26 February 2018, 20:30
Thierry Frémaux
France 2016 | 90’
San Sebastian 2017

A journey into the universe of the founders of cinema, narrated by Thierry Frémaux with passion and humour, Lumière! delivers unforgettable images and a unique view of France and the world at the dawn of the modern era; excerpts of truly essential films that illuminate the world of contemporary filmmaking. According to Martin Scorsese this is a 'national treasure'! Trailer >

Ghost Hunting

Monday 12 March 2018, 20:30
Raed Andoni
France, Palestine, Switzerland, Qatar 2017 | 94'
Berlinale 2017 – Documentary Award

With the help of former inmates and based on their memories, 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, discuss details about the prison and share the humiliation they suffered during their detention. Trailer >

Nothingwood

Monday 26 March 2018, 20:30
Sonia Kronlund
France, Germany 2017 | 85’
Cannes 2017 – Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

In Sonia Kronlund’s fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary Nothingwood, we are introduced to the life and work of Salim Shaheen, an Afghan actor/director/jack-of-all-trades who may be the most prolific filmmaker Afghanistans, if not the entire world. Trailer >

Where is Rocky II?

Monday 28 May 2018, 20:30
Pierre Bismuth
France, Germany, Belgium, Italy 2016 | 93’
Locarno 2016

Featuring a private detective, art world luminaries, writers and the actors Robert Knepper and Milo Ventimiglia, the film blends documentary and fiction to chronicle the search for a mysterious missing work by the renowned artist Ed Ruscha. Trailer >

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