Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern
Feature, Switzerland, 2015, Stina Werenfels
After her mother decides to stop all medication, 18 year old mentally disabled Dora awakes to a world of wonder and desire. Yet Doras sudden and risky craving for life begins to turn their family upside down. Swiss Film Award nomination 2015 for best music.
Dark Star - HR Gigers Welt
Documentary, Switzerland 2014, Belinda Sallin
A film with and about the internationally acclaimed and controversial painter, sculptor, architect and designer. Featuring Michael Flury, trombone; Iokoi, voice; Xenia Schindler, harp; Fredy Studer, percussion; Skuli Sverrisson, bass; Don Li, clarinets; Björn Meyer, bass; Kyoko Katsunuma, voice; Rico Baumann, drums; Pascal Schärli, percussion; Jean-Pierre von Dach, guitar;
Short, Switzerland 2014, Sami Khadraoui
Two young men spend a few days in a chalet, when they discover a dark presence is haunting the place.
More Than Honey
Documentary, Switzerland/Germany/Austria 2012, Markus Imhoof
Searching for answers for the global bee decline director Markus Imhoof takes us on a trip around the world to meet people living with and off honeybees: Almond growers in California, a Swiss mountain beekeeper, a German neuroscientist investigating bee brains, a pollen dealer in China, and bee researchers in Australia. Winner of Swiss Film Award 2013 for best film music.
Si près si loin
Documentary, Switzerland 2012, Michel Favre
Carmen Perrin, an established artist working in Geneva, travels to Bolivia to learn more about her father. She returns to the island where he lived to show the local people the films he made at that time. A partner in this project, Michel Favre follows her closely, underlining the ethnographic scope of her father's work and the emotional importance of her journey.
Escape From Tibet
Feature, Germany 2012, Maria Blumencron
The story of a young German medical student (Hannah Herzsprung) who is confronted with the fate of Tibetan refugee children during a journey through the Himalayas. After meeting the activist Meto, she decides to help smuggle the refuges across a 6,000 meter high mountain pass into India. But she is faced with an adventure that changes her life. Featuring the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
Pink Ribbons Inc
Documentary, Canada 2011, Lea Pool
Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause," becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.
Documentary, Germany 2011, Thomas Wallner
This film follows four lives forever changed by the infamous U.S. detention camp, and witnesses the scars that remain as democratic values fade. Torture in its many insidious forms is described by perpetrators, whistleblowers, victims and their defenders.
Daniel Schmid - Le chat qui pense
Documentary, Switzerland 2010, Pascal Hofmann & Benny Jaberg
This film brings us into the imaginary worlds of the exceptional Swiss filmmaker Daniel Schmid,1941-2006, a storyteller with strong bonds to the world of opera and theatre (he made several films on Japanese theater, opera singers, as well as Douglas Sirk). The film captures the fleeting magic of his life between the Swiss alps, Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.
Documentary, Germany 2009, Marcus Vetter
The multi-award winning film makers Karin Steinberger and Marcus Vetter consistently search for approaches as to how the developing countries can free themselves from the stranglehold of the first, the wealthy world.
Salt In The Scars
Documentary short, Switzerland 2009, Fiorella Castanotto
In the state of Tamil Nadu, picking salt is the main mean of support for the local population, as well as the cause of a state of exploitation that has been going on for decades.
No Man's Land
Documentary, Canada 2009, Doina Harap
This Documentary essay invites the viewer to meditate on the arbitrary nature of borders by accompanying multimedia artist Peter Krausz through his creative process at work on a series of paintings that explore the theme of boundaries.
Video installation, 2008, Andrea Loux
2-Channel video installation on parallel screens with 4-channel audio 'Hush Hour' references Ingmar Bergman's film 'The Silence' and thematizes the state of simultaneous inner excitement and exterior speechlessness. The problematic relationship of the two sisters takes place on two screens with the role of the boy delegated to the audience, which is forced to literally move and decide between the two optical fronts
Feature, Switzerland/Germany 2006, Markus Fischer
An unknown woman is rescued from Lake Marmorera and soon becomes a puzzling figure of much concern for Zurich’s psychiatrists. One of them, Simon Cavegn, himself originally from Marmorera, treats the young woman and slowly starts to discover the dark secret of a flooded village.
Point de fuite
Dance film, Canada 2005, Oana Suteu
With O Vertigo dance company, Montreal A portrait of two days in the life of an architect at a crucial moment, between a romantic rupture and an architectural creation.
Lower East Side Stories
Short feature, USA 2004, Liselle Mei
The characters’ individual struggles for validation and self-fulfillment are presented against the unique social and cultural backdrop of the Lower East Side.
Another Road Home
Documentary, USA 2004, Danae Elon
An encounter brings out the delicate boundaries of politics, class and family relationships. a painful, contradictory, gentle and loving story takes place against the backdrop of a distant and brutal conflict.
Tatort - Schattenlos
TV Feature, Germany 2003, Thomas Stiller
La maladie de la mort
Feature, USA, 2002, Asa Mader
Based on the Marguerite Duras novel
Epoca - The Making Of History
Documentary, Switzerland 2001, Andreas Hoessli and Isabella Huser
The journey through time touches upon the genesis of the atomic bomb, military trials at the end of the war, the functional workings of the lie detector, the discovery of the Majdanek death camp. Einstein speaks, as does the embalmer of Lenin, a KGB agent, and the presumed US spy who made a new life in the Soviet Union. A report based on a dialogue with F., a soldier in the war in ex-Yugoslavia.
Voodoo - Mounted By The Gods
Documentary, Germany 2001, Alberto Venzago; produced by Wim Wenders
A rare view on Voodoo from Benin, the search and initiation of a boy as the new head of a monastery. "Venzago and his musicians have ventured into bold new musical realms. Based on real recordings of dances and ceremonies they have created new contemporary music built up from samples and loops which contain all the flair and whirl of the original music." Wim Wenders
Sobras em Obras
Documentary, Brazil 1999, Michel Favre
A brilliant document about Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998), pioneer of Brazilian experimental photography, one of the most significant artists of the Constructivist Movement. His creative process is approached in this film in a stimulative dialogue between past and present, between the trajectory of a man and that of his country
Heinrich Heine - A Birthday Video
Documentary/Feature USA-Germany 1997, Robert Longo
American painter / film maker Robert Longo's experimental film, on the occasion of Heine's 200th birthday, creates a highly romantic "phantasmagorie" around the origin and publication of the acidic satire Deutschland, ein Wintermärchen. With Barbara Sukowa and Cindy Sherman.
Never Again, Forever
Documentary, Israel 1996, Danae Elon and Pierre Chainet
This powerful film about the Jewish Defense League traces the militant group's history from the streets of Brooklyn where it originated to the occupied territories where it flourishes today, painting a disturbing portrait of a cycle of hate born in the ashes of the Holocaust.