CHIMÈRES Olivier Beguin (CH, 2013, 82′) – Dramatic and horrific romance : Livia and Alexander’s romantic trip to Romania is suddenly cut short by an accident. After being hit by a car, Alexander is hospitalized and undergoes a blood transfusion. On returning home, he doesn’t feel very well and begins to have hallucinations. But are they really just dreams ? Trailer
DER UNSCHULDIGE (THE INNOCENT) Simon Jaquemet (CH/DE, 2018, 114′) – Spiritual thriller : Ruth is a simple mother whose life is turned upside down when the religious and patriarchal system she lives by is called into question by unfathomable events. A touching tale of self-discovery. Trailer
GRAUZONE Fredi M. Murer (CH, 1979, 101’) – Visionary science-fiction : Alfred M. is a sound hunter, he does phone tapping for a big company. One Friday, late in the day, he believes he is witnessing an abduction. At the same time, the radio is talking about a strange pandemic. A grey and murky weekend begins: in Alfred’s daily life, as in Zurich at the end of the 1970s, the climate turns to paranoia.
HELL Tim Fehlbaum (CH/DE, 2011, 86′) – Sci-fi thriller : For years the sun has been burning down inexplicably hot on the Earth. A permanent drought has dried out the land. Marie, Phillip and Leonie are on their way into the mountains in the hope of finding water. But they are not alone in their search. What begins is a battle for survival in a seemingly desolate world. Trailer
HEIMATLAND Lisa Blatter, Gregor Frei, Jan Gassmann, Benny Jaberg, Carmen Jaquier, Michael Krummenacher, Jonas Meier, Tobias Nölle, Lionel Rupp, Mike Scheiwiller (CH/DE, 2015, 99′) – Apocalyptical thriller : A gigantic electromagnetic cloud suddenly appears over Switzerland. Panic spreads quickly, and many citizens try to cross the borders and find refuge in the neighbouring countries. But they will not be allowed in…
L’INCONNU DE SHANDIGOR Jean-Louis Roy (CH, 1967, 90′) – Drama and action :An UFO of a movie, quite simply: a pop sci-fi film with an implausible script; a nuclear defuser (the “Annulator”); a half-mad sci- entist; Russian, American, and bald spies; car chases; an improbable romance; and even Serge Gainsbourg in the role of Mr. Spy. Rarely has Swiss cinema been so extravagant!
LES PARTICULES Blaise Harrison (CH/FR, 2019, 98’) – Metaphysical twilight zone : Near the Franco-Swiss border, P.A. and his friends are in their last year of high school. The setting is banal, half-way between urban and country landscapes, and it looks like their formative years will end on as unremarkable a note. And yet, 100 meters below ground, the biggest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world is recreating the conditions of the Big Bang. One day, P.A. starts noticing strange phenomena and perturbations in his surroundings. Trailer
BÂTARDS Malou Briand & Raphaël Meyer (CH, 2020, 50’), 6 episodes VF, subtitles EN / IT / DE : Thousands of children are abandoned and left to die at the outskirts of the cities… Every year, about twenty of them are chosen to partake in a reality TV show. Determined to escape misery, they compete fiercely to win the prize and be adopted by a famous couple. But this time, the rules are not going to be the same. Trailer