Thomas Imbach

Thomas Imbach (Switzerland)

As one of Switzerland’s most innovative and internationally renowned filmmakers, Thomas Imbach moves with virtuoso mastery between documentary and fiction. He has acquired a reputation for courageous experimentation both formally and as a storyteller. His early successes include WELL DONE (1994) and GHETTO (1997). The feature films HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN (2001), LENZ (2006) and I WAS A SWISS BANKER (2007) as well as the auto-fiction DAY IS DONE (2011) premiered at the Berlinale. His English-language period drama MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (2013) was selected for Toronto. His fiction feature MY BROTHER MY LOVE (2018) premiered at Locarno in Competition. With the docu-mentary feature NEMESIS he won the Award for “Best Cinematography” at IDFA 2020.


  • Nemesis
  • Glaubenberg - My Brother My Love
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Day is Done
  • I Was a Swiss Banker
  • Lenz
  • happy too
  • Happiness is a Warm Gun
  • Nano-Babies
  • Ghetto
  • Well Done
  • Restlessness
  • Schlachtzeichen - Signs Of A Battle
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