Francis Reusser (Switzerland)

Francis Reusser was born in Vevey in 1942. He studied at the School of Photography in Vevey and trained at the French Swiss Broadcasting Service (TSR). Together with François Albera he founded the audio-visual department at ESAV (Ecole Supérieure de l'Art Visuel, Geneva). Reusser works regularly for television, he has directed many TV-magazine programs. Together with Emmanuelle de Riedmatten he founded the independent film production company Le CinéAtelier SARL.


  • Quatre d'entre elles (105´, Switzerland, 1968) - segment director
  • Vive la mort/ Long Live Death
    Switzerland, 1969
  • Le grand soir/The Big Night
    95´, Switzerland, 1976
  • Seuls
    Switzerland, 1981
  • Derborence
    Switzerland/France, 1985
  • La loi sauvage
    90´, Switzerland, 1988
  • Visages suisses/ Swiss Faces
    Switzerland, 1991
  • Jacques & Françoise
    80´, Switzerland, 1991
  • La guerre dans le Haut Pays/ War in the Highlands
    105´, France/Belgium/Switzerland, 1999
  • Les vacances de Romaine
    Switzerland, 1999
  • Histoires de fête/ Festival Stories (101´, Switzerland, 2000) - segment director
  • Voltaire et l'affaire Calas
    France/Switzerland, 2007
  • Zermatt, les Alpes en mouvement
    France, 2007
  • Ma nouvelle Héloïse
    87', Switzerland, 2012

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