A hand-picked selection by Visions du Réel, our sister festival in the Swiss lakeside city of Nyon, of the very best of contemporary Swiss cinema.
These Swiss artists take the world as their subject, reaching far beyond the borders of their landlocked, picturesque country. The range is remarkable. Scrap metal collectors in Sicily (the astonishing and painterly Il mio corpo). Fragmented visions of the violence of European border policies in the Mediterranean (Chronicles of That Time). Portraits of contemporary Colombia and its struggle for peace (Los Fantasmas del Caribe) or of the last remaining prison island in Europe (Isola). The lives of workers on cargo ships on Lake Geneva (Le Pays). Or simply Karen Dalton, one of the great underappreciated folk blues singers of the 20th century (A Bright Light – Karen And The Process). Discover in six documentaries exactly what Swiss filmmakers are really capable of.
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