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Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents earns 4 nominations for the Swiss Film Award

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- The list of participants for the prestigious Swiss Film Award has finally been announced at Nominations Night

Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents earns 4 nominations for the Swiss Film Award
Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents by Stina Werenfels

Like every year, the multi-coloured world of Swiss cinema made a rendez-vous at the suggestive Konzertaal which during the Soluthurn Film Festival becomes the privileged setting that hosts the long-awaited nomination night (the prelude to the Swiss Film Award ceremony). This year 88 films were viewed by 300 members of the Swiss Film Academy for a total of 10,000 hours of screenings, a record that illustrates the success of Swiss cinema.

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The number of debut films screened in the eleven categories was quite impressive. Three were productions by young directors with their feature debuts vying for the prestigious Award for Best Fiction Film: Chrieg [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Simon Jaquemet
film profile
]
by Simon Jaquemet, Pause [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Mathieu Urfer and Chubby [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Belgian-Swiss director Bruno Deville. Competing for the same award were The Circle [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stefan Haupt
festival scope
film profile
]
by Stefan Haupt (representing Switzerland at the Oscars), also vying for Best Actor (Sven Schelker) and Best Screenplay (Stefan Haupt, Christian Felix, Ivan Madeo and Urs Frey) and the multi-nominated second film by Stina Werenfels Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stina Werenfels
film profile
]
.

Without a doubt the most talked about film at Nomination Night, Dora is competing to take home awards in four categories: Best Fiction Film (as already mentioned), Best Screenplay (Stina Werenfels and Boris Treyer), Best Photography (Lukas Strebel) and Best Soundtrack (Peter Scherer). The trio of debut films nominated for Best Fiction Film is also present in the Best Screenplay category (Bruno Deville and Antoine Jaccoud for Chubby), Best Soundtrack (Mathieu Urfer, Marcin de Morsier, John Woolloff and Ariel Garcia for Pause) Best Photography and Best Male Actor (respectively Lorenz Merz and Benjamin Lutzke previously awarded during the Marrakech International Film Festival, for Chrieg).

Nominated for the equally prestigious Award for Best Documentary are the ultra contemporary Iraqi Odyssey [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Samir
film profile
]
by Samir (soon to be in the Panorama section of the Berlinale), the also contemporary Thule Tuvalu by Matthias von Gunten, Black Board [+see also:
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trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
 by Yves Yersin, Yalom’s Cure [+see also:
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trailer
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]
by director Sabine Gisiger and the intriguing Electroboy [+see also:
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trailer
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]
by Marcel Gisler (these last two were also nominated for Best Soundtrack: Balduinfor Electroboy and Balzac Bachmann for Yalom’s Cure)

The mystery has been unveiled. All that’s left now is to wait until 13 March and a rendez-vous in Geneva, at the Bâtiment des forces motrices, where the names of the happy winners will be announced in the eleven categories of the Swiss Film Award.

(Translated from Italian)

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