The Saas-Fee Filmfest announces the details of its second edition
by Muriel Del Don
- The Saas-Fee Filmfest is preparing to launch its eagerly awaited second edition, which will take place from 18-22 March in the famous ski resort in Valais
Stefan Fichtner and Gabriel Zurbriggen, the two directors of the Saas-Fee Filmfestival, are delighted to reveal the details of the second edition of a festival that is starting to make a serious name for itself. The competition will include a cluster of nine fiction feature films hailing from Switzerland as well as from other countries bordering the Swiss Confederation (Austria, Germany, France and Italy). Among these are The Misunderstood [+see also:
film profile] by Italian director-actress Asia Argento, which was in competition in the Un Certain Regard section of the most recent edition of the Cannes Film Festival; Gaby Baby Doll [+see also:
film profile] by French director Sophie Letourneur, starring Lolita Chammah in the lead role; Jack [+see also:
film profile] (Swiss premiere) by German filmmaker Edward Berger, an in-depth exploration of a (stolen) childhood and freedom; Der Letzte Tanz [+see also:
film profile] (Swiss premiere) by Austria’s Houchang Allahyari; and Driften [+see also:
film profile] by Swiss director Karim Patwa, which was in competition for the Solothurn Award at the most recent edition of the Solothurn Film Festival.
For its second edition, the SFFF will host a new section entitled “Young SFFF”, dedicated to children and teenagers, which will feature a screening of the debut film Be My Baby by German director Christina Schiewe, an intense and complex drama about the relationship between a mother and her daughter, who suffers from Down’s syndrome. The morning sessions will be dedicated to screenings of movies directed by members of the jury, or those in which they have performed. These include Silberwald by Basel-born filmmaker Christine Repond. As was the case last year, the official jury will be complemented by a critics’ jury consisting of Cristina Nord (Taz), Jay Weissberg (Variety) and Christoph Schneider (Tagesanzeiger).
(Translated from Italian)