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No fewer than 18 Swiss productions at DOK.fest

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- The 30° edition of DOK.fest, an international documentary film festival held in Munich, welcomes a rich selection of Swiss productions and co-productions

No fewer than 18 Swiss productions at DOK.fest
Andermatt – A Global Village by Leonidas Bieri

The upcoming DOK.fest, an international documentary film festival held in Munich which this year celebrates its 30° birthday, is set to host a rich selection of Swiss productions and co-productions.

Battling it out in the international competition is Andermatt – A Global Village by Zurich-born filmmaker Leonidas Bieri (in its world premiere), along with co-productions La buena vida – The Good Life by Jens Schanze and Of Men and War [+see also:
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by Laurent Bécue-Renard, which has already been screened at prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Amsterdam (where it received the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Documentary) and Nyon.

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The competition for German-language films, DOK.deutsch, features Electroboy [+see also:
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by Marcel Gisler (which won the Swiss Film Award for Best Documentary) and Freefalling – A Love Story by Mirjam von Arx.

A further three Swiss productions will be screened in the Panorama section: Dark Star – HR Giger’s World [+see also:
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interview: Belinda Sallin
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by Belinda Sallin, The Shelter [+see also:
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interview: Fernand Melgar
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by Fernand Melgar, which has, to date, been screened in an impressive number of international festivals (and received a special mention from the Young Jury at Locarno) and A German Youth [+see also:
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by Jean-Gabriel Périot, which had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and won the SSA/Suissimage Jury Prize for the most innovative Swiss feature film at Visions du réel.

Finally Above and Below [+see also:
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by Nicolas Steiner, which will be shown in the DOK.special section, is to be awarded the German Documentary Film Music Prize for films that use music as a narrative device in its own right. The award will be accepted by Berlin-based music collective Paradox Paradise, which is made up of composers John Gürtler, Jan Miserre and Lars Voges. This same section will also feature the multi-award-winning Concrete Love – The Böhms Family [+see also:
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by Maurizius Staerkle-Drux, Lucky Jack: Three Attempts to Stop Smoking by Peter Liechti and Ulrich Seidl – A Director At Work by Constantin Wulff.

Other Swiss productions putting in an appearance in Munich include Muchachas by Juliana Fanjul (see review) who recently showcased her film in its world premiere at Visions du réel.

(Translated from Italian)

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