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Switzerland has a strong presence at the World Film Festival in Montreal


- 11 Swiss films will be presented at the Montreal World Film Festival, which unspools from 27 August until 7 September

Switzerland has a strong presence at the World Film Festival in Montreal
Rider Jack by This Lüscher

The Swiss film industry will be turning out in force at the upcoming edition of the Montreal World Film Festival. Rider Jack by Zurich-born This Lüscher, a gentle portrait of a complex father-son relationship, will be screened in the World Competition. Meanwhile, Kuno Bont’s Das Deckelbad-die Geschichte der Katharina Walser, a comedy-drama set in the Swiss mountains, will be shown in the competitive First Films World Competition section.

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Within the section dedicated to documentaries, we find the touching title Horizontes [+see also:
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by Eileen Hofer and SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic by documentarian and photographer Corina Gamma. Cyclique by Frédéric Favre, a film that takes a look at the world of eco-friendly bicycle messengers in Lausanne, will be presented in the competitive Student Film Festival-International Competition section.

Besides these films, Montreal will also host the screenings of the astonishing Chrieg [+see also:
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by Simon Jaquemet (in the World Greats section) and three movies in the Focus on World Cinema section: De l’autre côté de la mer by Genevan director Pierre Maillard (as a world premiere), which tackles the delicate subject of the traumas brought on by war, Usfahrt Oerlike [+see also:
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by Paul Riniker and ZOE & JULIE by Zurich-born filmmaker Markus Fischer. Finally, Tizian Büchi’s To the Top and The Five Minute Museum by Paul Bish will be presented in the Focus on World Cinema-Short Films section. 

(Translated from Italian)

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