Switzerland has a strong presence at the World Film Festival in Montreal
by Muriel Del Don
- 11 Swiss films will be presented at the Montreal World Film Festival, which unspools from 27 August until 7 September
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.
Within the section dedicated to documentaries, we find the touching title Horizontes [+see also:
film profile] 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:
interview: Simon Jaquemet
film profile] 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:
film profile] 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)