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TBILISI 2015

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Swiss cinema is centre stage at the Tbilisi International Film Festival

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- The Tbilisi International Film Festival chose Switzerland as its “Country in Focus” this year. Seven films were selected, spanning both documentary and fictional film

Swiss cinema is centre stage at the Tbilisi International Film Festival
Dora Or The Sexual Neuroses Of Our Parents by Stina Werenfels

Kicking off the “Country in Focus” section of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, this year dedicated to Switzerland, will be Spartans [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nicolas Wadimoff
film profile
]
, the intense documentary by Genevois director Nicolas Wadimoff. The film, which has been screened at a number of international festivals such as the Montreal International Documentary Festival and Visions du réel in Nyon, won the 2015 Solothurn Award. Wadimoff returns to Tbilisi three years on from when he attended as a guest of honour and special judge. 

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Accompanying Spartans at this exciting Georgian festival is Dora Or The Sexual Neuroses Of Our Parents [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stina Werenfels
film profile
]
by Stina Werenfels, which was nominated in four categories at the Swiss Film Awards 2015 and won the Cineuropa Award at Brussels; Horizons [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Eileen Hofer, which got a special mention from the Swiss film jury at Nyon; Pause [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Mathieu Urfer and Wintergast by Andy Herzog and Matthias Günter. Then there’s the multi-award-winning and moving Sister [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
interview: Ursula Meier
festival scope
film profile
]
by Ursula Meier and Forbidden Voices by Barbara Miller, which had its world premiere at Visions du réel in Nyon in 2012. The section is being supported by Swiss Films.

Also worth mentioning is the mysterious Köpek [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Swiss-Turkish director Esen Isik in the Women Eyes section, and co-productions Sworn Virgin [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Laura Bispuri
film profile
]
by Laura Bispuri, in the International Competition, and Youth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]
by Paolo Sorrentino in the Forum of European Cinema section, along with Puppet Syndrom by Moscow-born Swiss director Elena Hazanov.

(Translated from Italian)

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