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CANNES 2016 Switzerland

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Two Swiss animated films at the Cannes Film Festival

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- My Life as a Courgette by Claude Barras and Par mauvais temps by Remo Scherrer will have their world premieres at Cannes

Two Swiss animated films at the Cannes Film Festival
My Life as a Courgette by Claude Barras

My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
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interview: Claude Barras
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]
, the debut feature film by Claude Barras, will be screened in its world premiere in Directors’ Fortnight at this year’s 69th Cannes Film Festival. My Life as a Courgette is a stop motion animated film that recounts the ups and downs experienced by a young nine-year-old boy who is institutionalised following the death of his mother. Claude Barras already has several short films to his name, including Banquise (2005), which was selected for the short film category of the international competition at Cannes, and Le génie de la boîte de ravioli (2006), which was selected to be shown at fifty or so Swiss and international festivals. My Life as a Courgette was produced by Genevan company Rita Productions [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Claude Barras
film profile
]
, and already has one award under its belt, which it won in the Work in Progress section of the prestigious International Animated Film Festival of Annecy in 2015.

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Whatever the Weather, an animated documentary degree film (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts) by Remo Scherrer, will instead appear in the Cinéfondation section of Cannes. The film recounts the childhood of a young girl growing up with an alcoholic mother, and was selected from around 23000 pieces by students from schools all over the world.

In addition to the two aforementioned films, Switzerland will be also be represented at Cannes by interactive film Late Shift [+see also:
trailer
interview: Tobias Weber
film profile
]
 by Tobias Weber, which will be presented as part of the Next Programme of the Film Market. Late Shift is a British-Swiss co-production (&Söhne, Late Shift Production, CtrlMovie, Swiss Broadcasting Corporation) made for both the big screen and as an App, leaving it up to audiences to influence the course of the film.

Joël Jent will instead represent Switzerland at Producers On The Move.

(Translated from Italian)

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