Swiss take centre stage in Germany
by Mathieu Loewer
No less than five Swiss films are opening this month on German screens. After a promotional tour through the country with director Fredi M. Murer and actor Bruno Ganz, Vitus [+see also:
interview: Christian Davi
interview: Fredi M. Murer
film profile] (see Focus) will be released on over 100 screens through Schwarz Weiss Filmverleih on December 21.
The film – seen by over 190,000 filmgoers in German-speaking Switzerland and sold to several international territories – is nominated for the 2007 Swiss Film Prize (see news).
Presented at a preview screening in Leipzig, Snow White [+see also:
interview: Carlos Leal
film profile] by Samir (see Focus) – starring Swiss actor Carlos Leal who plays a casino manager in the latest James Bond film – will set out to conquer German screens on December 28 (dist. Stardust Filmverleih.)
Winner of the Grand Prize at the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival, the feature has been the most popular success at the Swiss box office for 28 years.
Distributed by the cultural association Freunde der deutschen Kinemathek, Lenz [+see also:
film profile] by Thomas Imbach went on release on November 30 in Berlin, Frankfurt and Nuremberg. The film is slated for release in other German cities, and in Austria through Filmladen in February 2007.
Meanwhile, on December 7, Peripher Filmverleih will release Heidi Specogna’s documentary The Short Life of José Antonio Gutierrez (PS Film GmbH ), which has also been nominated for the 2007 Swiss Film Prize.
(Translated from French)
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