You thought Switzerland was all mountain pastures, cheese, knives, watches and chocolate? Not a bit! Switzerland also overflows with stunning works of cinema. It is with great pleasure this year that we present a special lineup of short films highlighting the quality and diversity of Swiss creative artists. We’ve done so by skimming the cream off our partner festivals: Locarno, the Geneva International Film Festival Tous Écrans, the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and Solothurner Filmtage. A collaborative lineup, then, and one that’s full of surprises!
This evening, the drama school graduate students are performing their solos. Lola is there, somewhat reluctantly, as a friend has asked her to come. However, her friend doesn’t turn up. Lola is left sitting alone in the theatre, waiting. Then the lights go out.
| 13 minutes | 2016
Ivan touches himself until he is in raptures.
| 6 minutes | 2015
In search of experiences and sensations, two young friends decide to go to the apartment of a tandem prostitutes.
| 12 minutes | 2015
In the absence of supervision, young brothers Konrad and Baschi get into a fight that spirals out of control. With the world outside their home collapsing, Konrad has just one chance to right his wrong.
| 12 minutes | 0
Lisa, the despotic brothel madam of the luxurious “Venusia“ has only one friend : Lena, an artless prostitute as unpredictable as lazy. The two women are filmed in the intimacy of the smoking room where their relationship will mix tenderness and cruelty.
| 35 minutes | 2016
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