Switzerland

WILD WOMEN – GENTLE BEATS

Animal tamers from various continents shine in the spotlight and struggle for their existence behind the scenes. Between toiling and smiling, the female circus artists disclose their passion for their ‘wild’ animals and extraordinary profession: a daily life full of dedication and discipline in the midst of mortal danger.

Regie: Anka Schmid
Schweiz 2015
96min, OF­eUT

ALS DIE SONNE VOM HIMMEL FIEL

The filmmaker Aya Domenig is of Japanese-Swiss origin and intended to trace the life of her grandfather – after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the United States Army Air Force on 6 August 1945 – Shigeru Doi worked as a doctor in a Red Cross hospital in Hiroshima and the filmmaker tries to find closer to him. Aya Domenig meets Chizuko Uchida (born 1923), a former nurse, her grandmother and Shuntaro Hida (born 1920), a doctor, the second Hibakusha who is portrayed in the documentary film – they have a similar fate as the filmmaker’s grandfather who throughout his life never spoke about what he had experienced. While researching her film in Hiroshima, on 11 March 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurs, and the filmmaker’s intention takes a turn. read more

KÖPEK

Ein Tag in der Millionenstadt Istanbul. Cemo, ein zehnjähriger Papiertaschentuchverkäufer, Hayat, eine tyrannisierte Ehefrau, und Ebru, eine transsexuelle Prostituierte – sie alle versuchen, den Traum der großen Liebe in die Tat umzusetzen. Eine schnörkellose Geschichte über Sehnsucht, Liebe, Schicksal, Ungerechtigkeit und Gewalt.

Filmpate: Länderzentren der Universität Innsbruck

Regie: Esen Isik
Schweiz 2015
98min, OF­dUT

LA OBRA DEL SIGLO

In an abandoned nuclear project conceived by Cuba and the USSR, a disillusioned engineer survives with his mean father and his frustrated son, while 1970s found footage of the “project of the century” describe its ambitious scope.
Filmpate: Länderzentren der Universität Innsbruck
Regie: Carlos M. Quintela
Argentinien/Kuba/Deutschland/Schweiz 2016
100min, OF­eU

DIE SCHWALBE

Auf der Suche nach ihren Wurzeln begibt sich die junge Schweizerin Mira ins irakische Kurdistan.
Dort wird sie mit Terrorismus, Kriegsverbrechen und Selbstjustiz konfrontiert, aber auch mit der Liebe. Der Film erzählt von den zwei Tragödien, die es im Leben gibt: der Nichterfüllung eines Herzenswunsches und dessen (vermeintlicher) Erfüllung. Die Geschichte nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise durch die atemberaubenden Landschaften Kurdistans mitten hinein in die politische Aktualität einer von Konflikten gebeutelten Region.
Filmpate: IVB
Regie: Mano Khalil
Schweiz 2016
102min, OF-dUT
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IFFI SHORTS

ARTE

Regie: Eduardo del Llano
Kuba 2015
23min OF­eUT

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Der kubanische Künstler Nicanor O’Donnell feiert seine große Nacht:
Die Eröffnung seiner neuesten Ausstellung „With the soul in a mournful, gloomy mood”.
Am nächsten Morgen wird er überraschend gebeten, in die Galerie zu kommen – etwas
Unerwartetes war passiert. Nun muss der Künstler mit den Behörden zusammenarbeiten
entscheiden.

ÉPICA

Regie: Eduardo del Llano
Kuba 2015
25min OF­eUT

Épica (2015) El último corto de Eduardo del Llano !!! Compártelo !!!! - YouTube - Mozilla Firefox
Nicanor O’Donnell macht eine Zeitreise, um das unvergleichliche Gefühl der ersten
Jahre der Kubanischen Revolution zu erleben. Aber jede Handlung zieht Folgen nach
sich – seien die Absichten dahinter auch noch so gut. read more

WAALO FENDO

Yaro, a young Senegalese, lands in Italy, his head full of dreams of Western opulence. He invites his younger brother Demba to join him. Together they will be able to make money to send home to the family. Two months later Yaro is murdered not far from Milan’s Central Station. Demba wants to know who killed his brother, and why. The film, following in the footsteps of Demba and friends, takes us on a journey through Italy, seen as a kind of hell that stretches, from the northern fog of Milan to the open-air tomato plantations of the South. read more

SUBOTIKA – BRENNERO/BRENNER

SUBOTIKA
Regie: Peter Volkart
Schweiz 2015
14min DFmeU

Subotika, eine kaum bekannte Insel auf der anderen Hälfte der Erdkugel. Um den Fremdenverkehr der Republik anzukurbeln, gibt der Außenminister einen Reklamefilm in Auftrag. Ein Filmwerk über ein zauberhaftes Land mit außergewöhnlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten, großartigen Visionen und ein paar geringfügigen Problemen. (Reckfilm)

Migrationsfilme Auswahl Kurzfilmfest Oberhausen

BRENNERO/BRENNER
Regie: Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler
Österreich/Italien 2016
67min OF read more

LA OBRA DEL SIGLO

In an abandoned nuclear project conceived by Cuba and the USSR, a disillusioned engineer survives with his mean father and his frustrated son, while 1970s found footage of the “project of the century” describe its ambitious scope.

Filmpate: Länderzentren der Universität Innsbruck
Regie: Carlos M. Quintela
Argentinien/Kuba/Deutschland/Schweiz 2016
100min, OF­eU

ADANGGAMAN

17th century, West Africa: King and tyrant Adanggaman burns the neighboring village of young Ossei. Many are killed, others are taken prisoner. Searching for his missing mother, Ossei is also being captured and finds himself among the many men, women and children in chains, humiliated and beaten. Adanggaman is filled with joy at the results of his manhunt – it is evident, that his kingdom has not escaped the hands of European slave traders by accident … The scenes of Africans marching in chains and stocks, monitored by other Africans, are a shock and linger in mind for days afterward. read more

AHIMSA – DIE STÄRKE VON GEWALTFREIHEIT

The organisation Ekta Parishad supports the poor Indian population of the Adivasi in their struggle for land and water. Tightening the villages’ communities ist the first step towards reaching their goals through non-violent resistance. The organisation’s charismatic founder P.V. Rajagopal and his coworkers hold a seminary for young villagers to help them build solidarity within their communities.

 

Switzerland/India 2012
Regie: Karl Saurer
65 min, DCP, OmU

AU SUD DES NUAGES

Travelling from Valais to China: Not so much a journey on the outside, but on the inside, a rite of passage. The camera moves from landscapes – long travelling shots through train windows – to faces: close-ups that tenderly and precisely capture the characters‘ expressions.

Switzerland 2003
Regie: Jean-François Amiguet
79 min, 35 mm, Farbe, franz. OF mit dt. UT

BOBBY

Shit happens, a stopptrickfilm.

Österreich/CH/Can/Lux 2005
Regie: Stefan Holaus
2 min, Video, Farbe
Winner Talent Screen Movie Marathon 2005; Kurzfilmfestival Abidjan

BOLLYWOOD IM ALPENRAUSCH

India is the most productive filmmaking country in the world, and our Alps are becoming ever more the favourite location for Indian films. Indian technicians, costume designers and makeup artists carry their equipment to the most beautiful waterfalls, lakes and alpine meadows, which are used as a background for melodramatic love stories and dance interludes which to Western eyes seem as kitsch as you can get. Floating between cowpats and rustic farms, the pining lovers in saris are beguiled by lofty music. The film industry in India has discovered Switzerland and Swiss tourism has discovered the Indians – for our tourism, they are a gift from heaven.

Switzerland 2000
Regie: Christian Frei
52 min, Betacam SP, Farbe, schweizerdeutsche-deutsche-englische OmU
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BOUTON

Res Balzli had just a few days to shoot this insightful portrait of the Swiss actress and puppeteer Johana Bory. BOUTON – that’s the name of the self-made puppet which is a part of Johana’s comedic performances for children. At the same time Bouton is her voice, her confidant and her counterpart through whom she’s reflecting her feelings and experiences. Between reality and fiction, between laughter and tears, she is dealing with the question how to handle living, knowing that you are dying.
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BRASILEIRINHO

BRASILEIRINHO is a musical documentary film about Choro, the first genuinely Brazilian urban music that has become a fascinating style of modern tropical sounds in the last 130 years. It was back in the late 19th century in Rio de Janeiro when Brazilian musicians started to blend European melodies, Afro-Brazilian rhythms and the melancholic interpretation of the Brazilian Indians’ music to create the Choro. It was performed in beer halls as well as in dancing and concert places and is credited as being the first musical expression of Brazil’s melting pot and had a prominent place in the development of Brazil’s cultural identity. read more

BREAD AND ROSES

The Mexican Maya works as janitor in the offices of the skyscrapers in Los Angeles just as hundreds of other illegal immigrants from all around the world do. She cannot resign herself to the inhuman labour conditions and the effectively non existing wage. Furthermore, she doesn’t know that she only got the job because of her sister Rosa thanking her boss with sexual favours. By the time unionist Sam Shapiro appears Maya starts to organise resistance with his support.
 

GB/France/Germany/Switzerland 2000
Regie: Ken Loach
110 min, 35mm, Farbe, OmU
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Capitaine Thomas Sankara

A portrait composed of archive footage of Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso between 1983 and his murder in 1987. Ready to liberate his country and transform the mentalities of his fellow citizens, contesting the world’s political order and challenging the powers of his time, Sankara stands out strongly in the history both of Africa and of the world.

Switzerland 2012
Regie: Christophe Cupelin
104 min, DCP, OmeU

César’s Grill

In order to rescue his father‘s ramshackle grill restaurant, film-maker and vegetarian Darío Aguirre is traveling back to his homeland Ecuador. What starts out as a strange debate about opening times, chips and Excel spread sheets, develops into a moving family drama.

CH/GR 2013
Regie: Darío Aguirre
90 min, Colour, DCP, OmdU

CITY WALLS – MY OWN PRIVATE TEHERAN

The exile Iranian Afsar Sonia Shafie returns to her homeland 25 years after the Iranian revolution and presents with CITY WALLS a film about strong women who want to improve living conditions for their daughters. The documentary outlines half a century of Shafie’s family history with women from three generations in the centre: the director’s grandmother, her mother and her sister Sona.

Iran/Switzerland 2006
Regie: Afsar Sonia Shafie
92 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT
Weltfilmtage Thusis 2007
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DELWENDE (Lève-toi et marche)

The small village of Saaba in Burkina Faso is struck by misfortune. Every day children die inexplicably. The elders evoke a curse and decide to wear the Siongho to discover the evildoer. Meanwhile, Pugbila, a pretty young girl, confesses to her mother, Napoko, that she has been raped, but refuses to designate the culprit. During the ceremony the spirits of the departed point out Napoko, and she is banished from the village.

Burkina Faso/France/Switzerland 2005
Regie: S. Pierre Yaméogo
90 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit dt. UT
Festivals: Rotterdam 06, Fribourg 06; In Anwesenheit von S. Pierre Yaméogo; In Kooperation mit CARITAS
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DER HUNGER, DER KOCH UND DAS PARADIES

Ein Film in 13 Gängen. Menü: 1. Hors-d’oeuvre froid, 2. Potage, 3. Hors-d’oeuvre chaud, 4. Poisson, 5. Grosse pièce, 6. Entrée chaude, 7. Entrée froide, 8. Sorbet, 9. Rôti, salade, 10. Légumes, 11. Entremets, 12. Savoury, 13. Dessert. „Jedenfalls stimmen wir ein darüber, dass Genusssucht eine der größten Tugenden ist. Wo sie es schwer hat oder gar verlästert wird, ist etwas faul.“ (B. Brecht, Flüchtlingsgespräche)

Schweiz 1981
Regie: Karl Saurer, Erwin Keusch
88 min, 16 mm, Farbe, schweizerdt.-dt. OF
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Der Imker

The moving story of a beekeeper’s fate. He lost everything in the turmoil of the Turkish-Kurdish war: his wife and children, his homeland and, with the loss of over 500 colonies of bees, also his livelihood. The only thing remaining is his love of bees and his unwavering trust in individual human beings, regardless of origin. Following a long odyssey fraught with deprivation, the beekeeper finds his way back to his passion in Switzerland.

CH/FR 2013
Regie: Mano Khalil
107 min, Colour, DCP, OmDU
Prix de Soleure 2013 Solothurn
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