SWISS SHORTS

Short films are distinguished by their independence, creativity and courage in moving the boundaries of cinematic expression. Most importantly, they enable upcoming filmmakers to show what intri­gues and fascinates them about their world and how they translate this into cinema. Shorts thus bring a glimpse of the cinema of to­morrow. With this in mind, this year’s Swiss Shorts program will bring a selection of the most recent short film production in Switzerland and present the diversity and high quality of its fiction.

This year both traditional shorts and webcast films will feature in the same competition, with the quality of the works being put forward regardless of their distribution model.

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COUP DE SOLEIL

de Natalia Ducrey • World Premiere / Première Mondiale
Suisse, 2012, 26' , vo fr , st ang

Three teenage girls over the summer recess seek to assert themselves, test those around them, and seduce boys.

Sunday 4 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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DEMAIN C'EST LOIN

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de Thomas Szczepanski •
Suisse, 2011, 15' , vo fr , st ang

A highly-qualified young Frenchman, Vincent, has come to try his luck in Geneva. Disillusion sets in quickly. Alone and in a precarious situation, he swings between stealing and lying to keep his head above water. But for how much longer?

Saturday 3 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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GANOVEN

de Marina Klauser (Swiss) & Pia Hellenthal (German) •
Suisse, 2012, 24' , vo allemand , st ang/ fr

An industrial area, a balloon shop, three crooks, a diet shake, a dinosaur in the front yard, two handcuffed homosexuals, a bowling lane, a little tap dancing, a sweat suit, more sweat suits... An film about a quest without results.

Saturday 3 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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KAVINSKY

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de Daniel Schraner •
Suisse, 2011, 13' , vo allemand , st ang

Sven has invited Eva on a date. He picks her up at her parents' house, where he has to face her father. Mr. Kavinsky challenges him with a curious interrogation, while Eva is locked in her room.

Sunday 4 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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L'AMOUR BEGUE

de Jan Czarlewski •
Suisse, 2011, 20' , vo fr , st ang

Tim is intelligent and attractive enough, but he stammers, and chatting up girls is an ordeal. Encouraged by his friend, he tries to reach for the stars and sets his sights on the pretty Victoria.

Sunday 4 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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LA-HAUT

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de Mirjam Landolt • World Premiere / Premiè_re Mondiale
Suisse, 2012, 10' , vo no dialogue , st none/ aucun

Father And Daughter Are Living In A Small House, Sourrounded By Mountains. One Day The Daughter Decides To Follow Her Goat. Her Father, Worried, Decides To Search His Daughter And Looses Himself In The Snow.

Tuesday 6 , 15h30, Grütli Langlois En présence de l'équipe.

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MONSIEUR L'ASSASSIN X

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de Lynn Devillaz / Antonio Veiras •
Suisse, 2012, 9' , vo fr , st ang

Linda, a little girl rejected by the other children and by her family, lives in a small town where a serial killer prowls. One evening she sees a strange person on the street - carrying a bag with an arm hanging out of it.

Sunday 4 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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NUR EIN WORT

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de Rajko Jazbec • International Premiere / Première Internationale
Suisse, 2012, 11' , vo suisse all , st ang/ fr

Sina refuses to learn to write, which drives her mother nuts. The ensuing conflict will end with unexpected consequences.

Saturday 3 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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OS VIVOS TAMBEM CHORAM

de Basil Da Cunha •
Suisse, 2012, 30' , vo portugais , st ang/ fr

Ze, a 50-year-old alcoholic, works in the Port of Lisbon where he loads and unloads containers. Ze never left his neighbourhood and is hiding his savings so that one day he'll be able to board one of the huge cruise ships he sees everyday. ...read more

Tuesday 6 , 20h00, Arditi En présence de l'équipe.

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PIXELIOSE

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de Romain Graf • World Premiere / Première Mondiale
Suisse, 2012, 14' , vo fr , st ang

Adrien suffers from pixeliosis, an unknown disease resulting in partial pixelation of his field of vision. To cure this disease, he goes to see an ophthalmologist. This consultation gives no result, but patient and doctor feel surprisingly close and decide to meet for a swim.

Saturday 3 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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RESURRECTION

de Jeremy Rosenstein • World Premiere / Première Mondiale
suisse, 2012, 19' , vo fr , st ang

A couple in retirement is given the mission to make a religious film. This amateur shooting will help renew the desire they had for one another.

Saturday 3 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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TAPPERMAN

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de Alberto Meroni •
Suisse, 2012, 15' , vo italien , st ang/ fr

Door-to-door salesman Paul struggles – with a smile – to sell his food containers. In fact, his life resembles the preserved foods they hold: hermetically sealed off from the outside world. One day, a singular event will force him to come out of his plastic box.

Saturday 3 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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WALKMAN

de Louise Gillard •
Suisse, 2011, 14' , vo fr , st ang

A young man has a walkman built into his chest where his heart should be, and moves to the soundtracks that give meaning to his life.

Sunday 4 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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ZIMMER 606

de Peter Volkart •
Suisse, 2012, 15' , vo allemand , st ang/ fr

Travelling salesman Jonathan Fisch peddles glass eyes. His travels take him to the edge of the province, where he checks into a run-down hotel. The attic room no. 606 has its pitfalls - something peculiar is happening behind the wall.

Sunday 4 , 15h30, Grütli Simon

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