Tag: switzerland

Review: Jean-Luc Godard's THE IMAGE BOOK Remains Urgent

The master's latest essay film is a hard nut to crack, but it's worth the effort.

Exclusive BLUE MY MIND Clip: Poor Fish

Our own Tom Kiesecoms described Blue My Mind as "a confident, full-bodied portrayal of adolescence and its fearful insecurities" in his review. We have an exclusive clip that gives a hint about the changes that a young women is experiencing....

Review: BLUE MY MIND Confidently Portrays Adolescence in a Subversive Fairy Tale

There’s something about first-time filmmakers turning to the coming-of-age genre that feels oddly appropriate. Ostensibly at least, it’s a perfect experiential match between creator and creation insofar as both cineaste and protagonist are debuting into the world after a journey...

New BLUE MY MIND Trailer Drops Ahead of Its Theatrical Release

Our own Tom Kiesecoms described Blue My Mind as "a highly accomplished debut by everyone involved" after he saw it at the Rotterdam fest earlier this year. His positive review goes into more detail about the film, written and directed...

Locarno 2018 Preview: The Largest Swiss Film Gathering Readies Smorgasbord of Arthouse Offerings

Locarno Film Festival unveils line-up for its 71st edition

Locarno 2017 Interview: A CAMPAIGN OF THEIR OWN Is "A Film Against Cynicism," Says Director Lionel Rupp

Swiss filmmaker Lionel Rupp and producer Michael David Mitchell followed the campaign of Bernie Sanders during the last U.S. election, fascinated by the people's movement behind the Democratic Party candidate. A Campaign of Their Own does not serve as an...

Review: THE UNTAMED, Riveting and Shocking, It Needs to Be Watched to Be Believed

One of the reasons that I love fantastic genre film is that it can often find the most relevant and interesting metaphors for dealing with issues of social life, be they cultural, political, or sexual. The Untamed, which won the...

Neuchâtel 2016: Festival Debuts Poster And Announces Latin American Retrospective Program

One of Europe's premiere destinations on the film festival circuit the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival unveiled their festival poster today and announced two programs for this year's edition. Billed as the 'Swiss event for Fantastic Film, Asian Cinema and...

Exclusive Clip: IRAQI ODYSSEY, A Scattered Family And Their Shared Dream

The Swiss entry for this year's Academy Awards, Iraqi Odyssey is an epic documentary that looks at Iraq from a single, yet complex perspective. The family of filmmaker Samir has scattered all over the world, although they remain committed to...

Review: THE WONDERS, A Poetic Realist Portrait Of Painful Adolescence

The Wonders (Le meraviglie) is a poetic realist portrait of painful adolescence. Director Alice Rohrwacher tells a slight coming of age tale infused with melancholy, hardship but not without a sense of beauty. Gone is the Italy of opulence and...

Neuchâtel 2015 Welcomes Chris Carter, DEATHGASM, EXCESS FLESH, STUNG, And More

Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files is heading to Switzerland. But it's no mystery why he's going. He will be a guest at the 2015 edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, which will be held from July 3-11....

Review: SWISS FILM MUSIC ANTHOLOGY Has Arrived And It's Glorious

A few days ago at Les Journées de Soleure (a festival dedicated to Swiss cinema), SUISA Foundation unveiled an important anthology that fills a huge gap in the panorama of Swiss artistic achievements. Collaborating with the Swiss Film Archive and...

Get Charmed With The Quirky Trailer For Swiss Romcom RECYCLING LILY

Released in Swiss cinemas back in November, Recycling Lily looks to be the sort of film that very rarely travels internationally but I really wish would: A quirky, crowd pleasing romantic comedy executed with bags of style. In many ways...