FUTURA at Zurich Film Festival

8 September 2022

Un Monde Parfait and the ten episodes our collective series FUTURA celebrates their world premiere at Zurich Film Festival. Our films will be screened on Wednesday 28th of September at 18:00. See you there!

Un Monde Parfait

19 August 2022

Giulia is the smallest in her class and suffers every day from the teasing of her classmates. Through Brandy Butler’s “Free Thinkers Academy” workshops, Giulia can let out her anger and dream of a different, better world.

“Un Monde Parfait” is one of ten episodes of the series FUTURA produced by Akka Films, Dschoint Ventschr and Cinédokke. 10 eclectic and fascinating portraits of different communities created by young directors from all over Switzerland.

Watch it online for free on Play Suisse!

Press release here.

Technical informations

Genre: Documentary
Year of production: 2022
Color
Length: 18 min
Shooting Format: 2K
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound: Stereo
Language: Swiss German

Crew

Written and directed by: Wendy Pillonel
Producer: Sophia Rubischung
Cinematography: Natascha Vavrina
Editing: Rolf Hellat
Sound: Oliver Rogers, Wendelin Schmidt-Ott
Music: Jakob Eisenbach
Production: Dschoint Ventschr in co-production with SRG SSR

Les Nouvelles Eves on VOD and on TV

9 June 2022

Our collective documentary will be available on VOD on Play Suisse from June 14th 2022.

It also will be broadcasted on national TV on Sunday 19th of June at 23:30 on SRF1 and at 22:55 on RTS2.

One year after the national women’s strike, the issue of equality is far from settled. In the collective documentary LES NOUVELLES ÈVES, six filmmakers delve into the everyday lives of six women from different professions and explore what it means to be a woman in today’s Switzerland. Alternating glimpses into the lives of these “everyday heroines” show how the protagonists consciously resist role attributions and fight for their personal goals – even against social barriers. An exciting and illuminating look at a highly topical subject.

Les Nouvelles Eves in Swiss cinemas!

30 October 2021

Our collective documentary Les Nouvelles Eves is coming to the Swiss theaters!

From November 18th 2021 in the Swiss German cinemas.

From December 1st 2021 in the Swiss French cinemas.

From March 8th 2022 in Ticino.

More infos to the special screenings in presence of the directors on First Hand website or on the Ciné Doc website.

Enjoy the trailer:

 

Les Nouvelles Eves at Zurich Film Festival

9 September 2021

Our collective documentary Les Nouvelles Eves celebrates its world premiere at the Zurich Film Festival!

Our film will be screened in the Special Screenings section on:
– Tuesday 28th September at 21:00 in the Cinema Corso 4
– Wednesday 29th September at 20:45 in the Cinema Kosmos 4
– Saturday 2nd October at 13:45 in the Cinema Kosmos 5

It would be nice to see you there!

Les Nouvelles Eves

A collective documentary film directed by Camille Budin, Annie Gisler, Jela Hasler, Thaïs Odermatt, Wendy Pillonel, Anna Thommen and produced by Judith Lichtneckert & Liliane Ott.

Award winning project of the Migros-Kulturprozent CH-Dokfilmwettbewerb 2021

Available on VOD on Play Suisse from June 14th 2022.

In Swiss theaters from November 18th 2021!
Informations about the screenings.

One year after the national women’s strike, the issue of equality is far from settled. In the collective documentary LES NOUVELLES ÈVES, six filmmakers delve into the everyday lives of six women from different professions and explore what it means to be a woman in today’s Switzerland. Alternating glimpses into the lives of these “everyday heroines” show how the protagonists consciously resist role attributions and fight for their personal goals – even against social barriers. An exciting and illuminating look at a highly topical subject.

Movie reviews: CineuropaBasler ZeitungMigros EngagementTagesanzeigerLa LibertéLe Courrier

Interview with Wendy Pillonel on Radio Cité Genève.

Technical informations

Genre: Documentary
Year of production: 2021
Color
Length: 80 min
Shooting Format: HD
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound: Stereo
Language: Swiss German, German, Italian, French, Spanish

Crew

Written and directed by: Camille Budin, Annie Gisler, Jela Hasler, Thaïs Odermatt, Wendy Pillonel, Anna Thommen
Producers: Judith Lichtneckert, Liliane Ott
Cinematography: Gabriela Betschart
Editing: Anja Bombelli
Sound: Salome Wüllner
Music: Adrian Pfisterer
Production: Emilia Productions GmbH in co-production with SRG SSR
Distribution: First Hand Films

Find the film in the Swiss Films Database.

Screenings
Zurich Film Festival, 2021

43. Max Ophüls Filmfestival, 2022

TV Broadcasts
Sunday June 19th 2022 at 23:30 on SRF1.
Sunday June 19th 2022 at 22:55 on RTS2.

Available on VOD from June 14th 2022 on Play Suisse

Presse
Pressemitteilung Preisverleihung Migros-Kulturprozent 2021
Communiqué de Presse Lauréats pour cent culturel Migros 2021

 

© Emilia Productions 2021

“Till Death Do You Part” on TV

23 November 2020

Broadcast on November 28th at 20h10 on SRF1 ! 

Also available online on Play Suisse or on YouTube.

What should have been the happiest day of their lives turns into a disaster. On October 12, 1944, 33 wedding guests are celebrating on Lake Lucerne when their boat collides with a transport barge. It’s a shipwreck and twenty people lose their lives. In the small village of Escholzmatt, 14 children become orphans.

Trailer here:

 

 

Till Death Do You Part

18 November 2020

Broadcast on November 28th at 20h10 on SRF1 ! 
or watch the film online on Play Suisse or on YouTube.

What should have been the happiest day of their lives turns into a disaster.
October 12, 1944: wedding guests are celebrating on Lake Lucerne when their boat collides with a transport barge. It’s a shipwreck and twenty people lose their lives. In the small village of Escholzmatt, 14 children become orphans.

This third episode of the SRF docu-fiction series “Es geschah am…” looks back on this tragic event and gives a voice to those who lived through the events – survivors, orphans or close family. The fictional part depicts the life of the couple before marriage, the shipwreck and the mourning work of the whole village to overcome this trauma.

 

Technical informations

Genre: Docudrama
Year of production: 2020
Color
Length: 91 min
Shooting Format: HD
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound: Stereo
Language: Swiss German, German

Cast

GODI STUDER Dominique Müller
PIA PORTMANN Judith Koch
ELISA STUDER Lea Whitcher
HERMANN STUDER Simon Roffler

LISI STUDER Nina Limacher
ROSA STUDER Joya Huwyler
HERMANN STUDER (Kind) Kylian Gasser

PFARRER Franz Zemp
MOTORBOOT KAPITÄN Gody Studer
NAUEN KAPITÄN Miro Maurer
POLIZIST Ladislaus Löliger

Crew

Screenplay Rolf Elsener
Direction Wendy Pillonel (fictional part)
Cinematography René Schönenberger

Production Design 
Seraina Rudolf
Production Design Assistant Ira Allemann
Costumes 
Maude Vuilleumier
Costumes Assistant Tilla Zwimpfer
Make Up Lilian Eggenberger, Prisca Hofer

Assistant camera Christian Mathis
Chef electrician Roman Brändli
Best boy David Frauenknecht
Licht Felix Niculin

Editing Nicole Hussy
Sound 
Niel Bieri
Music 
Alexandre J. Maurer

Colorgrading Claudia Romondino
Mix Christoph Lüthi
Set Photographer Sava Hlavacek

Executive Producer  Rolf Elsener
Line Producer 
Oliver Bolt
Assistant Director Luisa Ricar
Redaktion Corinne Naef

 

© SRF 2020

Do Know Where The Fear Comes From

26 April 2020

A visual and sonic journey through my deepest fear of a dehumanized world.

An experimental short film inspired by the song “Do Know Where The Fear Comes From” and made for the Swiss band Ogmasun.

 

Der Postraub des Jahrhunderts on TV

14 April 2020

Der Postraub des Jahrhunderts” will be broadcasted on

Saturday 25th April 2020 at 20h10 on SRF1.

Action, romance, pyromania, fake weapons and maybe some money… On 1st September 1997, five men robbed the Fraumünster post office in Zürich and stole 53 million Swiss francs. The biggest post robbery of the century

The film will be available also online. For now, enjoy the trailer:

 

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