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Projects

 

FINDING A FATHER (working title)
Walo Deuber | approx. 75 min.
A son goes on a search for his father. He meets him in Africa. The father, however, has already been dead for fifty years. In the meantime the son is sixty-five. Nevertheless they meet.   more

 

Films

REGILAUL - SONGS OF THE ANCIENT SEA
2012 | Ulrike Koch | 104 min.
This richly shot film explores an ancient singing tradition in modern Estonia, weaving together people and nature through song.   more

URSULA - LIVING ELSEWHERE
2011 | Rolf Lyssy | 86 min. and 53 min.
The Film tells a story in which human love is ultimately the only link to the deaf and blind Ursula, to her enigmatic universe without sight nor sound; it portrays the personal relationship between Ursula and her foster mother.   more

SALONICA
2008 | Paolo Poloni | 87 min. and 58 min.
The film tells of Thessaloniki, of its unparalleled Jewish past, meeting most different people and thereby revealing the complex reality of a city at the outskirts of Europe, a display of historical layers and stories.   more

HARD(YS) LIFE
2008 | Rolf Lyssy | 66 min.
Hardy Hepp, artist, musician, composer, arranger, singer-songwriter... a full-blown artist par excellence.   more

SONIC MIRROR
2007 | Mika Kaurismäki | 79 min.
A surprising and emotional dive with Billy Cobham into the world of rhythm.   more

LIVING IN TRANSIT
2007 | Kornelija Naraks & Monika Litscher | 53 min.
The film offers an insight into everyday life on Zurich's transit axes.   more

IT, THE HAT, SITS ON IT, THE HEAD - Robert Walser love shorts
2006 | Walo Deuber | 51 min.
7 shorts by Robert Walser are narrated and interpreted as allegorical stories, which, in Silent-Movie style, unfold in a round dance of love.   more

COCA - THE DOVE FROM CHECHNYA
2005 | Eric Bergkraut | 86 min. and 53 min.
Abduction, torture, murder: Gashaeva - Coca, the dove - is compiling a documentation of the events in Chechnya. This antiterrorist action (Putin) acquires the characteristics of genocide. Coca is fighting for a tribunal to be set up.   more

 

RICCO
2002 | Mike Wildbolz | 120 min.
The life and longings of Swiss painter Ricco (1915-1972). A cinematic and dazzling portrait of the artist.   more

LAST MINUTE - TALKING ABOUT DEATH
2002 | Reno Sami | 51 min.
8 women and men, young and old, tell us in a personal and intimate way of their dead, their mourning and their funerals.   more

WRITING AGAINST DEATH
2002 | Rolf Lyssy & Dominique Rub | 56 min.
The film portrays a Swiss woman making a very expending and personal contribution towards the abolition of death penalty by building up a close and long lasting relationship with her pen pal on Death Row of a prison in Texas.   more

STANISLAW VINCENZ
2001 | Waldemar Czechowsky | 57 min.
A discovery with the humanist, philosopher and writer Stanislaw Vincenz (1888-1971) to the cradle of European culture.   more

FADING TRACES - POSTSCRIPTS FROM A LANDSCAPE OF MEMORY
1998 | Walo Deuber | 79 mIn. and 54 mIn.
In a fascinating, spell-binding landscape, an exchange of memories takes place between witnesses still alive and those who, through their writings and music, long ago fashioned a memorial to the largest ever Jewish cosmos - right there in the heart of Europe.   more