Switzerland Tag Archive

The Best Short Films of Locarno Film Festival 2020

Film Festival

11th August, 2020

This collection of Locarno's best short films reveals the Swiss festival's humanist impulse, curating a variety of stories about comings and goings.

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Jonas Ulrich Imbues the Swiss Alps With an Overwhelming Sense of Paranoia in Icy Thriller ‘Thin Air’

Live Action

25th May, 2020

Jonas Ulrich tells DN about the practical challenges of creating the paranoia needed for his Kubrick-influenced, Swiss Alps set thriller 'Thin Air'.

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Lorenz Wunderle Weaves a Violent Psychedelic Tale of Pain, Loss & Vengeance in ‘Coyote’

Animation

6th May, 2020

DN speaks to Swiss filmmaker Lorenz Wunderle about using animation to explore loss & the savagery of violence in his psychedelic vengeance short 'Coyote'.

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A Loner Resurrects His Dead Cat With the Help of a Mysterious Taxidermist in Irreverent Dark Comedy ‘Dead Animals’

Live Action, Premiere

14th April, 2020

David Oesch and Remo Rickenbacher discuss unconditional pet love, unorthodox taxidermy and the absurd consequences of grief in dark comedy 'Dead Animals'.

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Proxy

Animation, Asides

5th September, 2019

An artificial child created to ease the pain of his grieving mother comes to understand the limits of his existence in tragic HSLU grad short 'Proxy'.

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A Lesbian Couple Ride the Intoxicating Roller Coaster of Romance in Kevork Aslanyan’s ‘Tell Me’

Music

14th August, 2019

Director Kevork Aslanyan & Producer Luzius Fischer share how they amalgamated their favourite Bulgarian & Swiss talent for music video Tell Me.

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In a Nutshell

Animation

7th January, 2019

Fabio Friedli exhaustively encompasses the world and all that's within it in staggeringly inventive stop-motion piece 'In a Nutshell'.

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Odd Beholder: Loneliness

Asides, Music

16th August, 2018

Multidisciplinary artist Annalena Fröhlich finds herself locked in an unwinnable battle with a foe making all the rules in 'Loneliness' for Odd Beholder.

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Miramare

Animation, Asides

24th May, 2018

Michaela Müller’s sublime animation 'Miramare' reveals the dichotomy of life on the Mediterranean borders of Europe for tourists and illegal immigrants.

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Hypertrain

Animation, Asides

20th April, 2018

On a train trip through spatial and temporal dimensions the traveller suddenly comes across himself. #cat

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Too Mad: Mind Invaders

Animation, Asides, Music

28th February, 2018

Residents of Cat City tremble in fear as an unknown force comes to invade their minds in Tricktrabanten’s music video for Too Mad track 'Mind Invaders'.

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Oliver Schwarz Follows an Intimate Relationship Between a Man and His Beloved Silicon Doll in ‘Dream Girl’

Documentary

12th January, 2018

Oliver Schwarz provides a unique and insightful exploration of loneliness and how one man fills the void of love with his life-sized silicon doll.

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