Stille Liebe (Christoph Schaub, 2001)
A film about a nun who must overcome a severe hearing impairment in order to find her place in the outside world.
Promised Land (Michael Beltrami, 2004)
The movie tells the story of a rising singer, Vicky, whose daughter disappears during a concert, and follows Vicky’s search for her daughter.
Die Herbstzeitlosen (Bettina Oberli, 2006)
A comedy about how the opening of a lingerie shop scandalises a small Swiss village.
Vitus (Fredi M. Murer, 2006)
Sentimental fable about a child prodigy and his difficulty fitting in with a world of ordinary people.
Das Fräulein (Andrea Staka, 2006)
Set in Switzerland, this feature debut from Andrea Staka tells the story of three former Yugoslavians.
Grounding – Die letzten Tage der Swissair (Michael Steiner, 2006)
A film about the collapse in 2001 of Swissair, Switzerland’s national airline.
Hello Goodbye (Stefan Jäger, 2007)
The film focuses on the relationship between a father and daughter, marked by a shared tragedy.
Home (Ursula Meier, 2008)
Isabelle Huppert stars in a tragicomedy about one family’s battle against an environmental assault.
Pepperminta (Pipilotti Rist, 2009)
A psychedelic fantasy tale. Feature film debut of the accomplished Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist.
War Photographer (Christian Frei, 2001)
Documentary by Christian Frei about the famous war photographer James Nachtwey.
Gambling, Gods and LSD (Peter Mettler, 2002)
A three hour flow, following the invisible currents which interconnect people through culture and time.
SeelenSchatten (Dieter Gränicher, 2002)
Dieter Gränicher accompanied three people on their journey back to life from severe depression.
Venus Boyz (Gabrielle Baur, 2002)
Documentray about the exploration and expression of masculinity by women.
Hans im Glück – Drei Versuche, das Rauchen loszuwerden (Peter Liechti, 2003)
Liechti documents the kicking of his 30 year smoking habit by walking from Zürich to his hometown of St. Gallen.
Exit (Fernand Melgar, 2005)
Melgar examines legalized suicide in Switzerland, where volunteers have been helping terminally ill patients to die for more than 20 years..
Katzenball (Veronika Minder, 2005)
A documentary about five Swiss women of different generations who all have in common that they love women.
Alain Tanner, pas comme si, comme ça (Pierre Maillard, 2007)
A tribute by Pierre Maillard to Swiss director Alain Tanner.
Heimatklänge (Stefan Schwietert, 2007)
Of cheering sounds and other singings, a film about that most primal of instruments: the human voice.
U (Yuri A, 2002)I Want to See How You See (Pipilotti Rist, 2003)Pour Your Body Out (Pipilotti Rist, 2008)
Damn you, Grey.
KUDOS to War Photographer and Das Fräulein, the only two i’ve seen from your list, but marvelous artistic pieces, loss of human status on the former and loss of native homeland for the latter….
i’m never too keen on documentaries, whatever the country or the topic but oh well…i’ll search about the general list, hehe ;)
The only fictional film listed that I’ve seen is also “Das Fräulein” which has some great acting performances by the two female leads. I’m definitely going to check out “Promised Land”.
Thanks for the list Grey.