MON 1 SEPT
WESTBOURNE STUDIOS
242 ACKLAM ROAD, W10 5JJ





Films from Switzerland & France



6pm – 11pm




Farid
Pino Esposito, 100 minutes, 15
A film about Zurich told from the perspective of those who live on the margins of society: African Sana-Papiers, rejected asylum seekers, foreign vagrants, illegal prostitutes searching for a home here one way or another. The focus of the film is on the Palestinian author Farid Dhamra, a rejected asylum seeker and his impending deportation to Israel. he keeps a dairy, jotting notes about the shattered dreams of migrants who live more or less illegally in Zurich and in isolation. Farid writes and writes, as if bearing witness to his own deportation.
Documentary
Switzerland

Ilona And The Forest
Ferenc Rakoczy, 26 minutes, 12A
Ilona, a young single mother, becomes seriously ill. Night after night, she dreams that she wanders deep inside the forest in search of her children.
Drama
Switzerland

Bonne Esperance
Kaspar Schiltknecht, 19 minutes, 15
A support worker in a hostel for young woman at risk, Stephanie’s whole life revolves round her work. Her commitment is shaken when Tamara, a 16 year old runaway, is brought back by the police. Trying to deal with the institution's tight surveillance and hostility of the other girls, Tamara tries to make friends with Stephanie, who becomes increasingly unsettled by the girl’s desire for closeness.
Drama
Switzerland

Blue Blue Sky
Bigna Tomschin, 9 minutes, 12
“In summer everyone goes on vacation, to the beach I guess. There they don’t even realise that nothing ever happens at all”. Before summer break Maria quits talking. far away from vacation activities and swimming pools she hides in a world where life visit rarely.
Drama
Switzerland

Man kann nicht Alles auf einmal tun, aber man kann Alles auf einmal lassen
Marie-Elsa Sgualdo, 15 minutes, 12A
It all began on a couch. He watched her undress and they made love for the first time.
Experimental
Switzerland

Les Vigilantes
Zoe Cauwet, 45 minutes, 15
Young Mary settles in a town to follow theatre courses. just after her arrival, she is sexually assaulted. the next day she meets Eve, a non-conformist young woman with frayed nerves, who drags her along in a nocturnal and violent maze.
Feminist Drama
France

To Be We Also Want To Be
Aida Schlaepfer, 76 minutes, 15
Based on four sensitively portrayed protagonists, the director Aida Schlaepfer shows us in the documentary “To Be We Also Want To Be” the everyday life of male prostitutes in Switzerland and how they deal with the complexity of their situation in life.
Documentary
Switzerland




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