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BERLINALE 2011 Switzerland

Swiss films descend on Berlin

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There are numerous Swiss productions and co-productions in the line-up at the 61st Berlinale, which runs February 10-20.

Co-produced by Zurich-based Vega Film, Hungarian director Béla Tarr’s The Turin Horse [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Béla Tarr
film profile
]
has been selected in international competition. Meanwhile, narrative feature Off Beat [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Jan Gassmann – whose documentary Chrigu caused a stir at the Berlinale in 2007 – will be shown in the Panorama section.

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Thomas Imbach is presenting his latest outing Day Is Done [+see also:
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in the Forum, which showed his previous two films.

Finally, the documentaries Against All Odds by Anka Schmid and Battle of the Queens by Nicolas Steiner have been selected in the Generation 14plus and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections, respectively. This is a genre in which Switzerland particularly shines, for the docs Our Garden of Eden by Mano Khalil and Swiss co-production The Four Times [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
interview: Savina Neirotti
film profile
]
by Michaelangelo Frammartino, which have won honours at many festivals, will screen in the Culinary Cinema sidebar.

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(Translated from French)

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