email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on reddit pin on Pinterest

AWARDS Switzerland

Sister, More than Honey and Winter Nomads competing for a Swiss Film Prize

by 

- No big surprises in the list of nominations for the main Swiss film award, unveiled yesterday during the Journées de Soleure in the presence of Alain Berset, Swiss Minister of Culture

Sister, More than Honey and Winter Nomads competing for a Swiss Film Prize

As could be expected, no must-see movie has been left out. The main Swiss titles that have made an impact at festivals or in theatres these last few months are thus on the list of nominations for the Swiss Film Prize. They include in particular Sister [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
interview: Ursula Meier
film profile
]
 by Ursula Meier, which received three nominations (Best Fiction Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Kacey Mottet Klein). The title will compete for the supreme distinction of Best Fiction Film of the year alongside Rosie by Marcel Gisler (the only real surprise on the list, with six nominations in all), Verliebte Feinde by Werner Swiss Schweizer, (three nominations, Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress), Opération Libertad [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nicolas Wadimoff
film profile
]
 by Nicolas Wadimoff (also three nominations, Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor) and Il comandante e la cicogna [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Silvio Soldini (one nomination).

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

Just as few surprises when it comes to documentaries, with all the heavy-weights of the year duly selected. Basking in its status as the Swiss documentary that has attracted the most spectators in Switzerland in the entire history of its cinema, More than Honey [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Markus Imhoof
film profile
]
 by Markus Imhoof gets two nominations (Best Documentary, Best Original Soundtrack). Idem for The End of Time [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Peter Mettler (Best Documentary, Best Cinematography), which pursues its impressive career in festivals throughout the world. As for the winner of the Best European Documentary Award, Winter Nomads [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Manuel von Stürler
film profile
]
 by Manuel von Stürler stands out with three nominations, Best Documentary, Best Original Soundtrack and Best Cinematography. These three movies will still have to face Forbbiden Voices by Barbara Miller and Thorberg by Dieter Fahrer, both highly praised by critics when they were released.

Unveiled last night during the Journées de Soleure in the presence of Alain Berset, federal councillor in charge of culture, the nominations are a good opportunity in Switzerland for all those whose names are on the list, as the cash prizes – about 440,000 francs, nonetheless – is shared between all the nominated movies, with the prize itself remaining honorary. The award ceremony will be held on March 23rd in Geneva.  

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.

Privacy Policy