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SOLOTHURN 2019

Solothurn Film Days unveils its rich festival programme

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- The films selected for the festival's 54th edition all question the meaning of life and spirituality: universal themes that never cease to fascinate

Solothurn Film Days unveils its rich festival programme
Tscharniblues II by Aron Nick

The 2019 edition of Solothurn Film Days (24 to 31 January 2019) will screen 165 Swiss films, including shorts and feature films, as well as 18 first features and 30 premieres from all over Switzerland. The Solothurn Film Days event showcases the very best of Swiss cinema, a unique opportunity to discover new directors or rediscover well-established auteurs. 

The meaning of life and spirituality will be the 2019 theme of the Swiss film festival. Whether through personal stories, portraits of characters with intriguing personalities or social and regional analysis, directors at this year's edition of Solothurn question present times, observing modern utopias with a critical eye.

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In competition for the Prix de Soleure and chosen as the opening film is Tscharniblues II [+see also:
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by the young director Aron Nick. Five other documentaries will be also competing for the prestigious award: the powerful road movie The Journey – A Story of Love [+see also:
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by Fanny Bräuning, Alexia, Kevin & Romain [+see also:
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, the first feature by Adrien Bordone, Digitalkarma [+see also:
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by Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi, Fair Traders [+see also:
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by Nino Jacusso and Eisenberg - Art Must Be Beautiful, as the Frog Says to the Fly [+see also:
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by Hercli Bundi. While two works of fiction will be competing in the same competition: Pearl [+see also:
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by Elsa Amiel and Der Büezer [+see also:
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by Hans Kaufmann. Not forgetting Family Practice [+see also:
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by Jeshua Dreyfus, which will be presented in world premiere at Solothurn. 

In competition for the Audience award is Christoph Schaub with his documentary Architecture of Infinity [+see also:
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. Among the other films in contention are Stefan Haupt and his fiction film Zwingli [+see also:
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, Gateways to New York
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by Martin Witz, Ly-Ling und Herr Urgesi [+see also:
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by Giancarlo Moos, the touching Islander [+see also:
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by Stéphane Göel, With the Wind [+see also:
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interview: Bettina Oberli
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by Bettina Oberli (presented in world premiere at Locarno Film Festival), the surprising first film Those Who Work [+see also:
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interview: Antoine Russbach
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, by Antoine Russbach, Sashinka by the Swiss-Canadian director Kristina Wagenbauer, My Little One [+see also:
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by the Genevan director duo Frédéric Choffat and Julie Gilbert, Ladies [+see also:
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by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond and the comedy Cloud Whispers [+see also:
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by Kerstin Polte. While closing the festival is a film well received at Venice International Film Critics' Week, Blonde Anmails [+see also:
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interview: Maxime Matray, Alexia Walther
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by Alexia Walther and Maxime Matray.

(Translated from Italian)

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