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MOKA 
Produced by: Bande à part Films, Diligence Films, Tabo Tabo Films

2016, 90 minutes
Director: Frédéric Mermoud
Festivals: Festival du Film de Locarno, Piazza Grande, 2016

Swiss distribution: Frenetic Films
World sales: Pyramide International

La vanité 
Produced by: Bande à part Films, Les Films du poisson, RTS

2015, 75 minutes
Director: Lionel Baier
Actors: Patrick Lapp, Carmen Maura, Ivan Georgiev
Festivals: ACID, Cannes 2015 / Piazza Grande, Locarno 2015 / Festival de Namur 2015 / Festival du nouveau cinéma à Montréal 2015 / Festival du cinéma français à Malaga 2015
Awards: Nominé au Prix Lumières 2016 dans la catégorie meilleur film francophone

Swiss distribution: Frenetic Films
World sales: Wide Management
David Miller wants to end his life. This elderly architect, now ill, doesn’t want to leave anything to chance, so contacts an assisted suicide organization. However, Espe, the woman accompanying him on his quest, doesn’t seem that au fait with the procedures. Meanwhile David tries everything he can think of to convince Tréplev, the Russian prostitute in the next room, to act as witness to his final moments, as required under Swiss law.
Over the course of one night, all three discover that a liking for others – perhaps even love – are curiously tenacious feelings.

Les Ponts de Sarajevo [more info]
Produced by: Bande à part Films, Cinétévé, Obala Art Centar

2014, 114 minutes
Director: Ursula Meier
Festivals: En sélection officielle au Festival de Cannes 2014 (séance spéciale)
Contribution d'Ursula Meier, Tišina Mujo est sélectionné aux Kurzfilmtage de Winterthur 2014

World sales: Indie Sales
13 European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins offer exceptional singular styles and visions.

Les Gymnastes 
Produced by: Bande à part Films, RTS

2014, 52 minutes
Director: Gilles Monnat
Festivals: Journées de Soleure 2015

World sales: Bande à part Films

Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest) [more info]
Produced by: Bande à part Films, Rita Productions, Les Films Pelléas

2013, 85 minutes
Director: Lionel Baier
Actors: Valérie Donzelli, Michel Vuillermoz, Patrick Lapp, Francisco Belard
Festivals: Locarno Film Festival 2013, Piazza Grande le 11 août 2013

Swiss distribution: Pathé Films
World sales: Films Boutique

L'expérience Blocher [more info]
Produced by: Bande à part Films, Les Films Pelléas, RTS

2013, 100 minutes
Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron
Festivals: Locarno Film Festival 2013, Piazza Grande le 13 août 2013

Swiss distribution: Frenetic Films
World sales: Les Films du Losange

L'Harmonie 
Produced by: Bande à part Films, Les Films du poisson, ARTE

2013, 60 minutes
Director: Blaise Harrison
Festivals: Locarno Film Festival 2013, Cinéastes du présent le 9 août 2013

World sales: Doc & Film International

Bon vent Claude Goretta 
Produced by: Bande à part Films, RTS

2011, 58 minutes
Director: Lionel Baier
Actors: Adrien Barazzone, Elodie Weber, Cédric Leproust
Festivals: Locarno 2011

World sales: Bande à part Films
Claude Goretta directed “L'invitation” in 1973. For filmmaker Lionel Baier, born in 1975, it is like a “travelling companion”, to adapt Serge Daney’s expression. He feels it is definitive proof that a Swiss can be deeply Chekhovian. The young filmmaker goes to Geneva to ask his elder how he achieved the whoosh of water effect in the film, why attention to detail matters so much, and how to film great actors such as François Simon. This encounter with Claude Goretta – but also with Isabelle Huppert, Nathalie Baye, Michel Robin and Frédérique Meininger – leads one of the greatest of Swiss filmmakers to open up about his work.

Dans nos campagnes 
Produced by: Bande à part Films, RTS

2011, 62 minutes
Director: Marie-Eve Hildbrand

World sales: Bande à part Films

Low Cost (Claude Jutra) 
Produced by: Bande à part Films

2010, 55 minutes
Director: Lionel Baier
Actors: Natacha Koutchoumov, Pierre Chatagny, Adrien Barazzone
Festivals: Locarno 2010, Cinéma Tout Ecran 2010, Brive 2011, FilmFest München 2011

Swiss distribution: Bande à part Films
World sales: Bande à part Films
David Miller has known the date of his death since the age of nine. As it approaches, he spends his final moments with those dear to him and is obsessed with the idea of learning how to tie a bow-tie and the Quebec filmmaker Claude Jutra's falling into water. Shot using a mobile phone over the course of ten years from Lausanne to Ouagadougou, this is a fiction film about the value of human life in an age where everything is at a "discount". Life is priceless; death, however, bargains...

Toulouse 
Produced by: Bande à part Films, LWL Films, La Troupe de la Dentcreuze

2010, 63 minutes
Director: Lionel Baier
Actors: Julia Perazzini, Alexandra Angiolini, Julien Baumgartner
Festivals: FilmFest München 2011, Locarno Appelations Suisse 2011

World sales: Bande à part Films
August 1, somewhere in the Aubonne countryside, Cécile and her ten-year-old daughter Marion have just acquired an old 1970’s Ford Taunus estate car. But the roads through the region at the heart of the north shore of Lake Geneva are much longer and strewn with pitfalls than would appear and their voyage is delayed incessantly. Perhaps, however, the way ahead will open up for Cécile and Marion once the problems have been solved. As far as the moon.