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									 Press Kit
       Head of media relations: Sophie Eigenmann
    Press agents: Simon Niederhauser, Luana Di Trapani
             Sara Sentissi & Diana Bolzonello

                    CINEMA TOUS ECRANS
Festival International du Film, de la Télévision et du Multimédia
      Maison des Arts du Grütli – 16, rue Général Dufour
         Case Postale 5759 – 1211 Genève 11 – Suisse
                   Tél: +41 (0)22 809 69 03
                   Fax: +41 (0)22 329 37 47


1. Editorial

2. Press Release

3. Juries and Awards

4. Opening and Closing films

5. International Competition

6. International Series

7. Collections & Long Dramas

8. Regards dʼAujourdʼhui

9. Les Nouveaux Ecrans de la Fiction

10. Swissperform Awards for the Best Swiss Television Film

11. Swiss Short Films

12. Premieres and Special Screenings

13. Major Film Director on Small Screen: Charles Burnett

14. Self-Portrait of a Channel: NHK (Japan)

15. Youth programme with La Lanterne Magique

16. Carte Blanche to Dailymotion

17. Carte Blanche to the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF)

18. New Screens Day

19. Pacte Multimédia Award Night

20. Geneva Select Market

21. TV5MONDE at Cinéma Tous Ecrans

22. ARTE at Cinéma Tous Ecrans

23. Workshop CTE – Freestudios

24. Multimedia Area

25. Photo Exhibition

26. Useful Information

27. General Organization

28. Partners of the Festival

1. Editorial - The Era of Films Without Frontiers

Since its coming into being, Cinéma Tous Ecrans has always contested the frontiers that separate and bridle
cinematographic creation. After having demonstrated, with supporting pictures, that a television feature film or a
series could be just as artistic as a cinema film, despite the scorn displayed by some strident voices, die-hard
defenders of the cinema of the past century, CTE persists: this year it is programming multimedia fictions. Talent
is very much in evidence in this format which brings a new breath of life into audiovisual creativity. Nobody today
can any longer argue that there is no artistic hierarchy linked to the screens.

Today, this question of the redefinition of frontiers and categories is going far further because even the difference
between documentary and fiction films is in the process of being demolished. We saw at the last Cannes Festival,
notably with “Danse avec Bachir” where Ari Folman didnʼt hesitate to introduce into his animation film library shots
that displayed the sheer horror and the full measure of the reality of the drama of Sabra and Chatila. This is also
the case with two of the films in our programme, “My Marlon & Brando” and “Recount”. This proves that numerous
fiction stories rely on the sources of reality to jostle classifications that seemed well established. These works re-
question in pertinent fashion the truth of the imaginary and the lies of reality. As Emmanuel Burdeau, editor in
chief of Cahiers du Cinéma, points out, when discussing the combination of fiction and documentary:”There was
no reason to construct a frontier… there is only one cinema.”

This refusal to split talent will soon become irreversible. Indeed, the 21 century is marked by the multiplication of
screens: cinema screens, television screens, computers and portable telephones. With the digital triumph and the
growing accessibility of Internet, we are witnessing a veritable revolution of the picture and of artistic expression,
a profound cultural mutation which is changing our relation with the world and other people. The new screens
display a new creativity, new contents and new formats which modify the role of the creator, like that of the
spectator. On cinema, television and multimedia screens, something of the greatest importance survives: “the
spirit of the cinema” has entered the universe of “Tous Ecrans”.

By integrating into its programming the whole range of audiovisual media, the Festival is the only one in
Switzerland to develop a state of mind that travels new ground, irrigates and nourishes all the screens of creation.
A way of touching a new audience, whether it be in the midst of the general public or a group of professionals. A
way too of building new bridges, to enrich an artistic and creative dialogue extending ever towards new horizons.

                                                                                        Leo Kaneman
                                                                                         General Director

                                   « One of the 50 unmissable film festivals. A must-attent ! » Variety

                                      PRESS RELEASE – OCTOBER 16, 2008

A pioneer in terms of cinema and television film promotion, Cinéma Tous Ecrans has now become a privileged
meeting-point for television, cinema and multimedia. For its 14th edition, the Festival presents 24 feature films
divided between two competitions that bring us closer to reality, beauty and the complexity of human nature.
Oscillating between humour, sarcasm, news items, detective stories and religious questions, the 16 series
featured on the programme offer an overview of some of the best material awaiting us on our TV screens during
the months to come. Not to be omitted: the New Screens for Drama section, as well as a Swiss short film
competition and a number of special events that all pay tribute to the multiplicity of screens.

The Internationl Jury brings together American film director Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep, To Sleep with Anger),
French-Georgian film director Otar Ioselliani (Farewell, Home Sweet Home!, Favorites of the Moon), French actor
Sagamore Stévenin (Romance), Katsuhiro Tsuchiya, head of the fiction department at Japanese television channel NHK,
Swiss actress Sybille Blanc (Bigoudi) and the director of Ciné Fondation l’Atelier Georges Goldenstern (France).

The Official International Competition is made up of feature films produced for both television and cinema. This year,
the selection offers a high quality multicultural programmation, featuring amongst others the world premiere of Yousry
Nasrallah’s TV version of L’aquarium (Egypt/France/Germany), Hunger, contemporary artist Steve McQueen’s first feature
film, Danish Academy Award contender Worlds Apart by Niels Arden Oplev, the world premiere of the Swiss film Brothers
by Igaal Niddam and Courtney Hunt’s mesmerizing drama Frozen River. Further notable events: the international premiere
of Laís Bodanzky’s Chega de Saudade (Brazil), as well as Zheng Hua’s Chinese contirubtion Wait for the birth of the

International Series Competition, Collections & Long Dramas: this year, the selection that has revealed cult series
such as 24 Hours, My Name is Earl or Shark presents the international premiere of Life on Mars (with Harvey Keitel and
Lisa Bonet), Vince Gilligan’s (X-Files) new series Breaking Bad, The Andromeda Strain, produced by Ridley and Tony
Scott, and Capadocia, a Mexican series by HBO Latin America that depicts the everyday life in a women’s prison. Europe
is also featured in the event, notably with Hella Joof’s mini-series Album, an epic saga spanning three generations.

Regards d’Aujourd’hui introduces feature films that are closely linked to the realities of today’s world, such as the
Hungarian film Girls by Anna Faur, the Irish drama Eden by Declan Recks, reality fiction Recount by Jay Roach (with
Kevin Spacey) and Résolution 819, a French production by Giacomo Battiato featuring Benoît Magimel.

New Screens for Drama is a section featuring some fourty films, most of which celebrate their world premiere at the
Festival, and which are divided into four categories: interactive multimedia fiction, series produced for the Web, self-
produced films and fiction for mobile phones. Not to be missed: the series Stephen King’s “N”, the concept of which was
created by the famous writer, Going Postal – Heroes, a webisode of the cult series, as well as the interactive fiction
Meanwhile, which enables the spectator to design his own narrative framework.

The Swiss Short Film Competition highlights once again the vitality of the up-and-coming generation of Swiss
filmmakers. Two programs featuring 16 short films present the public with the crème de la crème of this year's productions.
Amongst these films, we proudly announce three world previews, Big Sur by Pierre-Adrian Irlé and Valentin Rotelli,
Heaven by Mohcine Besri and Max by Jean-Pierre Cardinaux.

As is the custom, CTE regales its public with a number of exceptional sneak previews. This year’s highlights include Josée
Dayan’s latest film Château en Suède with Jeanne Moreau, Géraldine Pailhas and Guillaume Depardieu (to whom a
tribute shall be paid), Yves Matthey’s Petites vacances à Knokke-le-Zout (with Miou-Miou and Jean-Luc Bideau), Simon
Edelstein’s Swiss contribution Quelques jours avant la nuit, and above all the excellent 8, a fiction made up of 8 short films
directed by eight prestigious filmmakers (amongst which G. Van Sant, A. Sissako, W. Wenders and J. Campion) who
adapted a UN campaign to fight poverty. Further notable events include a carte blanche for the NIFFF and Japanese
television channel NHK.

Major Film Director on a Small Screen: following David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan and Michael Mann, this year’s
Cinéma Tous Ecrans pays tribute to an exceptionally talented and committed American film director who is yet to be
discovered by a wide audience: Charles Burnett. For the first tribute of its kind in Switzerland, the Festival presents a
selection of work for both cinema and television, featuring the stunning Killer of Sheep, declared a national treasure in the
United States.
Public meeting with Charles Burnett: Saturday, November 1st, 3 PM, at Fonction: Cinéma (Maison du Grütli)

Parallel to the Festival, this year's event once again hosts the Geneva Select Market, an international commercial platform
for film and television organised in cooperation with Swiss Films. Major meeting point for the promotion of Swiss and
International fiction, the market offers a digital “on demand” video service provided by Swisscom, official partner of Cinéma
Tous Ecrans.

In association with The Magic Lantern, Cinéma Tous Ecrans has concocted a Youth Programme (screenings and
workshops) that aims at heightening of children’s and teenagers’ awareness towards images. The Festival thus invites its
young public to work on last year’s award-winning series Nos archives secrètes. The Magic Lantern also organises the
screening of Nocturna, a masterpiece of modern animation.

New screens day : Parallel to the launching of the New Screens for Drama section, the Festival hosts a think-tank day on
October 28, presented by its main protagonists and focussing on the multiplicity of platforms that currently enable us to
create, direct, produce and broadcast films.

As the Cinéma Tous Ecrans Festival launches its multimedia section, the Pacte Multimédia joins the project by
collaborating in the awards ceremony within the festival framework. This prestigious event will take place on October 28,
2008 in the TSR buildings.

During the Festival‘s Opening evening, we shall equally announce the winners of the Swissperform Award, which
rewards the best Swiss television film, as well as the best actor and actress. The ceremony will be followed by the
screening of the winning film.

Partenaires Officiels : Ville de Genève, Etat de Genève, SRG SSR idée suisse, Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR), Pacte
Multimédia, la Loterie Romande, Swisscom, Programme MEDIA, TV5 Monde, ARTE, Tribune de Genève,
Fonction:Cinéma, Swissperform, Swiss Films, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Aéroport International de Genève
Partenaires Nouveaux Ecrans : SRG SSR idée suisse, TSR, Pacte Multimédia, Arte, Freestudios, Dailymotion, Tout le, ArtComputer,
Partenaires Cinéma Tout Mobile: Freestudios, Base-court,, TV5 Monde, Tout le, FNAC,
Tribune de Genève, ArtComputer
Partenaires Médias : France Culture, Ecran Total, Euronews, Couleur3, Léman Bleu

Cinéma Tous Ecrans est le premier festival de fiction en Suisse à bénéficier d’un soutien du PROGRAMME MEDIA de
l’Union Européenne.

Directeur artistique : Leo Kaneman           Programmation : Jasmin Basic          Administrateur général : Jeffrey Hodgson

Responsable presse: Sophie Eigenmann              022 809 69 03

Maison des Arts du Grütli
16, rue du Général Dufour
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CH – 1211 Genève 11
Tél : +41 (0)22 809 69 04
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3. Juries and Awards

International Jury

Charles BURNETT, Director, USA
Born in Mississipi in 1944, Burnett grew up in Watts, a Los Angeles neighbourhood. He was one of the first blacks
to study film at university. In 1977, he directed his first feature film, Killer of Sheep, which dealt with the difficult
and violent existence of a character living in the ghetto. Burnett adopted a style that was simultaneously
documentary, lyrical, and unjudgemental. Thanks to Danny Glover, who plays a magnificent and enigmatic
character, Burnett directed To Sleep with Anger, one of his greatest masterpieces, in 1990. In 1994, The Glass
Shield, an urban drama on corruption and racism in L.A.ʼs police, featuring Elliot Gould and Ice Cube, was
screened at the Locarno Film Festival. In the mid-Nineties, Burnett turned to television: The Wedding featuring
Halle Berry for the Oprah Winfrey Presents series was well received in 1996. Finding Buck McHenry featured two
icons of black cinema - Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Burnett equally penned Warming by the Devilʼs Fire, which
was part of Martin Scorseseʼs series The Blues, which explored the lives of the pioneers of the blues. In 2007, he
returned to cinema with Namibia: the Struggle for Liberation.

Sagamore STEVENIN, Actor, France
Born in Paris in 1974, Sagamore Stévenin launched his movie career with Claude Zidiʼs La Totale (1991). In
1996, he played his own father, Jean-François Stévenin, as a young man in René Féretʼs Les Frères Gravet.
However, he first gained widespread notoriety in Catherine Breillatʼs 1999 scandal film Romance. Alongside
Caroline Ducey and Rocco Siffredi, he played the role of Paul, a model who refuses sexual contact with his
girlfriend. Later on, he played Marion Cotillardʼs lover in Pierre Grimblatʼs Lisa, as well as the famous doctor
Pierre Rampal in Patrick Volsonʼs Beast of Gévaudan. He then played Michel Vaillant in the film version of the
comic strip produced by Luc Besson. Finally, in 2005, he tried his hand at comedy with Tu vas rire mais je te
quitte by Philippe Harel, alongside Judith Godrèche. This year, he appears in Jacques Bralʼs Un printemps à
Paris, with Eddy Mitchell, Pierre Santini and Pascale Arbillot.

Katsuhiro TSUCHIYA. Senior Director Drama Programs, NHK
Born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1970, Japan, Katsuhiro Tsuchiya is the director of fiction programs at NHK, Japanʼs
only public television channel entirely financed by licence fees paid by the viewers, and which is renowned for the
high quality of its programmes. For this channel, Katsuhiro Tsuchiya has directed Himawari (Sunflower), a
morning program. In 2003, he was awarded the Excellence Prize of the Japanese National Arts Festival with
Rakuen no Tsukurikata (Harvest Paradise). Later, he directed various dramatic series. He currently works as a
producer on Atsuhime (Princess Atsu), a historic series that will be broadcast over the course of a year.

Otar IOSSELIANI, Director, France/Georgia
Born in Tbilisi in 1934, Otar Iosseliani studied mathematics at Moscow University before launching into film
directing at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, where he shot his first television film, Aquarelle, in 1958.
In 1967, however, his Falling Leaves was banned in the USSR. He nonetheless succeeded in crossing the
borders to present his work at the Cannes Film Festival, such as There Once Was a Singing Blackbird in 1971.
Iosseliani has worked in France since 1982. Favorites of the Moon garnered the Juryʼs Special Prize at the
Venice Film Festival in 1984, an award that Otar Iosseliani received three times in the course of his career (And
Then There Was Light, 1989; Brigands, Chapter VII, 1996). He won the Louis Delluc Prize in 1999 with Farewell,
Home Sweet Home! In 2001, his Monday Morning was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

Sibylle BLANC, Actress, Switzerland
Born in Aubonne, canton Vaud, in 1974, Sibylle Blanc studied acting at Genevaʼs École supérieure dʼart
dramatique where she graduated in 1996. She began her career with appearances on various TSR childrenʼs
programs such as Smash and Bus et compagnie. She received her first important role for the television series
Bigoudi, in which she played Laura during 50 episodes between 1996 and 1998. At the same time, she invested
herself in classical roles such as Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and Kleist. Her most notable roles in cinema are in
Claude Chabrolʼs Merci pour le chocolat (1999), Nicole Garciaʼs Lʼadversaire (2002) and Elena Hazanovʼs Love
Express (2004).

Georges GOLDENSTERN, Director Cinéfondation l’Atelier, France
As the Managing director of Arte France during 15 years, Georges Goldenstern has coproduced more than 250
films. Since 2002, he has directed the Cannes Film Festivalʼs Cinéfondation, which was created by the Festival in
1998 to encourage cinematographic creation throughout the world and to support the up-and-coming generation
of filmmakers.

Juries of the Other Sections

International Series, Collections and Long Dramas Jury
Bénédicte Achard, Screenwriter, France
Josyane Moor Stahl, Fiction programming, TSR, Switzerland
Veronika Grob, Film and series programming, SF, Switzerland

Regards d’Aujourd’hui Jury
Rafael Wolf, Journalist, Switzerland
Jean-Pierre Grey, Distributor, Switzerland
Nana Davina, Actress, Switzerland

Les Nouveaux Ecrans de la Fiction Jury
Eugenio Renzi, Critic and editor, Cahiers du Cinéma, France
Marc Eychenne, Dailymotion Editor, France
Nicoletta Iacobacci, Director of Interactive TV, UER, Switzerland
David Rihs, Producer Pointprod, Switzerland
Jean-Laurent Chautems, Director, Switzerland

Cinéma Tout Mobile Jury
Chicca Bergonzi, Delegate of the Artistic Direction, Film Festival Locarno
Marc-André Deschoux, Freestudios Director, Geneva
Sophie Sallin, Web Editor (TSR), Geneva

Swiss Short Films Jury
Claude Barras, Director, Switzerland
Johannes Gees, Artist, Switzerland
Manuella Maury, TV host and producer, Switzerland

TV 5 Jury
Clara Rousseau, Marketing director
Christophe Assezat, Head of acquisitions
Anne Deluz, Director

Irene Genhart, Journalist, Switzerland
György Kárpáty, Journalist, Hungary
Helmut Merker, Journalist, Germany

Max Karli, Producer, Switzerland
Patrice Gilly, Actor, Switzerland
Valerie Fischer, Producer, Switzerland
Christian Jungen, Journalist, Switzerland
Cristina Trezzini, Journalist, Switzerland

Competitions Awards
The 14 edition of the Festival Cinema Tous Ecrans will once again assign the awards known as the Reflets


Reflet d'Or for the Best Film offered by the City of Geneva                         10'000.-

Reflet d'Or for the Best Production offered by the State of Geneva                  10'000.-

Tudor Award for the Best Female Performance                                         Tudor watch

Tudor Award for the Best Male Performance                                           Tudor watch

Titra-Film Award for the encouragement to theatre distribution                      Subtitling (5ʼ000.-)

FIPRESCI Award of the International Critic                                          Honorary

Audience Award                                                                      Honorary

Youth Jury Award                                                                    Honorary


Reflet dʼOr for the Best Series offered by the Geneva International Airport         5'000.-

Reflet dʼOr for the Best Collection and Long Drama                                  Honorary

Audience Award for the Best Series                                                  Honorary


Reflet dʼOr for the Best Film                                                       Honorary

Actua Film Award                                                                    3ʼ000.- services


Reflet dʼOr for the Best Online Series offered by Freestudios                       4ʼ000.- services

Reflet dʼOr for the Best Self-Produced Film for the Internet                        4ʼ000.- services
offered by Freestudios

Reflet dʼOr for the Best Interactive Multimedia Fiction                             4ʼ000.- services
offered by Freestudios


Grand Prix Cinéma Tout Mobile,
offered by Swisscom                                                                 Swisscom Mobile Phone
offered by                                                      Distribution contract
Jury Award
offered by Art Computer                                                             Final   Cut        Pro
Award for the Best French Speaking Feature Film
offered by TV5MONDE
Audience Award, offered by FNAC                                                     500.- (Voucher)


Reflet dʼOr for the Best Swiss Short Film,
offered by Action Light                                  3000.- services
offered by Art Computer                                  Final    Cut    Pro
Audience Award for the Best Swiss Short Film,            3ʼ000.-
offered by Swisscom


Swissperform Award for the Best Swiss Television Film    20'000.-
Swissperform Award for the Best Female Performance       5ʼ000.-
Swissperform Award for the Best Male Performance         5ʼ000.-

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4. Opening and Closing Films

Opening Ceremony – Monday, 27th of October, 7.15 PM, Auditorium Arditi.
Opening Evening: Projection of an episode of Photo Sévices, followed by the SwissPerform Award
Ceremony and by the projection of the winner film.

Photo Sévices                                                                        WORLD PREMIERE
by Stéphane Riethauser and Laurent Deshusses, written by Laurent Deshusses, Switzerland, Mondo
Productions / TSR, 2008, 10 x 8ʼ
With Laurent Deshusses, Jean-Philippe Meyer, Sophie Lukasik

Alexandre works in a digital photo developing lab. He fears his employer, Bossini, and generally feels powerless
in situations he has no control over and does not dare to confront directly. To escape these unpleasant and
stressful situations, he immerses himself in his clientsʼ pictures, which allow him to travel, and to daydream. And
so Alexandre becomes, in turn, doctor, pilot, Mafioso, big-time gambler, bidder at Sothebyʼs, self-defense
champion. But, unfortunately, his coworkers and boss are not only omnipresent in his life, theyʼre in his dreams,

Closing Ceremony - Saturday, 1st of November, 7.15 PM, Auditorium Arditi.

Château en Suède                                                                     WORLD PREMIERE
by Josée Dayan, France/Belgium, ARTE France / Passionsfilms / RTBF, 2008, 93ʼ
With Guillaume Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau, Géraldine Pailhas

Based on a novel by Françoise Sagan, this film brings together strong characters in a completely isolated
mansion. An old aunt, her nephew, his wife, and her brother, as well as his ex-wife – declared dead, since one
does not divorce in this family – cross paths in the sitting room. Tensions rule, unspoken resentments control the
scene. When a young student arrives researching the family history, everything is turned upside down. Snow falls,
keeping these characters in seclusion for several months. A dream cast (Jeanne Moreau, Guillaume Depardieu,
and Géraldine Pailhas) and a strange and suspenseful thriller-like climate – Château en Suède will not leave you
A tribute will be paid to Guillaume Depardieu.

Born in 1943, Josée Dayan grew up in Algiers beside her television-director father and a grandmother who owned
a movie theater. She has directed more than one hundred television movies, often literary adaptations, which she
has made with the biggest names in French cinema. Among others, she has directed Gérard Depardieu in Balzac
in 1999, Catherine Deneuve in Les liaisons dangereuses in 2003, Jeanne Moreau in Cet amour-là in 2001.

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5. International Competition

Itʼs all a matter of limits and how far to go. This year, Cinéma Tout Ecran goes plural. From now on, weʼll be
talking about Cinema TouS EcranS. Itʼs all understood, the Festival is freeing itself from the limits of the starry
screens of the darkened auditoriums. All this is now completed by multimedia screens. But the basis of the other
screens, television and cinema, is still very much present with an astonishing artistic pertinence of selected works
dealing with questions of society in the international competition. It is indeed in this setting that reflections and
questions are posed concerning the transmission and the emancipation of values. It is at the heart of the
preoccupations of filmmakers, whether they be in Denmark, in Sicily, in China, Iran, in Germany or in Brazil. What
should be done with the heritage not only of our parents, but also of centuries of traditions? How should we live
with them? How to rid ourselves of them? How far can one go to reach happiness? A programming composed of
talents with multiple resonances, of overwhelming emotions or of extreme diversity, battle with these questions. In
the end, the essential is the convergence of these plural regards coming from every cormer of the planet. From all
the screens of our souls.

                                                                                                      Leo Kaneman
                                                                                                     Artistic Director

Brothers – Frères                                                                     WORLD PREMIERE
by Igaal Niddam, Switzerland, Troubadour Films / TSR, 2008, 116ʼ
with Baruch Brener, Orna Fitoussi, Micha Selectar

Under the kindly gaze of a shepherd, a herd of sheep quietly regain their stable. The shepherd, Daniel, lives in a
kibbutz, far from the cityʼs sirens. Aharon, his younger brother whom he hasnʼt seen in thirty years, announces his
arrival in Jerusalem, and creates a surprise on revealing that he has become a rabbi...While the elder brother
fusses over his sheep, his younger sibling defends those who stand upright with the sole wish to bow lower down
- not before the law of men, but before that of their “Lord almighty”: Jewish fundamentalists who give the Israeli
government so much trouble, trapping it in the dilemma that opposes the notions of Judaic state and secular
state. Modernism or conservatism, secularity or religion? These are crucial questions liable to provoke
spectacular outbursts of violence. Igaal Niddamʼs talent resides in his ability to lead the spectator to the heart of
the matter using emotions rather than grandiloquence, and with by actors who favour subtlety and finesse over
demonstration. A delicate and straightforward movie that shows us that rigidity is not always what it seems – and
that in shot, nothing is easy. But beautiful and moving, without a doubt.

After secondary school on a kibbutz in Israel, Igaal Niddam worked as a camera operator-reporter in Tel Aviv,
then as a camera operator and cinematographer at Telvetia. In 1985, he was a director at the TSR for news and
culture programs. He then made several television movies produced by the TSR in collaboration with TF1, FR2,
FR3, and Canal+.

Chega de Saudade                                                        INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
by Laís Bodanzky, Brazil, Gullane Filmes / Buriti FilmES / Arte France, 2007, 95ʼ
with Tônia Carrero, Leonardo Villar, Cassia Kiss

São Paulo. Once again, the Chega de Saudade is chock-a-block for the «Ball of Violets». And while the mature
damsels are whisked around in the arms of ageing silver-haired seducers, romances tie and untie all through the
night to the rhythms of cha-cha-cha, bolero and tango…
The filmʼs charm operates from the very fist scene. In the manner of Ettore Scolaʼs «Le Bal», film director Laís
Bodanzky positions her cameras in a closed space in which they remain until the very last image. In between,
however, the spectator will have travelled well beyond a simple lesson of life. From the grumpy, insufferable star
dancer with a broken leg to the young virgin fallen from the skies and hounded by her insanely jealous boyfriend,
the filmmaker demonstrates that love and jealousy are feelings beyond age. Bodanzky depicts a baroque and
endearing gallery of characters, animated by ballroom princes that are both sympathetic or cantankerous, but
never repulsive. The story brims with tenderness, love, bitterness and melancholia, without the slightest trace of
voyeurism or irony.

Born in 1969 in Sao Paulo, Laís Bodanzky began her career with a short film, then a documentary, Cine
Mambembe - O Cinema Descobre o Brasil. In 2000, she directed her first feature, Bicho de Sete Cabeças, which
received awards at many international festivals, including the Grand Prix at the Festival de Biarritz and the jury
prize at Locarno.

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De Ofrivilliga – Involuntary
by Ruben Östlund, Sweden,Plattform Production / Film i Vast / Sveriges Television, 2008, 98ʼ
with Maria Lundqvist, Enrik Vikman, Cecilia Milocco

Present-day Sweden. A sexagenarian injures himself while setting off fireworks in his garden… A bus-driver
shares his life-story with a tourist guide, while gracefully slaloming through the traffic… A primary school teacher
questions her job… Two teenagers get drunk while posing for racy pictures… And all during this time, a group of
thirty-something friends, actually married but enjoying single life the time of a romp, emancipate themselves in a
chalet deep in the woods…
Ruben Östlund snaps a Polaroid of modern-day Sweden. Through five parallel tableaux separated by black
cardboards, he depicts five generations of Swedes in quest of pleasure, yet wound up in absurd and/or terrifying
situations – depending on oneʼs point of view. All of this in a succession of static shots. Each story is contained
within a frame of various formats through which the characters enter or exit the scene, symbolising the filmʼs
central theme: limits, which all the characters attempt to cross. The limits of age for the unfortunate pyrotechnical
grandfather; emancipation for the sassy teenagers; professional motivation for the indignant teacher; duty for the
angry driver. And finally, the limits of sex and etiquette for the raunchy woodlanders. With, as a bonus, a
conclusion that demonstrates an interesting use of the Swedish flag. Östlund is the director of a ruthless, fierce
and juicy opera.

Born in 1974 on an island off the coast of Sweden, Ruben Östlund went to the school of photography and cinema
in Göteborg. In 2004, his first feature film, Gitarrmongot, won the Fipresci prize at the Moscow International Film
Festival. The following year, Låt dom andra sköta kärleken won the best short film prize at the Edinburgh Festival.

Diorthosi - Correction
by Thanos Anastopoulos, Greece, Fantasia Audiovisual LTD, 2007, 83ʼ
with Yiorgos Symeonidis, Ornela Kapetani, Savina Alimani

Athens, a man splashes water on his face and emerges from prison. He ends up in a transition house.
Marginalized, he walks the city, wandering with unblinking eyes. As he nears a school, he comes alive,
recognizes a little girl whom he follows and who leads him to a woman he seems to know. He walks past a
stadium. Disturbed by the ecstatic crowd, he goes inside, as if in a trance. Further testimony to his past, Greek
flags flap in the wind. In a bar and then a gym, he meets up with old acquaintances, but a gulf has emerged
between them. The man is on edge with them. His only comfort, he returns to see the little girl and follows her
again to her mother. The girl enjoys his presence and imagines that he is her father, but her mother throws him
out. Silent, the man settles in across the street, on the bare ground. Powerful and sparing, Correction is hypnotic
as it questions the identity of this mysterious man. What are the relationships among the characters? What crime
did the man commit? Thanos Anastopoulosʼs second feature tells his story in snatches. In the background,
another dimension emerges: contemporary Greece, poisoned by fanaticism and ethnic conflict.

Born in Athens in 1965, Thanos Anastopoulos studied philosophy at the University of Ioannina in Greece, then did
post-graduate work at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He directed short films and
documentaries, and his first feature, All The Weight Of The World, was selected at the Rotterdam International
Film Festival in 2004.

Frozen River
by Courtney Hunt, USA, Distr. Xenix, 2008, 97ʼ
with Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott

Yet another grey and freezing day in Massena, a small town in upstate New York, close to the Canadian border.
Two days before Christmas, Ray (portrayed by 21 Grams remarkable Melissa Leo) and her two sons find
themselves abandoned: her husband has left them, taking all their savings with him. Having to pay for their
modest home in two days, Ray dries her tears and goes in search of her runaway spouse. She soon recognizes
his car, stolen by Lila, an Indian woman living in a reservation and who finds herself in equally dire straits. The
two women confront each other before discovering their similarities: Ray needs cash, Lila needs a car. Together,
they start out by smuggling illegal immigrants across the frozen waters of the St. Laurent river. However, this
activity rapidly proves to be highly dangerous. Trapped between the risk of getting caught by frontier guards, the
threat of the ice breaking and their unscrupulous partners, the women are unable to forget the lives of the
immigrants that they hold between their hands.
Courtney Huntʼs first feature film captivates the spectators from the very beginning. Her low-key, yet empathic
portrayal of the protagonists creates a dense and intimate atmosphere. A remarkable achievement, as well as
“one of this yearʼs most exciting thrillers,” according to Quentin Tarantino.

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Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Courtney Hunt studied film at Columbia University. Her degree film Althea Faught,
was seen at a number of festivals, including the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, the Edinburgh
International Film Festival, and the Tribeca Film Festival. Frozen River, based on her eponymous short film, is her
first feature.

Genenet al Asmak - L’aquarium                                                         WORLD PREMIERE
by Yousry Nasrallah, Egypt/France/Germany, MISR International Films / Archipel 33 / Pandora Film / Sunny
Land Film / ARTE France, 2008, 91ʼ
with Amr Waked, Hend Sabry, Ahmed El Fichawy

Next to the Cairo Aquarium, a labyrinth garden full of nooks and corners serves as a popular meeting-spot for
lovers and voyeurs alike. Laïla hosts a radio show called «Night Secrets», in which she speaks to nightbirds in
search of love and empathy. Youssef, for his part, spends his nights in his car, sleeping and cruising the city while
listening to the radio. One night, he picks up his phone…
Ex-assistant of Youssef Chahine, Youri Nasrallah is the father of Egyptian cinemaʼs revival of, chronicler-in-chief
of Cairoʼs stories since his very first films in the late Eighties. Via a «counter camera», he records the life of
people as it is, shunning taboos and embellishments – for the most part at least, since at the heart of this
aquarium, Nasrallah indulges in an exotic and graceful tale in black and white, underscored by a hard-hitting
motto: «wait too long and you will miss your life». This is exactly what happens to his two protagonists, Laïla and
Youssef, caught up in their family patterns: while Laïla lives with her mother and brother, Youssef cares for his
dying father. They live their life by proxy, seeking refuge behind palliative activities - Laïla in the secrets she
scatters on the airwaves, Youssef in the last words whispered by his patient before drifting into narcosis.
Nonetheless, Nasrallah embarks on a virulent diatribe against the modern-day Egyptian metropolis, with its
luxurious private day clinics that scorn the sleazy night-time abortion centres. Corruption and repression are
omnipresent… Like Marcello from La Dolce Vita, Laïla and Youssef are on the very edge of a long, nightly

Born in Cairo in 1952, Yousry Nasrallah studied economics and political science at the University of Cairo. He
started in film as an assistant to Youssef Chahine and became his co-screenwriter, notably on Adieu Bonaparte.
In 1987, he directed his first feature film, Vol d'été, presented at the Directorsʼ Fortnight at Cannes. In 1999, he
directed La Ville, special jury prize at Locarno.

Gitmek - My Marlon and Brando
by Hüseyin Karabey, Turky/The Netherlands/UK/France, A-Si Film / Motel Films / Spier Films / Mechant Loup,
2008, 92ʼ
with Ayça Damgaci, Hama Ali Khan, Cengiz Bozkurt

While shooting a film in Anatolia, Ayça, a sturdy Turkish actress, falls in love with Hamal Ali, a Kurdish B-movie
actor from Iraq. Once they have returned to their respective countries, the lovers pursue their romance via letters
and ardent video messages during many months. When the American army invades Iraq, Ayça can no longer
bear the separation and decides to reunite with her lover in Süleymanie. Her odyssey takes her along closed
frontiers, through fabulous landscapes and into a conservative culture that seems threatening even to the most
determined woman. During her entire voyage, Ayça is plagued by a painful doubt: what if their love is not as
serous for him as it is for her…
Powerful and full of gruff charm, My Marlon and Brando is a love story set in a traumatic and sometimes surreal
context, on the brink of an incipient war. Shot in semi-documentary style, the film displays a convincing
authenticity. Noteworthy anecdote: the story is based on actress Ayça Damgaci – as herself - actual experiences.

Of Kurdish origin, Hüseyin Karabey studied in Istanbul. He is now one of the leading directors on the new
independent Turkish scene. His documentaries have received recognition at a number of festivals in Turkey and
abroad. Gitmek: My Marlon and Brando is his first feature film.

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by Steve McQueen, UK/Ireland, Channel 4 / Blast! Films Production, 2008, 96ʼ
with Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham

For his first feature film, Steve McQueen pays tribute to a martyr of the Irish Republican cause, activist Bobby
Sands (played by the astounding Michael Fassbender) and the hunger strike he undertook in prison with his
comrades in 1981. The product of a project launched by Channel 4, the film explores with meticulous placidity the
living hell of a conflict between the detainees and the conservative government of Margaret Thatcher, which
refused them the status of political prisoners. Subjecting the viewer to extremely intense images, McQueen puts
us through a physical and psychological experience from which we can only emerge shaken. And so, through
complete mastery of the medium, he renders with beauty and intelligence what will forever remain absent from the
history books: the upheavals suffered by the body and the mind when they are subjected to extreme conditions. A
veritable militant memorandum, Hunger is also a meditation with strong contemporary resonance on what is at
stake when the body is the last possibility for protest.

Born in London in 1969, Steve McQueen started out as an art student in New York and became, by the late
1990s, a renowned contemporary artist. As talented short film and video director, he received the prestigious
Turner Prize in 1999, has shown his work in museums like the Guggenheim and the Tate Modern, and
participated in the 2007 Venice Biennial. Hunger, his first feature film, was released in 2008.

Tanha do bar zendegui mikonim - Before the Burial                                     EUROPEAN PREMIERE
by Behnam Behzadi, Iran, Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) / BEH Films, 2008, 104ʼ
with Ali-Reza Aghakhani, Negar Javaherian, Ebad Karimi

39-year-old Samiak is a bus driver. When his doctor announces he is suffering from a serious illness and advises
him to take a break from work, he takes the news rather lightly. But who is Samiak really? Does he not bear the
same name as a medical student who was ejected from university and sent to jail? Aware of his near doom,
Samiak decides to settle his score before his fortieth birthday…
No Iranian film would be complete without a road journey. The opening of Behnam Behzadiʼs film is shrouded in
wintery fog. In the middle of nowhere, a man stands in a vast, snowy expanse… From the very start, the
filmmaker clearly indicates his refusal of getting straight to the point: in the fog, appearances rarely reflect realty,
thus leading us into a realm of mysteries via meandering shortcuts. The tale then evolves into ceaseless comings
and goings, a hesitant waltz marked by the protagonistʼs determination: despite knowing that he has little time left,
Samiak strives to do his best while even going as far as to betray his own nature. In his quest of the impossible,
our hero wins the support of a strange young woman, an improbable sovereign of a remote island. Samiak
relentlessly seeks for answers, but the doors he finds only open up on other doors. To escape the fog, one has to
pay the price. And to live with a princess, the bid is never high enough - or is it?

Born in 1976 in Iran, Behnam Behzadi graduated with a degree in film from Seda Sima University in Tehran. He
began his artistic career in theater, photography, and directing short films. Then he wrote a number of
screenplays and worked as an editor. He was the co-screenwriter, notably, of Nive mang (Half Moon) by Bahman
Ghobadi. Before the Burial is his first feature film.

La Terramadre - Motherland
by Nello La Marca, Italy, Comune Di Palma Di Montechiaro, 2008, 120ʼ
with Michele di Rosa, Youssif Latif Jarallah, Felice Melluso

In Sicily, Gaetano vegetates in Palma di Montechiaro, a small village perched on a rock not far from Agrigento.
While the waves of the Mediterranean wash ashore their quotas of illegal immigrants, dead or alive, the tormented
young man struggles to decide whether he should leave his native country to accompany his father to Germany…
«Bloody language!» When Gaetano picks up the phone, voices from the Ruhr offend his ears and convince him of
one thing: never shall he set a foot in Germany, despite suspecting he could find fulfilment there. For in Palma, as
he says, “giri e furìi, sempre ù stisso posto si” (you move around and around in circles without ever budging).
Gaetano is different from boys and girls his age, despite the fact that like them, he moves around in circles, at a
loose end in a country burnt by the sun and weighed down by tradition. He feels hounded by the profound desire
to change his life, to make things better, but to no avail. This country, as marvellous as it can be, paralyses him –
a strange paradox for a land that bubbles and seethes inwardly while maintaining an immutable surface. Here,
nothing moves, despite the blows administered by reality. Similar to the Etna, the volcano that tyrannises the
entire island with its moods, Sicily spews out her indignation from time to time, when confronted with the fate that
sends in millions of famished refugees. Her people join forces to stigmatize the law of the mafia, but with little
results. The system prevails by feeding on itself: either you leave, or you adjust. Finally, Gaetanoʼs encounter with
a “Turk” – a poor soul who has fled his country for more prosperous climes - present him with the reflection of that

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which he refuses to become, thus sealing his destiny. Nello La Marca knows his subject well. Sicily is kind to its
dead – those who lay buried. But also the others. The ghosts that seek to live without knowing they are dead

Born in 1962, Nello La Marca lives in Palermo, Sicily. He studied film with Nanni Loy, then directed a number of
documentaries. He has been the artistic director of the Photograms of Memory project in Palma di Montechiaro
since 2003. La Terramadre is his first feature film.

To verdener - Worlds Apart
by Niels Arden Oplev, Denmark, Nordisk Film, 2008, 108ʼ
with Rosalinde Mynster, Pilou Asbaek, Jens Jorn Spottag

On the surface, Sara appears to be a perfectly well-adjusted young woman. Cheerful, attentive, armed with a
dazzling smile, she fulfils her role as an elder sister with an almost suspicious devotion. And yet, there is a hitch:
like her family, Sara is a Jehovahʼs Witness. And when she meets Teis, this is no longer a hitch, but a bomb…
The central character of this magnificent and deeply sensitive story finds herself at the very heart of a painful
dilemma, forced to chose between her family and her blossoming love due to a faith that offers her no leeway.
Sara is sectarian. Jehovahʼs Witnesses, like other followers of various sects, evolve in the margins of our society,
in a parallel world surrounded by insurmountable walls for those who have been thoroughly brainwashed by
indoctrination. Avoiding the rough lines of caricature, Niels Arden Oplev treads carefully, be it in the depiction a
teenagerʼs libido or in the paintings made by loopy fundamentalists, creating a delicate, yet unforgiving portrayal
that fully respects his characters. Rosalinde Mynsterʼs stunning performance in the complex role of Sara, full of
inner struggles yet perfectly poised on the outside, deserves a special nod. In todayʼs society, how can one get
carried away by a blind faith that can lead all the way to death? This is the mystery this astute and luminous film
attempts to decrypt - succeeding rather well, without ostentatious Manichaeism. A question of love (or faith?)

Born in 1961, Niels Arden Oplev graduated from the National Film School of Denmark. In 1996, his first film,
Portland, was selected at the Berlin Film Festival. He then directed several series, including Unit One and The
Eagle, both winners of the Emmy award for best foreign TV series. In 2006, We Shall Overcome was the biggest
hit in Danish film, and it received the Crystal Bear in Berlin.

Wait for the Birth of the Husband
by Zheng Hua, China, China Movie Chanel - CCTV6, 2007, 90ʼ
with Yuan Zhibo, Chu Shuanzhong, Dong Ping

China in the Twenties. Runyue, a ten-year-old Hakka girl, is left to the care of widowed Taohua Wang by her
father who is no longer able to provide for her. Pregnant Taohua hopes to give birth to a boy who shall later marry
Runyue. She becomes the little girlʼs mother-in-law, bringing her up as an image of herself: a submissive beast of
burden. Her child is born and the years go by…
In this curiously entitled film, Zheng Hua describes the life of small peasants in remote provinces, obedient to
ancestral and discriminatory traditions. Thus, Hakka women have no rights except to work, obey their elders and
serve their betrothed. Like Zhang Yimouʼs Red Sorghum, Zheng Hua weaves together a series of elaborate shots
that flow with the passing seasons. Life is tough and pleasures scarce. And while History remodels China in the
distance, the Hakka toil behind their ploughs and struggle under the weight of an unchanging daily schedule. Rare
instants of happiness spring essentially from their relationships, their solidarity in the face of natural adversities,
exchanged glances, clumsy allusions… Neither mocking, nor judging, the film director resorts to splendid images
to convey the sad destiny of a woman condemned to the rice fields, crushed by the steamroller of traditions. In the
leading role, actress Yuan Zhibo excels in the art of transmitting the most devastating emotions without losing her

Chinese director Zheng Hua is also a screenwriter and cinematographer. In 1987, he wrote the screenplay and
was cinematographer for Put the Sugar in the Coffee, which received the Gold Rooster Award – the more
prestigious film award in China – for best photography.

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Wolke 9 - Cloud 9
by Andreas Dresen, Germany, Rommel Film / RundFunk Berlin-Brandenburg / Arte, 2008, 98ʼ
with Ursula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Steffi Kühnert, Horst Westphal

With clumsy movements and bright eyes, Inge hands Karl a pair of trousers he hastily puts on. Their eyes lock.
The seamstress and her customer gaze rapturously at each other before melting together in a passionate
embrace, ripping off their clothes and making love on the floor. Love at first sight – except that Inge has lived with
Werner for more than thirty years, that she is well over sixty, and her lover, Karl, is seventy-six…
Andreas Dresen goes straight to the heart of the matter. In three shots, he transcends a classical adultery pattern
and leads the spectator into a story that is both banal and marvellous at the same time. There is no age to fall in
love, he declares, and proves his point – magnificently, by the way, and especially thanks to actress Ursula
Werner, simultaneously glowing with happiness and ridden with pain, the pain she afflicts to her long-time partner.
Poor Werner! Ingeʼs bashful collateral victim believes his wife has «lost her marbles». Dresenʼs style is franc, raw
even, revealing bodies marked by age and by the grace of a mad love, the kind that causes to forget everything.
But that also reminds us that we exist, over and over again.

Born in 1963, Andreas Dresen started working in the theater, while also directing short films. In 2001, he directed
Halbe Treppe, a comedy of manners in former East Germany, which won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film
Festival. Then, in 2005, he directed Sommer vorm Balkon, which won the best screenplay and best actress
awards in San Sebastián

Yo soy otro - Others
by Oscar Campo, Colombia, Enic Producciones, 2007
with Hector Garcia, Jenny Navarrete, Patricia Castaneda,

Calí. José, a systems engineer in an IT company, lives a dissolute life punctuated with fleeting encounters with
his bossʼ fiancée, and yet more fugitive rendezvous with prostitutes, despite his embarrassment regarding a
growing love for his colleague Esther. In the background, war rages between the Marxist guerrilla, the
governmentʼs fascist militia and almighty narco-traffickers. One day, he wakes up to find his face covered in
strange spots…
One, nobody, a hundred thousand… Through this tale in the shape of a metaphysical thriller, Oscar Campo
explores realms dear to Pirandello. Indeed, it is difficult not to detect a parable of prevailing schizophrenia in the
viral illness that afflicts the main character, the result of en existence torn between everyday life where one can
directly intervene, and the omnipresent events depicted in the media that fill us with anger while reminding us of
our powerlessness. And when José meets his doppelgangers on street corners – the cop who arrives on the
scene of an explosion, the terrorist who has set off the bomb, the wounded victim - misery and schizophrenia take
their toll. José is nowhere and everywhere and the same times. Literally One, nobody, a hundred thousand. On
the formal level, Campos remains close to the content: recurrent flash-backs, close shots, almost stroboscopic
editing, and the overwhelming presence of TV news… An excellent reflection of Joséʼs inner turmoil, and
Colombiaʼs prevailing chaos, Yo Soy Otro is a powerful and gripping film.

After studying the sociology of communication, Oscar Campo studied screenwriting at the University of Madrid.
Director and coordinator of documentary programming with the regional network Telepacífico in Columbia, he is
the director of numerous documentaries, including El Proyecto del Diablo and Recuerdos de Sangre.

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6. International Series, Collections & Long Dramas

Are series currently undergoing a crisis? If we consider the shocking writersʼ strike that shook America last winter,
erupting at one the most glorious moments of series production, the answer may well be yes. The impact of the
mobilization was such that it blocked the all-powerful Hollywood machinery during several weeks, thus creating an
almost unparalleled climate of uncertainty. As a result, it seemed that the series announced for 2008 would have
suffered considerably, taking a toll on the US 2008 vintage.
However, every cloud has a silver lining, and Cinéma Tous Ecrans has selected a collection of real TV gems:
Vince Gilliganʼs politically incorrect Breaking Bad, the US remake of Life on Mars by the prolific David E. Kelley, or
even king Bruckheimerʼs new baby, Eleventh Hour, starring a highly charismatic Harvey Keitel.
As for other countries, their contributions do not pale into insignificance beside their American counterparts: Brazil
and Antoniaʼs music, the Mexican thrills of Capadocia, the British Eighties setting of Ashes to Ashes,
cinematographic greatness in the Irish production Prosperity, and the delicate eroticism in Koreaʼs The House of
Splendor. Series are alive and kicking, thank you very much! And to enjoy them all the better, come to the movies,
the screen is bigger!

                                                                                                         Jasmin Basic
                                                                                                 Head of Programming


O2 Filmes / TvGlobo, by Tata Amaral and Fabrizia Pinto, Brazil, 2006, 2x25ʼ
with Negra Li, Leilah Moreno, Quelynah

São Paulo. Four young women from the favelas decide to put their girl band back together: Antonia. United by
deep friendship and driven by an iron will, they will move heaven and earth to have their talent recognized. An
obstacle course in the streets of the Brazilian megalopolis, this series shows us, with humor and generosity, the
joys, loves, and doubts of each of the four. Produced by City of God director Fernando Meirelles, Antonia pulls us
into the electric rhythm of its characters, filmed on the edge. As one of them says: “Happiness is contagious!”

Brazilian filmmaker Tata Amaral was born in São Paulo in 1960. Her feature film debut gained many awards in
1997 at various film festivals in Latin America. The series Antonia is based on the eponymous film directed by
Tata Amaral which was acclaimed at the Havana film festival and at the international film festival in São Paulo.

Ashes to Ashes
BBC Wales / Kudos Films and Television, by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, UK, 2008, 1x50ʼ
with Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews

In contemporary London, shown as a gray and antiseptic universe, Alex Drake, police detective, is shot. An event
that throws her back to the early ʻ80s, in the Swinging London that was bopping to the rhythm of David Bowie and
Ultravox. The directors use this journey through time for a hilarious parody of series like Miami Vice and Starsky
and Hutch. Alexʼs paranoia, disoriented in the world of her childhood, allows them to pass from comedy to horror
at a furious pace. Ashes to Ashes, the continuation of Life on Mars by the same creator, brilliantly revisits the acid
color universe of the ʻ80s.

Matthew Graham began his career writing for soap operas. He wrote for the series Spooks, Doctor Who and Life
on Mars. He won the BAFTA award for Best Original Screenplay (British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Awards) for Life on Mars. On the heels of that success, he has created a spin-off called Ashes to Ashes.

Breaking Bad
Sony Pictures Television International, by Vince Gilligan, USA, 2008, 1x54ʼ
with Brian Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul

Walter White, a depressed fifty-year-old chemistry professor, has forgotten his dreams and is leading an
insignificant life as a model citizen. One day, everything changes. Learning he has cancer, he realizes he has
nothing left to lose, and that he is free. A man who is going to die has nothing to fear. A bleak series of
astonishing depth, Breaking Bad creates a universe that has nothing to envy the Coen brothers. Both funny and
dark, joyful and sad, and above all very politically incorrect. This little jewel from Vince Gilligan (X-files) will soon
be THE cult series!

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Vince Gilligan, born in 1967 in Richmond, USA, is a film director, producer and writer for television and film. He
holds a degree from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He found his first success as a producer
with The series X-Files for which he wrote several episodes. He is also the co-writer for Hancock, a 2008 feature
film starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron.

Argos / HBO, by Javier Patrón, Mexico, 2007, 1x55ʼ
with Ana de la Reguera, Dolores Heredia, Cecilia Suarez

A womenʼs prison in Mexico City. Violence, cruelty, rackets, the daily life of the detainees is rendered with
documentary-like precision. But the plot doesnʼt stop there. It also explores the corrupt twists and turns of the
Mexican judicial system. By alternating viewpoints from inside the prison and out, where the rich unscrupulously
get richer, Capadocia turns a sharp eye on contemporary Mexico. This series, produced by HBO Latin America,
has everything it takes to become the new female Oz: complex screenwriting, scenes that are harsh but so close
to reality.

Javier Patrón studied film directing at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City. He
directed several short films including La Maceta, which was awarded a Silver Ariel by the Mexican Academy of
Film. His feature film debut Fuera del Cielo was screened at the International Film Festival of San Sebastián in
2006. Javier Patrón is the founder of his production company Malayerba Producciones.

Eleventh Hour                                                           INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
Jerry Bruckheimer Television / Warner Bros. Television, USA, 2008, 1x50ʼ
with Joel Bissonnette, Leith M. Burke, Nicole J. Butler

Blockbuster producer Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI, Without a Trace, Cold Case) offers us a fascinating and mysterious
new series that introduces Dr. Jacob Hood, a brilliant bio-physicist recruited by the government as an on-call
scientific detective, brought in to investigate a constantly growing number of science-related crimes and natural
crises – ranging from cloning to cases of so-called miracle cures. It is dangerous work, and Dr. Hood is assisted
by FBI agent Rachel Young, frank and direct. The series is based on British miniseries Eleventh Hour, by Stephen

Since the 1980ʼs Jerry Bruckheimer, along with George Lucas, has become the leader and highly successful
independent producer in Hollywood. His television and film career is near-perfect. He most notably produced
Beverly Hills Cop I and II, Armageddon, the franchise Pirates of the Caribbean and the TV series CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation and Without A Trace.

Flashpoint                                                                       EUROPEAN PREMIERE
Pink Sky Entertainment / AvamarEntertainment, written by Stephanie Morgenstern and Mark Ellis, Canada,
2008, 1x60ʼ
with Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson

Office buildings in downtown Toronto rise like impassible cliffs. In an open square, a hostage taker has a gun
trained on his victim. The tension is at its height from the start. This is the context in which the main characters
will deploy, an elite group specializing in crisis situations. This Canadian crime series bought by CBS foils the
Manichean opposition of good-guys vs. bad: Lane, a police officer with a model life, is capable of coldly killing the
hostage-taker, a man distraught by the collapse of his marriage. Going beyond stereotypes, Flashpoint explores
human behavior in situations of stress.

Born in 1965 in Geneva, Stephanie Morgenstern is a Canadian actress, film director and screenwriter. She was
raised in Montreal and began her acting career at the age of 15. She played in many films including The Sweet
Hereafter directed by Atom Egoyan. In 2001 she co-directed with her husband Mark Ellis Remembrance, a short
film nominated at the Canadian Academy for Film and Television. Also with her husband, she co-wrote her first
drama series Flashpoint.

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Fortunes                                                                              WORLD PREMIERE
Arte France / TerenceFilms, Adventure Line Productions, by Stéphane Meunier, France, 2008, 1x 93ʼ
with Salim Kechiouche, Alexia Portal, Arnaud Ducret

The pilot of a series of the same name to be produced in 2009, Fortunes depicts the daily life of Brahim: his
choices, his mistakes, the obstacles on his path. He works in a real estate agency, but dreams of starting his own.
In love with Helena, of Portuguese origin, the young man has to conceal his feelings from his family, who would
prefer he marry a North African. When Helena gets pregnant, it becomes urgent to break the news to his parents.
This social comedy subtly takes on the clichés maintained by communities that live side by side, while exploring
the difficulties of todayʼs youth as it makes a place for itself in a multicultural but sometimes compartmentalized

After studying film at the Centre dʼEtude et de Recherche de lʼImage et du Son, Stéphane Meunier worked as
reporter journalist for several news magazines, including Envoyé Spécial for France 2. During the 1998 Football
World Cup he directed the documentary about the French team Les Yeux dans les Bleus, which won the prize of
Best Documentary at the French TV Awards. In 2004 he shot his first fiction work ever: Ma Terminale, a series
for the French TV channel M6.

Les étoiles filantes                                                    INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
Avanti Ciné Vidéo/ Radio Canada Télévision, by Ricardo Trogi, Canada, 2007, 2x 22ʼ
with Stéphane Crête, Normand Daneau, Marie-Hélène Thibault

Who would have believed that one fine day Jacques would find an intruder comfortably installed in a caravan right
in the middle of his yard? A math teacher and orderly family man, Jacques gathers his courage – and a baseball
bat – and knocks at the door of the unidentified rolling object. If the person he discovers there is in no way
extraterrestrial, his arrival brings back a time and memories that Jacques thought were twenty years behind him.
Facing off two opposing lifestyles, this Quebecois series brilliantly mixes humorous scenes and a lunar

Of Italian origin, Ricardo Trogi was raised in Quebec. He began his film career directing ten or so short films; then
in 2002 he co-wrote and directed his first feature film Québec-Montréal, a much-acclaimed comedy by the French-
speaking Canadians. He subsequently directed the TV dramas Smash and Smash 2.

Life on Mars                                                            INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
20th Century Fox Television, written by David E. Kelley, USA, 2008, 1x50ʼ
with Austin Basis, Lisa Bonnet, Harvey Keitel

New York, 2008. Sam Tyler is a detective. His girlfriend is kidnapped by a serial killer. Disoriented, he gets hit by
a car and finds himself thrown back to 1973, in a police squad with methods quite different from his own. Life on
Mars, a remake of the eponymous BBC series, plays hilariously with its heroʼs disorientation. Accumulating
missteps, Sam pulls us back to those years of psychedelic wallpaper and unforgettable music. With great actors
like Harvey Keitel and Lisa Bonet, this series transforms nostalgia into fun energy.

Born in 1956 in Maine, United States, David E. Kelley has also been known as the husband of Michelle Pfeiffer
since 1993. He is the writer and producer of countless TV series. He became famous in the world when he
created the series Ally McBeal and Boston Legal. He has contributed to improve the quality of the shows on the
American television.

Tag und Nacht
C-Films AG / Schweizer Fernsehen, by Tobias Fueter, Switzerland, 2008, 1x42ʼ
with Sabina Schneebeli, Leonardo Nigro, Andreas Matti

The medical service in the Zurich train station is more in demand than ever. A tough situation, since it has no
more money. With the worries of head doctor Walter, the unknown illnesses of the patients, and the personal
anxieties of the medical staff, the situation is getting worse and more complicated. A succession of incidents puts
the service truly at risk. Taking over from the successful Swiss series Lüthi und Blanc, Tag und Nacht tackles the
intimacies of the patients but also the affinities and rivalries among the medical staff. Swiss German and dynamic,
this medical series has everything it takes to please!

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Born in Zurich in 1973, Tobias Fueter has been working as an independent filmmaker, screenwriter and editor
since 1994. He left to study at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 1997. He directed many
music videos and short films, including City of Bagels and Sign Of The Times. In 2006 he co-directed Grounding
–The Last Days of Swissair with Michael Steiner.

Screentime, written by Gregory Haddrick, Peter Gawler and Felicity Packard, Australia, 2008, 1x50ʼ
with Daniel Amalm, Lliam Amor, Lauren Clair

Melbourne, late 1990s. A mafia clan controls the illegal activities in the city, while being completely integrated into
society. Truly ferocious beasts, capable of the most heinous violence, the godfathers are led by their instincts,
backed up by formidable intelligence. The fast and furious pace finds breathing room as it describes the quiet
family lives the Mafioso lead in parallel with their work. As for the crimes, they go unpunished, no witness daring
to come forth. Based on real events, Underbelly dissects the cruelty, violence, and depravation of its main
characters. This Australian Sopranos will have you glued to your seat!

Born in Sydney in 1960, Gregory Bevan Haddrick held a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney in 1982.
He wrote several episodes for MDA, a series which won many awards in Australia. He was the scriptwriter for My
Husband My Killer in 2001 and for The Society Murders in 2006, both TV dramas much-acclaimed in his country.

YeongHwaGwan (The House of Splendor)
ON* Media Corp., by Hong-Sun Kim, South Korea, 2007, 1x60ʼ
with So-Hee Hong, Young Seo, Il-Hwa Lee

Under the Joseon dynasty, a young woman, Yeon, is taken in by the residents of a brothel while a terrifying killer
stalks the town, mainly attacking the brothelʼs customers. A climate of suspicion about the filles de joie settles in,
particularly among the local police. Despite her aversion to the profession of her companions, Yeon progressively
abandons her prejudices as she discovers that the women teach the secret art of female sexual pleasure. The
House of Splendor is a series both naughty and suspenseful, with visuals worthy of the biggest Asian productions.
A fresh wind tinted with eroticism, made in Korea!

Hong-Sun Kim is a Corean television director. His work includes the series 90 Days for Love (2006) and Déjà Vu
(2007), a Corean remake for the US series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


Album                                                                    INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
Fine & Mellow, by Hella Joof, Denmark, 2007/2008, 58ʼ
with Julie Carlsen, Henrik Lykkegaard, Henrik Prip

Three families. Three destinies. Three decades. That is the idea behind Album, which offers snapshots from the
ʻ70s to today. The protagonists, from very different social origins, share their daily concerns, each experiencing
their share of betrayals, deceptions, and soul-searchings. How will the younger generation find its marks in a
world overturned by sexual liberation and modernity? Far from nostalgic clichés, Album brings to life the liberating
and idealistic wind of the ʻ70s. Not to be missed!

Born in 1962, Hella Joof is one of Denmarkʼs leading figures of the film world. As an actress, she won numerous
awards. Her director feature debut En kort en Lang was a huge public success. In 2004 her second film Oh
Happy Day was sold for an American remake.

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Prosperity                                                             INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
Element Films, de Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland, 2007, 60ʼ
with Steve Blount, Nicole Bolger, Gary Egan

Dublin. Stacey, a young mother with no means of support, tries to solve her daily troubles and kills time by
wandering aimlessly with her pushchair. The camera follows her in her strolls between helplessness and
boredom, while showing both the humanity and the cruelty in her relationships with others. The guard at a
shopping center lets her eat her sandwich in his office, but the father of her child treats her like a slut. Lenny
Abrahamson, who received the C.I.C.A.E. award at Cannes in 2007 for his film Garage, probes the lives of people
on the margins of society with moving delicacy.

Lenny Abrahamson was born in Dublin in 1966. After studying philosophy, he directed 3 Joes, a short film which
was rewarded many times. His 2004 feature film debut Adam and Paul was critically and publicly acclaimed. In
2006 he directed Garage whose leading character is a mentally retarded young man running a gas station. The
film was renowned internationally and Abrahamsonʼs talent recognized. He was the recipient of the Art and Essay
award at the 2007 Festival de Cannes.

The Andromeda Strain
T&R Scott, written by Robert Schenkkan, USA, 2008, 2 x 85ʼ
with Benjamin Bratt, Eric McCormack, Christa Miller

A small town in Utah is devastated in a few minutes by an unknown organism. A group of scientists is brought
together to try to discover the origin of the virus and prepare a response to the threat it poses to humanity. Using
a psychological approach to the characters and a claustrophobic atmosphere, this series, produced by Ridley and
Tony Scott, probes the limits of human knowledge and questions our anxiety about the unknown. Based on the
novel by Michael Crichton, The Andromeda Strain pulls us into a maelstrom of suspicion and conspiracy. Beware,
itʼs contagious!

Born in 1953 in North Carolina, Robert Schenkkan studied Theatre Arts at the University of Texas in Austin. He
then lived in Los Angeles and New York City, writing and acting for a living. He won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for his
theatre play The Kentucky Cycle. He wrote the script for The Quiet American directed by Phillip Noyce in 2002.
The film was nominated at the Academy Awards and won numerous prizes at film festivals.

Upp till Kamp (How Soon is Now?)
Götafilm for SVT, by Mikael Marcimain, Sweden, 2008, 90ʼ
with Sverrir Gudnason, Fanny Risberg, Simon J. Berger

In 1966, while protests in the United States against the war in Vietnam are gaining strength, young people in the
small Swedish city of Gothenburg are equally stirred up. Their rock concert venue, Cue Club, might have to close
due to political pressure. In fact, the older generation sees rock as diabolical and destructive music.
To the sound of The Who, the Stones, and Bob Dylan, this first episode draws a portrait of four young adults from
fundamentally different backgrounds who feel the rebellion brewing in them and who hope, each in their own way,
to change the world.

Mikael Marcimain is a Swedish director for television born in Stockholm in 1970. He helmed several successful
series for SVT the Swedish national channel. In 2008 he was awarded with Best Director by Dagens Nyheter, the
most popular newspaper in Sweden.

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7. Regards d’Aujourd’hui

A true and critical look at the world today. From the hot countryside of South Africa to the sheer whiteness of
Sweden, passing through forbidden Iran and the disenchanted Hungary, here is a glimpse of the rich discoveries
you can make in the feature films of the section Regards dʼAujourdʼhui. Without disguise nor false modesty, they
plunge us into the very heart of social problems (Girls, Zimbabwe, Skin), political issues (Resolution 819,
Recount) and even intimate stories (Das Fremde in mir, Eden). Leaving us sometimes revolted, other times
touched, but never indifferent.

Humour and poetry (The King of Ping Pong, Lonely Tunes of Tehran), music and dance (Another Love Story) also
come into the picture and remind us that, despite the difficulties, the conflicts and the inegalities, there is still and
always hope, beauty and life itself.

                                                                                                       Katia Gandolfi
                                                                                                Programming Assistant

Das Fremde in mir (The Stranger in Me)
by Emily Atef, Germany, Niko Film / ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel / DFFB / Arte, 2008, 99ʼ
with Susanne Wolff, Johann von Buelow, Maren Kroymann

Rebecca and Julian are looking forward to the birth of their first child. But when the baby finally arrives, things go
wrong: Rebecca canʼt seem to love the little creature so dependent on her. Though her friends and family try to
help, they donʼt understand her behavior, which they consider shameful. Afraid she poses a threat to her child, the
young woman sinks into a profound apathy that causes her to be hospitalized. Rebecca then begins a long
struggle to recover her feelings, her child, but also her autonomy. Emily Atefʼs moving drama is a portrait of a
woman who is weakened, but not prepared to give up.

Born in Berlin in 1973, Emily Atef is a French Iranian filmmaker. She was raised in Los Angeles, London and
France and settled back in her hometown where she studied film at the German Film and Television Academy. In
2005 her first feature film gained eleven international awards, among them that of “Best Actress” at Cinema Tout
Ecran and the Grand Prize of Jury Award at the Mar del Plata Festival in Argentina.

by Declan Recks, Ireland, Samson Films / RTE, 2007, 85ʼ
with Aidan Kelly, Eileen Walsh, Karl Shiels

An apparently ordinary middle class couple, Billy and Brenda live with their two children in a lovely home. With the
years, their mutual attraction has evaporated. As they approach their 10 wedding anniversary, Brenda really
gives it a try, hoping to renew the closeness with her husband, but Billyʼs attention is elsewhere… The recipient of
several awards, Eden dares to look honestly at the complexities of married life. With neither sentimentality nor
moralizing, this Irish film moves us with its simplicity and the quality of its lead actors.

Declan Recks first attended the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design in Dublin, then studied film at the UCLA
Extension in Los Angeles. After shooting short films he directed several TV series including Pure Mule, written by
Eugene O'Brien, which won five awards from the lFTA (Irish Film & Television Academy), among them that of
“Best Director”.

Lányok (Girls)
by Anna Faur, Hungary, Hunnia Filmstúdió, 2007, 90ʼ
with Fulvia Collongues, Hélène François, Sándor Zsótér

Dini and Anita are two underprivileged teens who spend their time hanging out, committing petty crimes, and
offering their services to pathetic taxi drivers. One night, they end up killing one of them. Inspired by real events,
Girls is the story of an encounter, motivated by sex, between two marginal classes in contemporary Hungarian
society. In a subtle mix of ultra-realism and poetry, Anna Faur plunges us with brio into the sinister and captivating
atmosphere of the disillusioned Hungary she depicts.

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Born in 1978, Anna Faur first studied Sociology and Mathematics at the University ELTE in Budapest, then
attended the Film Academy. While working as an assistant director and camerawoman for feature films in
Hungary, she directed several short films and documentaries. Girls is her feature film debut.

Maré, nossa historia de amor (Another Love Story)
by Lucia Murat, Brazil/France/Uruguay, Taiga Filmes e Vídeo/ Gloria Films / Lavoragine Filmes / Limite, 2008,
with Marisa Orth, Cristina Lago, Vinicius D'Black

In a favela divided by rival gangs, Analídia is the daughter of one gang leader while Jonatha is the childhood
friend of the other. Students at the dance school located exactly on the border of the two territories, they fall in
love. Freely inspired by Romeo and Juliet, this contemporary musical is a fiery tribute to the deep social roots of
Brazilian music and dance, as well as to the fascinating favelas, where violence often exists side by side with
liberating, and sometimes life-saving, artistic effervescence.

Lucia Murat has worked as a journalist for the leading newspapers and TV channels in Brazil. Since the 1980ʼs
she has achieved more and more success in the independent television production. In 2004 her feature film
Almost Brothers won numerous awards in film festivals in Latin America.

Ping-pongkingen (The King of Ping Pong )
by Jens Jonsson, Sweden/Denmark, Bob Film Sweden, 2008, 107ʼ
with Jerry Johansson, Hampus Johansson, Georgi Staykov

Northern Sweden. Two adoring brothers. Erik – 13, short, slim, at ease with himself – is the exact opposite of Rille
– 16, fat, shy. Rille is the king of ping pong, but he has no friends. He often walks alone through a snowy paradise
into which heʼd like to disappear. Jens Jonsson prefers sketching to holding forth, and the story moves forward
through things unsaid. Under the immaculate white surface, a raging stream of anger is waiting to erupt. Ping!
Everything is turned upside down when a buried truth is reluctantly revealed. Pong.

Born in Umeå, Sweden in 1974, Jens Jonsson studied at the University of Film in Stockholm. During his studies
he directed Reparation and K-G for Better or Worse, both awarded with the second prize of the Cinéfondation in
Cannes. He was the recipient of the grant La Résidence from the Cannes Festival. In 2006 the film festival in
Clermont-Ferrand screened a selection of his short films. Ping-pongkingen is his feature film debut.

by Jay Roach, USA, HBO Films / Spring Creek / Mirage Production / Trigger Street Productions /, 2008, 120ʼ
with Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr.

Florida, November 7, 2000, the U.S. presidential election. The confrontation between the camps of Texas
governor George W. Bush and vice-president Al Gore is fierce. There appears to be a tie between the two
candidates. The race for votes reaches its apogee when Ron Klein (the tremendous Kevin Spacey), the
Democratic campaign manager, asks for a manual recount. Director Jay Roach offers a subtle view of the events
that riveted the world as it watched the most powerful nation on earth struggle with a complicated, archaic voting
system capable of paralyzing the electoral process. Edifying!

Jay Roach was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1957. He is a producer, filmmaker, screenwriter and director
of photography. In 1997 he became famous for directing Austin Powers, a James Bond parody film. In 2000 he
initiated another comedy franchise as he directed Meet the parents, a family comedy starring Robert De Niro and
Ben Stiller.

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Résolution 819
by Giacomo Battiato, France/Italy/Poland, Breakout Films / Aperto Films / TVN / Sirena Film / Canal+, 2008,105ʼ
with Benoît Magimel, Hippolyte Girardot, Karolina Gruszka

UN Resolution 819 of 13 April 1993 declared Srebrenica a safe area. From 13 to 17 July 1995, as UN
peacekeeping forces stationed there looked on, the city was taken by the Serbian troops of general Ratko Mladic.
Seven thousand Bosnian men were deported in four days. Later, a French police officer was sent there by the
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. His mission: to find the men and investigate the events
that took place during their deportation. To music by Ennio Morricone, a crime scene on a regional scale, in a war-
torn nation.

Born in Verona in 1943, Giacomo Battiato is an Italian filmmaker, scriptwriter and actor. Since 1996 he has
focused on his writing and his debut novel won the prize Domenico Rea. In 2005 and 2006 he directed two
television films based on the life of Pope John Paul II.

by Hanro Smitsman, The Netherlands, Ijswater Films / Humanist Broadcasting Foundation / The Kasander Film
Company, 2008, 82ʼ
with Robert de Hoog, John Buijsman, Sylvia Poorta

Rotterdam, 1979. Frankie, 17, smokes joints, listens to ska, and likes spending his evenings at punk concerts.
From time to time, he helps out his father in the family laundry. That father, Simon Epstein, is an Auschwitz
survivor. He lives in the memories of the camps and constantly refers to his trauma to explain his suffering. When
Frankieʼs mother dies of cancer, Simon, overwhelmed by his own pain, is unable to handle the situation and help
his son. So Frankie takes refuge with a gang of racist skinheads, who give him a clear sense of identity and a
strong feeling of belonging, but who separate him even further from his father and his origins.

Born in 1967 in Breda, Netherlands, Hanro Smitsman graduated in film directing from the Academy for Film and
Television in Amsterdam. In 2006 his short film Raak won numerous awards at international film festivals,
including the Golden Bear in Berlin. He also directed Van Speijk, the Dutch remake for The Shield, an American
detective series whose characters have to face moral choices.

Taraneh Tanhaïye Tehran (Lonely Tunes of Tehran)
by Saman Salour, Iran/France, DreamLab Films, 2008, 75ʼ
with Behrouz Jalili, Hamid Habibifar, Mojtaba Bitarafan

Behrouz is a taciturn and debonair tall-guy, whereas Hamid, an unemployed engineer, is a talkative and
sometimes nasty shorty. Cousins, they work together installing satellite dishes on the rooftops of Tehran. Through
this dangerous – because illegal – work, they almost manage to make a living. Poetic and sarcastic at the same
time, Saman Salour tells the tragicomic struggle of two marginal individuals for their economic – and human –
survival. Lonely Tunes of Tehran is also a surprising portrait of the Iranian capital.

Born in 1976 in Boroudjerd, in the South-West of Iran, Saman Salour is a graduate from the Soureh Film
Academy in Teheran. He began his film career at the Institute for the Young Iranian Cinema and directed short
films as well as documentaries for television. In 2004 his feature film debut From the Land of Silence was
selected in many international film festivals and screened at the Critic Week at the Mostra of Venice.

by Darrell Roodt, South Africa, DV8 FILMS, 2008, 82ʼ
with Kudzai Chimbaira, Farai Veremu, Natasha Gandi

When her mother dies of AIDS, Zimbabwe, 19, her little brother, and her niece are forced to leave their natal
village. On their own, they go to the home of a distant aunt in the border city of Beitbridge. To feed her “family”,
the young woman emigrates illegally to South Africa to work as a maid for a married couple. Despite a succession
of difficulties – Zimbabwe is abused by her boss – she will not be defeated. Darrell Roodt paints a delicate portrait
of a young woman who represents thousands of Zimbabweans forced to leave their country and to confront the
urban violence and exploitation so common in South Africa.

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Born in Johannesburg in 1962, Darrel Roodt is a renowned South African filmmaker and screenwriter. In 1996 he
gained international acclaim with Place of Weeping, his first feature film denouncing Apartheid. In 1992 he
directed Sarafina! starring Whoopi Goldberg. Yesterday was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2004
Academy Awards.

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8. Les Nouveaux Ecrans de la Fiction

The Festival is the first in Switzerland to introduce a new section called The New Screens for Drama. Following
television films, series and films made for cinema, CTE now focuses its attention on the multiple different screens
that transport us into imaginary worlds - a true revolution of the image! These new screens promote cinemaʼs
trademark artistic qualities: the magic of the screen, film direction, storylines, the narrative, dialogue, etc.

This new Section brings together the best audiovisual work created for new screens, including mobiles phones
with Cinéma Tout Mobile. Our program presents the audience with a large spate of fresh talent, notably in the field
of interactive multimedia fiction, series and self-produced fiction for the Web. Celebrities such as Stephen King
and Heroesʼ Yule Caise have also dabbled with this new format.
In short – a not-to-be-missed international program! Thrills, emotions and laughter guaranteed. Self-produced,
Web-oriented series, short films and feature films will be presented on the big screen in movie theatres.
Interactive multimedia fiction will be presented on interactive terminals in movie theatres. The terminals will enable
everyone to become spect-actors!

                                                                                                     Daphné Rozat
                                                                                               Head of Programming
                                                                                                  Nouveaux Ecrans


by Fouad Benhammou, France, Fouad Benhammou, 2007, 4 episodes 17ʼ
with Ariane Aggiage, Sergi Lopez, Zoé Félix

Hix realizes that she is only a character of fiction when she finds out that she is going to be exited from the show
since she doesnʼt please her creator any more. Wishing to remain the heroine and thus alive, Hix chooses to
rebel against her demiurge. Young filmmaker Fouad Benhammou delivers a superb mise en abîme of the world
of film.

by Marshall Herskovitz, USA, Quarterlife Inc, 2007-08, 2 episodes 20ʼ
with Bitsie Tulloch, Scott Michael Foster, David Walton

Dylan is a young American woman whose friends all work in the artistic field and belong to the digital generation.
They donʼt feel that pleased when they find out that she has a video blog on which she tells about their lives and
even expresses some criticism. This discovery will lead to extremely opposite reactions amongst them. An
already cult series on MySpace alternating camera and webcam shots.

Take Me Back
by Joe Baron and Seth Mendelson, Canada, Spinseeker Films, 2007-08, 4 episodes 23ʼ
with Seth Mendelson, Danay Cragaris, David Sklar

At first sight Al lives an uneventful life. He writes down in his notebook, works in a repair shop and doesnʼt how to
talk to girls. But one day he is kidnapped by a mysterious masked figure.
So begins the new webseries Take me back by two young promising filmmakers from Montreal. After graduating
in film studies, childhood friends Joe Baron and Seth Mendelson, at only 25, decided to create a webserial called
Take Me Back. With a very restricted budget they have achieved a sophisticated result nonetheless partly thanks
to excellents actors who volunteered to play for free. The photography is well-polished, the plot quite action-
packed and the overall impression is stimulating. Tens of thousands of web users are already fans of the serial
and several critics have compared the talented pair with Woody Allen and David Lynch. Now you cannot miss the
premiere screening!

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Going Postal - Heroes
by Yule Caise, USA, Retrofit Films pour NBC, 2008, 3 episodes 9ʼ
with Kiko Ellsworth, Rebeka Montoya, Brian Prescott

Postman Echo De Mille finds himself facing two agents from the Company who try to kidnap him in order to use
his very special gift. The fans of the series Heroes donʼt know the character and with good reason: he only exists
in a spin-off called Going Postal made exclusively for the Internet.

Porta en Boca de Tantos
by Eulogio Romero, Spain, IntuitionFilms / Koncept Company, 2008, 4 episodes 15ʼ
with Porta, Soma

Porta is a teenage boy from Barcelona. He is different from the others because he is a rising star of hip hop
music. He tries to reconcile his recordings in the studio and his friendships. This serial full of spirit alternates
scenes of short interviews and confessions to the camera with music sequences of Catalan rap which will rally
even the most reluctant ones!

La cuisine de Nicolas
by Vincent Solignac and Emmanuelle Sardou, France, Les Films à Nous, 2008, 3 episodes 17ʼ
with Rodolphe Briand, Yves Gourvil, Vincent Solignac

Here is a serial about a current topic with its own special recipe. This is quite logical as it takes place in the
kitchen of the Palace of the Elysee. The Chef, the wine-waiter and their flock are in low spirits because the
President has a very limited taste. Alas, the paths of power are not paved with rose macaroons and the accras
are sometimes too spicy.

Beyond The Rave
by Matthias Hoene, UK, Hammer Productions, 2008, 4 episodes 17ʼ
with Jamie Dornan, Nora-Jane Noone, Tamer Hassan

Ed –the gorgeous Jamie Dornan- is a young British soldier who is about to leave for Iraq in less than 24 hours,
and we follow his comings and goings in his quest for his fiancée who has gone to a secret rave party organized
by dangerous vampires. A serial full of hemoglobin!

Lonely Corn Muffin
by Erica Rivinoja, USA, 60Frames Entertainment, 2008, 3 episodes 12ʼ
with Michael Rapaport, Jason Priestley

This is the story of a corn muffin! It looks fine at first sight but it appears to be ultraconservative, xenophobic and
dangerous. The muffin feels lonely: it manages to tie bonds but it seems that keeping its friends is not a piece of
cake. An entertaining and surreal tale to criticize one system going adrift in one country.

The Alibuys
by Chad Villella, USA, Chad Villella, 2008, 3 episodes 15ʼ
with Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Rob Polonsky

“There is no truth. There is only perception”, Gustave Flaubert wrote. Following this principle, three friends create
a company selling alibis. The three ”alibuys” sell their various services for money. Unfortunately because of their
legendary clumsiness, it sometimes works out, often fails miserably. A pleasant serial created by the three main

Dark Elevator
by Stéphanie Sphyras, Guillaume Cremonese and Benoît Nguyen Tat, France, ARTURO MIO, 2008, 3
episodes 9ʼ
with Bernard Haller, Pierre Diot, Patricia Franchino

The concept of Dark Elevator illustrates to the letter the French expression: “the social elevator is out of order”. It
stages a real elevator inside which seven people have been stuck for an unspecified time. Therefore they take
advantage of the situation by either attending a training course or starting a demonstration. A committed activist
serial that criticizes a little and makes us laugh a lot!

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«Forget The Rules» - Series 2
by Jim Shomos, Letʼs Talk PTY LTD, Australia, Let's Talk PTY LTD, 2007, 5 episodes 15ʼ
with Daniel Kitchener, Louise Crawford, Steven Cabral

After the first season was watched by more than one million people and won the MIPCOM Mobile & Internet TV
Awards (Best Interactive Format) at the 2006 Festival de Cannes, the three crazy housemates of Forget the Rules
have signed on again for season 2! Lisa, Pepe and Pony are now reaching 30 and their relationships have
changed. When The secret Life of Us meets Sex and the City…

Foreign Body
by Big Fantastic, France/USA, Tornante and Cyber Group Digital Media, 2008, 5 episodes 13ʼ
with Veene Chandra, Cal Morgan, Petra Danderoff

With Foreign Body novelist Dr Robin Cook, the master of medical thriller gives us a perfect piece of art with
unmatched professional quality. This is the story of a group of young Indian beauties who discover the world of
health tourism in California. Love affairs, exoticism, murders and intrigues set against the backdrop of the
American dream.

Stephen King’s « N »
by Alexander Maleev, USA, Marvel Entertainment Inc, 2008, 25 episodes 28ʼ
Voices : Jeff Perry, Ben Shenkmon, Karen Ziemba

Was Johnny, an outstanding psychiatrist, forced to commit suicide by one of his patients called N.? His sister
Sheila looks for an answer in the manuscript where the sessions of therapy with the mysterious patient are
recorded. The manuscript slyly carries away the characters in a maze of mental disorders, cursed numbers and
fields of menhirs haunted by monsters. So begins the new plot of “N”, the newborn of Stephen Kingʼs fertile
fancy, filmed by the genius Alexandre Maleev.

For his coming back on the Web, the master of terror has made the choice of the online webseries, spliting the
story into 25 mini episodes that Cinéma Tous Ecrans will screen as a whole! Undeniably N. has a high artistic
quality: the slighly animated drawings and the anguishing sounds captivate us from the first picture. Sheer
exquisite chills…


La planque
by Akim Isker, France, Alakisʼ Productions, 2007, 23ʼ
with Jalil Naciri, Ahcen Titi, Gilles Belloni

Three men come out of a bank with the money they have just robbed. Taken aback by their missing driver Titi, they
realize that they have no other choice but to hide in the very place they must avoid – a police station, the last place
where the police would expect to find them! A new kind of unforgettable thriller that will make you have fits of

by Wing-Yee Wu, USA, Wing-Yee Wu, 2007, 14ʼ
with Melissa House, Goran Ivanovski, Susan McBrien

With his very intimist photography, Wing-Yee Wu tells the story of Josef and Aïda who try to communicate
although they are living apart. He studies in Chicago, she lives in Sarajevo and cannot go out because snipers
shoot down people in the streets. Josef tries to call her while Aida writes him letters she cannot post… Unless
she makes an attempt to move from point A to point B running through a highly dangerous area.

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Tu l’aimes ou tu la quittes
by Ange Jisa, France, Avi Amar, 2007, 14ʼ
with Avi Amar, Mame Fama Ly, Abraham Assuied

Hardly have they arrived to France when a group of illegal immigrants are arrested by the police. An African
woman and a man from the Balkans manage to escape. Reluctant at first they are forced to help each other and
they share their own stories of poverty in their countries. Unfortunately they are lost in an unwelcoming city. A
burning topic emphasized by the staggering black and white photography!

Les vases communicants
by Gildas Le Goff, France, Gildas Le Goff, 2007, 11ʼ
with Aurèle, Lionel Mur, Jean-Paul Loyer

A slightly emphatic version of an old, despite relevant theme: a man comes home late and the doubts of his wife
revive. Accused of being unfaithful he argues that he has paid a visit to his best friend Pierre. The jealous wife
phones the friend in order to check the excuse. But isnʼt the truth more twisted than the obvious?

Conte jaune
by Guillaume Tauveron, France, Tauveron films, 2007, 21ʼ
with François Sauvanoe, Zoana

Once upon a time there was a penitent and disturbed young man. While he was meditating in the forest he met a
beautiful young woman who had twisted her ankle. He carried her on his back to her home. She invited him to
stay but he turned her down. Then she sought to unveil his secret in order to help him overcome his fears. A
modern and original fairytale alternating both radiant colour and black and white images.

La guerre des bonbons
by Jérôme Maldhé, France, CitéArt, 2007, 22ʼ
with Yassine Khemaïes, Harouna Drame, Pacôme Mambou

Yassine and Harouna are nine years old, best friends and they live in a suburban area. Older gang leaders ask
them to buy drinks at the grocerʼs. The boys ride Harounaʼs bike that is unfortunately stolen by a youngster from
the enemy district. This sweet comedy is a new version of The War of the Buttons played by astounding and
incredibly touching cast members!

Chat noir
by Fabrice Genin, France, Fabrice Genin, 2007, 14ʼ
with Jamal Ziane, Philippe Bourgogne, Jean-Marc LeBars

From his day of birth Bernard has been a truly unlucky guy whose daily life is an eternal disaster. He decides to
take his life. Unfortunately for him, bad luck holds on to him and refuses to let him go. Until one night he crosses
paths with another loser just as desperate as he is. What if it were a good omen? A thought-provoking piece of
morbid humour…

Night Cap
by Brandon Kahn, USA, Brandon Kahn, 2007, 15ʼ
with Jeff Sharpe, Stuart Collins, Marian Rothschild

In a near future where everything is under control, a student named Ezra comes across a forbidden book at the
library. He reads it, thinking it makes no sense. However the book of poetry entertains him so much that he
forgets to take his “pill” at night. He starts doubting his surroundings. A simple, classic yet well-mastered film.

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Plein face
by Adrien Comelli, France, Adrien Comelli, 2007, 15ʼ
with Cédric Colas, Isabelle Sempere

Forty-year-old Hyppolite is a bank clerk, he lives in a detached house and has a wife, a poodle and a colour TV
set. He is annoyed tonight because he is going to miss the football news program: a man, clad in black, points a
gun at him and shoots. But the impact doesnʼt occur as time stops. A hostess asks him if he wants a cold drink
in the meantime and together they start investigating his past. There are all the ingredients needed: tenderness,
emotion, drama and special effects!

99¢ Dreams
by Jason Rodi, Canada, Moment Factory, 2007, 80ʼ
with Jason Rodi, Matt K. Williston, Johnny Ranger

99¢ Dreams was shot on all the continents, in some of the most surreal places of the planet. It depicts an island
on which everything is possible. The frontier between fact and fiction is blurred. Eight people in search of the
truth venture to make their dreams come true. The result is a dreamlike landscape glutted with extremely
beautiful images.


by David Clark, Canada, Shelley Simmons, 2006, 22ʼ
with Rock Grayson, Lou Israel, Jennifer Lieberman

Godard said that a film needed a beginning, middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order! Meanwhile is a
weird comedy proposing to its viewers to choose the order of the scenes recounting the day of four protagonists:
a pseudo drug dealer, his girlfriend who is upset by the death of their dog, her sister and a transvestite politician.
A film experimenting with (de)construction and editing.

by Djeff Regottaz, Loïc Horellou, Pauline Sylvain-Goasmat, France, Utopie Films, 2008, 4ʼ to 9ʼ
with Alexandre Borras, Eïdo Lilly

Emile suffers from a family curse: his uneven dentition. His fiancée Lila threatens him with dental surgery or she
breaks up with him! Emile gives in, but his dental brace transforms into a human antenna and starts to capt
phone waves surrounding him. His rest will depend on the calls and the SMS received by the audience. The first
film ever made, during which it is advised to switch mobiles on in the theatre to be able to experience it

Pater Castell- die Webisodes
by Isa Ostertag, Ulrich Zrenner, Bernhard Fritsch, Till Stegemann, Germany, UFA Films und
Medienproduktion gmbH / WM Team Hannover, 2008, as from 11'
with Francis Fulten-Smith, Christine Döring, Hans-Peter Hallwachs

Father Castell is a star in Germany. The hero of a German TV series is young, smart, sexy but he is a… Catholic
priest. The 5 episodes made especially for the Net deal with how he has become the special agent for the
Vatican. But in order to watch them you will have to go into the same training as him: to pilot a plane, fix a motor
bike and even fight!

Twenty Show
by Tristan Séguela, Ariel Kenig, Ladj Ly, Audrey Diwan and Agathe Riedenger, France, Zadig productions /
Arte France, 2008, variable length
with Leïla Bekthi, Julien Bouaniche, François Civil

Their names are Mia, Yasmine, Martin and Victor. They are 20 years old and live in contemporary France and
ask questions on their videoblog. They tell plainly about their hopes and fears. Post your comments about their
videos and contact them! A look on young people by young people. This is an ARTE production and a
documentary film will be produced on the same subject.

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iXième - version remix
by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud and Stéphane Blok, Switzerland, Louise Production / Momentum Production / Les
Hérétiques / TSR / SSR Idee Suisse, 2007, 87ʼ to 110ʼ
with Louis-Charles Finger, Céline Bolomey, Vincent Kucholl

iXième won the Golden Leopard at the 2003 Locarno Film Festival. It has now transformed into an arborescent
form in which the viewer is invited to choose the non-linear narration of the home detention of a prisoner,
mysteriously missing after 200 days. The idea was to create a creative and evolutive dialogue between video
images, pieces of poetry and music tracks without any hierarchy between the forms of expression. iXième is a
highly inspired visual achievement, showing a combination of audacity and radicality rarely seen in the Swiss film
industry. A fiction in the shape of a fake diary, yet a true analysis on the delusion of freedom, blending sensuous
pictures with putrid ones, iXième sticks to the skin and induces an irrepressible longing for evasion!

La boîte noire
by Angelo Cianci, France, Les Films du Poisson / ARTE TV, 2002, appr. 15ʼ
with Anne Azoulay, Aurélien Recoing, Simon Mesnay

No need to introduce Steve McQueen, the famous American actor. But who knows Sarah Ostrovski? She is an
ordinary woman who has just lost her husband and who drowns in a strange delusion. What links them both? A
publicity man explains to us as he forces the viewer to strain his memory in order to rebuild the story.

by Antoine Le Bos, France, Les Films du Poisson / ARTE TV, 2002, appr. 15ʼ
with Stéphane Andin, Annie Legrand, Gwenaelle Clauwaert

A presence, alias the net user goes in the Underground where female bodies seem to offer themselves to the
eyes and the hands. You can touch, stroke but be aware of the barometer at the corner of the screen: the
temperature must not reach a mysterious point of fusion! A sensual experiment which proves Freudʼs theory
about the low instincts of human beings.

Roue libre
by Delphine and Muriel Coulin, France, Les Films du Poisson / ARTE TV, 2002, appr. 15ʼ
with Thierry de Chaunac, Franck Possemard, Arnaud Perret

Three young guys have just robbed a bank but one of them is wounded and he asks the two others to go to the
seaside for the last time. The Net user can have access to the inner thoughts of the three characters and choose
the duration of the sequences. Mixing multiple viewpoints and various levels of reality, Roue Libre (Free-wheel)
develops a peculiar visual world. If you enjoyed watching Lost on TV, you will love it on the Net!

Find 815 (Lost)
by Nathan Mayfield et Anthony Mullins, Australia/USA, ABC / Hoodlum, 2008, variable length
with Marshall Napier, Aden Young, Rodger Corser

Flight 815 of Oceanic Airlines is the same one which mysteriouly disappeared in the serial Lost. Sam Thomas, a
computer technician working for the same company decides to look for the missing plane because his fiancée
Sonya was a member of the crew. He boards on a plane to Jakarta after hacking the website of Oceanic Airlines
and finds out strange clues on a boat. Help Sam on his investigation.

L’oracle de Shepperton
by Bruno Samper, France, / ARTE TV, 2008, variable length
with Olivier Preissel, Aude Wa, Maxime Franzetti

This multiform film is based on the use of a Chatbot – a conversational agent- in the frame of a fiction film about
J.G Ballardʼs fantasy world. Start a conversation with a”virtual” character in order to reveal his secret. You will
live this e-fairytale like an inner adventure within the brain of a remarkable novelist.

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Cinéma Tout Mobile

The exploring goes on…
Once again, Cinéma Tous Ecrans turns its gaze to new screens with the second edition of the Cinéma Tout
Mobile contest. This yearʼs event will once again feature the co-founders – Freestudios in Geneva and Base-court
in Lausanne – and last yearʼs partners: TV5Monde, Tribune de Genève,, Fnac and (TSR). We are pleased to announce that Art Computer has joined our ranks. The contest focuses
on short films (max. two minutes) written and conceived for distribution on very small screens – in other words,
takeaway movies to be enjoyed individually. Cinéma Tout Mobile defines itself as a space for reflection – its goal
is to enable artistic creation to transcend the size of its projection screen to express emotion, as well as to
contribute to the widespread debate on the future of cinema theatres as a space for mass screenings. And, last
but not least, we are dedicated to the pure and simple pleasure of establishing rules in order to transgress them
all the more efficiently for entertainmentʼs sake…
As we like to say: size doesnʼt matter!

                                                                                                   Philippe Clivaz

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9. The Swissperform Award for the Best Television Film

The Swissperform Awards will be assigned at the Opening Ceremony of the Festival, on Monday October 27,
2008, at 7.15 p.m., Auditorium Arditi. The winner film will be shown at the end of the ceremony.


Canzun alpina
de Sören Senn
Production Cineworx

Hunkeler macht Sachen
de Markus Fischer
Production PS Produktion

de Tobias Ineichen
Production c-films

Petites vacances à Knokke-le-Zout
de Yves Matthey
Production Bohémian Prod

Sauvons les apparences
de Nicole Borgeat
Production Point Prod

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10. Swiss Short Films Competition

This year, Cinéma Tous Ecrans once again highlights the vitality of the up-and-coming generation of Swiss
cinema via its competition for Swiss short films. Two programs put together in partnership with Fonction: Cinéma
thus bring together 16 short films. Composed by Valérie Debeaumont, Michel Schopfer, Sandy Schmid and Bruno
Quiblier, this selection brings the public a non-exhaustive panorama of this yearʼs productions.
Amongst these films, it is our pleasure to announce the world premiere of three Geneva-made films: Big Sur by
Pierre-Adrian Irlé and Valentin Rotelli, Heaven by Mohcine Besri and Max by Jean-Paul Cardinaux. These films
will be screened alongside Pascal Forneyʼs Vincent le magnifique starring Jean-Claude Dreyfus, as well as
Georges Schwitzgebelʼs latest animation film, Retouches.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Maison des Arts du Grutli from Wednesday, October 29, to Friday,
October 31, to share these visual treats together.

Bruno Quiblier                                                       Philippe Clivaz
Swiss short film programmation                                       Short film coordinator


Max, by Jean-Paul Cardinaux, Switzerland, 2008, 9ʼ
A lonely man mopes around. A child appears and reveals some disturbing truths.

Big Sur, by Pierre-Adrian Irlé and Valentin Rotelli, Switzerland, 2008, 30’
A man and a woman travel together to the famous cliffs of Big Sur.

La main de l’ours, by Marina Rosset, Switzerland, 2008, 5ʼ
Three brothers live in an isolated clearing. The youngest meets a bear in the forest.

Ich träume nicht auf Deutsch, by Ivana Lalovic, Switzerland, 2008, 15ʼ
A teenager meets a businessman in the restaurant where she works.

La délogeuse, by Julien Rouyet, Switzerland, 2008, 20ʼ
A young cleaning lady cares for her employerʼs house well beyond their expectations.

Monsieur Sélavy, by Peter Volkart, Switzerland, 2008, 10ʼ
Follow Monsieur Sélavy in his strange poetic world.

Heaven, by Mohcine Besri, Switzerland, 2008, 15ʼ
A shy and reserved young man follows his friends from the projects and winds up in a story that will change his

The Political Lunch, by Julien Sulser, Switzerland, 2008, 4ʼ
What is the relationship between your political regime and your diet?


Retouches, by Georges Schwizgebel, Switzerland, 2008, 6ʼ
Animated paintings are transformed between the waves of the sea and the rythmic breathing of a young woman.

Racines, by Eileen Hofer, Switzerland, 2008, 19ʼ
In a Turkish village, a father wants to surprise his son on his 9 birthday.

Au café romand, by Richard Szotyori, Switzerland, 2008, 10ʼ
A young man eats with his in-laws in a pub. He discovers a gun in the toilet.

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Bachab, by Ulrich Schaffner, Switzerland, 2008, 20ʼ
The hardship of being a surfer in a country without oceans.

Tango Lola, by Izabela Rieben and Sami Ben Youssef, Switzerland, 2008, 7ʼ
A young woman wins the lottery. Crazy projects cross her mind.

510 meter über dem Meer (510 mètres au dessus de la mer)
by Kerstin Polte, Switzerland, 2008, 17ʼ
A young woman misses her train in a provincial airport. She has to spend the night there.

Vincent le Magnifique, by Pascal Forney, Switzerland / France, 2008, 20ʼ
In a remote valley, a young man tries each evening to imitate his idol: the great magician Blackstone.

Larsen, by Carlo de Rosa, Switzerland, 2008, 14ʼ
A woman realises that a mysterious voice influences her decisions since her birth.

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11. Premieres and Special Screenings

by Gael Garcia Bernal, Jane Campion, Jan Kounen, Mira Nair, Gaspar Noé, Abderrahmane Sissako, Gus
Van Sant, Wim Wenders, France, LDM Productions, 2008, 103ʼ

To heighten public awareness, through film, of the struggle against poverty, without lapsing into a bleak view of
life: that was the challenge set – and met – by 8, a feature-length film composed of 8 short fictions directed by 8
big names in cinema. Adapting the UN “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs) campaign and shot the world
over, the film invited Abderrhamane Sissako, Gael Garcia Bernal, Gaspar Noé, Mira Nair, Jane Campion, Gus
Van Sant, Jan Kounen, and Wim Wenders to turn their artistic eyes to fundamental issues like eradicating hunger,
the right to education, or combating HIV. A film as beautiful as it is necessary.
In collaboration with the FIFDH

Quelques jours avant la nuit
by Simon Edelstein, Switzerland, Aïe Productions Sa, 2007, 94ʼ
with Caroline Gasser, Jean-Pierre Gos, Anne-Shlomit Deonna

Anne, a famous pianist, has been living in complete isolation since a major automobile accident put her career on
hold. Helpless and alone, she can no longer tolerate any human presence in her lovely but dilapidating residence,
with the exception of her extremely devoted butler with a shadowy past, her new maid who is having an affair with
a seemingly sordid man, and, from time to time, her sister. Tirelessly, Anne awaits her son, on whom she dotes.
His imaginary or real presence influences and affects the complex relationships among the characters. The
sudden appearance of a young man leads to an unexpected turn.
In a baroque and decadent setting, Geneva director Simon Edelstein creates an ominous and frenzied
atmosphere that flirts with the bizarre. Madness reigns, with a hint of Hitchcockian suspicion in the background.

Born in Geneva in 1942, Simon Edelstein works as a director, cinematographer, and photographer. He has
directed more than one hundred documentaries, primarily for TSR programs like Temps Présent. He has also
directed several fiction features, including LʼOgre, selected for “Perspectives on French Cinema” at the Cannes
Film Festival in 1986. As a photographer, he is the author of several books and contributes to Lui and Vogue.

Pelléas et Mélisande, le chant des aveugles
by Philippe Béziat, France, Les Films Pelléas, 2008, 107ʼ

Claude Debussyʼs only opera was staged for the first time in Russia in 2007. Le chant des aveugles is the story of
the coming together of director Olivier Py, conductor Mark Minkovski, the singers, the musicians, and the
technicians. In the course of the rehearsals, we discover the artists, but more, we witness a real exchange
between two cultures and two approaches to the music: Olivier Py defends a relationship to the unadorned text in
the face of Russian vocalists accustomed to an emotional style of singing. Profoundly inspired, Philippe Béziat
presents this ambitious project through the ups and downs of an intense, esthetic, and powerful undertaking.
In collaboration with the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

French artist and filmmaker Philippe Béziat has directed more than fifteen documentaries, mostly dedicated to the
world of music. He has also filmed several live operas and designed the lighting and video in a number of dance
works. In 2004, he developed Lʼenface de lʼart with the soloists of the Musiciens du Louvre, a performance based
on the childhood memories of the musicians.

Petites Vacances à Knokke-Le-Zout
by Yves Matthey, Switerland/France, Bohemian Films / Native / TSR / France 2, 2008, 84ʼ
with Miou-Miou, Jean-Luc Bideau, Laurent Deshusses

Whatʼs got into her?! As graceful as can be, Micheline is preparing supper, leaping from one corner of the kitchen
to the other, legs kicking in time to tropical rhythms. Her husband, Jean-Claude, arrives home in his work overalls.
He turns off the music to listen to the news. These two sequences say it all: one is a dreamer, the other is not. A
neglected fiftyish, he is just watching life go by, without realizing that his wife is taking a bite from it… As a result,
Jean-Claude is somewhat surprised when she announces that she wants to learn to drive. Quite, in fact…
Especially since she has other surprises in store…

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Yves Matthey, known for his dynamic and audacious camera movements, has made a gossamer comedy about
the most serious of subjects: time going by, separating people or bringing them together. But devil take the
melancholy! The tone is good humored, and Miou-Miou, dolled up like a schoolgirl, dresses up her Jean-Luc
Bideau of a husband like a pig in a blanket. For the finale, a coolly reinvigorating recipe – though tested a
thousand times – served up by four and twenty Genevan actors (Laurent Deshusses, Caroline Cons, Jean-
Alexandre Blanchet…) baked in a pie. For dessert, an appearance by Belgian singer Arno, who reminds us that
even in the land of the rumba and the cha-cha-cha, rock ʼnʼ roll is worth the trip.

Born in 1964, Yves Matthey studied at the School of Photography in Vevey. In 1991, he began his career as an
independent director. He has directed several series for the TSR, including Paul et Virginie with Caroline Cons in
2002 and Marilou with Natacha Koutchoumov in 2005. He has also directed several episodes of Pique-Meurons.

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12. Major Film Director on Small Screen

Charles Burnett

Years before Spike Lee there was a small group of independent, black filmmakers working in California. In the
ʻ70es, soon after the Blaxploitation, some students at the UCLA - Billy Woodberry, Haile Gerima, Julie Dash e
Charles Burnett – opened a new way to the Afroamerican cinema, the so called “Film Rebellion”. A special role, in
continuity and artistical value of his works, was played by Burnett, director, screenplayer, editor and
cinematographer. An emblematic figure of a generation of blacks no more inclined to be portraited by whites. A
champion of a coherent and new cinema that, from the middle of the ʻ90es on, worked for the small and the big
screen. So to be honoured by Cinéma Tous Ecrans.

Born in Mississipi in 1944 and grown up in Watts, Los Angeles, Burnett was in the middle ʻ60es one of the first
blacks to study cinema at university. In 1977 he shooted his first feature, “Killer of Sheep”, about the hard and
violent life of a young man. An astonishing “tranche de vie” about Stan, the typical ghetto guy: married, a little
daughter and a daydreamer attitude. If not he was working in a slaughter house killing sheeps. Burnett shoots in a
documentary and a lyrical style at the same time and without judging his character.

After “Killer”, Burnett is director of photography for Haile Gerimaʼs “Bush Mama” and, in 1983, makes “My Botherʼs
Weedding”. Pierce, another young guy, is splitted by heavy dilemmas: be present to the best friendʼs funeral or his
botherʼs wedding where is attended to be the best man? In few days the hero has to set priorities in his life. In
1984 Burnett is screenplayer and dop for Billy Woodberryʼs “Bless Their Little Hearts”.

Thanks to Danny Glover, who plays an enigmatic tramp moving from the South to Los Angeles visiting an old
friendʼs family, Burnett realize in 1990 “To Sleep with Anger”, his other masterpiece. The man brings mistery, pain
and magic into the middle-class family that thinks to have left behind its roots.

His fourth feature film in 1994 is chosen for the Locarno Festival competition: “The Glass Shield” (starring Elliot
Gould and Ice Cube) is a French production and a drama full of tension about corruption and racism inside Los
Angeles Police Department. In the middle of the ʻ90es, Burnettʼs career opens to television: “The Wedding” with
Halle Berry for the “Ophra Winfrey Presents” serie reaches a good success in 1996, then “Nightjohn”. In 1999
shoots the interracial commedy “The Annihilation of Fish” with Lynn Redgrave e James Earl Jones, then few
series for the tv and the documentary “Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property”. Two black cinema icons appear in
“Finding Buck McHenry” again for television: Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. For “The Blues” di Martin Scorsese
Burnett tells, in “Warming by the Devilʼs Fire”, the pioneerʼs blues in the ʼ20es and ʼ30es. Before returning to
cinema in “Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation” (2007), he shoots few episodes of “American Family” e “For
Reel?” in 2003. The last is “Relative Stranger”, now in postproduction.

Films of Charles Burnett presented at the festival
(d = director / w = writer / p = producer)
My Brotherʼs Wedding (d,w,p), 1983, 83ʼ
Killer of Sheep (d,w,p), 1977, 83ʼ
The Blues, (d,w), ép. Warming by the Devilʼs Fire, 2003, 89ʼ
The Final Insult (d), 1997, 54ʼ
The Exiles (Burnett has contributed to the restauration & distribution in 2008), Kent MacKenzie, 1961, 72ʼ
American Famely (d), série, 2002, 2 x 45ʼ
Nightjohn (d), 92ʼ, 1996
When it rains (d), 1995, 12ʼ

Public meeting with Charles Burnett: Saturday 1st of November, 3-5 PM, Fonction : Cinéma (Maison du
Grütli), f/eng

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13. Self-Portrait of a Channel: NHK (Japan)
NHK is the only public radio and television company in Japan. Entirely funded by fees from Japanese television
viewers, it is renowned for its impartiality and the quality of its programs. With five national channels (two
broadcast and three satellite, including one HD), NHK reaches approximately 47 million households. The
company has a network of 54 affiliates in Japan and 32 overseas bureaus. Its large production staff allows NHK
to produce a wide range of programs, from information to documentaries, talk-shows, TV movies, childrenʼs
programming, music, and entertainment, without forgetting the theater. With its long experience in high definition,
it now produces 90% of its main programs in HD.

The Strait
by Sakae Okazaki, Japan, NHK, 2007, 73ʼ
with Kyoko Hasegawa, Mashima Hidekazu, Henmi Emiri

Korea,1945. When Japan emerges defeated from the Second World War, Korea recovers its independence and
expels several million Japanese immigrants. The Strait recounts the story of the forced exile of a young Japanese
orphan and her now impossible love for a Korean soldier. A veritable history lesson tinged with Japanese

Screening Thursday October 30, 12:00, Maison des arts du Grütli, Salle Simon

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14. Youth programme with La Lanterne Magique


«Our Secret Archives»
Manipulating archive footage, filmmakers revisit and revise History with humour and mischief, lending some of the
Twentieth centuryʼs greatest invtions to various Swiss citizens. Each episode of the series retraces one of these
enlightening revelations!

Create your secret archive
(Screenings : Thursday, October 30, 2008, 10h and 11:15h, Grütli, Salle Simon)

For almost sixteen years, La Lanterne Magique has strived to increase the young publicʼs interest in cinema.
Parallel to its extracurricular activities, it has also developed various pedagogic projects related to education and
images. Since 2007, La Lanterne Magique has joined forces with the Cinéma Tous Ecrans Festival, introducing
the theme of television series. Following last yearʼs “Coming up next” which invited all high-school students to
write a synopsis for the third episode of “Heidi”, a soap-opera type series, La Lanterne Magique and Cinéma Tous
Ecrans now invite students to indulge in a playful approach of a new type of series, “lʼétiquette”, which is
characterized by the briefness of its episodes (2 to 10 minutes) and the fact that each of them is endowed with an
independent narrative. This new educational activity will help students to assimilate all the aspects that
characterise this type of programme with a critical perspective whilst stimulating their creativity. The series “Our
Secret Archives” will serve as educational support.

Open to students attending the “cycle dʼorientation” and secondary school, this pedagogic activity presents itself
as a contest at the end of which pupils will have learnt to pen a script for their own “secret archive”. The best
scripts will be rewarded by a jury. Three of them will be shot by the winners within the framework of a filmmaking

A Magical Day for Children: Nocturna
Screenings : Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 11h and 14h, Pathé Rialto, Saturday 1st of november 2008, 10h and
12h, Pathé Balexert

Within the framework of Cinéma Tous Ecrans, The Magic Lantern introduces a true work of art in the field of
contemporary animation films. With the help of poetry, this masterpiece will teach children to overcome their fear
of the dark and to transform the night into a trusty friend.

Created by Victor Maldonado and Adrià Garcia, a duo of Spanish magician filmmakers, Nocturna offers a
beautiful answer to the great question that has haunted all children for generations: what happens at night while
we are sleeping? Open to the general public – parents included – this anti-heebies-jeebies screening will be
introduced with an madcap, spectacular illustrated conference that will teach all those present to master their

By Victor Maldonado and Adrià Garcia
France/Spain, 2007, 1h20

One night, Tim, resident at an orphanage, witnesses the fall of “his” star, the one he is used to confiding in. In the
attempt to follow its descent, he falls from the roof and tiptoes into the secret world of the night with its plethora of
magical characters. However, this world finds itself in deadly peril: Tim alone can defend it. A wonderful animation
film, Nocturna opens the window that leads to imaginary realms.

For additional information, or to suscribe to the childrenʼs film club
La Lanterne Magique (Geneva): +41 79 522 62 25 or

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15. Carte Blanche to Dailymotion

Within the framework of the new section “New Screens for Drama”, the Cinéma Tous Ecrans festival offers
Dailymotion free hand. One of the first independent global Websites dedicated to video sharing, Dailymotionʼs
goal is to encourage young creativity. In order to promote the films shot by the MotionMakers as well as the
diversity of this program, Séance Dailymotion presents each month the best videos selected on the Web in
different Parisian cinemas – an extraordinary stepping stone for an entire generation of creative filmmakers,
paving the way for numerous possibilities regarding programming in theatres equipped with digital projectors.
Especially created for the Cinéma Tous Ecrans festival, the present session is also a Swiss premiere, bringing
together videos shown during the 2007/2008 season: an anthology of amateur short films – professional or semi
professional – music videos by tomorrowʼs artists, animated films and experimental flicks… both funny and
touching. These videos selected by Marc Eychenne form an eclectic selection introducing a fresh batch of new
talent - look forward to a highly entertaining evening!

Thursday, October 30, 9.00 PM, Pathé Rialto 1

16. Carte Blanche to the NIFFF

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival and Festival Tous Ecrans come together to explore the
affinities between the imagination of the fantastic and of television. The Niff will present the Film Phoo Action
which is inspired by a comic strip created by an eminent troublemaker in British pop culture, Jamie Hewlett
(Thank Girl, Gorillaz). It appeared in the pages of the very glitzy magazine THE FACE.

Phoo Action
by Euros Lyn, UK 2008, 60ʼ
In a futurist London, young Whitey Action uncovers a plot by a mutant gang aiming to overthrow the monarchy. To
stop this dire plan, Whitey will join forces with an Asian spy known by the name of Terry Phoo. Together, they will
brave extraterrestrial forces, the establishment, and parental authority…

Screenings : Tuesday, 28th of octobre, 16h, and thursday, 30th of octobre 22h, Grütli, Salle Langlois

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18. Journée Nouveaux Ecrans – New Screens Day

Organised and presented by Gaetano Stucchi, Media Consultant
October 28, 2008, at Fonction Cinéma, Maison des Arts du Grütli.
Open to all (registration necessary)

Cinéma Tous Ecrans has decided to organise a day of encounters and debates directly linked to the programming
of the New Screens for Drama section. The New Screens Day thus defines itself as a think tank on the current
developments of digital communication in the audiovisual field. Its goal is to describe and to analyze a number of
films presented within the framework of the competition together with their authors and producers, while
examining the individual and general context in which they emerge.

Programme Journée Nouveaux Ecrans
New screens, new users (9:30 am – 11 am)
The development of these new screens generates a new attitude amongst spectators. Our first session attempts
to define the behaviour of these new users, to analyse their needs and their specific competences, as well as the
changes in their approach of classic media.

New screens and the quality of films (11:30 am – 1 pm)
As a result of production democratisation and the vast flow of audiovisual content generated by the Internet, we
are currently facing a new problem: quality. This conference aims at discussing appreciation criteria for new films,
and thus preparing the ground for a necessary distinction between practical and private use of audiovisual
language, and value-added creative projects.

Formats and genres (2:30 pm – 4 pm)
This conference strives to evaluate the impact produced by new screens on classical formats and genres offered
by television and cinema. To what type of content, for instance, do innovations generated by digital technology
apply with optimal efficiency? Does a production of original contents aimed at mobile phones truly exist?

Production & financing of new drama (4:30 pm –6 pm)
The final discussion of the day focuses on the current economic importance of new screens, with an attempt to
define the financial intentions and possibilities of the main actors involved in the evolution of the audiovisual

The morning sessions are mainly dedicated to the communicative and expressive dimension of the new screens,
the afternonn session to their economic and industrial aspects.

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19. Pacte Multimédia Award Night

The Pacte Multimédia has a double objective: On the one hand to make available the audio and video contents
dedicated to new technologies and produced by SRG SSR idée suisse and its partners on and, on the other hand, to award the best interactive multimedia projects by means of a

At the same time of the foundation of the new section «Les Nouveaux Ecrans de la Fiction» Cinéma Tous Ecrans
starts the collaboration with Pacte Multimédia by organizing a Pacte Multimédia Award Night in course of the
festival. At this event, a professional jury will award prizes in the amount of CHF 50'000 which are destined to
bring forward the awarded projects.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, in the locations of the TSR

20. Geneva Select Market

Like every year, the Geneva Select market presents the films of the different sections (features, series and short
films). A specific selection completes the catalogue of about 220 films.

Equipped with a digital video streaming server, the Geneva Select Market offers an optimal comfort and a strong
working tool which allows to view the films in ideal conditions on over 20 terminals simultaneously. Thanks to a
selection of high quality combined with state-of-the-art technology, the Geneva Select Marke succeds to serve the
films as well the buyers and distributors.

21. TV5MONDE at Cinéma Tous Ecrans

TV5MONDE is the worldʼs leading French-language network and a place of plural expression. It is a non-
specialized channel that presents an original vision of the world through information and programs that are
concerned with making known and sharing the diversity of cultures and points of view. With a program schedule
built around information, TV5MONDE has managed to adapt its broadcasting through 8 services specific to each
continent that take into account different time zones and tastes. TV5MONDE improves its programs with a policy
oriented towards films, dramas, sport, documentaries and its own information and original programs.

Films in Competition for the TV5MONDE Award 2008

Genenet al Asmak - L’aquarium
by Yousry Nasrallah, Egypte/ France/Germany
International Competition

Résolution 819
by Giacomo Battiato, France
Competition Regards dʼAujourdʼhui

Quelques jours avant la nuit
by Simon Edelstein, Switzerland
Special Screening

Petites Vacances à Knokke-Le-Zout
by Yves Matthey, Switzerland/ France
Special Screening

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Château en Suède
by Josée Dayan, France/ Belgium
Closing Film

Les étoiles filantes
by Ricardo Trogi, Canada
International Series

by Stéphane Meunier, France
International Series

22. ARTE at Cinéma Tous Ecrans

ARTE, the European Culture Channel
Totally oriented towards open-mindedness and cultural diversity, the Franco-German channel ARTE broadcasts
in several languages throughout Europe and in twenty countries of French speaking Africa. In partnership with
numerous public European channels – RTBF in Belgium, TVE in Spain, SSR SRG Idées suisses, TVP in Poland,
STV in Sweden… - it renews efforts daily in order to create new leads in the treatment of images and information.
Its programme planning promotes audacity, risk taking and freedom of creation. A long-time partner of Cinéma
Tous Ecrans, ARTE adheres to the festivalʼs ambition to go beyond frontiers and easy categorisations, giving
priority to talent and quality, whatever the format, support or the origins of its programmes and continually seeking
to share with its public the singularity and dynamism of our world today.

International Competition
Chega de Saudade by Laís Bodanzky, Brasil
Wolke 9 (Cloud 9) by Andreas Dresen, Germany
Genenet al Asmak (The Aquarium) by Yousry Nasrallah, Egypt/France/Germany

Regards d’Aujourd’hui
Das Fremde in mir ( The Stranger in me) by Emily Atef, Germany

International Series
Fortunes by Stéphane Meunier, France

Les Nouveaux Ecrans de la Fiction ( Categorie Interactive Multimedia)
Twenty Show
byTristan Séguela, Ariel Kenig, Ladj Ly, Audrey Diwan and Agathe Riedenger, France

La boîte noire
by Angelo Cianci, France

by Antoine Le Bos, France

Roue libre
by Delphine and Muriel Coulin, France

L’oracle de Shepperton
by Bruno Samper, France

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Closing Film
Château en Suède by Josée Dayan, France/Belgique

23. Workshop CTE – Freestudios: Directing a Viral Film

Thanks to small short films - generally funny, sometimes annoying – cinema has become… viral.While everybody
seems to be sending each other this type of film via e-mail, nobody actually questions its origins. What is it exactly
that makes films “viral”? Is viral funny? Or rather: is humour contagious? Who produces these films? What is their
goal? Is it a fad? A mania? Or just a new way to produce and consume images?

This vast spate of questions have inspired the organisers of the Cinéma Tous Ecrans Festival. Since it is difficult
to answer with certainty, the dedicated team has decided to give the public a shot at answering these various
questions in a practical manner, i.e. within the framework of a workshop. This half-day session takes place within
the context of the new section New Screens for Drama. It is organized by Freestudios in collaboration with
Cinéma Tous Ecrans. Therefore, following the introduction of concepts and technological contexts that are
typically related to this creative form, participants of the workshop “Directing a Viral film” will take an active part in
writing and directing of a viral film, supported by technicians and a film director. They will also participate in
postproduction, various distribution strategies and Internet publication methods. The project will then be presented
online, thus enabling the participants to measure its impact.

Location : Freestudios SA, 3 rue Gourgas, 1205 Genève
Date : October 29, 2008 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Applications :* <>

24. Multimedia Area

Discover what the new festival multimedia area has in store for you! Free and unhindered access from 10am to
10pm under the festival tent.

Six multimedia terminals with:

        The Cinéma Tout Mobile competition: vote from among the films selected for the Cinéma Tout Mobile
         finals, and win one of many prizes in a drawing!
        A Final Cut Pro editing facility with coaching from a specialist
        6 video games with features unique to audiovisual fiction

Neverwinter Nights 2
Dive into the fantastic universe of Neverwinter Nights 2. Increase your power, your know-how, and guarantee your
political power in the Neverwinter cities.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
During his fifth year at Hogwarts, Harry Potter founds Dumbledoreʼs Army. Play the role of Harry, Dumbledore, or
Sirius Black to fight Lord Voldemort.

Need for Speed: Carbon
War is in the streets, and there will be only one winner. Lay out your territory and be the first to drive through
canyons, ditches, fields, and even streets.

We all started out small, from the one-celled to the conqueror of the universe. Spore gives you a spectacular
experience of the history of evolution. Darwin says “Hi.”

Command & Conquer 3:
Tiberium Wars
In 2047, an extraterrestrial substance, Tiberium, spreads over the Earth and sets off a radioactive ice age.
Alliances are formed to stop the spread of Tiberium.

The Sims 2
The Sims is the most successful video game of all time. The Sims 2 continues the series and brings children into
the game. Yes indeed, the Sims are growing up and starting families. But they also have to earn a living and take
out the garbage!

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25. Photo Exhibition

Mélancolie Cinéma
by Simon Edelstein

Movie theatres dreamt of becoming immortal; they saw themselves vanquishing time, adored like cathedrals. All
too soon, however, these temples of secularism and pleasure have found themselves abandoned, forgotten,
neglected and transformed. Their glorious, flamboyant and extravagant architecture failed to gain recognition from
authorities and architects alike. Therefore, indignant reactions brought about by the destruction of these movie
theatres have been few and far between.

Nonetheless, some of these theatres have survived in city centres throughout the world, miraculously preserved.
But for how long?

Geneva-based filmmaker Simon Edelstein presents a selection of photographs he captured during his travels
around the world, in Europe, the United States and India. Through his images, he evokes the massive
disappearance of movie theatres, popular spots located in city centres that are now being replaced by new
multiplexes endowed with “mediocre and anonymous” architecture.

The exhibition opens on October 27, 2008 at the Café du Grütli, the Hornung space, as well as at the CAC
gallery, and shall continue in collaboration with the gallery eXArte, 29 rue Ancienne, Carouge, from October 30,
2008. The exhibition is produced by the Locarno Film Festival.

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26. Useful Information

                                     FESTIVAL CENTER
                                     Maison des Arts du Grütli
                                     16, rue du Général-Dufour
                                            1204 Genève

      Information – Accreditations – Welcome Desk – Travel information
                                      Maison des Arts du Grütli
                                      16, rue du Général-Dufour
                                            1204 Genève
                             Tel. before the Festival : +41 22 800 15 54
                             Tel. during the Festival : +41 22 809 69 19
                                       Fax : +41 22 329 37 47

                                                 The 8
                         Bar of the Festival at the Maison des Arts du Grütli
           9 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Sunday to Thursday) and 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Friday and Saturday)
                Every night, DJʼs, cocktail drinks, dancefloor and lounge atmosphere…
                          The «not to be missed » meeting point of the festival!

                                       PRESS CENTER
                             In 1ste Floor of the Maison des Arts du Grütli
                                       16, rue du Général-Dufour
                                              1204 Genève

                                           Opening hours:
           From Monday, 29th October until Saturday, 3rd November: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
                             Sunday, 4th November : 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

                                       Tel. +41 22 809 69 04
                                       Fax +41 22 329 37 47

                                 PRESS SERVICE ORGANISATION
                                      Head of media relations:
                             Sophie Eigenmann (mob. +41 78 726 67 00)
                                            Press agents:
                            Diana Bolzonello-Garnier (mob. +41 79 203 80 17)
                              Luana Di Trapani (mob. +41 79 278 58 56)
                               Sara Sentissi (mob. +41 78 749 00 59)
                            Simon Niederhauser (mob. +41 79 653 07 15)

                                            PRESS KIT
                                      Concept and editorial
              Luana Di Trapani, Sara Sentissi, Simon Niederhauser, Sophie Eigenmann

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Your accreditation gives you the right to attend all the press screenings and public screenings of the Festival (subject
to availability).
For public screenings and premieres a passout ticket is needed for the journalists and will be available at the ticket
booth of the Maison des Arts du Grütli.

Screening boxes are at your disposal at the Geneva Select Market at the 3rd floor of the Maison des Arts du Grütli
from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. For all the screenings, please check the available VHS tapes/DVDs and register in
advance directly at the Geneva Select Market.

A list of the Festival guests and personalities will be available at the Press Center. Please make sure to submit
your interview requests as soon as possible. Location and time of the interviews will be given to you subsequently.

Photos of the movies (high definition) can be downloaded from the official website :

A press conference will take place on Saturday 1rd November at 12.00 pm at the Fonction :Cinéma, Maison des
arts du Grütli, to announce the Awards of the 14th Festival Cinéma Tous Ecrans (embargo lift till 8 p.m.).

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Ticket Prices

Full fare                                                       CHF 14.-

Students, unemployed,
Fonction: Cinéma Members                                        CHF 10.-

AVS, CAC Voltaire Members,
Carte 20ans/20Francs, students                                  CHF 8.-

5 entrance ticket                                               CHF 40.-

10 entrance ticket                                              CHF 70.-

Full Fare general pass                                          CHF 80.-

Cut-price general pass                                          CHF 60.-

Fare for the « Nouveaux Ecrans de la Fiction »:                 CHF 10.-

Daily Movies Screening :                                        Pathé Rialto Prices

Passes are available at the accreditation desk at the Maison des Arts du Grütli
Pass valid for all the screenings, except for premieres, short films programs and Short Films Night

Festival goers with an accreditation must collect a passout ticket at the ticket booth before screenings.

Reservations are not possible

All morning screenings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. are free of charge.

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The Venues

Maison des Arts du Grütli
Rue Général-Dufour 16
Festival Pavilion
Information, welcome desk, travel information, accreditations : open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In 1ste Floor of the Maison des Arts du Grütli
Tel +41 22 809 69 03
E-mail :
From Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Maison des Arts du Grütli
Open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. (from Sunday to Thursday)
Open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)

The restaurant welcomes you to taste its creative cuisine. During the Festival, lunch and dinner menus will invite
you to explore tasty spices from elsewhere . Light catering, snacks and organic pastries available the whole day
Maison des Arts du Grütli
Festival Pavilion
Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (from Sunday to Thursday)
Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)

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The Cinemas

Auditorium Arditi, Avenue du Mail 1

CAC Voltaire (Salles Michel Simon & Henri Langlois), Centre du Festival, Maison des Arts du Grütli

Ciné 17, Rue de la Corraterie 17

Fonction: Cinéma, Centre du Festival, Maison des Arts du Grütli

Pathé Rialto Cornavin, Bd James-Fazy 33

Pathé Balexert, Av Louis-Casaï 27

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27. General Organization

Artistic and general director                                    Head of press
Leo Kaneman                                                      and media relations
Deputy artistic director
                                                                 Sophie Eigenmann
Jasmin Basic
                                                                 Press agents
                                                                 Diana Bolzonello-Garnier, Luana Di Trapani, Sara
Administration, Communication,
                                                                 Sentissi, Simon Niederhauser
General coordination
Jeffrey Hodgson
                                                                 Events coordination
                                                                 Thierry Bouscayrol
Karin Nolte Prado

                                                                 In charge of
Organization manager
                                                                 educational programmes
André Gribi
                                                                 Dominique Hartmann
Ismaïl Ozturk, Grégory Pédat
                                                                 Sarah Maes
Florian López, Fabienne Baudraz, Marcel Hofer
                                                                 Jury Coordinator
                                                                 Mireille Vouillamoz
Head of programmes
                                                                 In charge of the Youth Jury
Jasmin Basic
                                                                 Dominique Hartmann
Katia Gandolfi
                                                                 In charge of guests
                                                                 Gabriella Zalapi
                                                                 In charge of accreditations
Leo Kaneman, Jasmin Basic, Alexandrine Neury,
                                                                 Mi-Yun Park
Serge Lachat, Katia Gandolfi, Edmée Cuttat,
                                                                 Collaborator guests & accreditations
Elisabetta Spinelli, Pauline Julier, Sophie Eigenmann
                                                                 In charge of the volunteers
                                                                 Nirina Imbach
Tribute partnership
                                                                 Travel agent
Rui Nogueira, Alfio Di Guardo
                                                                 Caterina Mondo
(CAC Voltaire)
                                                                 Mireille Vouillamoz
Coordination of the short films programme
                                                                 Lisa Yahia-Cherif
Philippe Clivaz
Head of the short films programme
Bruno Quiblier
                                                                 In charge of the
                                                                 Geneva Select Market
Short films selection
                                                                 Philippe Clivaz
Philippe Clivaz, Bruno Quiblier, Valérie Debeaumont,
Michel Schopfer
                                                                 Bruno Quiblier, Sandy Schmid

Head of Nouveaux Ecrans
                                                                 FIPRESCI collaboration
Daphné Rozat
                                                                 Klaus Eder
Pauline Nerfin
                                                                 Micha Schiwow, Francine Brücher, Simon Koenig,
Selection Nouveaux Ecrans
                                                                 Marcel Müller, Sylvain Vaucher, Sabine Rosset
Leo Kaneman, Daphné Rozat, Pauline Nerfin, Sophie
Sallin, Gaetano Stucchi
                                                                 Movie theaters administration
                                                                 Alfio Di Guardo, Dominique Marti-Dubois

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Film transport coordinator                                     Steering Committe
Caroline Corminboeuf                                           Raymond Vouillamoz (President), Francine Lusser
                                                               (Secretary general), Cédric Herbez (Tresor), Bernard
Catalogue and magazine editor                                  Rappaz (TSR), Françoise Mayor (TSR), Michel
Florence Lacroix                                               Bodmer (SF), Leo Kaneman, Serge Lachat et
Collaborator                                                   Alexandrine Neury
Corinne Martin
Editors                                                        SRG SSR idée suisse
Philippe Clivaz, Caroline Corminboeuf, Luana Di                Max Gurtner, Cécile Haas
Trapani, Sophie Eigenmann, Katia Gandolfi, Pauline
Julier, Sarah Maes, Corinne Martin, Pauline Nerfin,
Simon Niederhauser, Bruno Quiblier, Daphné Rozat,
Sara Sentissi

Angela Bennett, Jennifer Gay, Lia Lambert, Rebecca

Advertising agency

Graphic design
Lelgo, Elise Gaud,
Céline Privet, Coline Davaud


David de Buck
Monoloco : Frédéric Rombaldi, Frédéric Reverdin
Content management
Sara Sentissi

Trailor : concept and directing
Nick Vecchi et Jean-Luc Bretton

Nicole Mudry

Love and Trust

Déco-Light, Yvon Besson, Jamel

Chauffeurs coordinators
Guillaume Lagger, Guillaume Lambert

Video chief operator
Thierry-Pier Graindorge

Miguel Bueno

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