Julius is an eloquent museum keeper who is loved by those around him. One day he invites his colleagues on a sailing trip, but little by little it turns out that Julius is not who he seems to be. Will Julius destroy the construct of lies around his identity ?
AXIOM by Jöns Jönsson (LAMENTO) premiered at the Berlinale 2022 as part of Encounters and poses the question of the longing for another life. Starring Moritz Treuenfels (THE ROYAL GAME).
DIRECTOR: Jöns Jönsson
VERSION: German (OV) with English Subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 108 min
RELEASE: Filmperlen, June 30, 2022
Jönsson’s carefully composed script does not try to make a moral statement on how Julius leads his friends on. Rather, he lets his character’s own house of cards slowly crumble on him.CINEUROPA
Jöns Jönsson has crafted a captivating character study with his sophomore feature AXIOM that’s as insightful as it is unsettling. A knockout.AWARDSDAILY
a standout in this year's Berlinale Encounters sectionVARIETY
AXIOM is one of the strongest German entries at the Berlinale 2022BLICKPUNKT:FILM
The young couple Daniela and David are on their way home from Pakistan to Switzerland after months of travelling in a camper van. As they drive along the old Silk Road, they end up in the hands of violent criminals who abduct them and sell them to the Taliban. Eight months in captivity must pass before they free themselves from the Taliban’s clutches.
AND TOMORROW WE WILL BE DEAD is an intense film by Michael Steiner (THE SWISS MISS MASSACRE) and celebrated its world premiere as the opening film at the Zurich Film Festival 2021. It is based on a true story brought to life by Sven Schelker (GOLIATH) and Morgane Ferru (BERLIN SYNDROME).
DIRECTOR: Michael Steiner
VERSION: Swiss German, English & Pashtu (OV) with English Subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 115 min
RELEASE: The Walt Disney Company, Switzerland/Germany October 28, 2021
In the early 20th century, the young mother Hanna suffers from her violent marriage. She abandons her family and flees to the sanatorium at Monte Verità. Hanna not only discovers her passion for the art of photography, but also finds – in the midst of idyllic nature – her own voice. Can she return to her family without giving up herself? MONTE VERITÀ is based on true events: the world’s first hippie commune. With the strong female ensemble consisting of Julia Jentsch (SOPHIE SCHOLL) and Hannah Herzsprung (FOUR MINUTES) in the leading roles, the film creates a modern look at a history that is far from over.
DIRECTOR: Stefan Jäger
VERSION: German & Italian (OV) with English, Italian & French subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 110 min
RELEASE: DCM Film Distribution, August 26, 2021 (Switzerland) | December 2, 2021 (Germany)
Albania 1958: Luana is a strong-willed and rebellious woman and the daughter of a respected man. An arranged marriage forces her to deny her love for Agim. Luana, who was lucky enough to learn to read, finds a way to lead her fight for freedom while following the village code, but the personal price is high.
THE ALBANIAN VIRGIN is by the award-winning Bujar Alimani (CHROMIUM), one of the most important writer/directors of new Albanian cinema. A story about a female revolution, which shines through the intense screen presence of actress Rina Krasniqi, who leads the film to an emotional and delicious climax.
DIRECTOR: Bujar Alimani
VERSION: Albanian (OV) with English subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 123 min