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The Grown-Ups, directed by Maite Alerdi

Family, families, traditional or new, are on the program of the 48th edition of Visions du Réel, Festival International de Cinéma Nyon, from 21-29 April 2017. Among the documentary films selected, a theme stands out: the notion of family, in particular, “new families.” The result of a show of solidarity bringing strength and hope, these arise when we are faced with a challenge, a change in environment or place, or a crisis. A total of 179 films from 55 countries, including 105 world premieres and 25 international premieres, will take the audience on a journey. Swiss film will also be honored with no fewer than 36 films selected.

Luciano Barisone has traveled the world with his selection committee and is now just a month away from the seventh edition of the Festival. For his final outing as Artistic Director, he offers festival-goers a snapshot of the state of the world, a “face of the world.” What guided him in the selection? A rather unusual leitmotiv: “Love for humanity and for the world inspired every single step that you will be able to follow in this edition of Visions du Réel”, he says.

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Encordée, directed by Frédéric Favre

New families
When confronted by a challenge or difficulty, a united community, strengthened by a feeling of belonging, forms or consolidates naturally — enabling beings to survive, to support each other and to cope. This is family and, by extension, the “new family.”


Exclusive screening of Green Room marks the official opening of the Horror Movie Club on 22 April 2016!

A new club, the first of its kind in Suisse Romand, has just been launched for horror movie fans in Geneva.

Called the Horror Movie Club, the association will provide monthly screenings of horror films at the newly-opened Cinérama Empire in Geneva.  Launched with the support of local media specialist, Daily Movies, the new club will feature all genres of horror movies including “épouvante-horreur, gore, Sci Fi, and fantastique”, in their original versions with French subtitles.  

Created by a team of passionate horror movie enthusiasts, the new club aims to shatter the traditional image of poor quality horror films and show the public just how powerful and entertaining high quality horror films can be. The Horror Movie Club promises quality programming, screening classic films that have never been seen before in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.


There is a surprise in store at the Visions du Réel Avant-Première being held this Thursday evening! To kick off the 47th edition of Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon, the public is invited to a screening full of humour with the fantastic Jesus Town, USA (free entry). On the following day, the official opening of the Festival will be attended in particular by Guy Parmelin, Federal Councillor and Anne-Catherine Lyon, Member of the Cantonal Council of Vaud. The opening film, Presenting Princess Shaw, will highlight an encounter worthy of a fairy tale between a talented but unknown young woman from New Orleans and a web musician from the other side of the world.

For the full programme and tickets: www.visionsdureel.ch

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Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow And All Music Has Disappeared
VO English; ST French
19 April 7pm, Théâtre de Marens; 20 April 10am, Salle Communale

Freedom of expression and the emergence of exceptional women are the two main themes of the 46th edition of Visions du Reel, the world-renowned international film festival of Nyon being held this year between 17 and 25 April 2015.

Visions du Réel is one of the most important festivals in the world in the documentary field. Founded in 1969, the festival draws a large audience of documentary film enthusiasts and professionals : last spring there were 33 000 attendees in Nyon.

166 films from 54 countries have been selected for this year’s festival, 83 of which will be presented as world premières and 30 as international premières.  At the heart of Visions du Réel’s 2015 program are several portraits of exceptional women.  Women are also behind the camera, representing 40% of the 160 filmmakers selected.

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Image from the film, "20,000 days on earth"
Swiss Première: 26 April, 22h00, Théâtre de Marens, Nyon

Love is one of the main themes of the 2014 Visions du Réel International Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland, to be held from 25 April through 3 May 2014.  Now in its 45th year, and for the 20th time entitled "Visions du Réel", the Festival has reached new highs: more than 3,500 films screened in Nyon or in other festivals worldwide have been narrowed down to a final 175 chosen from 51 countries. To make things easier for festival-goers, a new Visions du Réel smartphone application can also be downloaded for free.

The love theme was not chosen in advance by Festival programmers, but emerged naturally once all the films were viewed and selected by the committee. "To reduce over 3,500 films to 116 in the competition (50 feature-length, 26 mid-length and 40 short films), we have strict selection criteria, ranging from high artistic standards to having an ethical outlook on the world," Luciano Barisone, Festival director, explains. To continue to be a global platform for launching new films, exclusivity is also a crucial criterion for Visions du Réel. As well as a record 116 films in competition, there will be 59 films presented outside the competition.

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Written by DreamWorks Pictures and directed by Bill Condon, THE FIFTH ESTATE is a dramatic new thriller based on real events in which WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, (played by Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful.

On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes.  But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and give rise to one of the most defining questions of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society, and what are the costs of exposing them?