MIÉRCOLES 22 | CINÉMA IFAL | 18:00 HRS. | 71 MIN.
JUEVES 23 | CINETECA NACIONAL | 19:15 HRS. | 71 MIN.
** PRESENCIA DE DIRECTOR Q&A
Those who are fine
Switzerland | 2017 | DCP | Color | 71 min | Cyril Schäublin
Director: Cyril Schäublin
Script: Cyril Schäublin
Producer: Lara Hacisalihzade
Cinematography: Silvan Hillman
Sound: Nicolas Buzzi
Music: Linda Vogel
Edition: Cyril Schäublin, Silvan Hillman
Cast: Sarah Stauffer, Nikolai Bosshardt, Fidel Morf, Chihanez Benomar, Tony Majdalani, Mohamed Aghrabi
Production Company: Seeland Filmproduktion GmbH
Using her skills of selling internet and insurance deals, young call center employee Alice calls up elderly strangers and pretends to be their granddaughter in urgent need of money. As this trick quickly makes her rich, the film observes people and places in Zurich, all mysteriously connected to Alice’s business.
Cyril Schäublin (b. 1984 in Zurich), a descendant of a watch factory worker family, left Switzerland in 2004 to live in Beijing, China. In 2006 he moved back to Europe to study cinema in Paris and Berlin, where he graduated at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin in 2012; here, he was a student of Lav Diaz and James Benning. In 2017 he founded the production company Seeland Filmproduktion in Zurich. His first feature film Dene wos guet geit (Those who are fine, 2017), “depicting everyday life in Swiss capitalism”, premiered in Locarno and Rotterdam to critical acclaim. He lives and works in Zurich.
International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR