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About us


Working in audiovisual production since 2009, Bande à part Films Sàrl - which brings together directors Ursula Meier, Lionel Baier, Jean-Stéphane Bron and Frédéric Mermoud - has produced many films presented in major international festivals (Cannes, Locarno, Berlin , Venice). Their films have been very well received critically and publicly in Switzerland and abroad. The company based in Lausanne has also been active since 2017 in the field of distribution under the label Bande à part Distribution. Discover without waiting all our productions and our catalog of films in distribution.

  • Particles
  • Our Lucky Hours
  • Pearl
  • Lust for sight
  • SHOCK WAVES – First name : Mathieu
  • SHOCK WAVES – THE VALLEY
  • SHOCK WAVES –  SIRIUS
  • SCHOCK WAVES – Diary of my Mind
  • THE VENERABLE W.
  • The Paris Opera
  • MOKA
  • Vanity
  • Bridges Of Sarajevo
  • L’Harmonie
  • The Blocher Experience
  • Les grandes ondes (à l’ouest)
  • L’enfant d’en haut
  • Dans nos campagnes
  • Bon vent Claude Goretta
  • Toulouse

News


“Un autre homme” available in HD

“Un autre homme” available in HD

Shot in 2008 in the Joux’s Valley and Lausanne, (re)discover now Lionel Baier’s film in a restored version and in HD (with eng. subtitles), on all the good platforms VOD

“Although he hasn’t got a clue about film, François writes reviews for a small local weekly in the Vallée de Joux. Rosa is a well-known critic working for a benchmark-setting daily. A kinky relationship develops between the two of them.”

TRAILER

Maïs im bundeshuus available in HD

Maïs im bundeshuus available in HD

(re)Discover the documentary by Jean-Stéphane Bron and explore the backstage of the Swiss parliament,
Now available on VOD.

A powerful political thriller, a success of Swiss cinema: 100’000 spectators in theaters in 2003

TRAILER

CRIMINAL on Netflix – 3 episodes directed by Frédéric Mermoud

CRIMINAL on Netflix – 3 episodes directed by Frédéric Mermoud

“CRIMINAL”, the new police series, which Frédéric Mermoud directed the French part, will be released this Friday, September 20th on Netflix. 4 countries (France, England, Spain, Germany) and 12 suspects, including the magnificent Sara Giraudeau, Nathalie Baye and Jérémie Renier.
Check out the trailer and complete infos of this new Netflix production.
Particles – Swiss release

Particles – Swiss release

Discover Blaise Harrison’s film during special screenings in his presence, accompanied by Lionel Baier, producer:

29 aout – Genève, Cinélux, 20h30
1er septembre – La Chaux-de-Fonds, Cinépel, 10h00
1er septembre – Neuchâtel, Cinépel, 17h30
1er septembre – Fribourg, Rex, 20h40
3 septembre – Aubonne, Rex, 20h30
4 septembre – Lausanne, Capitole, 20h00 (With the main cast, followed by a concert show from Èlg)
12 septembre – Sainte-Croix, Royal. 20h00
13 septembre – Versoix, CinéVersoix, 20h30
26 septembre – Petit-Lancy, CinéSaussure, 19h00

From September 4th in all the good cinemas of French-speaking Switzerland.

Two evenings with “Bande à part” on TV

Two evenings with “Bande à part” on TV

The Swiss-german-austrian channel 3Sat will broadcast Wednesday, July 31 at 22:25 Diary of my Mind, by Ursula Meier, followed by First Name : Mathieu, by Lionel Baier.
And on Thursday August 1st, Complices, by Frédéric Mermoud, at 10:25 pm.

“Particles” Swiss Premiere at the NIFFF

“Particles” Swiss Premiere at the NIFFF

Movie by Blaise Harrison will premiere at the Neuchatêl International Fantastic Film Festival on July 8th !

More info

Particles – France release

Particles – France release

After its premiere at the Canne’s Director’s Fortnight, Blaise Harrison’s film is released this Wednesday, June 5 in French theaters.

The release in French-speaking Switzerland is scheduled for September 4th.

Lust For Sight on the RTS

Lust For Sight on the RTS

The movie by Manuel von Stürler will be broadcasted on Monday, May 13th at 8:45 pm on RTS Un.

Pearl available on VOD

Pearl available on VOD

Pearl, by Elsa Amiel, starring Julia Föry and Peter Mullan is now available on VOD exclusively on Cinefile.ch

“PARTICLES” by Blaise Harrison selected for Director’s Fortnight

“PARTICLES” by Blaise Harrison selected for Director’s Fortnight

PARTICLES, by Blaise Harrison produced by Lionel Baier in association with Les Films du Poisson has been selected for the 51st edition of the Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight

Complete selection

“Our Lucky Hours” wins special mention in Visions du Réel

“Our Lucky Hours” wins special mention in Visions du Réel

The movie by Martine Deyres, produced by Jean-Stéphane Bron, in association with Les Films du tambour de soie and Lux Fugit received a special mention in the national competition of the documentary film festival in Nyon.

Awards List

 

“Acting pain” wins “Perspectives d’un doc”

“Acting pain” wins “Perspectives d’un doc”

The Prix RTS: Perspectives d’un doc 2019 goes to ACTING PAIN (JOUER LE MAL), by Elena Avdija.
More infos

Produced by Bande a part Films, ACTING PAIN portrays 3 stuntwomen in a changing world, and offers a look at how relationships of power and hierarchy between genders are anchored in bodies and how they shape them in the world of cinema.

 

“SISTER” ON ARTE

“SISTER” ON ARTE

Ursula Meier’s film will be broadcasted  on Wednesday 13 February at 8:55 pm.
With Kacey Mottet-Klein and Léa Seydoux.

More infos

MOKA on Arte

MOKA on Arte

Frédéric Mermoud’s film will be broadcasted on Wednesday 9 January at 8:55 pm.

PEARL

PEARL

RUNNING FOR “LE PRIX DE SOLEURE”

The film by Elsa Amiel is selected in the official competition during the 54e Journées de Soleure.

Pearl

Pearl

In festivals

After his screenings in (Giornate degli Autori), Reykjavik (RIFF | Reykjavík International Film Festival) and Busan (부산국제영화제 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)), Elsa Amiel’s PEARL will be in international competition in Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki International Film Festival–Swiss release early 2019–

Diary of my mind

Diary of my mind

Runing for the EFA nominations

The film directed by Ursula Meier for the Shock Waves collection is part of the list of 49 productions selected for theEuropean Film Awards nominations.

Complete list here

Pearl

Pearl

IN VENISE

The film directed by Elsa Amiel and coproduced with Unité de production will compete in the official selection of the 15th Gionarte degli autori at the 75th Venice FilmFestival.

More informations

SHOCK WAVES ON ARTE

SHOCK WAVES ON ARTE

The collection will be broadcast on Arte on the next July 20th and 27th

Diary of my mind, by Ursula Meier, July 20th at 8:55 pm
Sirius, by Frédéric Mermoud, July 20 at 22h05
The Valley, by Jean-Stéphane Bron, July 27 at 20:55
First name : Mathieu, by Lionel Baier, on July 27 at 9:45 pm

“Carte blanche” to Lionel Baier

“Carte blanche” to Lionel Baier

NIFFF 2018

The NIFFF (Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival) invites the director for a special program. He will talk about some of his references through 3 key works of pop culture.

More informations

Bande à part Films
Rue Mauborget 6
CH – 1003 Lausanne
Tél. +41 21 311 90 34
info@bandeapartfilms.com


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