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.
Photographer and director David Nicolas Parel follows paramedics on their nocturnal journeys and questions, through what they are and what they see, the moods of society. Throughout this immersive journey, he seeks to understand how men save each others, repair themselves and how each one is in search of meaning in a world made more fragile than ever by a global pandemic.
Frédéric Mermoud’s thriller will be broadcast on Tuesday August 18 at 10:45 p.m. on RTS 2
Blaise Harrison’s film obtains a nomination in the category “Best fiction film”.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The movie by Manuel von Stürler will be broadcasted on Monday, May 13th at 8:45 pm on RTS Un.
The Prix RTS: Perspectives d’un doc 2019 goes to ACTING PAIN (JOUER LE MAL), by Elena Avdija.
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.
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