European Women Filmakers

Cinéma, Projection, Roma

Isola del Cinema
Free entry


Programme and film synopsis

Programme and film synopsis

Cinéma, Projection

Isola del Cinema
Free entry

Istituto Svizzero is proud to present, in collaboration with L’Isola del Cinema, the 4th edition of the European Women Filmakers—focusing on Swiss cinema and on its female directors.

We will present a selection of six d’auteur long features, opened by the screening of an animated short film, Airport (2017) by Michaela Müller:

17 July – Female Pleasure (2018) by Barbara Miller

24 July – Ondes de Choc – Journal de ma tête (2018) by Ursula Meier

28 July – Le vent tourne (2018) by Bettina Oeberli

29 July – Chris the Swiss (2018) the animated documentary by Anja Kofmel

31 July – Avant la fin de l’été (2017) by Maryam Goormaghtigh

2 August – Blue my Mind (2017) the debut film by Lisa Brühlmann

On July 17, during the EWF opening night, the director Barbara Miller along with director of Istituto Svizzero will present the film Female Pleasure.

Sala Cinelab – L’Isola del Cinema (Isola Tiberina)

All movies will be screened in original version with subtitling
Free entrance

FEMALE PLEASURE, by Barbara Miller
Switzerland, Germany, 2018 (97’)
Five bold women, from five different cultural and religious backgrounds stand-up to female sexuality’s demonisation due to the increased cultural religious fanaticism. They portray their denied sexuality’s research in a laic world where sexuality is always pivotal.

Switzerland, 2018 (70’)
A few minutes before killing his father and mother in cold blood, Benjamin Feller—a young 18-year-old—mails his personal diary, in which he confesses to and explains the double murder, to his French teacher. The choice of linking this woman to his act and pulling her with him in his wake despite himself, follows several months of a pedagogical relationship in which the students were encouraged to write personal diaries.


LE VENT TOURNE, by Bettina Oberli
Switzerland, France, 2018 (88’)
Pauline, a young farmer, raises her animals far from the modern world. When Samuel arrives to install a wind turbine on the farm, her values and her love for Alex are tested.


CHRIS THE SWISS, by Anja Kofmel
Switzerland, 2018 (90’)
Croatia, 7th of January 1992: in the middle of the war a young journalist’s body is found dressed in an international merce­nary group’s uniform. Nineteen years later, his cousin Anja Kofmel narrates his story.


AVANT LA FIN DE L’ÉTÉ, by Maryam Goormaghtigh
France, Switzerland, 2017 (80’)
After five years studying in Paris, Arash hasn’t adapted to the French life and decides to return home to Iran. Hoping to change his mind, two friends drag him away during the summer on a final trip across France.


BLUE MY MIND, by Lisa Brühlmann
Switzerland, 2018 (97’)
Just before the summer vacation, 15-year-old Mia and her parents move to Zurich. While Mia plunges into a wilder teenager existence in an attempt to cope with it all, her body begins to change oddly. Despite desperate attempts to halt the process, she is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful than her.


AIRPORT, by Michaela Müller
Switzerland, Croatia, 2018 (11’)
Airports − the pinnacle of modern society, places where the limits of borders, security and tolerance are constantly tested. While for some the journey starts, for others it abruptly ends.