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Fredrik Gertten, Sweden, 2019
with Leilani Farha, Saskia Sassen c7.0

Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. Fredrik Gertten's documentary follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housingsheds to shed light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis.

Guy NattivUSA 2019 c7.3
Babylon 2
SamirSwitzerland 1993 c6.8
Mais im Bundeshuus: le génie helvétique
Jean-Stéphane BronSwitzerland 2003 c7.2
Un autre homme
Lionel BaierSwitzerland 2009 c6.5



* Switzerland 1962, director/author/producer

Those who see many films are especially grateful for idiosyncratic and unpredictable authors who seek their way off the beaten track. One of the most conspicuous among these literal essayists of the past thirty years is Thomas Imbach, a native of Lucerne and a native of Zurich by choice. Already in his second work, Restlessness from 1991, the theme was directly reflected in the rhythm  of the film, in Well Done (1995) the repetitiveness of the screen work turns into stupendous staccato editing, in Ghetto (1997) the disorientation of teens before leaving school show in an uncompromising narrowing of the gaze. Imbach oscillates between fiction and documentaries whose common denominator is the joy of experimentation. With every film he breaks new ground, not everybody likes everyone of them, but every new one is eagerly awaited.



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In Bonnie Scotland (1935) Laurel & Hardy were hired to collect garbage. Demonstration of their dance steps.


Two Woody Allen classics

On the occasion of  Allen's «A Rainy Day in New York»

Woody Allen's late work fluctuates between niceness, nostalgia and sharp-sighted wit. Here are two highlights.
A charming journey in the mind to a focal point of Allen's nostalgic longing: The Paris of the artists and intellectuals of the 1920s.
Cate Blanchett as the wife of an NY financial shark fleeing from herself after her husband's house of cards has collapsed.

Family Life

Six films about parents, children and their entanglements

Ruben Östlund, 2014
When a family man is less brave than you'd expect him to be.
Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018
What if a family isn't a family at all?
Ursula Meier, 2008
When a family doesn't want to move at any price.
Ceux qui travaillent
Antoine Russbach, 2018
If the breadwinner has to go over dead bodies and his family is happy to take the money.
Captain Fantastic
Matt Ross, 2016
When a mother is missing and the father is following a fixed idea.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Yorgos Lanthimos, 2017
If the parents keep a dark secret and a third person finds out.

Caroline, 40, Geneva, movie lover: "I saw the last Almodovar at the Grütli cinema saving CHF 4- on my ticket; I streamed Cold War and discovered exciting interviews with the Polish director, all thanks to my Cinefile Premium subscription! "

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