BEST DIRECTOR AWARD / ENCOUNTERS BERLINALE 2021

A remarkable construction of a rigorous mise en scène serving the ambiguity of each character with grace, humour, subtlety, and ultimately embracing the complexity of human relationships.

FIPRESCI AWARD / ENCOUNTERS BERLINALE 2021
In very sharp and clear images, Ramon and Silvan Zürcher succeed as few do, in what is becoming increasingly important in the cinema of the 21st century: They create their own aesthetic and narrative universe. Full of lightness and seriousness at the same time, the directors establish a hyper-realistic world full of dark details that can always lead to an emotional outburst – a shiny and irritated surface in which the cracks of our time open up.
 

SPECIAL MENTION / FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE LA ROCHE-SUR-YON

Special Mention of the Nouvelles Vagues Jury, for whom the film is “a poetic object conscious of the strangeness of everyday life. A choreography of looks and ambiguity with an impressive precision of the cinematographic space. A wonderful performance by Henriette Confurius that will not be forgotten.”

 

GRAND PRIX / NEW HOLLAND ISLAND INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL 

“Tension bounces from one person’s gaze to another, from one remark to the next, until it manifests in the force of material impact: a scratch on a countertop, a broken glass and a bump on a forehead take the place of a conversation about the breakdown of a relationship.”

MARCUS D’OR / AVENTI CLAP 

DISTRIBUTION SWITZERLAND 
Xenix Filmdistribution -13.5.21 (german part) / 18.8.21 (french part)

WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION

Distribution Germany: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH – 8.7.21

Distribution France: Wayna Pitch – 20.10.21

Distribution Austria: Stadtkino – Filmverleih
Distribution Belgium: Periscoop Film
Distribution Canada: The Cinema Guild Inc.
Distribution GB, IE: Vertigo Releasing LTD
Distribution LV, LT, EE: A-One
Distribution Netherlands: Periscoop Film
Distribution Portugal: Nitrato Filmes
Distribution Turkey: Bir Film
Distribution Taiwan: Hooray Films
Distribution United States: The Cinema Guild Inc.
TV Right ME, CZ, MD, HU, SI, RS, RO, SK, BG, HR: HBO Europe

FESTIVALS 

Berlinale 2021 – International Competition Encounters
Istanbul, 40th Istanbul International Film Festival (postponedCorona – Online), 01.04.2021 – 29.06.2021
EFM online market: 01. – 05.03.2021
Sommer Berlinale: 09. – 20.06.2021
Kiev, 50th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, 29.05.– 06.06.2021
St. Petersburg, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, 13.05 / 28.05 / 22.06.21
TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival, 09. – 18.09.21
Locarno, 74° Locarno Film Festival, 04. – 14.08.2021
MIFF – Melbourne International Film Festival 05.-22.08.21
NEW HORIZONS IF 12-22.08.21
Queer Film Festival Utrecht 20. -29.08.21
NYFFF – New York Film Festival 24.09.-10.10.21