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2024 / 98' / Switzerland

On a winter’s evening, a woman wanders through the busy streets of Benidorm. Diane is alone, with only a bag from the pharmacy in her arms. She has left behind Martin and her newborn baby at the women’s clinic in Zurich. In the glow of the neon signs, Diane seems like a shadow moving to the beat of the city – a Mediterranean Las Vegas in decline.

In this parallel world of all-inclusive tourists, revelers and eccentrics, Diane meets Rose. Without many words, these two strangers find their way to each other, a mutual adoption of two lonely souls. Far from home, Diane reconnects with her body and finds truth...


Screenings schedule:

17.07.2024 at 12:30, House of Cinema, 6 Saksaganskogo Street (Kyiv), Red Hall




Jan Gassmann is a director working on the borderline between fiction and documentary filmmaking.In 2004, he began his studies in documentary filmmaking at HFF Munich. His first feature film, Chrigu, was presented at the 57th Berlinale and was successful in theaters. 

Jan Gassmann then directed his first fictional feature film, Off Beat, selected for the Panorama section of the 60th Berlinale, and co-directed the documentary Karma Shadub, winner of

the International Jury Prize at the Visions du Réel Festival in Nyon. In 2015, he initiated the political and collective film Heimatland, presented in the international competition at the Locarno Film Festival. In 2016, his film Europe, she loves, about four couples on the outskirts of Europe, was chosen as the opening film of the Panorama Dokumente at the Berlinale.

The film won several awards and was nominated for the Swiss Film Prize and the European Film Prize. In 2022, Gassmann directed 99 Moons, produced by Zodiac Pictures. This amourfou made its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the Acid section.

Selected filmography

  • 99 Moons (2022)

  • Europe, She Loves (2016)

  • Heimatland (2015)

  • Karma Shadub (2013)

  • Off Beat (2011), Chrigu (2007)



Carmen Jaquier, born in Geneva, initially learned graphic design before making her first short films as a self-taught filmmaker. She later joined the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL). Her graduation film, Le Tombeau des filles, received the Pardino d’argento at the Locarno Film Festival in 2011. She then delved into image and editing within the Aamen collective, creating two short films, Les Vagues and Le Bal des Sirènes. Her films La Rivière sous la langue and Heimatland (a collective feature film) were selected for the Locarno Film Festival in 2015. Her first feature film, Thunder released in 2022, has been showcased at various festivals (Toronto, San Sebastian, Busan, Rome) and has received numerous awards, including Best Director at the Marrakech Film Festival. It was to represent Switzerland at the Oscars.

Selected filmography

  • Thunder (2022)

  • Heimatland (2015)

  • La Rivière sous la langue (2015)

  • Le Tombeau des filles (2011)


Producer: Lisa Blatter, Jan Gassmann

Screenwriter: Carmen Jaquier

DOP: Thomas Szczepanski

Composer: Marcel Vaid

Cast: Dorothée De Koon, Roland Bonjour, Omar Ayuso, Duncan Airlie James, Stéphanie Lagarde

Production: 2:1 FILM

Sales agent: CERCAMON


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