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Spagat

The story of immigration and living a double life that exposes all the contradictions of Swiss society. This gripping, marvellously performed, award-winning drama had its world premiere at San Sebastian FF. 

Marina, a high school teacher in her mid-forties, leads a quiet life with her husband and daughter. But appearances are deceptive. She is having a secret affair with Artem, the father of one of her students, Ulyana, from Ukraine. Both have lived in Switzerland for years without a residence permit. When the girl is caught stealing, secrets come to light and everyone involved is put in trouble. The young Swiss director bravely navigates the topic of immigration and mirrors multilayer opposites: East and West, cold and intimacy, love and betrayal, threat and hope, human abysses and the grace of charity.

Switzerland | 2020 | 110 min

PRODUCTION: Rajko Jazbec, Dario Schoch – CognitoFilms, SRF

CAST: Rachel Braunschweig, Alexey Serebryakov, Masha Demiri

SCREENPLAY: Christian Johannes Koch, Josa Sesink

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Timon Schappi

EDITING: Jamin Benazzouz

Thursday 21.4. / 19:00h / ZAAL 2

Friday 22.4. / 21:15h / ZAAL 2

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (SELECTION) 

San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2020 – World Premiere | Riviera International Film Festival 2021 – Audience Award | Sofia International Film Festival 2021 – Special Mention | Swiss Film Prize 2021 – Best Costume Design