14 DEC
Teatro Principal
Q&A with the filmmaker


Switzerland | 2023 | 66’ | Colour SPANISH PREMIER

Dir: Valeria Stucki. Gn/Sc: Valeria Stucki, Antonio Trullén Funcia, Valérie Poirier. Ftg/Cph: Silvan Hillmann. Mt/Ed: Antonio Trullén Funcia. Son/Sound: Balthasar Jucker. Intp/Cast: Zebib Afowerke, Kim Zumstein, Julia Niederhauser, Jaël Sägesser. Prdc/Prdt: David Fonjallaz, Louis Mataré. Prod/Comp: LOCOMOTION, SRF SCHWEIZER RADIO UND FERNSEHEN.

When Lenin and Trotsky met in the remote Swiss village of Zimmerwald in the midst of the First World War, it was not to watch birds, contrary to what they claimed. The secret conference was a call to all workers of the world to unite against the war. The Zimmerwald Conference became a myth in the Soviet Union – and was deliberately forgotten in the village itself.

Valeria Stucki (1983, Switzerland) grew up in, in a small village near Bern. She received her bachelor’s degree in film directing at the Haute École d’art et de design (HEAD) in Geneva. Her teachers included Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Eugène Green and Pedro Costa. Since 2009, she has worked as an independent filmmaker and video artist for theater and dance productions in Geneva, Barcelona, Valencia and Berlin. She has directed several short films, like Die Zurückgebliebenen and La forastera, and the medium-length documentary Kosovo Dreams. Zimmerwald is her first feature film.

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CH-3008 Bern | Switzerland

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Visions du Reel 2023. International Medium Length & Short Film Competition