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Chris The Swiss

By Anja Kofmel

Country: Switzerland;Germany;Croatia;Finland

Languages: Swiss German, German, English, Spanish

Casting: Megan Gay (Narration), Joel Basman (Voice of Chris)

Production year: 2018

Runtime: 01h30

Production company: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG;Nukleus Film

Croatia, January 1992. In the midst of the Yugoslav Wars, Chris, a young Swiss journalist is found dead in mysterious circumstances. He was wearing the uniform of an international mercenary group. Anja Kofmel was his cousin. As a little girl, she used to admire this handsome young man; now a grown-up woman, she decides to investigate his story, trying to understand what really was the involvement of Chris in the conflict…

Cannes Critic’s Week 2018 – Competition

Animafest FF 2018 – Official Selection

Midnight Sun FF 2018 – Gems of New Cinema

Annecy IFF 2018 – Out of Competition

Karlovy Vary IFF 2018 – Another View Section

Melbourne IFF 2018 – Animation Section

Sarajevo IFF 2018 – Kinoscope Programme

Vancouver IFF 2018 – Impact Section

Mill Valley FF 2018 – Animation Nation Section

São Paulo IFF 2018 – New Filmmakers Competition

DOK Leipzig 2018 – International Programme

Leeds IFF 2018 – Cinema Versa – Opening Film

Minsk Listapad IFF 2018 – Documentary Competition

Seville EFF 2018 – New Waves Non-Fiction Competition – Cinephiles of the Future Competition – Eurimages Competition

IDFA 2018 – Best of Fests

Movies on War 2018

Les Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation 2018

Animasivo 2018 – Opening Film

Trieste Film Festival 2019 – Alpe Adria Cinema Award & Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa Award

Vilnius IFF 2019 – European Debut Competition

Crossing Europe FF 2019 – Documentary Competition

Docs Barcelona 2019 – Jury Special Mention

Between Women Filmmakers Caravan in Lebanon 2019 – Audience Award

Animator Festival 2019 – Golden Pegasus

New Zealand Film Festival 2019 – Framing Reality

« Weaves a painfully personal story into a wider wartime backdrop... A stirring, suspenseful and technically accomplished work. » - The Hollywood Reporter

« A compelling and artistic hybrid of memoir, biographical documentary and general discussion of why young men feel their pulses quicken at the idea of ghting in a foreign war. » - Variety