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The war room in Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick, 1964

Aside from its international competitions, FIFF offers each year six or seven sections which celebrate cinema from all around the world. But there is much more to the Festival than films! FIFF also offers the public a great choice of side events, including Q&As, panel discussions, exhibitions, as well as special receptions and parties.
Scroll down to view this year's programme by section.

GENRE CINEMA (I) : After the apocalypse

The doomsday clock is a few seconds from midnight: all hell has broken loose and survivors wander among Earth’s ruined remains. Humanity is living on borrowed time, at least during FIFF22. This year’s line-up in the Genre Cinema section features a selection of thrilling end-of-the-world and post-apocalyptic films. Whether
recent, iconic, rare, fascinating, explosive or astute, all paint their own picture of a world in ruins and devoid of hope. Thankfully, this is all pure fiction. Or is it?

THE FILMS

LA JETÉE
Chris Marker, 1962
France
SOYLENT GREEN
Richard Fleischer, 1973
USA
12 MONKEYS
Terry Gilliam, 1995
USA
STALKER
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979
USSR
CRUMBS
Miguel Llansó, 2015
Spain, Ethiopia, Finland
LA TERRA DEI FIGLI
Claudio Cupellini, 2021
Italy, France
LANDSCAPE ZERO
Bruno Pavić, 2020
Croatia
TIDES
Tim Fehlbaum, 2021
Germany, Switzerland
MALEVIL
Christian de Chalonge, 1981
France, West Germany
LOS ÚLTIMOS DÍAS
Àlex Pastor, David Pastor, 2021
Spain, France
NIGHT RAIDERS
Danis Goulet, 2021
Canada, New Zealand
THE UNSEEN
Nicolás Puenzo, 2017
Argentina
THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL
Ranald MacDougall, 1959
USA

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THE VIDEO GAME

The video game Un dernier Film (One Last Film) has been developped especially for FIFF. It focuses on a young woman, the sole survivor of an apocalypse, as she and her dog travel around the wasteland of Fribourg, desperately searching for films which are the only remaining vestiges of a world that no longer exists.
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Un dernier film, jeu vidéo par Arnow, Qui et Nello, FIFF22

THE EVENTS

Special Screenings
Mad Max Night

From Saturday 26 to Sunday 27.03
Details
Nuit Mad Max au FIFF22
Exhibition
Elsewhere is here

Fribourg Centre
18.03 - 26.03.2022
With a ticket from FIFF, receive a free entry at the Maison d’Ailleurs, Yverdon-les-Bains from 1st to 31st March 2022.
Exposition Maison d'Ailleurs au FIFF22
Conference
Marc Atallah : L'apocalypse avant le cinéma

Genre cinema (I) : After the apocalypse
Monday 21.03 | 18:00 - 19:30
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Conférence de Marc Atallah au FIFF22

 

GENRE CINEMA (II): Audience Choice

For the second consecutive year, FIFF has commissioned the largest artistic committee in the world: you, the public. Thank you for your commitment! Almost 250 of you have selected your five favourite apocalyptic movies from our shortlist of 50. Ten of you – five German-speakers and five French-speakers – will join the Festival team to
present the winning films. And what a line-up! Five cult classics that do not take themselves too seriously, as Kubrick said, and often inject humour into their storytelling.

THE FILMS

DR. STRANGELOVE
Stanley Kubrick, 1964
UK, USA
INTERSTELLAR
Christopher Nolan, 2014
USA, UK, Canada
MELANCHOLIA
Lars von Trier, 2011
Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany
DONNIE DARKO
Richard Kelly, 2001
USA
THE WORLD’S END
Edgar Wright, 2013
UK, USA

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Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly, 2001
Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly, 2001

MAKE IT FAMILY TIME - The meeting for movie-loving families

Now in its second year, the Make it Family Time Section straddles the divide between FIFF’s two main strands: the central programme geared primarily towards an adult audience, and the school programme Planète Cinéma. It provides an opportunity for different generations to embark on a shared journey to cinematic worlds and cultures which would otherwise remain largely out of view. On the 2022 travel itinerary are eye-opening trips to Iran, Japan, Canada and Argentina.

THE FILMS

PROGRAMME : MA PLANÈTE
Short films
Suggested age 4+
POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN
Yusuke Hirota, 2020
Japan
Suggested age 11+
TATTOO YOUR DREAMS
Mehdi Ganji, 2021
Iran, Spain
Suggested age 7+
BEANS
Tracey Deer, 2020
Canada
Suggested age 16+

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Poupelle of Chimney Town, Yusuke Hirota, 2020
Poupelle of Chimney Town, Yusuke Hirota, 2020

DECRYPTION: Context Culture

What should happen to vintage movies that are considered sexist or racist now, but not necessarily when they were made? Should they be relegated to the scrapheap of history? At FIFF, we prefer a context culture over cancel culture; education over erasure. Without the past, there is no future. We asked 90 Swiss comics to name comedies that would not be made in 2022. A total of 39 did not reply. A further 21 explicitly refused to take part, either because they were fed up with debates on whether nothing is off limits in comedy, or because they stood up for the cancel culture movement. In the end, 30 kindly accepted.

THE FILMS

LES AVENTURES DE RABBI JACOB
Gérard Oury, 1973
France, Italy
LE GENDARME ET LES GENDARMETTES
Jean Girault, 1982
France
LES VALSEUSES
Bertrand Blier, 1974
France
CALMOS
Bertrand Blier, 1976
France
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Édouard Molinaro, 1978
France, Italy
LA GRANDE BOUFFE
Marco Ferreri, 1973
France, Italy
MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN
Terry Jones, 1979
UK
THE PARTY
Blake Edwards, 1968
USA
C’EST ARRIVÉ PRÈS DE CHEZ VOUS
Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, 1974
Belgium
MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE
Terry Jones, 1983
UK

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THE EVENTS

Le grand procès de la comédie - Une justice de parodie
Sunday 20.03 | 18:00 - 19:30
ARENA 4
In French only
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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Terry Jones, 1983

DIASPORA : Gjon’s Tears, Albania and Kosovo

Albanian is the sixth most commonly what do we actually know about this community, its culture and its customs? FIFF has long wanted to invite a member of the Albanian-speaking community to curate the Diaspora section. On 22th May 2021, the night of the Eurovision Song Contest, we found the perfect candidate: Gjon’s Tears, who narrowly missed out on the top spot. This Carte Blanche is a chance for the Swiss musician and second-generation Kosovo-Albanian to indulge his other passion: movies.

THE FILMS

FIN DE PARTIE
Fisnik Maxville, 2020
Switzerland
SISTERHOOD
Dina Duma, 2021
North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro
HIVE
Blerta Basholli, 2021
Kosovo, Switzerland,
Albania, North Macedonia
SKANDERBEG
Sergei Yutkevich, 1953
Albania, USSR
THE MARRIAGE
Blerta Zeqiri, 2017
Albania, Kosovo
PROGRAMME DE COURTS MÉTRAGES
Fisnik Maxville, Dea Gjinovci, Jamie Donoughue
Switzerland, Kosovo, UK

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THE EVENTS

Concert: Gjon's Tears
Tuesday 22.03, 20:30 - 22:00
Tickets on nouveaumonde.ch
Gjon's Tears en concert au FIFF22 ©DaniilZozulya
Conversation - Gjon’s Tears
Diaspora : Gjon’s Tears, Albania and Kosovo
Wednesday 23.03 | 18:00 - 19:30
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Rencontre avec Gjon's Tears ©SRF Oscar Alessio

HOMMAGE to Afghan cinema

Since their return to power, the Taliban have immediately embraced a radical form of cancel culture towards the arts, just as they had done between 1996 and 2001. This film industry once again finds itself mothballed, and the threat of auto-da-fés has put its heritage in jeopardy. For FIFF, film festivals must take action to help. We therefore have asked a number of Afghan filmmakers and friends of FIFF to choose key films that were produced when the Taliban were out of power. Their selection shows it was a period of great creativity and hope, which has sadly come to an abrupt end.

THE FILMS

A FLICKERING TRUTH
Pietra Brettkelly, 2015
New Zealand
NOTHINGWOOD
Sonia Kronlund, 2017
France, Germany, Qatar
KABUL, CITY IN THE WIND
Aboozar Amini, 2018
Afghanistan, Germany, Japan, Netherlands
THE ORPHANAGE
Shahrbanoo Sadat, 2019
Denmark, Luxembourg, France,
Germany, Afghanistan
THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED
Pieter-Jan De Pue, 2016
Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands,
Germany, Afghanistan
A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME
Sahra Mani, 2018
Afghanistan, France

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THE EVENTS

Photo exhibition
Ancienne Gare
18.03 - 20.04.2022
According to café’s opening times
Exposition de Marion Savoy au FIFF22 - Voyage photographique
Kabul, City in the Wind, Aboozar Amini, 2018
Kabul, City in the Wind, Aboozar Amini, 2018

NOUVEAU TERRITOIRE : Angola

Jorge Cohen, producer and co-founder of the collective Geração 80, graciously accepted our invitation to curate this section. Cohen is especially enthusiastic as it is the first retrospective of Angolan cinema in more than 20 years. Why did it take so long? Because it is a Portuguese-speaking country? Because of the 25-year-long civil war which erupted after the country won independence in 1975? Cohen’s choice of films highlights the diversity of Angolan cinema. It is high time that it receives the attention it deserves.

THE FILMS

I LOVE KUDURO
Mário Patrocínio, 2014
Angola, Portugal
O GRANDE KILAPY
Zézé Gamboa, 2012
Angola, Portugal, Brazil
INDEPENDÊNCIA
Fradique, 2015
Angola
NJINGA RAINHA DE ANGOLA
Sérgio Graciano, 2013
Angola
BEYOND MY STEPS
Kamy Lara, 2019
Angola
ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE
Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow, 2018
Spain, Poland, Belgium, Hungary, Germany
KWANDO
Kaya Ensor, 2021
USA
AR CONDICIONADO
Fradique, 2020
Angola
NA CIDADE VAZIA
Maria João Ganga, 2004
Angola, Portugal
MWANA NKETO
Satanha Cinéfilo, 2021
Angola
Programme de courts métrages
Fradique, Ery Claver, Gretel Marín, Collectivo, Denis Miala
Angola, Egypt, USA

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THE EVENTS

Round table: Film making in Angola (tbc)
Friday 25.03 | 18:00 - 19:30
Table Ronde sur le cinéma rwandais
Ar Condicionado, Fradique, 2020
Ar Condicionado, Fradique, 2020

SUR LA CARTE DE Pierre Richard

Sur la carte de is an opportunity for FIFF to recognise the filmmakers it admires, such as Ken Loach and Bong Joon-ho, and the public figures it has a deep affection for, like Geraldine Chaplin and Étienne Daho. This year, FIFF gives free rein to Pierre Richard, the French actor whose on-screen performances are full of innocence and imagination, and speak to our inner child. Despite his international fame, Richard radiates a rare kindness and modesty off-screen. These qualities are reflected in his five film choices, which offer a tiny and discreet insight into the man himself.

THE FILMS

LES BELLES DE NUIT
René Clair, 1952
France, Italy
I NUOVI MOSTRI
Mario Monicelli, Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, 1977
Italy
LE JOUET
Francis Veber, 1976
France
UP IN ARMS
Elliott Nugent, 1944
USA
ET SI ON VIVAIT TOUS ENSEMBLE ?
Stéphane Robelin, 2011
France, Germany

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THE EVENTS

Conversation - Pierre Richard
Saturday 19.03 | 18:00 - 19:30
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Pierre-Richard ©Bruno Tocaben

Special screenings and Events

Passeport Suisse - Films made by Swiss directors or shot in Switzerland

Midnight Screenings - Not for the faint-hearted!

FIFForum - The FIFF: Not just screenings

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